Who lives in Kenya?
About 40 different peoples live in Kenya, and they speak almost more different languages. Most of the peoples belong to the Bantu peoples. Only about 10 percent of the population still lives nomadic lives in the savannas. They include, for example, the Turkana around Lake Turkana. They are usually fishermen and boat builders. The Maasai are also often semi-nomadic and live mostly in the Masai Mara area. They migrate through the savannas and are among the best-known people in Kenya, although they only make up around 2 percent of the population.
Almost all peoples of Kenya still live very close to nature and maintain old traditions.
Travel Tips and Attractions: The Highlights of Kenya.
1. Maasai Mara
Pure safari feeling: The Masai Mara (also: Maasai Mara) is one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. Open, wide grasslands offer the perfect view of the numerous wildlife that live here, such as lions, zebras, antelopes, elephants and giraffes. In the summer months, millions of ungulates can be seen here, migrating from Tanzania to Kenya and back every year during the great animal migration. The river crossing over the Mara is a rare natural spectacle!
2. Amboseli National Park
Ambosili National Park is one of the smallest and oldest national parks in Kenya. From here you also have a wonderful view of Mount Kilimanjaro in neighboring Tanzania – a breathtaking backdrop for the legendary large elephant population in Amboseli National Park. You can also observe numerous lions, hyenas, giraffes and wildebeests on your safari trip here.
3. Tsavo National Park
Have you ever seen red elephants on your safari? In Kenya, or rather in the Tsavo National Park, this is possible: the red laterite soil there is responsible for the “red elephants”. Numerous lions, zebras, hippos, giraffes, leopards and about 500 species of birds also love here.
4. Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya or (also: Mount Kenya) is the second highest mountain in Africa. Discover the sacred peak of the volcano, which is around three and a half million years old. The summit is covered in snow and ice all year round – a breathtaking experience for mountaineers and nature lovers!
5. Nairobi National Park
Giraffes in front of a big city skyline? This is only available in Nairobi National Park. It is only 20 km from the city center and is the oldest national park in Kenya. The park is not only home to numerous gazelles, zebras and antelopes, but also a well-known sanctuary for Kenya’s rhinos. It is also home to the David Sheldrik Wildlife Trust, an orphanage for baby elephants that are hand-reared here.
6. Diani Beach
Kenya is not only a paradise for safaris, it also lies directly on the Indian Ocean. And believe us, the beaches are truly heavenly! Diani Beach is 35 km south of Mombasa. White sandy beaches lined with palm trees, beautiful reefs and fantastically beautiful hotels and villas – a perfect beach holiday awaits you here after your Kenya safari!
7. Tiwi Beach
Fine sandy beach, palm trees rustling in the wind, wonderfully clear water for wonderful diving and snorkeling trips: Tiwi Beach is quieter than Diani Beach, but no less beautiful. Small and medium-sized hotels, small beach bars and lots of relaxation and recreation await you here in a small paradise.
8. Fancy highlights
Have you already experienced the classics in Kenya and want to know what else you can experience in Kenya? Book a horse safari, experience Kenya on a mountain bike, experience Kenya’s rainforests up close on a trekking tour or enjoy a star-worthy menu under an unforgettable starry sky in your safari camp. Or enjoy a sundowner at the fiery red sunset in the savannah on the shore of Lake Turkan or experience a private safari according to your wishes.