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There is a lot more to Kenya apart from being the motherland of former American President, Barrack Obama. Thanks to its location in the tropics of East Africa, Kenya's 580,367 km² landscape is packed with lots of astonishing contrasts that sums up many travelers dreams. These include rugged Savannah plains with spectacular wildlife, countless forests with an endearing bird life and endless miles of pristine beach on the Indian Ocean shoreline.

Simply put, Kenya is like an irresistible candy. When you have it, you will never say never. On the contrary, you will keep coming back for more. That's exactly why over 500,000 tourists make countless return visits to it annually.

This former colony of Britain is blessed with an extensive scope of the world's second largest freshwater Lake Victoria, pleasant, warm tropical weather, and a rich, diverse cultural heritage. In brief, Kenya is the "Safari Capital of the world". If you wish to behold the beauty of Africa from it's second highest peak, Destination Kenya will make your dream come true at it's Mountain Kenya. It is a snow capped paradise for hikers, soaring at 5,199 metres above sea level.

Since the 1990's, the royalty, aristocracy, politicians and movie stars have flocked there to hunt the "Big Five'(lion, rhino, buffalo, elephants and Leopard). Today Kenya boasts an incredible 56 national parks and reserves.

Kenya's key attractions include the famous big five, the fabulous sugar pink flamingos found in the rift valley lakes of Nakuru, Bogoria, Elementeita and Magadi. The Masai people have captured the imagination of the world with their red cloaks, proud demeanor, mystic love of their cattle and intricate bead work.

Masai Mara is Kenya's most famous national park and the scene of the world-famous annual migration of the wildebeest.

Kenya's Indian ocean beaches are ranked among the top ten in the world while her stunning array of marine parks offer coral gardens, rainbow fish and water that is warm and clear all year. Not forgetting the unique Swahili culture of the Kenyan coastline, a colourful fusion of Arab, African and Portuguese influences, has created a pace of life, a style of cuisine and a mosaic of architecture, heritage, myth and magic that is unique.

With over 7 years experience in organizing Kenya Holiday Packages, Umoja prides in being one of the East Africa Tour operators that can't to treat you wonders of this magical destination.

Best time to visit

Wildlife viewing is fruitful throughout the year. However you want the most spectacular sightings, the Dry season from late June to October is great for wildlife viewing. In July, wildebeest migration climaxes in Masai Mara and remains until October when they migrate back to the Serengeti in Tanzania.

Abedare National Park
Samburu National Reserve
Mountain Kenya National Park
Masai Mara National Reserve
Amboseli National Park
Tsavo West and East National Park