Kenya

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Rough Guides, 2002 - History - 763 pages
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The Rough Guide to Kenya is the ultimate guide to East Africa's best-known destination. Features include: a full-colour section introducing Kenya's highlights; practical advice on getting the most out of Kenya, from the well-known safari parks to the little known reserves, and the highlands, lakes and deserts to downtown Nairobi and the Indian Ocean; detailed reviews of accommodation and eating options to suit every taste and budget, including luxury lodges and local restaurants; candid coverage of Kenya's history, politics, culture and environment; and maps and plans for every region.
  

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Contents

Where to go
vi
When to go
viii
25 things not to miss
x
The wildlife of East and Southern Africa
xvii
Basics
8
Getting there
9
Visas and red tape
18
Information websites and maps
20
Kisumu Bird Sanctuary
304
Kendu Bay
306
Homa Bay
307
Thimlich Ohinga
311
Rusinga Island
312
Mfangano Island
315
Migori
317
Kisii
318

Insurance
24
Health
25
Costs money and banks
30
Getting around
33
Accommodation
40
Eating and drinking
46
Communications
49
The media
52
Opening hours public holidays and festivals
53
Shopping
55
Entertainment and sport
56
Outdoor activities
58
National parks and reserves
60
Safaris
61
Photography
63
The environment and ethical tourism
65
Peoples languages and religions
67
Crime and personal safety
69
Women travellers
72
Travelling with children
73
Gay travellers
74
Travellers with disabilities
75
Directory
77
the guide
82
Nairobi and around
83
Nairobi and around
85
Arrival
88
Security
90
Orientation and city transport
92
Accommodation
94
Around central Nairobi
107
The museums and parks
111
Markets and shopping
117
Eating
123
Film theatre and casinos
130
Cultural venues and art galleries
132
Nightlife and music
133
Safari transport and operators
139
Listings
144
Moving on from Nairobi
150
Nairobi National Park and around
155
Karen Blixen Museum and Swedo House
163
The Central Highlands
167
Thika
170
Muranga
173
Mount Kenya National Park
178
Nanyuki
191
Laikipia
194
Meru town
198
Embu
203
Siakago and the Kiangombe Hills
204
Aberdares National Park
209
Nyeri and around
214
Nyahururu Thomsons Falls
218
Travel details
221
The Rift Valley
225
Olorgasailie
227
Naivasha town
232
Lake Naivasha
234
Hells Gate National Park
243
Mount Longonot
245
Gilgil
247
Lake Elmenteita
248
Kariandusi
249
Nakuru town
252
Menengai Crater
256
Hyrax Hill
258
Lake Nakuru National Park
260
Londiani and Kipkelion Monastery
267
Lake Bogoria National Reserve
269
Lake Baringo
275
Kabarnet and the Kerio Valley
278
Elgeyo Escarpment and Cherangani Hills
282
Travel details
286
Western Kenya
289
Kisumu
291
Kericho and the tea country
323
Eldoret
328
Kitale
335
Saiwa Swamp National Park
339
Kapenguria Ortum and the Marich Pass
340
Mount Elgon
342
Chetambes Fort
350
Kakamega town
352
Kakamega Forest
354
Travel details
361
The Mombasa Road and major game parks
365
Between Nairobi and the coast
366
Machakos
368
The Mombasa Highway
372
Voi
376
Taita Hills
379
Lake Chala
382
Lake Jipe
383
The parks
386
Tsavo West National Park
391
Tsavo East National Park
396
Amboseli National Park
402
Maasai Mara National Reserve
410
Samburu Buffalo Springsand Shaba
429
Meru National Reserve
433
Onwards to the Tana River
438
The Coast
441
Mombasa
445
Nyali Beach
473
Mtwapa
483
Jumba la Mtwana
484
Kikambala
486
Likoni and Shelly Beach
493
Shimba Hills National Park
495
Tiwi Beach
497
Diani Beach
500
Shirazi Kifunzi
513
Wasini island
515
KisiteMpunguti Marine National Park
516
Kilifi
519
ArabukoSokoke Forest
523
Gedi ruins
526
Watamu
529
Watamu Marine National Park
534
Malindi
535
Tana River Primate National Park
549
Around the Tana Delta
551
Lamu
554
Manda island
574
Kiwaiyu
582
Travel details
583
The North
587
Lodwar
592
Central Island National Park
597
Maralal
601
The Mathews Range Lenkiyio Hills
605
Baragoi
607
South Horr and Kurungu Camp
609
Loiyangalani
611
Sibiloi National Park
616
Isiolo
619
Archers Post
622
Marsabit
624
Into Ethiopia
630
contexts
632
History
633
Kenya today
651
Wildlife and environment
667
Books
686
Writing from Kenya
700
Music
713
language
736
Other languages
746
Glossary
747
index and small print
749

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