You have gone for the wild safari in Kenya's Game Reserves and National Parks, you have conquered all the bumpy forested trails and hikes... so what next on your safari list!! Well, Why not try out a new experience-swimming with the whale sharks or 'papa shilingi', as they are referred to in local Swahili language. A cool relaxed swim with whale sharks in the clear ocean waters is no doubt an experience of a lifetime, a unique wildlife encounter that is bound to keep you craving for more.

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A safari in Kenya can cost as much or as little as you want. There are a few things to think through whilst considering money matters for a Kenyan Safari - type of safari package taken, length of safari, and planned daily activities.

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Wanderlust catches us all at different times and we want to be prepared for the occasion when it arises. The love for travel is one that needs preparation so that when you embark on it we are comfortable and can enjoy the experience to the fullest.

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Safaris in Africa ought to be nothing less than relaxing and memorable. Parents at times may find children a nuisance when going out; however, not in Africa. The safari experiences in Kenya are catered for the entire family. The next time you and your spouse want to relax and get that alone time, you don't need to leave the children behind of have a nanny tend to them as you enjoy the magic of Kenya by yourselves. Tag them along in your excursion. They will not only enjoy the trip and create fond memories with you; they will also have a specialized treatment if you visit some of the following areas:

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When you travel to Africa, you will experience a lot of art in the culture. One of the most beautiful arts is African music. Africans have a unique style in their genres because of their traditional instruments and traditional tunes. Some of the instruments are available for purchase and are not expensive. If interested look for the following: Oud, Nyatiti, Jembe, Oriti, Flute and Kayamba. Even if you cannot play them, they make beautiful sets to hang on the wall. They also serve as fantastic souvenirs.

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When is it best to visit Tanzania?

I really depends on where you are going. Tanzania is a huge country and has different weather patterns. Areas around Moshi, Arusha and Kilimanjaro are generally cool through out the year. Generally the country is warm, experiencing rain between March and May. If you are interested in sunny beaches and coastal tides, then end of the year and January is the best time. The weather is perfect for the beach and the festive season will not disappoint. The National Parks are open throughout the year.

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When is it best to visit Kenya?

The answer is relative. It depends on what you want to see and where you want to be. If you are interested in the Great Wildebeest Migration, mid year is the season. The weather is cool at this time. If you are interested in sunny beaches and coastal tides, then end of the year and January is the best time. The weather is perfect for the beach and the festive season will not disappoint. The National Parks are open through out the year.

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The weather in Nairobi is generally cool. The days are not too hot and the nights are not too cold. Some say that Nairobi has the perfect weather in the world. However, it gets cold in June and July- though nothing compared to any snowy winter. It rains heavily from March to May. The rest of the year is pretty warm. Some days in September and end of year get really hot, however. Swimming is a popular activity in the city of Nairobi especially on weekend afternoons. You can locate several public swimming pools at an affordable fee. However, if you are thinking of relaxing in a heated pool, there are specific locations that offer that.

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Almost everyone who visits East Africa says a little "I wish" as they board the plane back home. The trip was fantastic but it could be better. So, they probably swore never to repeat some of the mistakes or miss out on some of the opportunities that presented themselves while on safari. Here are a few that you may want to consider. If you have not taken your trip yet, you will be surprised how significantly more these things will make your experience more memorable if not magical.

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