The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth in Kenya’s Masai Mara
Kenya lies on the equator, in the north eastern part of Africa and is a popular tourist destination, teeming with wildlife. It offers visitors a diverse range of attractions, with one of the most popular being the Masai Mara National Park. Every year the Masai Mara is stage for the Wildebeest migration – referred to as the Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth.
Kenya’s diverse landscapes include snow-capped mountains, tropical beaches with coral reefs, equatorial forests and savannah grasslands which host a variety of game and wildlife – Kenya is known for being Africa’s original safari destination.
Although Kenya is known for being the safari capital of Africa, there are a variety of destinations and tourist attractions to suit all tastes. Bustling markets, modern cities like Nairobi with restaurants and pulsating nightlife and magnificent unspoilt beaches.
Nairobi is the perfect base for any holiday in Kenya. The Southern Sun Mayfair in Nairobi is one of the most popular hotels in the city. Set on 5 acres of landscaped gardens, this Tsogo Sun hotel embraces the famously hospitable nature of Kenya to make you feel right at home.
The coastal areas with beaches like Silver Sands Beach are a paradise for water sports enthusiasts with surfing, snorkelling, diving and deep sea fishing for Marlin and Sailfish on offer. Attractions include the mysterious Gede Ruins of a 12th Century Swahili village, near the Watamu beach and village.
The people of Kenya comprise of more than 40 tribal ethnic groups with their own dialects, locals are warm and friendly and most speak Kiswahili, although English is commonly spoken in major towns, hotels and tourist lodges.