Kenya - Western (Chapter)
This is the Western Kenya chapter from Lonely Planet’s Kenya guidebook.
Few places on earth support such high concentrations of animals as the Masai Mara, and it’s wildebeest-spotted savannahs are the region’s star attraction. But there is much more to western Kenya – dense forests buzzing with creatures, rain-soaked hills and idyllic Lake Victoria islands.
- scouring the leaf litter for creepy-crawlies and searching for the thumbless colobus in the depths of Kakamega Forest Reserve
- wading through the swampy backwaters of Saiwa Swamp National Park in a hunt for paddling antelope
- learning how to brew a proper cuppa in Kericho, the tea capital of Africa
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Masai Mara, Narok, Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Victoria, Kisumu, Lake Victoria’s South Shore, Ruma National Park, Mbita & Rusinga Island, Mfangano Island, Western Highlands, Kisii, Kericho, Kakamega, Kakamega Forest, Eldoret, Kitale, Mt Elgon National Park and Saiwa Swamp National Park.
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