Kenya is a country rich in beauty and full of exciting activities for tourists. The great plains are home to some of the most famous and photographed game parks in the world, including the Masai Mara, Amboseli National Park and Lake Nakura, filled with abundant game. Kenya is also home to many fine beaches on the azure Indian Ocean.
Mombasa has something for everyone. Visit the ancient ruins of the 16th century abandoned towns of Gedi, with its ruined palaces and mosques and the Old Town of Mombasa, which boasts one of the last surviving dhow harbours in the world. Superb year-round exploration of one of the most beautiful coral barrier reefs awaits you as well as many silver-white beaches backed by waving palms and tranquil lagoons.
Languages: Swahili. English is widely spoken
Visa: No Visas required for South African passport holders
Health: Yellow fever certificate is required when returning to South Africa. Malaria risk – seek professional advice
Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Time: GMT +3 (1 hour ahead of South Africa)
What things cost
There are approximate prices and may vary according to hotels and seasons (USD)
Water/ soft drink: 5 USD
Local Beer /Cappuccino: 10 USD
Best Time to Visit: Kenya is a year round destination with some of the best game viewing activities. The best time to go is usually from July to February. The Wildebeest Migration occurs every year between the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, usually from June to September.