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TANA RIVER RAFTING
White Water Rafting Day Tour from Nairobi takes place on Tana River about only 95 kilometer from Nairobi the Tana River. White Water Rafting on Kenya’s rivers is a great experience and the program lasts around 4 hours where guests can enjoy nature and a relaxing glide on the river
White Water Rafting in Kenya on Tana River takes approximately four to five hours depending on the water levels. (Note: Entry points are different depending on water levels)
LAMU ISLAND CULTURAL TRAVEL
Just off the coast of Kenya is a small cultural island called Lamu. Over the course of hundreds of previous years, the island has been shaped by local Bantu African tribes, Arab traders and Portuguese explorers. The mix of cultures has created a fascinating history and a unique Swahili people and culture. Lamu includes one of the oldest inhabited cities in Kenya.
Lamu Island is a distinctive beach and cultural travel destination in Africa. With a history that dates back to the 14th century, the island represents a time when life was much simpler, and you will quickly forget the stress and hectic pace of life back home. In late 2001, the old town of Lamu was honored with the designation of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO to signify the significant global cultural asset found in what has become the oldest settled Swahili town south of the Sahara.
There’s nothing more famous about Kenya than going on a safari to one of the many national parks or reserves located throughout the country. The most famous wildlife viewing sanctuaries include Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and Tsavo East.
For many, the goal is to catch a glimpse of the African Big 5 which includes lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.
Safaris can be on the expensive side, but going on a safari and observing African animals in their natural habitat is a once in a lifetime experience.
Staying in the world-famous Masai Mara, experience superb wildlife viewing as well as the fascinating culture of the Maasai tribespeople
Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya, along with the Serengeti in Tanzania, share the annual Wildebeest migration. The captivating event is one of the few natural land migrations that remains intact in the world today.
Every year, 1.5 million wildebeests and zebra migrate overland in search of food and water. The event takes place between May and June, depending on the rainy season.
Every year, over 1.5 million of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle move across the plains of Tanzania and Kenya in search of fresh grazing, water, and breeding grounds. Guided by survival instinct, each wildebeest will cover from 800 to 1000km on its individual journey along age-old migration routes. With many predators close at hand- lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, wild dog and crocs, this is a circle of life and death that fascinates every safari traveller
Lucca, Villa Rosa Kempinski
As soon as you enter the Trattoria style surroundings of LUCCA Restaurant and Deli, the tantalizing and intoxicating aromas of home cooked Italian food really stimulate those taste buds.
The team of Chefs at LUCCA use the finest ingredients to deliver the greatest home cooked food, just what is required for a delicious dining experience.
LUCCA has become an instant hit with guests because of its relaxed atmosphere and delicious Italian cuisine. Designed with friends and family in mind, this venue is the perfect place to trade stories about another exciting day in Nairobi.
Known for it’s alfresco street cafe style, the Artcaffe Karen is a lovely, two level restaurant that offers freshly roasted coffee, the famous artbakery, a cocktail bar and tranquil, outdoor seating. This is where you go when you want an easy, carefree kind of setting, coupled with good food and even better coffee. It is located in the bustling Karen shopping center.
In June 2008 our journey started with when Artcaffe opened its doors at Westgate Mall. With that flagship location we sought to bring a first truly European model of coffee and bakery to Nairobi. Through delicious signature dishes, cocktails and events, we have evolved into the definitive Kenyan dining experience.
Located at 909, James Gichuru Rd, this new restaurant is like no other within the city of Nairobi. They say that it was inspired by a rare Angolan antelope called ‘Palanka Negra’. And to live up to its inspiration, Le Palanka offers a truly unique dining experience. The menu is completely different, featuring a fusion of Afro-Caribbean cuisine that will light up your taste buds.
Inspired by the fabulous Angolan antilope « Palanka Negra», this new venue is just as unique and rare as the animal. The African restaurant in Paris Le Palanka will surprise you with its completely different and delicious menus. A new culinary adventure starts here… a fusion of the traditional and innovative cuisine of Africa. You will be delighted to discover new tastes and flavors of Africa which combine to give you a truly unique dining experience. An exciting concept casting a new light on Afro- Caribbean cuisine
Samburu Sopa Lodge
Located inside the Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya, Samburu Sopa lodge is built atop high ground allowing panaromic views of the vastness of Samburu shrub land and the hills beyond.
The lodge is built to reflect the architectural heritage of the local communities whose sons and daughters make up the majority of the work force at the lodge. Fifteen cottages, each with two bedrooms are built in an arch formation on either side of the public areas to surround the waterhole but leaving a wide gap to allow the animals free movement to the water.
Located in one of Kenyas most famous wildlife areas, home to the rare northern ‘species’.
Kenya is a country that is located in East Africa. The country is home to 43.5 million people, while its capital city of Nairobi is home to 3.1 million people. Nairobi is also the largest city in the country. Kenya has a hot climate due to its location. It lies directly on the equator, and is surrounded by Uganda to the south, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia to the north. The country’s official languages are Swahili and English. It does not have an official religion, though; Christianity is highly prevalent throughout the country. Kenya uses the Kenyan shilling for their currency. Their flag is comprised of three colors, black, red with white edges, and green. In the middle of the horizontal flag is a red, white and black Maasai shield. The Maasai shield is a traditional symbol in Kenya that is used to symbolize the defense of the country.
Kenya is widely known around the world for its distance runners. The country frequently has runners win Olympic medals for middle and distance running.
Kenyan’s drink all of their beverages at room temperature. Many Kenyans don’t own refrigerators, so they keep their food products and drinks at room temperature.
Kenyan men can have more than one wife if they want.
Dowries are still traditional in Kenya. The groom’s parents must pay a dowry to the bride’s family otherwise their son will not be able to wed his bride. Dowries start at 10 cows.
Most Kenyans sleep under a mosquito tent in order to keep from getting bit. Many diseases can be transferred by mosquito bites, so sleeping under a net is also a safety precaution.
It is free for children to attend school in Kenya, but many children do not go, as they are too busy helping their families work the land, fetch water, and other necessary tasks.
Kenyans use songs, poems, and stories to pass down their culture from generation to generation.
In Kenya, a child is generally raised by the community as a whole not just the mom and dad. Kenyans value community and family above all else.
Ugali is a Kenyan food staple. It is made with flour and is typically served with stew.
Dancing, storytelling, and bullfighting are popular activities that Kenyans partake in for entertainment.
Even though coffee is a popular export that contributes to the economy, most Kenyans prefer to drink tea instead.
Kenyans drive on the left side of the road.
Kenya is a beautiful country that is home to over 40 ethnic communities. Its people are very relaxed, and often can be found working in the fields or in some sector of agriculture. The country’s climate ranges from tropical on the coast to very hot and arid in its interior. Each year, thousands of people visit Kenya to see the wonderful wildlife and nature that the country has to offer. It is a great place to visit and to see wildlife.