Famed for their mass migration between the Masai Mara and Serengeti plains. Smaller but somewhat similar in appearance to the Hyena, these solitary carnivorous animals spend much time foraging for termites. Kenya is the home of the wildlife safari, and offers some of the best and most accessible game viewing in the world, including the hard-to-resist attraction of the "Big Five" (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). These, together with many other animals that are unique to Africa, can be seen at the national parks and game reserves throughout Kenya. Live in prides (a handful of males and up to a dozen females and young), are generally lazy and spend much of the time resting. Swahili names are a guide only; specific species sometimes have specific names. Very agile small nocturnal animals with large eyes/ears and a long tail. Smallish lizards with gripping 'toes' and a long tongue, found in trees and bushes. They can move both eyes independently. Rare striped antelopes often found in dense forest which they leave at night to graze. Antelopes with an unusual patterned mask-like face and long swept-back horns. Not all these animals can be seen in the Masai Mara Reserve. Tortoises are terrestrial turtles. Giant Tortoise can live for up to 150 years. Africa. Click here for more information about where different cats live. Reputed to be the most dangerous animals as far as humans are concerned. Sunbirds feed from the nectar of flowering plants. Most males are brightly coloured often with a metallic plumage, whereas females are dull-coloured and hard to distinguish. From snow-capped mountains to the deep Rift Valley with its extinct volcanoes and hot springs, Kenya offers a breathtaking natural beauty that is distinctly spectacular. Inland, there are wide-open plains and savannahs, arid deserts and undisturbed forests. Along the coast there are magnificent sandy beaches and access to amazing coral reefs. Whether you choose to laze in the tropical sun, swim in the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean or climb Mount Kenya, you will experience an unparalleled variety of beauty everywhere you travel. Go on safari to spot the "Big Five" animals in the wild, or simply enjoy our history, culture and lifestyle. Kenya has something for everyone. Kenya enjoys a wonderful tropical climate. It is generally warm all year round, with plenty of sunshine and cooler nights and mornings. Visitors are able to enjoy most activities on the beaches and in the national parks all year round. Since Kenya lies on the equator, the seasonal temperature changes are not extreme. However, due to the differing topography, you will experience different weather patterns when traveling across Kenya. The hottest months of the year are February and March with temperatures as high as 93F (34C) while the coolest season falls between July and August with temperatures dropping to around 60F (16C). Kenya provides very perfect weather for those who live in colder countries to escape to. Antelopes that live near water, are good swimmers and have a thick shaggy water-repellent coat. Weasel-like creatures, typically with long tails and thick hair. Kenya's economic growth has been on an upward trajectory since 2003. It is estimated that Kenya's GDP was $38 billion with an annual growth rate of 4.4 percent (2011). The real GDP growth for 2013 is forecasted to be above 6 percent. This growth has primarily been driven by key sectors namely building and construction, agriculture, technology, tourism and financial services. Have bristly hair, small curved tusks and carry four wart-like growths on their head (larger on the boar than the sow). A type of antelope with particularly long, straight horns. These animals are slightly smaller than the Dik-dik and tend to dwell in forests.