Kenya | The safari paradise

Experience a journey that will inspire you and make you feel the charm of the black continent. The safari experience is unique. If you’re lucky, you can do the big five, namely to see lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalos, the five most representative animals of the jungle. The serenity of the African savannah will keep you company throughout the safari in selected parks, while the short stay in Nairobi will enliven the myth of the colonial era. The last days of the trip is ideal for visiting the majestic Mombasa for relaxing, swimming in the Indian sea and nightlife at will.

Kenya safari

Kenya safari

Kenya

Kenya

Mombasa
Mombasa is the largest port on the coast of East Africa. Approximately 70% of the population is African and the rest are Asians with a small minority of Europeans. As the port serves not only Kenya but Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi as well. It is a kaleidoscope of cultures and civilizations over the course of years, that came to occupy this piece of Africa. Mombasa lies the Portuguese Fort Jesus, perhaps the most important attraction of the city. Built in 1593 and changed “hands” nine times between 1631 and 1875. Today it is a museum overlooking the entrance of the old harbor and is part of the historical heritage of the city. Around the fort lies the old town with its interesting Arabian neighborhood, beyond which are built the modern districts. It is currently the financial and industrial center and of course a lively seaside resort.

Kenya, Mombasa port

Kenya, Mombasa port

Fort Jesus, Mombasa

Fort Jesus, Mombasa

Nairobi
Founded in 1899 it developed rapidly quickly becoming one of the most modern and most major capitals of the black continent, competing Cairo and Johannesburg. With the British occupation in 1920 varied according to the plans of the British conquerors in a large city. It is built on the banks of Nairobi River to the south of the country at an altitude of 1661 meters above sea level at the foot of the hills Ki Ku Yu. In the center, the City, in the eastern Indian district, to the west and north facing European and the southeast African. The city has parks and lush. Like most cities, Nairobi has a bustling market, commercial areas, districts officials and middle-class villas with beautiful gardens of the rich. Swahili and English are the official languages ​​that are taught in schools.

Kenya, Nairobi

Kenya, Nairobi

Nairobi, National Park

Nairobi, National Park

By Nicole P.

Kenya photos: Peter Ward, meg.eastman, Prasit Chansa, Martin Dixon, leonanddebbie, Moridin.

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