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TOURISM

NATIONAL PARK AND GAME RESERVES

The country has 38 national parks and reserves in the country managed by the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS).  Click here to see list http://www.kws.go.ke/

Maasai Mara National Park

Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya- Africa. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland.

Wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment.

The Maasai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in October.

There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve.

Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nairobi National Park

Kenya is famous for hosting the Nairobi National Park which is the only national park in the world located in city.

 

For more information check http://www.kws.go.ke/parks/nairobi-national-park

 

WILDEBEEST MIGRATION

Kenya also offers some of the finest natural attractions in the world including the seventh natural wonder of the world, the wildebeest migration that starts from July to October of every year at the Maasai Mara National Game Reserve.

This is combined with an excellent network of hotels and game lodges that give visitors value for business and pleasure.

For more information visit: http://www.magicalkenya.com

OVERVIEW

Kenya is one of the world’s great tourism destinations, known for its remarkable diversity of landscapes, wildlife and cultures.

It has scooped many International awards over the years. In 2016, Kenya received several awards in the 23rd World Travel Awards. The awards include;

  • World’s Leading Safari Destination.
  • Africa's Leading Beach Destination - Diani Beach, Kenya.
  • Africa's Leading Destination - Mombasa, Kenya.
  • Africa's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination - Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Africa's Leading National Park - Masaai Mara, Kenya.
  • Africa's Leading Tourist Board - Kenya Tourism Board.

The country has assorted attractions which include white sandy beaches, spectacular birdlife, tropical forests, cultural diversity, conference tourism, snow capped mountains, agro tourism and wildlife safari.

Kenya is home to six unique world heritage sites identified by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World heritage sites namely: Mount Kenya National Park and Natural forest, Fort Jesus, Old Town Lamu, Kenya Lake system in the Great Rift Valley, the Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forest and Turkana National Park.

   

Other attractions in Kenya include; Maralal International Camel Derby, Mawlid celebrations in Lamu, Kakamega forest, Lake Victoria, Kamba carvings and Maasai market.

 

The following websites will also be useful to you:

  1. Magical Kenya http://www.magicalkenya.com
  2. Kenya Forest Service http://www.kenyaforestservice.org
  3. Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers http://www.kahc.co.ke
  4. Kenya Investment Authority  http://www.investmentkenya.com
  5. The Kenya Tourist Development Corporation http://www.ktdc.co.ke
  6. Brand Kenya Board http://www.brandkenya.co.ke/
  7. Export Promotion Council (EPC) http://www.epckenya.org
  8. Eco-Tourism Society of Kenya http://www.ecotourismkenya.org
  9. Conference tourism directory – Go Places directory
  10. Kenya Hotel & Restaurant Guide – Click here to open
  11. Investment procedures and opportunities in Kenyan national parks and reserves – click here to open

 

  1. Charter flight operators
  1. Charter flight operators

TOURISM

Kenya is one of the world’s great tourism destinations, known for its remarkable diversity of landscapes, wildlife and cultures.

The country has assorted attractions which include white sandy beaches, spectacular birdlife, tropical forests, cultural diversity, conference tourism, snow capped mountains, agro tourism and wildlife safari.

Kenya is home to six unique world heritage sites identified by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World heritage sites namely: Mount Kenya National Park and Natural forest, Fort Jesus, Old Town Lamu, Kenya Lake system in the Great Rift Valley, the Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forest and Turkana National Park.

 

Lake Turkana National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Kenya also offers some of the finest natural attractions in the world including the seventh natural wonder of the world, the wildebeest migration that starts from July of every year combined with an excellent network of hotels and game lodges that give visitors value for business and pleasure.

Wildebeest Migration at the Maasai Mara

The country is also famous for hosting the Nairobi National Park which is the only national park in the world located in a central business district. There are 26 national parks and reserves in the country managed by the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS).  Click here to see list http://www.kws.go.ke/national-parks

Kenya has also scooped many International awards over the years. In 2016, Kenya’s tourism industry received more than ten awards at the 23rd World Travel Awards for her leading airlines, hotels and wildlife safari products.

Tourists are urged to book hotels or reservations with registered travel agents whose profiles are available in the Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO) website. You can download the Kenya Tour Operator's guide and Kenya Hotel and Restaurant Guide to select a preferred tour operator by clicking on the links below:

  1. Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO)  CLICK TO OPEN
  2. Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers (KAHC) CLICK TO OPEN

The following websites will also be useful to you:

  1. Magical Kenya http://www.magicalkenya.com
  2. Kenya Forest Service http://www.kenyaforestservice.org
  3. Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers http://www.kahc.co.ke
  4. Kenya Investment Authority www.investmentkenya.com
  5. The Kenya Tourist Development Corporation http://www.ktdc.co.ke
  6. Brand Kenya Board www.brandkenya.co.ke/
  7. Export Promotion Council (EPC) www.epckenya.org
  8. Eco-Tourism Society of Kenya http://www.ecotourismkenya.org
  9. Conference tourism directory – Go Places directory
  10. Kenya Hotel & Restaurant Guide – Click here to open
  11. Investment procedures and opportunities in Kenyan national parks and reserves – click here to open
  12. Charter flight operators

CONTACTS

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OPENING HOURS

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