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When is a good time to visit the East African region? In short and in truth it does not really matter. Generally, although not exclusively, with East African Experience the term ‘low season’ means from April 1st to May 31st….occasionally longer. The ‘high season’ is the rest of the year and any major holidays.
What else is there besides the animals? In East Africa there is a wealth of history and culture.
History & Culture
The history of the region in it’s colonial days is fascinating. In Karen, a suburb of Nairobi you can catch a glimpse of some of the houses and churches of the time. Another interesting place to visit is Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site outside Nakuru. It was there that Louis Leakey in the 1920s unearthed a rich source of Neolithic fossils, tools, and Iron Age artifacts. Equally in the Serengeti you can visit a museum explaining his work. On the Indian Ocean the ethnicity of people is even more diverse with a strong Middle Eastern infleunce
Kenya’s flora is considered exotic and unique to the traveler from Europe or America. Kenya’s indigenous forests have no less than 50 species, fully double that of any North American forests. At sea level, the coast is a tropical paradise. Three hundred miles of white sand beach meet stunning turquoise blue waters and lush tropical trees and brilliant floral gardens.
Throughout Nairobi and its suburbs, there are a range of supermarkets, shopping centers, large open markets and city stores. The largest shopping centers are the Sarit Centre, a very modern mall in Westlands, the YaYa Center near Hurlingham and the Village Market in Gigiri. Elsewhere, across the region wayside craft and other shops abound. Remember that bartering is the norm.