Activities & Adventures in Kenya
Kenya has some of the world's best game reserves where you can see some of the finest African flora and fauna. The parks are famous for lions, giraffes, elephants and huge herds of zebras, wildebeests and buffaloes. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular reserve in Kenya due to the high concentration of large cats and the annual wildebeest migration during August and September (from Maasai Mara to the Serengeti) is an awesome sight. The Meru National Park hosts a wide range of wild animals such as elephant, hippopotamus, lion, leopard, cheetah, black rhinoceros and some rare antelopes.
Nairobi, the captial city of Kenya is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa and its population exceeds 3 million people. The name Nairobi is derived from the Maasai language and means "cool waters" which refers to the swamp area which used to be where modern Nairobi stands today.
Kenya is also know to be a great destination for beach holidays, with several located along the coastal regions and the city of Mombasa, which is Kenya's main tourist destination. Mombasa is a historic port city on the Indian Ocean seafront and probably Africa's longest continuously settled town. It is a Swahili founded and ruled city established between the 1st and 5th centaury. At certain times it was occupied by the Portuguese, Arabs and British and originated back in the 16th century. Mombasa's culture today still exhibits that of its past. Historical ruins like Forte Jesus de Mombaça (Fort Jesus), an historic Portugese fort, and the Old Town are attractions influenced by Mombasa's trade culture, with many examples of Portuguese and Islamic architecture.