Be romanced by Africa during holidays in Kenya.
From the brilliant white of the beaches, through the patchwork of colours and animal markings spotted on safari, to the striking reds and oranges of a sunset, where silhouettes of trees and great animals stand against the sky and burn into your memory - this African nation delivers everything you've seen in pictures, and more.
Situated on the east coast of Africa, where the sun climbs swiftly into the big sky, Kenya's coastline is kissed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
This makes Kenya holidays a popular choice for holidaymakers, who can sun themselves at the beach resorts one day, and spot elephants and lions on safari the next.
Kenya can be reached by flights into either Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi, or Moi International Airport (MBA) in Mombasa, following a flight time of around nine hours from the UK.
Popular beach resorts are dotted along the coastline that extends away from the lively island city of Mombasa. They include Malindi, Watamu and Lamu in the north and Diani Beach to the south. Most of the hotels along this stretch of the coast offer all-inclusive holidays and feature everything holidaymakers could require, such as restaurants, bars, activities and entertainment.
But it's the animals that many visitors flock here to see. The majestic creatures of Africa are magnetic to wildlife-loving travellers and Africa's big five - lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhino - can all be spotted in Kenya.
Some of the best reserves include Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Amboseli, and the Masai Mara, while Lake Makuru is positively pink with flamingos.
Tsavo East is great for seeing elephant, cheetah and zebra, while its sister, Tsavo West, features rhinos, elephants, lions and leopards, and shares a border with neighbouring Tanzania. Amboseli is swampy and quieter than the others and many small animals can be seen here.
The world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, or simply, The Mara, is home to a huge population of big cats and is the destination of animals that take part in the 'Great Migration' from the adjoining Serengeti.
Kenya's capital, Nairobi, is an interesting diversion from lazing on the beach and being eagle-eyed on safari. The bustling metropolis shows a stark contrast of rich and poor, with shanty towns nestled up to modern skyscrapers. There's a wealth of colonial buildings here, and you can also visit the former home of Karen Blixen. Now a museum, the author lived here while writing the famous 'Out of Africa'. Be swept up by the romance of her book, which was later turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.
Kenya is also an ideal destination for a twin-centre holiday, with nearby Tanzania and its island paradise of Zanzibar within easy reach.
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The coastal climate of Kenya features hot and humid weather, with small amounts of rain. The daily average is around 30C. April and May are generally wetter than other months. The climate inland is a little more unpredictable, with a greater range of temperatures and higher rainfall, particularly in April and May in highland areas.
Kijani Kenya Music Festival; February and August: Held twice a year, this celebrated festival of music and dance has become a firm favourite on Kenya's calendar of annual events and venues across the country host performances from international and local acts. Half of all proceeds go to health charities.
Great Migration; July to October: Millions of zebra, wildebeest and gnu flock to the great plains of the Masai Mara with predators hot on their heels. Late in the year is the best time to see this amazing spectacle.
Maralal Camel Derby; August: Be in Kenya's arid north at Maralal to visit camel country and see the lively three-day race event.
Mombasa Carnival; November: All the fun of festival time can be found in the island city of Mombasa when this vibrant event fills the streets with markets, parades and parties.
New Year's Eve; December: The New Year is celebrated in style in Kenya, and there will be fireworks and parties galore on this special night. The big hotels will host their own celebrations. Watch the sky come alive with colour at midnight.
Holidays in Kenya are great for couples of all ages and families wanting to experience an adventure for the kids.
Animal and bird watchers will love the many and varied wildlife and beach lovers and divers will enjoy the Indian Ocean beaches and coral.
What to do... ..
Soak up the sun on the soft white beaches or around the pools of your hotel or enjoy one of the many activities that the hotels organise.
Book a game drive or safari, go bird watching or big game fishing.
Explore the local markets and culture