Kenya: Your Web Surf Safari
Known as the Cradle of Humanity for its links to early human life, Kenya conjures up images of water-bathing hippos, lions on the prowl, grassy plains, and khaki-clad photographers on safari. There’s no easier way to plan a trip to Kenya than by using the Web. With glossy travel magazines, guidebooks, tourism sites, and advice from fellow travelers at your fingertips, you can’t go wrong. We’ve sorted through the maze of information and collected comprehensive, accessible sites to take you from idea, to plan, to reality.
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Kenya offers an eclectic mix of hotels, lodges, and camps, many of which bring you up close and personal with wildlife. We’ve found sites to help you sort through the options, including accommodation search tools and specialty tourism companies.
- In Kenya, nature can be luxurious. Take Joy’s Camp, for example. The 10-tent property was spotlighted by Condé Nast Traveller in “The Hot List 2007,” a worldwide compendium of the best new hotels and restaurants. Joy’s Camp features glamorous rooms that open onto verandahs and is located near a swamp and spring, often attracting wild animals.
- Camping puts you up close and personal with Kenya’s incredible wildlife, and is a less expensive option. Overland tour companies, such as African Trails, keep costs low and take you off the beaten path.
- If you want to go it alone, you’ll find campsites at most reserves and parks in Kenya where you can pitch your own tent. MagicalKenya.com offers Kenya camping advice on the site’s accommodation page.
For search tools …
is a site for traveler-submitted stories and photos, as well as practical resources like hotel reviews, and a search engine for accommodation. Find many reviews that are quite lengthy and give a thorough idea of what to expect from a stay.
provides hotel listings for numerous destinations within Kenya, along with photos, traveler reviews, and online booking. Note that the new “Compare Rates” tool seems to be unfinished, and that some hotels lack reviews and/or photos.
For Africa-based companies …
, based in Nairobi, is a travel agency specializing in Africa travel. Find accommodation at luxury and discount hotels
organized by country. Browse safari packages including lodge stays on the homepage; choose from family, women’s, luxury, and more.
specializes in travel to south and eastern Africa, including safaris in Kenya. Learn about various safaris, including self-drive and walking options. Find plenty of links to recommended resorts and lodges, along with scenery details and road conditions for each journey.
For ecotourism …
unites communities with tourist boards and conservationists in hopes of developing sustainable tourism. Find a list of eco-rated Kenya resorts that meet certain environmental and social/cultural standards. Read more about eco-ratings in the “FAQs
links you to environmentally and socially conscious tourism opportunities. Browse listings of holidays and safaris provided by companies committed to supporting local people and ecosystems. Click photo icons to read detailed info about each package, find reviews, and book online. Get a free Rough Guide when you book.
For budget accommodation …
caters to backpackers on budgets with content that is thorough and professional. Find hostels in seven Kenyan cities with photos and detailed descriptions of amenities. Read traveler comments and professional reviews, and book online.
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