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Monday, January 31, 2011

Important websites for travellers to Kenya

If it is your first time to vacation in Kenya, there are some informative websites that you may want to bookmark for future reference.

Kenya High Commission in the UK, for information on Visa, health requirement before you travel to Kenya.

Kenya Association of Tour Operators offers a list of registered tour operators in Kenya. An ideal place to start cross checking if your tour operator is credible.

Kenya Wildlife Service is a government corporation responsible for the conservation and management of  Kenya wildlife.

Kenya Tourist Board  operates the Magical Kenya website. Kenya Tourist Board is a state agency responsible for promoting Kenya as tourist destination. To get accurate information on tourist attraction, and all tips you need for a memorable safari in Kenya.

Keep up to date with the Kenya media at Nation and Standard newspapers.

And if things go wrong visit the  Kenya Police and Kenya Red Cross website for information.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Must read books for African travelers

If this is your first Africa vacation in East Africa you may be interested in any literature that exists on Kenya. With the advent of the internet it is easy to simply ‘google’ and get information on what to expect. If you want to do more than browsing though, I would suggest you that you get a copy of the books listed below.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Kenya as a filming destination

Most people associate Kenya with the Africa game safaris but the country is also  a popular location for film production. Many classic adventure films were shot on location in Kenya, including The Constant Gardener a 2005 box office hit featuring Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, and Pete Postlethwaite; The Snows of Kilimanjaro starring Gregory Peck, King Solomon’s Mines with Stewart Granger and Mogambo featuring Clark Gable and Ava Gardner. Joy Adamson’s book Born Free (1966) was made into a hit movie filmed entirely on location in Kenya.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Why you should visit Kenya

Experience the African safari
Immortalized in movies and books like the Man-Eaters of Tsavo and Karen Blixen’s Out of Africa. Kenya is home to Tsavo, Amboseli and Masai Mara game reserve - famous for wildebeest migration. What drawing people the the parks is the vast array of wildlife the big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant). Masai Mara remains one of the most eventful Africa safari destinations.