Traveler's Companion Kenya 98-99

Traveler's Companion Kenya 98-99

by Michael Bond, Derek Davies

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Overview

If you travel anywhere in the world, let it first be to Kenya. With its snow-capped peaks and endless golden savannas, its fiery deserts, towering cascades, gleaming Lake Victoria, its soaring escarpments and deep Rift Valley, its rainforests, white beaches and azure coral coast, Kenya is an adventure in paradise.

The Traveler's Kenya Companion leads you through bustling, modern Nairobi to hidden bush camps, from Maasai manyattas to tea and coffee plantations. You'll travel from crocodile-infested rivers to wind-swept mountain trails and balmy coastal resorts. You'll spot the world's last vast concentrations of plains wildlife -- zebra and wildebeest herds, gazelles, impalas, elands, elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas.

And the Traveler's Kenya Companion introduces you to Kenya's welcoming, proud peoples: Samburu warriors and Kikuyu farmers, Turkana fishermen and Asian merchants, European outfitters and Arab coastal sailors -- the melting pot of this vibrant, emerging, unforgettable nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762703593
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/1998
Series: Traveler's Companion Series
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 5.85(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Michael Bond began chronicling the adventures of Paddington Bear in A Bear Called Paddington in 1958. Fortunately, bears don't need much encouragement, and Paddington has since filled the pages of fourteen novels, a variety of picture books, and many other projects written for the young at heart. Paddington's mentor lives in London, England, with his wife, Sue, and a guinea pig named Olga da Polga.

Table of Contents

Maps
Kenya8
Nairobi116
Around Nairobi133
The Southwest150
Western Kenya163
Northern Rift Valley187
Central Highlands206
The Eastern Plains240
The Coast258
Top Spots11
Ride the Lunatic Line11
Meet the Past12
Take to the Skies14
Try Out a Treetop Lodge15
Experience a Camel Safari18
Ride the Rapids21
Game Fishing22
Brush up Your Birding24
Meet the Animals27
Race to Victory27
Track the Migration of the Wildebeest31
Rave It Up at Lake Turkana32
Your Choice35
The Great Outdoors35
Sporting Spree40
The Open Road42
Backpacking46
Living It Up48
Family Fun55
Cultural Kicks58
Shop till You Drop60
Short Breaks64
Festive Flings70
Galloping Gourmets71
Special Interests72
Taking a Tour76
Welcome to Kenya85
The Country and Its People89
From Jungle to Savanna91
Telling the First Stories91
Homeland of Our Ancestors92
Nature Unpossessed94
The Coast--A Different History96
Portuguese Domination98
The Interior Explored100
Colonialism101
Toward Independence105
Uhuru109
Lay of the Land111
The Coast
Central Plateau and Highlands
Tropical Jungle
Nairobi and About115
The Capital116
Background
Airport Arrivals
General Information
Orientation
What to See and Do
Shopping
Where to Stay
Where to Eat
Nightlife
How to Get There
To the South132
Olorgasailie
Lake Magadi
Northwest of Nairobi134
Longonot National Park
Lake Naivasha
Hell's Gate National Park
Further Excursions
East of Nairobi139
Thika
Ol Doinyo Sapuk National Park
Fourteen Falls
The Masai Mara and the Southwest143
The Masai Mara145
When to Visit
Where to Stay
How to Get There
Kisii151
Where to Stay
How to Get There
Kericho153
Where to Stay and Eat
How to Get There
Ruma National Park154
Where to Stay
How to Get There
Lake Victoria155
Rusinga Island
Mfangano Island
Western Kenya159
Kisumu161
Where to Stay
How to Get There
Lake Victoria Transportation
North of Kisumu164
Kakamega
Eldoret
Kitale
Mount Elgon
Saiwa Swamp National Park
North from Kitale172
Lokichar
Lodwar
Turkana's Western Shore
Central Island National Park
Across the Lake
The Northern Rift Valley181
Lake Nakuru183
Menengai Crater
Hyrax Hill
Where to Stay and Eat
How to Get There
Lake Bogoria National Reserve186
Where to Stay
How to Get There
Lake Baringo188
Where to Stay
How to Get There
North and West from Lake Baringo190
Nyahururu191
Where to Stay
How to Get There
Eastern Laikipia193
Where to Stay
Maralal195
Where to Stay
How to Get There
North to Lake Turkana197
Lake Turkana
The Far North200
Sibiloi National Park
Where to Stay and Eat
How to Get There
The Central Highlands203
Kikuyuland205
Muranga
Karatina
Nyeri
The Aberdare Mountains208
Aberdare National Park
Nanyuki212
Where to Stay and Eat
How to Get There
Mount Kenya214
Climbing Lenana
Where to Stay
How to Get There
North of Mount Kenya221
Lewa Downs
North to Isiolo and Samburu223
Isiolo
East From Isiolo
Samburu Country224
Buffalo Springs National Reserve
Samburu National Reserve
Shaba National Reserve
How to Get There
Northern Frontier District228
Marsabit and its National Park
West from Samburu
East of Mount Kenya: Elsa's Country232
Meru
Meru National Park
Onwards from Meru
The Eastern Plains237
Voi239
Where to Stay and Eat
Man-Eater Country239
Tsavo East
Taita Hills
Tsavo West
Chyulu Hills
Amboseli250
Where to Stay
How to Get There
The Coast255
Mombasa259
General Information
What to See and Do
Shopping
Where to Stay
Where to Eat
How to Get There
Around Mombasa265
Jumba la Mtwana National Monument
Bamburi Nature Trail
Shimba Hills National Reserve
Rabai
The South Coast267
Tiwi Beach
Diani Beach
How to Get There
Shimoni270
Wasini Island
Where to Stay
How to Get There
North of Mombasa271
What to See and Do
Where to Stay
Where to Eat
Nightlife
How to Get There
The North Coast274
Kilifi
Watamu Bay and Watamu Marine National Park
Arabuko-Sokoke Forest
Gedi National Monument
Kipepeo Butterfly Project
Where to Stay
How to Get There
Malindi278
Where to Stay
How to Get There
The Lamu Archipelago280
Lamu
Where to Stay
How to Get There
Kiwayu286
Travelers' Tips289
Getting There291
From the United States and Canada
From Europe
From Australasia
Arriving (and Leaving)291
Visas
Customs Allowances
Airport Tax
Embassies and Consulates293
Tourist Information293
Getting Around295
By Bus
By Taxi
By Train
By Car
Accommodation299
Eating Out303
Basics303
Electricity
Time
Weights and Measures
Public Holidays
Currency304
Etiquette304
Health304
Security306
Animal Watching306
When to Go307
What to Bring307
Photography308
Communications309
Post
Telephones
Telegrams, Telex and Internet
Swahili309
Some Basic Expressions and Vocabulary
Recommended Web Sites311
Recommended Reading312
Quick Reference A-Z Guide to Places and Topics of Interest314

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