August 3, 2009

Breathtaking view of Lake Victoria from Sunset Hotel

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 10:00 am

Watching life unfold at Sunset Hotel in Kisumu is unique and memorable. Pot shapped  water jets fitted againest one wall to the right of the entrance welcomes guests in. At the reception, murals prick your attention.

The restaurant is very popular among the middle and elite class. Guests can cool off either at the Hippo Bar, the swimming pool or the hotel’s outdoors.

Particularly strikinfg are the branded trees that point to the sky as though to offer praise for the beautiful environment. Both the double and single rooms overlook Lake Victoria.

They have balcony from where one can enjoy a breathtaking view of the reflection of the sun’s rays on the water. On one side of the hotels the upmarket Milimani Estate where one can borrow ideas from the architectural designs of the house.

July 23, 2009

Variety is the spice of life in magnificent game parks

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 3:40 am

What makes Kenya fascinating as a wildlife destination is the sheer iversity of its many parks. Thanks to the wide variety of altitude, climate and topography, Kenya can offer the visitor a huge range of animal types. No single park will allow you to view every animal indigenous to Kenya, so it is important to draw upan intinerary that will include various locations. Some parks have an abudance of one species, burt a scarcity of another.

Travel between parks is comparatively easy. Many smallfirms operate light aircrafts to and from Nairobias well as well as between parks, which have their own landing strips. These flights are surprisingly inexpensive as well as much quicker than the overland alternative.

Nevertheless, many visitors find it more convenientto be picked up by a minibus or 4*4 vehicle from Nairobi and driven from park to park in the same vehicle. This is the best way to experience the real Kenya that lies beyond the game parks. Most of it all, of the larger parks and reserves have lodge or two for overnight accommodation or longer stays.There are also tented camps. Many lodges and camps are unexpectedly luxurious, considering their remote loaction,and serve food of high standards.

Kenya’s best known wildlife destination is the northern portion of the great Serengeti Plains, known as the Masai Mara, which contains a high concentration of Africa’s ‘big five’ species. Its comparative closeness to Nairobi, its wide open expanses so familiar from wildlife documentaries and its highly developed tourism facilities combine to make Masai Mara the number one destination for most first time visitors – especially those who come to see the migration during July and September.

July 22, 2009

Kenya a paradise of Golfers

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 9:00 am

It was the British who first introduced golf to Kenya nearly a centuary ago. Today, the game is thriving as never before with some 40 Clubs. With championship-quality courses , an agreeable climate, first-class hotels and what proves to be great value for money, Kenya has all the right ingredients to be increasingly popular golfing destination.

The nation’s golf courses can be generally divided into three groups: those located in and around Nairobi, those set in hills to the north and west of the city and those on the coast near Mombasa. There are so many excellent – and mostly uncrowded – courses that it’s hard to decide which to play first.

For many, if pressed , that first choice would be Nairobi’s par-71 Muthaiga Golf Club. Traditionally home to the Kenya Open and the nation’s most exclusive club, Muthaiga has seen top players such as US Masters winners Seve Ballesteros and Ian Woosnam grace its fairways. Opened as a nine hole coursein 1931by British colonialists, the course has just undergone a complete upgrade to toughrn it up for the tour professional and to improve its playability.

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