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Kenya safari holidays

Safari means ‘journey’ in Swahili and it was in Kenya that the concept originated. Kenya is renowned for its wide-open spaces and golden beaches, but it is best known for some of the most dramatic wildlife viewing in Africa, including the annual great migration of two million wildebeest into the Masai Mara, rumoured to be visible from space. As well as wildlife, Kenya offers the chance to experience fascinating indigenous cultures, such as the Masai and Samburu peoples.

Although Kenya has gained a reputation for being a busy safari destination, there are many beautiful lodges in secluded areas away from high-volume tourism. Kenya has a beautiful coastline stretching down to Funzi island in the south. With old Swahili towns, traditional dhows sailing across the water, and idyllic beaches, the Kenyan coast is an ideal place to relax at the end of your time on safari…

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Key facts

  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Currency: Kenyan shilling
  • Flying time from London: 9.5 hours
  • Official language(s): Kiswahili, English
  • Time difference: +3 GMT
  • Visa requirements: Required for UK passport holders.

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