Kenya At A Glance
  • Home
  • Kenya At A Glance

Kenya At A Glance

Welcome to Kenya Safari Tours. Let’s perceive Kenya At A Glance to get a better understanding of the country.

Basic Information

  • Official Name: Republic of Kenya
  • Area: 582,650 sq km
  • Population: 40,512,682 population
  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Government: Presidential republic

Major cities

  • Mombasa(coastal capital)
  • Kisumu
  • Eldoret
  • Nakuru
  • Nyeri
  • Machakos.


  • Ethiopia
  • Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • Somalia
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania.

Population - 38 Million (2009 Est.)

Under 14 Years Old: 42.5% 

Growth Rate: 2.56%

Ethnic Makeup

There are over 40 tribal groups. The two prominent language groups: Bantu and Nilotic.

  • Bantu: Embu, Kikuyu, Meru, Gusii, Akamba, Mijikenda, and Luyha
  • Nilotic: Maasai, Turkana, Pokot, Luo, Samburu, and Kalenjin.
  • Cushitic-speaking peoples: El-Molo, Rendille, Somali, and Galla.
  • Coastal region: Swahili people.


  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Sikhism
  • Islam.


  • Official language: English, Kiswahili
  • Other Languages Spoken: Numerous indigenous languages
  • Business Language: English


UTC (Coordinated Universal Time Greenwich): +3

Kenya keeps up an almost constant 12 hours of daylight.

  • Sunrise: 06.30
  • Sunset: 18.45


Currency: Kenyan shilling


Currency Exchange

  • Exchange offices
  • Banks
  • Hotels
  • ATMs

Credit cards

Popular: Yes

Cards: Mastercard, Visa


Leave a tip: mandatory

Internet and telephony

Calling code: +254

Internet availability: Low

Emergency Numbers

Police: 112

Fire emergency: 999

Kenya Safari; Do’s And Don’ts

It is an offense to:

  • smoke in a public place
  • urinate in public
  • sunbath topless
  • buy or take drugs
  • remove wildlife products from Kenya
  • export products made from elephants, rhinos
  • Swearing and blasphemy are inadvisable

Dangers And Annoyances

Dangers and annoyances: Possible criminality risk

Border Issues: Airports customs

Drugs possession: Not allowed

Theft & Scams: Medium

Tourist Attractions

Kenya has a total of 44,359 sq km of a wildlife conservation area which is 7.6 % of the total area.

Kenya National Parks and Reserves

Kenya has a total of 40 game reserves and 54  Kenya National parks.

  • Aberdare National Park
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Arabuko Sokoke National Park
  • Central Island National Park
  • Chyulu Hills National Park
  • Hell's Gate National Park
  • Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park
  • Kora National Park
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Malindi Marine National Park
  • Malka Mari National Park
  • Masai Mara National Park
  • Meru National Park
  • Mombasa Marine Park
  • Mount Elgon National Park
  • Mount Kenya National Park
  • Mount Longonot National Park
  • Nairobi National Park
  • Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park
  • Ruma National Park
  • Saiwa Swamp National Park
  • Sibiloi National Park
  • Tsavo East National Park
  • Tsavo West National Park
  • Watamu Marine National Park

World Heritage sites

Maasai Mara National Reserve.Fort Jesus, Koobi Fora, the Gedi Ruins, Mount Kenya, and the Hell’s Gate National Park

Historical Sites

Kenya has over 400 historical sites starting from Islamic ruins, Paleolithic remains, 14th-century slave trading settlements, and not to forget the 16th-century Portuguese Fort Jesus.

For more information about Kenya Safari Tours and information regarding travel insurance, health guidelines, or any other necessary details, visit Gazelle Safaris Africa today.

Kenya Safari

Quick Facts About Kenya

Let’s Start Designing Your Holiday

All our holidays are uniquely designed for each of our clients. That’s because we can take you anywhere in Africa and create any experience you’d like. We’re not limited by fixed destinations, itineraries or hotels and we won’t restrict you by date or budget. Instead, you can dream big or small, and think far and wide or closer to home. Call us to start planning your personally tailored Safari holiday today.

Call Us and speak to a consultant today

Request Video Call We'd be happy to set this up

Email Us and we’ll get straight back

Need inspiration? Flick through our latest travel magazine

Kenya Safari

Kenya Travel Guide

Kenya Safari

Frequently Asked Questions

The dry seasons of June to October is the Best Time To Go On A Kenya Safari. As, this is the best wildlife viewing months of Kenya and the perfect time to witness the wildebeest migration as well.

Gazelle Safaris Africa Offers opulent varieties of luxurious accommodations. But, in order to get the best out of your Kenya Safaris, you should pick the right accommodation as per the Kenya Migration Season so, you don’t miss a thing.

Yes, it is Mandatory to have travel insurance before going on Kenya Safari. It is the guest's sole responsibility to ensure that they have valid and comprehensive travel medical insurance to cover themselves and their dependents/companions

No doubt, Tanzania is the larger country, but it's not as wealthy as Kenya and cheaper… So even though Kenya has a better travel infrastructure, Tanzania is more affordable.

Since Kenya is on the equator, the climate here is generally very pleasant. There are significant differences in weather seen according to the variations of altitude and terrain across the country. The Highlands sees a cool climate. As per the rest of the country, the temperatures can reach approximately 35 degrees Celsius during the day.

Kenya is in East Africa, tucked between Somalia to the northwest and Tanzania to the south. Neighboring countries include Uganda to the west and Ethiopia and Sudan to the north.

Nairobi is the capital and largest city in Kenya. It is located on the Nairobi River in the south of Kenya. Nairobi is popularly known as the 'Green City in the Sun'. Nairobi is also the capital of the Nairobi Province and of the Nairobi District.

In Kenya, you will be able to buy easy-to-use prepaid SIM cards that are cheap rate. Top-up or refill vouchers are widely available across all hotels, newsagents, supermarkets, and shops.

Kenya Safari

Kenya Safari Itineraries

11 Days The Gem Of Africa Safari

Nairobi | Masai Mara Game Reserve | Lake Naivasha | Aberdares National Park | Lake Nakuru |

Kenya Wildlife Safari

11 Days From $ 3277

4 Days Livingstone Adventure Experience

Victoria Falls | Livingstone | Chobe National Park

Zambia Tour

4 Days On Request
Gorillas & Golden Monkeys

4 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Golden Monkeys Safari

Kigali | Franco-Rwanda cultural Centre | Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Rwanda Gorilla Safaris

4 Days From $ 2,470

6 Days Livingstone And Lower Zambezi Tour

Victoria Falls | Mosi-oa-Tunya | Sausage Tree Camp | Lower Zambezi National Park

Zambia Tour

6 Days On Request
Cape Town

7 Days 6 Nights Cape Town & Johannesburg

Table Mountain Cable Way | Ameera Yacht | Cape Point | Funicular Train Ride | Seal Island

South Africa Luxury Safari

7 Days From $ 1037

7 Days Botswana And Victoria Falls Adventure Tour

Okavango Delta | Chobe National Park | Victoria Falls

Zambia Tour

7 Days On Request

First Time On Safari ?

Don’t stress. We’re here to help and inspire every step of the way.

Sign up to our newsletter

How can I help you?