Kenya

Description

Kenya

Kenya is located in eastern equatorial Africa, and derives its name from stunning Mount Kenya, with 5199 m Africa's second highest mountain. The country's landscape is enormously diverse, ranging from low and humid coastal plains on the Indian Ocean to the temperate central highlands, which in turn are split by the Great Rift Valley. Towards the north-east the climate is extremely hot and arid.

Kenya is a popular hiking destination. There are numerous trails up and around the Mt Kenya massif, a truly alpine environment with glaciers and snow. And there is more. Towards the northeast are the remote Loroghi Hills, west lies the caldera of Mt Elgon with its cave elephants on the border with Uganda. Or venture out to the Cherangani Hills, the Aberdare Range, and homeland of the pastoral Maasai people: the southwestern Loita Hills.

Best time for hiking is during the cool dry months, from June to August, but there are regional differences, and as you go higher up generally the chances of rain (or snow) increase. Trails are not marked, so it is a rule to hire a local guide at all times. Mt. Kenya has mountain huts, and there is lodge accommodation in most national parks, but while trekking be prepared to carry full camping gear and supplies.

Regions

Mountains

Books

Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Rhythm of a Runner
  • Rhythm of a Runner appears to be a book about running, but the reader is soon captivated by the miraculous story about the life of a courageous child who overcomes his belief that he will die young from congenital heart disease, and instead becomes a successful endurance athlete and surgeon. It is as if the reader joins him on a trail run... Read more
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  • Rhythm of a Runner
  • Rhythm of a Runner appears to be a book about running, but the reader is soon captivated by the miraculous story about the life of a courageous child who overcomes his belief that he will die young from congenital heart disease, and instead becomes a successful endurance athlete and surgeon. It is as if the reader joins him on a trail run... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • Footprint Kenya Handbook
  • Pink flamingos, white rhinos, the world's most famous game reserve and a peak to rival Kilimanjaro: all this and more await travelers to this beguiling country. Footprint's 3rd edition has been fully updated and revised to provide all the information necessary, whether you want to balloon over the Masai Mara, hike Mount Kenya or simply lie back... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Reisgids Handbook Kenia - Kenya | Footprint
  • Zo mogelijk nog betere gids dan de Lonely Planet. Vol met de praktische informatie over reizen, slapen etc. Goede verwijzingen naar websites en veel mailadressen. Zelfde soort informatie als de Lonely Planet, diepgaander met vooral meer tips in de minder bekende gebieden. Engelstalig. Full-colour planning section to inspire travellers *... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • Footprint Kenya Handbook
  • Pink flamingos, white rhinos, the world's most famous game reserve and a peak to rival Kilimanjaro: all this and more await travelers to this beguiling country. Footprint's 3rd edition has been fully updated and revised to provide all the information necessary, whether you want to balloon over the Masai Mara, hike Mount Kenya or simply lie back... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2007
  • Natuurgids Wildlife of Kenya Kenia, Tanzania and Uganda | Collins
  • Veldgids waarbij je juist met de goede foto´s makkelijk de soorten kunt determineren. Handzaam formaat, gemakkelijk mee te nemen. A guide to the wildlife of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It features 475 species of bird, mammal, snake, lizard, insect and tree. Written by wildlife experts who have been leading safaris in the region for over 20... Read more
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Netherlands
  • The Rain Parade
  • The Rain Parade tells the story of photographer, Julia Blaukopf when, in 2006, she traveled to Ghana to work with Women in Progress, an organization that empowers women through a sustainable business of clothing production called Global Mamas. Woven into The Rain Parade are Blaukopf's experiences of the everyday, of mothers, artisans, leaders,... Read more
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Belgium
  • The Rain Parade
  • The Rain Parade tells the story of photographer, Julia Blaukopf when, in 2006, she traveled to Ghana to work with Women in Progress, an organization that empowers women through a sustainable business of clothing production called Global Mamas. Woven into The Rain Parade are Blaukopf's experiences of the everyday, of mothers, artisans, leaders,... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2005
  • Vogelgids Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania | Christopher Helm
  • This field guide is an abridged edition of the very successful Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania written by the same authors. It covers all 1089 bird species known from the region, including vagrants. This book combines the format and detailed treatment of the larger version with the convenience of a field guide. All the species are... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Cheetah
  • For the past 15 years, American photographer Mark Segal’s fascination with the world’s fastest land mammal has taken him across the U.S., Europe, Kenya, Namibia, and South Africa. What started out as an aesthetic obsession evolved as he deepened his understanding of this fierce yet fragile creature and its rapid path toward extinction. “My... Read more
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Belgium
  • Cheetah
  • For the past 15 years, American photographer Mark Segal’s fascination with the world’s fastest land mammal has taken him across the U.S., Europe, Kenya, Namibia, and South Africa. What started out as an aesthetic obsession evolved as he deepened his understanding of this fierce yet fragile creature and its rapid path toward extinction. “My... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Kenya – Kenia | Insight Guides
  • Een rijk geillustreerde reisgids met diepgaande teksten: één van de beste reisgidsen die er bestaan. Eerste deel bestaat uit een beschrijving van de unieke aspecten van de regio, daarna een deel echte reisgids en als afsluiting een deel met praktische informatie. De uitstekende informatie wordt vergezeld van prachtige foto's en heldere kaarten.... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Resting with Old Man
  • "Eight years after graduating from university I found myself on top of a truck in Ethiopia being shot at by a farmer..." Being shot at. Getting lost. Suffering with illness. Eating poisonous snakes. Drinking with the locals... Andrew Wilson's eight year journey around the world was filled with adventure and excitement. He wanted to be free and... Read more
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Belgium
  • Resting with Old Man
  • "Eight years after graduating from university I found myself on top of a truck in Ethiopia being shot at by a farmer..." Being shot at. Getting lost. Suffering with illness. Eating poisonous snakes. Drinking with the locals... Andrew Wilson's eight year journey around the world was filled with adventure and excitement. He wanted to be free and... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Kenya - Kenia | Rough Guides
  • Zeer goede reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde maar vooral voor de zelfstandige reiziger. Boordevol informatie over reizen, slapen, eten, maar ook musea en cultuur. Voor veel landen meestal completer en beter dan de Lonely Planet ! The new-look full colour Rough Guide to Kenya is the ultimate companion to East Africa's biggest travel... Read more
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Netherlands
  • An African Adventure Atlas
  • This text divides the African continent into 15 geographical regions which are introduced over 30 pages and serve to lead the reader into the sections of the atlas, comprising National Parks, town plans and adventure activities. For ease of reference, colour-coded "tabs" clearly identify the different secitons, which include: Morocco and the... Read more
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Belgium
  • An African Adventure Atlas
  • This text divides the African continent into 15 geographical regions which are introduced over 30 pages and serve to lead the reader into the sections of the atlas, comprising National Parks, town plans and adventure activities. For ease of reference, colour-coded "tabs" clearly identify the different secitons, which include: Morocco and the... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Africa's Top Wildlife Countries
  • Africa's Top Wildlife Countries highlights and compares wildlife reserves and other major attractions in the continent's best countries for game viewing — making the planning of the journey of a lifetime easy! African countries, and the wildlife reserves within them, vary greatly as to the types and quality of safari experiences they offer.... Read more
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  • Africa's Top Wildlife Countries
  • Africa's Top Wildlife Countries highlights and compares wildlife reserves and other major attractions in the continent's best countries for game viewing — making the planning of the journey of a lifetime easy! African countries, and the wildlife reserves within them, vary greatly as to the types and quality of safari experiences they offer.... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Kenya - Kenia | Lonely Planet
  • De perfecte reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde als de zelfstandige reiziger. Naast een algemene inleiding van het land / streek vol met praktische informatie over hoe je er het beste kunt reizen: slapen, eten, vervoer, excursies ... alles kun je er in vinden. Engelstalig. Lonely Planet Vast savannahs peppered with immense herds of wildlife.... Read more
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Netherlands
  • East Africa
  • This guide covers Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Brunei. It includes a 32 page colour safari guide; features trekking in Tanzania gorilla spotting in Rwanda and safari tours in Kenya; up-to-date information on places to eat, sleep and shop; and information on the region's tribal groups and cultures. Read more
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  • East Africa
  • This guide covers Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Brunei. It includes a 32 page colour safari guide; features trekking in Tanzania gorilla spotting in Rwanda and safari tours in Kenya; up-to-date information on places to eat, sleep and shop; and information on the region's tribal groups and cultures. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Reisgids Kenya Highlights | Bradt
  • Are you booked on a trip or planning the perfect itinerary? Want expert advice on the bits not to miss? Bradt´s new Highlights guides point the way. Renowned Africa expert Philip Briggs launches the series with Kenya Highlights. This is his personal selection of the country´s best attractions – from the south´s must-see national parks, to... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Footprint Kenya
  • Snow-capped peaks meet sun-baked plains. Where to stay from luxury lodges to highland huts. African beats and colonial relics. Sails, Swahili and savannah. The safari lowdown. Pink lakes, white rhino, red robes. The best places to eat. Deep-sea fishing, high-altitude climbing. A mountain home to gods and a treehouse fit for a queen??. Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Footprint Kenya
  • Snow-capped peaks meet sun-baked plains. Where to stay from luxury lodges to highland huts. African beats and colonial relics. Sails, Swahili and savannah. The safari lowdown. Pink lakes, white rhino, red robes. The best places to eat. Deep-sea fishing, high-altitude climbing. A mountain home to gods and a treehouse fit for a queen??. Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
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Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelkaart Trekking map Africa - the highest peaks | TerraQuest
  • Gedetailleerde en stevig gelamineerde trekkingkaart / klimkaart met schalen tussen de 1:50.000 en 1:175.000 voor enkele van de belangrijkste bergen in Oost Afrika voor o.a. Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya en de Ruwenzori Mountains in Kenia, Tanzania en Oeganda. Africa: The Highest Peaks - Detailed trekking map of the higest peaks in Africa. There is... Read more
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