TurnUp Kenya


A Touring Directory for Kenya

Portrait of the road map of Kenya

Discover more. TurnUp Kenya. It’s a big world

Unique adventures can be hard to plan. Thankfully, we’ve figured out a logical platform for uncovering bounteous great adventures in Kenya. TurnUp Kenya is a comprehensive touring directory for Kenya that studiously catalogs over 1,500 places of interest as a catalyst to revitalize your desire to explore Magical Kenya. It unravels in detail the 47 Counties of Kenya, with insightful notes on history, geography, climate, parks, hotels, road conditions and more. What is more, this comprehensive touring directory for Kenya also gives you percipient guides to; Festivals in Kenya, 60 National Parks and Reserves, 80 Wildlife Conservancies, Wildlife in Kenya, 37 National Museums, Historic Sites, Monuments and the 44 Cultures, which would assist you to make the best of your travels in every region of Kenya. The interests described are almost all of easy access to motorists in Kenya, and it is intended that the savvy descriptions should serve as appetisers and that potential visitors should seek further information in appropriate guide books – usually obtainable in the popular bookshops. Just the same, TurnUp Kenya offers insightful suggestions for short and longer stops in all Counties of Kenya. It doesn’t just give an idea of the areas involved, but in complete details.

It is different things to different people. To the learner, novice explorer and the first time visitor to Kenya, it is an invaluable resource that provides up-to-date information on virtually all there is to know about Kenya in an easy-to-navigate platform. It is arranged and imagined as one would tour from site to site across all the 47 Counties of Kenya – with the aid of strip maps, distances involved, cultures, hotels, airports and the road conditions – making it indispensable. For the ardent traveller in Kenya who has done the popular places, the directory is a way to do it more by discovering places of interest which rarely get under the limelight but make for interesting new trips. Still to others, looking to buff their history and cultural wits, it is a singular resource of its kind available. And for the birders too! To others it’s none of these things. It is an discovery almanac of unputdownable holiday offers, latest travel information and recent trends in the industry. In fact, TurnUp Kenya is all these things. No other tourism resource in Kenya offers such miscellany of topics, different in many aspects from the innumerable resources that incline towards the crown-jewels of Kenya’s circuit.


Brief Overview of Kenya

Kenya - The Land Out of Africa

Kenya is a terrific place. It’s all of Africa in one country. It carries an ecological solitaire of all the paradigmatic landscapes of Africa – developed coastal strip; thousands of kilometres square of uninterrupted protected reserves; viridescent highlands; snow-capped mountain peaks; thick tropical forests; the picturesque Great Rift Valley; tremendous hot dry plains which carry the most spectacular concentration of wildlife; and picture-postcard desert dunes in the eye of the sun.  It is also a land of sunshine. Few countries offer so vibrantly such diversity in relative area, allowing travellers to pack in multiple exciting interests which, elsewhere in the world, would prerequisite much more travel and planning. One competitive advantage Kenya has over such destinations as the Far East and the Caribbean is the closeness of its fine beaches to areas of wildlife reserves, thus enabling travellers to combine beach and safari holidays. It’s a place to explore unfamiliar horizons, new thrills and colourful cultures. Each County of Kenya has unique riches and the discovery of memorable adventures – in abundance. One is assured that in any direction they take in Kenya, great experience awaits.


Profile of a Nation

Spatial Position of Kenya on the map of the world

Kenya, a Cradle of Mankind in Africa, has a total land area of 583,644 km2 and shares common borders with Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. It gained its nationhood as an independent republic within the Commonwealth of Nations on December 12, 1963. Nairobi, the capital city, was incorporated on March 30, 1950, by the Duke of Gloucester, 13 years before Kenya gained her independence. There are 44 different ethnic groupings with more than 70 sub divisions. The population of Kenya as recorded in the 2017 census projection is 49.7 million. Official entry points to Kenya, with immigration, customs and police establishments are: 35 gazetted overland border points – with Busia for entry into or from Uganda, Namanga for Tanzania, Moyale for Ethiopia, Kolbio for Somalia being the busiest. For transcontinental, international departures and arrivals, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is the principal contact point.


Learn more about Kenya with the team of avengers producing amazing content and craft campaigns about great places to visit in Kenya. With over 1,254 places to visit in Kenya, spread across the Coast Region of Kenya, that’s awash with a vast collection of historic sites, found mainly along the coast, many of them on private lands; consisted of ancient mosques, ruins, palaces, houses, walls with gates and tombs; and its spectacular beaches: to the hinterland crossed by the Great Rift Valley and wilderness plains that hold some of the most surpassing displays of wildlife. The main task of TurnUp in Motion is to bring to life many of these places by creating captivating “motion-content”, to inspire your travels.


Turnup in Motion - "Only the gentle are ever really strong - James Dean

Planning Your Trip?

To begin, it’s better to know about all the places and only conjure up ways to get there, than to not know and never dream of getting there. As a great author unforgettable puts it, “every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” Adventure – long, big, short, or small – will provide you with a lasting memory, yet, for most us, it revolves around time and budget and, the further you wander from the quotidian 100 kms home-range the more planning it requires. Sightseeing trips for groups or solo-travel begin with a goal in mind, with a sequence of visits scheduled to points of interest, which must be finished during a limited trip duration. Whether planned automatically by using expert systems, scribbled on a paper or committed to mind, this deals with personal preferences and group consensus, and changing wishes to plans. This is the rule of thumb – ‘always, always have a plan’, a more detailed one, the better for you.


The Race to Save Elephants in Kenya

Whether you are planning a safari in the not-too-distant future or years from now, sighting the iconic elephants of Africa is an experience often sold short. When it comes to wildlife in Kenya, we share the same philosophy about the greatest animals – the elephant topping the list in most cases. Which is why, everyday across the wilder places in Kenya, hundreds of conservationists and governmental organizations work tirelessly to ensure that direct and indirect effects of human do not eradicate the elephant, among many species that have been pushed to the brink of extinction. The wildlife conservation teams seek to navigate dangerous paths to counter poachers, find opportunities to bridge the human-wildlife conflicts, and manage risks so that Kenya’s emblematic wildlife is perpetuated for generations to come. Active matters that carry massive risks. Lately, there have been many important steps-forward in the conservation of elephants in Kenya, and around the world. But the true colour of today’s status of elephants is far from where it used to be. “In Kenya the elephant population declined from around 167,000 in 1973 to just 20,000 in 1990.” In the 1970’s and 1980’s poaching threatened the very survival of these elephants, which had been reduced to a fleeted fraction of the 1960’s population. Rather significantly, the 1990’s were the first years since the 1960’s that elephants in Kenya did not decline in number. Because for better or worse, the existence of the charismatic elephants is a pompadour of the well-being of wildlife. Few would dispute that wildlife conservation is a volatile and complex matrix whose nexus of woes is complicated by dwindling spaces for these giants. The fight on poaching, once its biggest threat, seems to be on winning ways. But surges do tend to increase with geopolitical trends especially insecurity across the borders. Safe to say, that unrelenting and tireless efforts by the Government and a number of non-governmental organization has turned around the kismet of elephants in Kenya.

Saving Elephants in Kenya

– Celebrating Milestones in Elephant Conservation

August 2019 The 183 Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will adopt decisions and resolutions to expand and further strengthen the global wildlife trade regime at CITES’ triennial World Wildlife Conference at Palexpo, in Gevena
April 2016President Uhuru Kenyatta oversaw the burning of 100 tonnes of ivory at KSW HQ in Langata, amounting to the tusks from 6000 elephants, or 5% of global ivory stocks. This was the fifth and final burn of ivory at this site. The first ivory burn in Kenya happened on July 19, 1989, where 12,000 kilograms of ivory were burned.
Mid 1990’sTo address human–elephant conflict, KWS personnel shot a number of problem animal and elephant proof fences were constructed. More recently, KWS emphasis has turned to translocating elephants to reduce pressure on their habitats.
1989Kenya Government creates Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS); a semi-autonomous parastatal with instructions to defend elephants aggressively and ensure commitment to halting trade in ivory.

A Year in Kenya: The Best of KenyaPics 2017

“Transformations are a part of daily life. We are constantly being changed by things changing around us. Nobody can control that. Nobody can control the environment, the economy, luck, or the moods of others. Compositions change. Positions change. Dispositions change. Experiences change. Opportunities and attitudes change. You will change.” – Suzy Kassem: Rise Up and Salute the Sun


Kenya in Pictures

Kenya in Pictures

“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is thereby a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.” ― Ansel Adams. In March, 2013, Kenya Pics posted its first official image of Kenya on Twitter, with an aim of showcasing ‘Pics from the most beautiful country in the world’, unveiling an array of the most astounding images captured around Kenya by umpteen photographers. No effort has been spared on the part of @KenyaPics to scrub the internet and uncover many of these pictures, and almost 22K tweets later it has brought everyone joy. Moreover, since there was a gap in collating many of the images, that would have otherwise escaped most of us in the jumbled nature of internet, it has provided one of the leading platforms to showcase Kenya in Pictures. As a result, transformed how we perceive and imagine many places to visit in Kenya.