earner in the country, albeit somewhat tainted by
political events of recent years.Germany and the United Kingdom provide most of these
tourists, attracted by the country's beach and game reserves ~
however recent pirate attacks and kidnappings of visiting
tourists is likely to damage the tourist sector with visitors
preferring to visit safer areas of the continent.
The country is home to fifty nine conservation parks with
Amboseli and Masai Mara (location right), bordering on Tanzania being the best
known. The Masai Mara was originally established in the early
1960s to protect wildlife from hunters and today has nearly
tripled in size to 583 square miles and remains one of the must
see places to visit in Kenya not least because you are almost
guaranteed to see the Big 5 animals of rhinos, buffalos,
elephants, leopards and lions.
If visiting the Masai Mara take time for a visit to Mount
Kilimanjaro which, whilst in Tanzania from where its accessible
for hiking with tour guides, also straddles the two
countries' border and can be seen here live with our webcam.