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ABOUT KENYA

KENYA

Capital National language Population Government

Nairobi. English, Swahili 31,012,000 Republic

Administrative divisions: 7 provinces and 1 area*; Central, Coast, Eastern, Nairobi Area*, North Eastern, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Western Independence

BIG FIVE OF EAST AFRICA
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from Great Britain 12 December 1963 Kenyan Shilling 1 KES = 0.01263 USD 1 KES = 0.60981 INR +254 Or ( 00254 )
Oct Nov 13 23 Dec 12 23 Jan 11 25 Feb 12 26 Mar 13 26

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In Kenya we visit: Nairobi Aberdare Lake Nakuru Masai Mara

Hotel InterContinental
Nairobi
CITY HALL WAY NAIROBI, 00100 KENYA Hotel Front Desk: 254-20-3200000

Choose your own brand of entertainment. This superbly equipped hotel has all the usual leisure facilities including gymnasium, sauna, jacuzzi, Turkish bath and massage service. It also offers the outdoor pursuits of tennis, cycling and golf.

NAIROBI
Nairobi remains a lively and compelling mix of cultures, commerce and community. In the city that never sleeps, see some of the famous boutique shops, modern art objects, traditional handicrafts, paintings, clothing and jewellery. Explore Nairobi¶s markets and discover the capital city.

ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK
Within a beautiful mountain range in the central highlands of Kenya is the Aberdares National Park, a fairy tale place of dense forest, misty moorlands and alpine plants where icy rivers plunge in glorious cascades and waterfalls. The 766 sq. km of the area are rich in wildlife. The Salient stretching out towards the nearby town of Nyeri, was once an elephant migration route, not used today. These great animals remain within the park together with buffalo, a wide variety of antelope, giant forest hog, the elusive bongo, rhino, lions and hyenas. Tacazze and Malachite Sunbird, Mountain Buzzard and African Goshawk are found in this area where the birdlife is abundant and varied.

HOTEL OUT SPAN
ABERDARE
At N,yeri, about 165 Kms from Nairobi, in the Central highlands.

A gracious, solid comfortable country hotel. Its setting carefully chosen in 1927, with views of Mount Kenya and framed by the white water of the Chania River, Outspan is the nearest hotel to the spectacular Karua Falls in the Aberdare National Park. The gardens are beautifully manicured and the rooms still retain the qualities of a historical (burial site for Lord Baden Powell ± the founder of World Scout Movement). The 30acre setting lends itself to conferences and training sessions with numerous activities for the leisure hours. Another 16 acres bordering the river are set aside for nature walks. It is the base hotel for the Tree-Tops (famous tree-hotel in the Aberdare National park).

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ABERDARE

This is the original tree lodge, legendary for its historical royal connection - as it is here that Queen Elizabeth 2 of England ascended the throne in 1952 after the death of her father King Edward. The lodge rises straight out of the ground on stilts and has four decks, a rooftop viewing platform and vantage viewing platforms on each floor with open balconies that are ideal points for viewing and photography. The two photographic hides at ground level at either end of the lodge give real close shots of animals. There is an optional buzzer in the rooms to alert of arrival of animals at the floodlit water hole. The emphasis is on making as little noise as possible so as not to scare away the animals at the water hole. Children below 07 are not allowed here except on special children nights.

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Lake Nakuru National Park which covers an area of 188 km2 is world famous for its spectacular aquatic and terrestrial birdlife of international reputation. The lake was designated as a Ramsar site in 1990. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake in the rift valley, 62 km2 in extent. The national park comprises the lake and its surrounding areas. The landscape includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with a Euphorbia forest on the eastern perimeter.

LAKE NAKURU LODGE
LAKE NAKURU

Lake Nakuru Lodge offers the sort of relaxing you have never experienced before and the surroundings are sight too good to miss. For the visitor, this is Kenya at its best and the memories will linger for a lifetime. Lake Nakuru Lodge is situation in a wonderland, which lies in the heart of one ofKenya's most densely populated wetlands National Park (Ramsar Site), only two hoursleisurely dirve - on first class roads from Nairobi, through some of the most exciting scenery to be seen anywhere in Africa.

The game drive at Nakaru National Park will give you the opportunity to see some of the best wild life the country has to offer.. see leopards, rhinos, hippos giraffes and even flamingoes by Nakaru Lake. Experience nature and relax in the serene atmosphere. On an early morning game drive you can see some rare specie of animals not usually visible during the day.

MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Enjoy a scenic drive in your Safari Van into the Masai Mara Game Reserve. En route, stop at the edge of the Great Rift Valley for a breathtaking view of the landscape and the two volcanoes. Witness the Masai Tribe culture, one that is almost completely unaffected by modern civilization.

MARA SIMBA LODGE MASAI MARA
Room Facilities: Rooms are spacious & have private verandah with uninterrupted views across the river. Ensuite showers/ bath. Mara Simba was conceived as a safari resort with emphasis on exclusivity & comfort. The ambiance is Masai, décor incorporating ethnic design elements from the culture of the proud tribe in whose realm the lodge is set.

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