Lonely Planet Kenya (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Kenya is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch the wildebeest migrate across the Mara's plains, get close to the elephants in front of Mount Kilimanjaro, or wander the Lamu backstreets; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Kenya and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Kenya Travel Guide:
- Colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
- Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
- Honest reviews for all budget - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, politics, landscapes, wildlife, and cuisine
- Over 60 local maps
- Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Walking Tours, or Travel with Children
- Coverage of Nairobi, Mombasa, Rift Valley, the Central Highlands, Masai Mara, Lake Victoria, Isiolo, Maralal, Lamu, Marich, Mt Kenya, Aberdares, Southern Kenya, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Kenya, our most comprehensive guide to Kenya, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.
- Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's East Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Stuart Butler, and Dean Starnes.
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(camping adult/child US$30/15, plus set-up fee KSh5000) Although there’s nothing except a dried-up lake bed and firewood, this picturesque site is the best place to stay in the park. Due to roaming buffaloes and elephants, a ranger must be present when you camp here. Marsabit Lodge LODGE $$ ( Nairobi 020-604781; www.marsabitlodge.com; s/tw incl breakfast US$83/106) Judging by the drab 1970s decor, mouldy bathrooms and not-quite-clean surfaces, you’d never know that this place has been recently
dinner) It says a lot about the quality of life up here when the best place to eat, drink and party is inside the town jail. Not only do you get a great atmosphere and an excellent nyama choma (barbecued meat), but you also get to tell your friends that you went to prison on the Ethiopia–Kenya border! Baghdad Hotel II KENYAN $ (meals KSh80-150; lunch & dinner) This is the most popular local restaurant – sit down, swipe some flies and get stuffed. ETHIOPIA Since prices in the area are
may beckon, it’s worth heading into the hills for some eye-popping and leg-loving trekking action.Mt Sekerr (3326m) is a few kilometres northwest of Marich and can be climbed comfortably in a three-day round trip via the agricultural plots of the Pokot tribe, passing through forest and open moors. The Cherangani Hills, the green and lush chalk next to the northern desert’s baked cheese, sit immediately south and are also ripe with superb trekking options. In fact, many people consider these
a considerable number of hot springs, and provides ideal conditions for geothermal power plants (in Hell’s Gate National Park and the Menengai Crater, for example), which are increasingly important for Kenya’s energy supply. Besides providing fertile soil, the volcanic deposits have created alkaline waters in most Rift Valley lakes. For information on these lakes, Click here. The Savannah The African savannah is a quintessentially African landform, so much so that it covers an estimated
and researched by Anthony Ham (coordinating author), Stuart Butler and Dean Starnes. The Wildlife & Habitat chapter was written by David Lukas, and the Health chapter was updated by Anthony Ham. The previous edition was written by Matthew Firestone, Stuart Butler, Paula Hardy and Adam Karlin, with contributing author David Lukas (Wildlife & Habitat). This guidebook was commissioned in Lonely Planet’s Melbourne office and produced by the following: Commissioning Editors David Carroll, Will