Tourism, Restaurants and Other Hotel Services
- Kenya enjoys a tropical climate making our touristic sites (Coast, Nairobi Region, Central Kenya, Lake Victoria, Southern Kenya, and Wildlife parks) all year round and very safe.
- Kenya is a popular tourism destination year round with diverse attractions ranging from safaris, the white sandy beaches of the coast ,scenic landscapes, memorable mountain expeditions to the wide array of wildlife and flora
- Kenya has 60 national parks and reserves, all with abundant wildlife
- The scenery of Kenya is unique from the Great Rift Valley to the snow-caped Mount Kenya which straddles the equator
- Nairobi is also the only city in the world that boasts of a National Park within its proximity.
- African, Western and Oriental cuisine are all available in many Nairobi restaurants. The world-famous Carnivore Restaurant is one of the most popular entertainment spots offering game meat and live entertainment as Nairobi a growing social scene with a wide range of clubs, pubs and sports bars catering to all clientele
- When dining in Kenya, leaving a tip is voluntary but considered courteous. The same applies to tipping hotel porters.
Major Places to Visit
There is definitely something for everyone.
- Nature and Wildlife Safari – Kenya is the ‘Home of the original safari,’ with over 45 national parks, reserves, sanctuaries and over 100 conservancies.
- Desert Safaris – there are vast tracts of desert land found in Kenya’s Northern region. The region is known as the Cradle of Mankind.
- Hiking & Trekking – Mt Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa with diverse range of terrains and conditions. Other popular spots include: Aberdares National Park & Reserve, Mt. Elgon, Kakamega Forest, Mt. Longonot, Hell’s Gate National Park, Kerio Valley and many more.
- Beaches and Coastal Towns – The Kenyan coastline has white sandy beaches and warm tropical blue waters. Explore the coastal towns of Mombasa, Malindi, Watamu, Diani and Lamu where you can enjoy adrrenaline filled water sports and the marine parks.
- The Great Mara Migration – famous around the world for its exceptional, abundant wildlife, the Maasai Mara National Reserve has become known as the seventh Wonder of the World.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Kenya has 7 cultural and natural sites that are designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites because of their importance in cultural, historical, natural and archaeological value. The cultural sites include: the Lamu Old Town, Fort Jesus, The Sacred Kayas of Mijikenda and Thimlich Ohinga Archeological Site. The natural sites are Kenya’s Lake System in the Great Rift Valley (Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementaita), Lake Turkana National Parks and Mt. Kenya National Park/Natural Forest.
- Forests – Some of the popular forests are Mount Kenya Forest, Aberdares Forest, Karura Forest and Kakamega Forest.
- Highlands & Valleys – The main highlands and valleys in Kenya include the Rift Valley, Mount Kenya, the Western highlands, Menengai crater and many more.
- Lakes – Some of the key lakes include Lake Elementaita, Lake Nakuru, Lake Bogoria, Lake Naivasha and Lake Victoria and Lake Magadi.
- Orphanages – Some of these orphanages include Nairobi Animal Orphanage, the Giraffe Centre and the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi; Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Samburu, Chimpanzee Sanctuary within Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia, and The Rhino Sanctuary in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia.
- Bird Watching – The favorable equatorial climate, a diverse range of habitats and geographical features makes Kenya a suitable migration route and a birdwatcher`s paradise all year round with over 1,100 recorded species and home to about 11% of the world’s bird species.
For any queries regarding registration for the conference, travel and accommodation, please contact the Registration and International Liaison Team