Kenya tourism is currently the second largest contributor to the economy after agriculture. Kenya is a land of true wilderness areas and diverse eco-systems embracing snow-capped mountains, tropical rainforest, savannah, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, semi-desert and a lush coastline.
Kenya Holidays activities include wildlife viewing and photography, road air or foot safaris, mountain climbing and adventure travel, ballooning, camel and elephant back safaris, bird watching and more classic holiday entertainment with waters ports, casinos, restaurants, leisure centers, golf safaris and much more.
Accommodation is plentiful and varied: hotels, game lodges, luxury tented camps, private wildlife ranches, self-catering and home stays to suit a range of budgets and tastes. The climate is excellent with limited rainy seasons and plenty of sunshine and shade. The people are friendly and hospitable and will go out of their way to make sure that visitors have pleasant memories of their time spent here. From the moment you arrive in Kenya, you will be struck by the warmth and friendliness of the local people who are genuinely happy to receive guests from Britain, perhaps a leftover from bygone days.
From the representative who greets you on arrival to the chef who prepares delicious local dishes; the waiter who brings you a drink as you relax in the sun and the experienced safari guide who points out that elusive leopard - these are just some of the ever smiling people who will make your Kenya holidays so enjoyable and memorable.
The Kenya Association of Tour Operators, known as KATO, is Kenya's leading travel body, representing the interests of some 200 experienced, professional tour operators. Members offer a range of services which can be broadly divided into few categories.
There are many top quality tour operators in Kenya, that will help you to organize your Kenya holidays. Most maintain high standards of quality and are active in the promotion of the tourism sector through their participation in associations such as the Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO). The best tour operators in the country are: Absolute African Special, Holiday Adventure Naturetrek Safaris Ltd., AustraKen Tours & Travel Ltd., Best of Africa Tours & Safaris.
Kenya is home to some of the finest hotels, resorts and lodges in the world, that will make you feel like at home on Kenya holidays. From the luxury hotels with superior lodging, dining and conference facilities in the nation's capital to the plush Indian Ocean resorts and the rustic lodges and budgets. The best hotels are: Meridian Court, Hotel Mimosa, Court Apartments, Ambassadeur Hotel, Nairobi Safari Club.
Kenya's national parks are wildlife and botanical sanctuaries set aside to conserve their unique species. Kenya is famous for its game viewing and many operators offer varied ways of experiencing this. The Wildebeest migration is one of the most amazing natural spectacles which normally occurs in May/June, July/August and the final migration period occurs again in the last quarter of the year-September/October. Game can be seen year round. More than two dozen national parks fall within Kenya's borders, making it the most popular safari destination in all of Africa. Consequently, though Kenya's parks are the continent's most visited, they are also among the richest in natural beauty and wildlife.