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Kenya Visiting Guides

Kenya Archaeology

Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site This is a small settlement, first investigated by the Leakeys in 0 and work has been going on there periodically ever since. The excavations have found evidence of settlements from 3000 years ago, and there are signs of habitation here up until 300 years ago. Up to the top of Hyrax Hill are the remains of the stone...

Beaches in Kenya

Image - Beaches in Kenya Beaches in Kenya With mile upon mile of uncrowded talcum-white sands, most of them protected by the long coral Reef safe for swimming and excellent for watersports. The Kenya coast is an ideal year round beach destination. North Coast Being closer to Mombasa town center, the North Coast is traditionally busier and offers a greater variety of...

Kenya Economy - Summary and Outlook, Domestic economy developments

Summary and Outlook Kenya is endowed with a rich heritage of plant and animal, which allow for a wide range of economic activities. Kenya is strategically located within easy reach of export markets in the region, Middle East, Europe and Asia. Political stability coupled with modern infrastructure that has been developed over the years has made...

Kenya Economy - Employment Earnings & Consumer, Money Banking & Finance

Employment Earnings & Consumer By the year 1992, an estimated 2.1 million people were employed outside rural small-scale agriculture. A total of 91,000 jobs were created. Growth in employed persons declined in the years 1990 to 1992. Total employed persons by 1992 were 1,462,600. Due to the government’s effort to reduce wage bills and achieve...

Kenya Ecotourism

Image - Kenya Ecotourism Kuku Field Studies Centre The Kuku Field Studies Centre is located 225 km south of Nairobi midway between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks and neighbours the Kimana Wildlife Sanctuary. It was established to offer cultural and environmental education opportunities to students of all ages and nationalities. All revenues generated through the centre...

Kenya Economy - Agriculture & Energy

Agriculture "Tea, coffee and horticulture top Kenya’s agricultural performance" Following two decades of slow performance, Kenya’s economy is on the upswing, with the country’s growth rate climbing from 2.8 percent in 2003 to approximately six percent in 2006. Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to have been $20.77 billion in 2006,...

Kenya Economy - Manufacturing, Construction, Transport

Manufacturing Kenya’s inclusion among the beneficiaries of the U.S. Government’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has given a boost to manufacturing in recent years. Since AGOA took effect in 2000, Kenya’s clothing sales to the United States increased from US$44 million to US$270 million (2006). Other initiatives to strengthen...

Kenya Ornithology

Image - Kenya Ornithology Bird Watching in Kenya There are over 1000 recorded bird species in Kenya making the country a paradise for bird watching. The soda lakes of the Rift Valley are probably the most popular areas for bird watching, but further off the beaten track the forests on Mount Kenya and the eastern highlands offer an excellent variety of birdlife, and maybe...

Kenya Trekking

Mount Kenya Trekking The sacred mountain of the Gikuyu people where their legendary God "Ngai" lived, is a giant extinct volcano whose rims have been worn down leaving only the central peaks sticking out on top of the mountain mass. It is the second highest mountain in Africa and the only spot in the world where snow is found on the Equator. The...

Kenya Travel Facts

Natural Features: Low plain rise to central highlands bisected by Great Rift Valley, Fertile plateau in West. Rainy Seasons: April - May and October - November Getting There: Air: Kenya Airways flies eight times a week from Heathrow to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Four of the flights are direct and the rest are via Amsterdam. Most major African...

Mpunguti Island Dive Sites

Coral Gardens (Pink Reef) Pink Reef is a small round reef with a profusion of pink and lavender soft coral. There are hundreds of rainbow-coloured anthias (flamebacks), goldies, angelfish and butterflyfish swimming through the lavender, blue, pink and purple coral formations. Location: Approximately 300m (1 000ft) northwest of Inner Mpunguti...

Watamu Dive Sites

Manta Place This site has little current and a max depth of 15m and, as the name indicates, manta rays are often seen here along with an abundance of other marine life and good corals. Access: 25 min boat trip from Watamu Bay Average depth: 10-15m Average visibility: 15-20m Location The Blue Bay Village Watamu is 25 km south of Malindi and has...

Tiwi Beach Dive Sites

Tiwi is a very relaxed beach with some of the best diving at Tiwi Reef on the Kenyan coast. Tiwi Reef When visibility is good there is plenty to see at this site.The reef starts at 5m and the corals form overhangs, swimthroughs and pinnacles teeming with marine life. Whale sharks are sometimes seen and there are lots of lionfish and scorpion fish...

Shimoni Dive Sites

Located near the Tanzanian border, the islands which lie off the Shimoni peninsula are protected in the 39 sq.km Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Reserve, established in 1978. Nyulli Reef The strong current and depth of the reef here makes it a site for experienced divers only. The pristine corals are superb and many large fish are usually seen...

Malindi Dive Sites

The Malindi Marine National Reserve was established in 1968 and covers 213 sq. km. Most diving is carried out in the 6 sq. km within Malindi Marine National Park near the reefs of Casuarina Point. Experience The currents around Malindi can be strong so most dives are drift dives. When to go The best visibility is usually from July - November....