When most people think of Kenya, they think of safari. True, Kenya’s vast savannahs are some of the best places in the world to see African wildlife. But that’s only a tiny fraction of what this fantastic country has to offer.
Kenya is an extremely diverse place, both physically and in its people. Lush, fertile highlands, untouched forests, rolling tea plantations, arid plains, the lakes and volcanoes of the Great Rift Valley, and over 1,400 km of stunning tropical Indian Ocean coastline.
Kenya is also very multicultural, with over 40 ethnic groups. The country’s Indian influence is seen clearly in the food: biryanis and chapatis are commonly found alongside the stews and grilled meat that are usually associated with African cuisine.
Kenya is, mostly, a very safe and easy country to travel in. It has a decent transport network and a range of accommodation options and activities for any budget. There’s something for everyone to enjoy here.
|Approximate Area:||580,000 km2|
|Approximate Population:||53 million|
|Official Language(s):||Swahili; English|
|International Dialling Code:||+ 254|
|Drives on the:||Left|
Where to go
People often associate Kenya with luxury (and pricey) all-inclusive safari holidays. However, there are plenty of opportunities for exploring this amazing country on a budget. Read on for the ultimate guide to backpacking Kenya. Kenya is, without a doubt, one