Hotels in Kenya
Kenya hotels are well-equipped for rest and relaxation after an adventurous day on safari - think chic lodges and luxury beach resorts rather than tented camps in the wilderness. With four major national parks and reserves, holidays to Kenya are all about the grand beasts that roam the African plains, from the thousands of birds that skitter across freshwater Lake Baringo, to the majestic sight of the Wildebeest migration across the Serengeti.
You can truly marvel at Mother Nature from a hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara Reserve, or when scaling the dizzying heights of Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain on the continent. If this all sounds too adventurous, spend your holidays in Kenya firmly on the ground, sunbathing on the serene Diani beach in Mombasa, with not a wildebeest or rhino in sight. Many of the hotels in Kenya are located in this bustling beach resort, which is close to Lamu, an island of medieval streets and Arab dwellings with a traditional flavour.
Kenya Travel Notes
Language: English, Swahili and other local languages.
GMT: +3 hrs.
Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KSh)
Dates for the diary: Follow the thrilling wildebeest migration in Tanzania's Serengeti between May-June and in Kenya's Masai Mara between July-September.
Tourist/Visa/Health information: Visas for British passport holders are $50USD payable on arrival. Passports should be valid for at least six months from your date of return. Before travelling you should ensure that you are up to date with the standard vaccinations such as Diptheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Polio, also recommended are Tuberculosis, Meningitis, Typhoid and anti-Malarial protection. Always consult your GP for up to date vaccination requirements for the country and area you are visiting. Please contact the Kenya Tourist Board on 0207 202 6362 for up to date country information.
Flight information: Direct services to Nairobi are available from London Heathrow on Kenya Airways and British Airways. Kenya Airways has an unrivalled route network making any safari and beach combination possible.