Kenya, Africa has been acknowledged academically as the "cradle of humanity", but today, Kenya is better known as an ideal destination for adventure holidays. The country shares borders with Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda and Ethiopia. There are numerous options when it comes to looking for your dream holiday home or holiday accommodation in Kenya, with options to suit every taste and level of adventure! Holidays to Kenya have claimed global recognition due to the quality of its safari holidays. Kenya is a diverse country though; away from the safari parks, there are regions where your holiday home is surrounded by forest and beautiful fauna. And for those looking for a more cosmopolitan holiday rental, there are areas full of business centers and urban luxuries. Holiday makers have several options when choosing where to have a holiday rental, home, or villa in Kenya.
Nairobi is Kenya's capital city and the site of the world's safari capital. Some of the most interesting places to visit from a Kenya holiday rental in Nairobi include the National Park, Nairobi Races (horseracing on Sundays), and the National International Show (August/September/October). The shopping in Nairobi is magnificent, and the City Market on Muindi Mbingu Street is worth visiting in search of bargains.
Mombasa is Kenya's oldest town and was once Africa's trading centre with Asia. Nowadays Mombasa's main attraction is the tourist industry, with several luxurious holiday resorts located along the coastline, where some of the most exclusive holiday villas in Kenya can be found. The main attractions in Mombasa include Fort Jesus and the old town with its Arab style buildings.
Malindi is another old town in Kenya. The town has gorgeous traditional style holiday homes alongside small craft shops, beautiful beach, and friendly people. A holiday rental in Malindi provides the perfect base for kite surfing, diving, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing and many other water sports.
Because of Kenya's favourable climate, it is ideal for sports and recreation all year round. There are activities on offer from a Kenyan holiday homes suitable for visitors of any age.
Adventurous holiday makers and those taking a holiday rental in Kenya as an activity holiday, will undoubtedly enjoy the hiking in Kenya. The most favourable areas are the Aberdare Mountains, the Chyulu Hills, Hell's Gate, Mt. Susua, the Menengai Crater in the Rift Valley, Ngong Hills, Mt. Elgon and Mt Kenya.
As with many African countries, golf has become a popular sport. There are six high quality 18-hole and four 9-hole golf courses within a 20 mile radius of Nairobi. There are 3 other main golfing circuits to explore from a holiday villa in Kenya; the Central Highlands, The Coast and The Western Circuit. Many large towns have a 9-hole course which are generally open to casual visitors staying at holiday homes in the area.
Water sports of all types are very popular throughout Kenya, and the warm water is ideal for swimming. Additionally windsurfing, parasailing and water-skiing are available at holiday homes right along the coast.
For nature lovers, Kenya is not only renowned for safaris, but is an exciting place to do some bird watching. Kenya has over 1,033 known species of bird and more are still being discovered. Places such as Lake Turkana and Nakuru provide some of the most impressive sights, and park staff will equip you with a good pair of binoculars.
The climate of Kenya varies from the tropical humidity of the coast, through the dry heat of the northern plains, to the cool air of the plateau and mountains. Despite Kenya's equatorial position, Mt. Kenya is perpetually snow-capped. The coastal temperature averages 27°C. The capital, Nairobi has an average temperature of 19°C.
Kenya is a regional travel hub and has connections by a large number of airlines from all over the world particularly those from Europe, Asia and other parts of Africa. The country has three international airports at Nairobi (NBO), Mombasa (MBA) and Eldoret. British Airways and Kenya Airways fly to Nairobi direct from London.