Whether you fancy heading out on safari, exploring bustling cities, visiting coffee plantations or flopping on the beach, Kenya is a fantastic holiday option...
Resorts are to the north and south of the city. All-inclusive resorts and hotels can be found in Malindi, Diani, Watamu and Lamu. Kenya is also famous for its safaris and game parks such as Tsavo East and Tsavo West, which offer visitors the chance to see the 'big five game': lions, African elephants, Cape buffalos, leopards and rhinoceros.
Trips can also be taken to the neighbouring countries of Tanzania and Zanzibar. The capital of Kenya, Nairobi, is a bustling city and a fascinating mix of modern architecture and shanty towns. Many colonial buildings still remain amid the skyscrapers of the city. A particularly popular attraction is Karen Blixen's house in the suburbs of Nairobi. The author of the famous book Out of Africa established a coffee plantation here in 1914.
Taxis will also take you from Mombasa airport to the beaches for a reasonable fee. To get around Kenya, a train service runs from Nairobi to Mombasa, offering the chance to see the wildlife up close. The journey takes 13 hours and offers meals and first and second class seats. Buses, or matatu, can be used for travel around the country.
Getting to Kenya is relatively straight forward. Find out the best option for you...
For your trip to Kenya, you can fly into Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta (NBO), Mombasa Moi International (MBA), Malindi (MYD) or Kisumu (KIS) airports. Kenya flights mostly leave from London Heathrow (LHR) or London Gatwick (LGW).
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Nairobi airport is situated 15km away from the main city, which is accessible by road. Taxis are available outside the airport to take you to your destination.
Magical Kenya will have you hooked as soon as you land, but where should you stay to ensure you make the most of your holiday?
Whether you are visiting Kenya to experience its rich abundance of wildlife and go on safari, to take time out on its tropical white-sand beaches, to challenge yourself with a hike up Kilimanjaro, or to head into the wilderness and meet Maasai warriors, this beautiful country will enchant you.
Safaris are available in world-famous parks such as the Masai Mara, while if you are looking for sun, sea and sand you could opt for resorts such as Diani Beach. This large resort on the southern coast boasts a number of high-end hotels and relaxing beachfront bars for you to while away the days, while Bamburi offers a similar tropical getaway with endless white sands. Book accommodation at Watamu to experience beautiful beaches fringed by coconut plantations.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to experience one of Kenya's cities you could consider booking accommodation in the capital Nairobi. Here you can visit bustling markets and bazaars or you could consider the city of Mombasa for your stay.