When Kenya is mentioned to the world one of the first things that comes in the mind of everyone is, Kenya is home to fastest people in the world having featured as winners in major running Marathons and running competitions worldwide, Other things is the amazing culture Kenya beholds Maasai community being of them known for their cultural high jumping in their dances.
What many don’t know is that Kenya is a touristic destination having all aspects of a travel from Safaris, adventure sports, Pristine Beaches, bird-watching havens, Lakes , forest trekking, Mountain Hiking and Climbing, amazing culture tours and diverse animal habitats.
The write up below will focus on some of these amazing sites you should look forward when Visiting Kenya.
1: THE LAND OF AFRICAN GIANTS :AMBOSELI NATIONAL RESERVE
Located at the heart of Kajiado county is the salty dusty Amboseli National park a home to the African Giants the Backdrop of ice capped Mount Kilimanjaro and the large herds of the African elephants (Laxodanta Africana), swimming at the great pools of Lake Amboseli. Watch a Five Legged elephant in Amboseli (VIDEO)
The beauty of Amboseli national reserve is immense, diverse and will bring you close to the Africa biggest Mammals.
It’s also home to large concentrations of other varieties of animal species, The National Park embodies five main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland) and covers part of a Pleistocene lake basin, now dry. For custom made tailored Tour to amboseli CLICK HERE
2. WILDEBEEST MIGRATION IN MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
A premium Kenya Safari destination.
Located at the border of Kenya and Tanzania and borders Serengeti national park, it’s the haven for the 8th wonders of the world, it’s also considered the greatest wildlife viewing spectacle , where the natural phenomenal of wildebeest migration happens seeing over 2 million wildebeests crossing the crocodile infested Mara river VIDEO
The adventurous voyage sees lots of stampedes, deaths and predation from Mara Predators who eagerly wait at the edges of River Mara for a Kill, The Migration happens in Month of of July to October Every year. Maasai mara is also an award winning attraction for its abundance in the numbers of wildlife especially the lions.
It’s also a haven -of many wildlife documentaries premiering the world top rated televisions. The reserve is home to many amazing luxury lodges and camps for every budget to tourists. It’s the top safari destination in Kenya. 5-Day Maasai Mara -Nakuru -Bogoria Safari , 3 DAYS 2 Nights Maasai Mara Safari from USD 350 For customised packages to Maasai Mara contact us through CUSTOM MADE ITINERARY
3.SEA, SUN, SAND BEACH IN DIANI
With 17 kilometers of clean white sandy beach, Diani Beach is an award winning beach destinations for many years. Located in Indian Ocean at the coast of Kenya remains the best retreat for those looking Beach Therapy. Diani Beach is home to many Resorts overlooking the sea, Campsites ( How cool is it camping on the beach), appartments and Hotels to make your Holiday great.
4: CYCLING WITH ZEBRAS: HELLS GATE NATIONALPARK
Located at floor of the Great Rift Valley is Hells Gate National park named after the Narrow breaks in the cliffs. Once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift valley . The lack of predators means you can take in savannas and come face to face with giraffes, zebras, antelopes, and warthogs on your own two feet—or better yet, on bicycle wheels.
The magical sceneries of the cliffs, rocky auto crops and the amazing Canyon commonly known as the gorge( Currently closed) are sights to behold . Hells Gate also inspired the famous Lion King movie, When you visit the park, you’ll notice the distinguishing feature that is the Pride Rock. For a customised tailored Tour To Hells Gate CLICK HERE
- Visit The canyon
- Cycling with the animals
- Rockclimbing at the fischers tower or wall climbing
- Walking with the wild animals
- Boat ride at lake Naivasha
5: ENJOY THE HIGH ALTITUDES: CLIMB MT KENYA
The second highest mountain located in the central part of Kenya and cut into two by the equator is the snow-capped Mt Kenya standing tall at 5199MASL at Batian peak, Nelion at 5188 MASL and Lenana 4985 MASL.
The scenery surrounding this designated UNESCO World Heritage Site is breath-taking. Its pristine wilderness with lakes (Lake Michelson, Lake Ellis, and Lake Alice), tarns, glaciers, dense forest, mineral springs and a selection of rare and endangered species of animals, high altitude adapted plains game and unique Montane and alpine vegetation.
The trek up the mountain takes 3-5 days to Point Lenana, Technical climbs to Point, Batian and Nelion will take between 5-8 days
Activities: Technical Mountain climbing, Mountain hiking, Camping, Fly fishing, Game Viewing, Helicopter Scenery tours, For a customised tailored Tour To Mt Kenya CLICK HERE
06: GAME MEAT FEAST EXPERIENCE – CARNIVORE RESTAURANT
Opened in 1980 Carnivore is an open air Restaurant in Lang’ata Nairobi, its the real deal when it comes to the Game meat feast experience, some of the served dishes include Camel meat, Crocodile Meat, Ostrich Meat, pork and many more. The rustic feel and a medieval banquet hall will set the tone for an amazing game feast experience. For a customised tailored Tour To carnivore CLICK HERE
07: WATERSPORT ADVENTURE: WATERRAFTING , KAYAKING , RIVER PLUNGE AND BUNGEE JUMPING IN SAGANA
Kenya hosts one of the best class II, III, and IV of rapids in different sections of Sagana river in Central Kenya, this proves to be one of the best adventure sports we have in Kenya, a 16 km of water rafting will definitely quench your Thirst for a life time adventure.
other activities in the river include 60M bungee jumping, Kayaking adventures. A number of Campsites and Hotels will host for this adventure if you are for more days. For a customized tailored Tour To water rafting adventure CLICK HERE
08: NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK
Either doing a long safari or in Nairobi for a day or Transiting Nairobi National park is an attraction not tomiss out ,Only Less than 10 kilometers from Nairobi CBD is the beautiful Nairobi National Park with a beautiful Backdrop of capital city.
It’s the only National park in the world located within the capital city. The scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes, impalas Gazelles and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. For a customized tailored Tour TO Nairobi National Park or Similar. CLICK HERE
09: VISIT THE MOORLANDS AT ABERDARES NATIONAL PARK
Stretching over 100kms is a picturesque, steep forested ravines, Majestic waterfalls and open Moorlands and home to the rare and endangered species of wild animals Including the giant forest Hog, Other animals include Elephants, Buffaloes, hyena and Leopards, the mountain scenery is out of this world comprising the amazing mountain vegetation the unending ravines and many Majestic waterfalls they include the Karuru Falls falling in 3 sheers that are over 400ft, Chania falls Magura falls and Queens cave.
Aberdares offers many Hiking trails including the famous Elephant Hill, Satima, Dragon teeth and nipple hike, among Many others, Numerous campsites and Fishing Lodge in the moorlands are some of the facilities in the park for those wishing to explore for more than a day. For a customized tailored Tour TO Aberdares National Park , CLICK HERE
10: THE UNFORGOTTEN COMPLETE WILDERNESS – MERU NATIONAL PARK
Meru national park is one the few unforgotten complete wilderness gems in Kenya, the wilderness is home to the special five animals only found in the northern hemisphere of Kenya, home to the Big 5 other special animals are the Lesser Kudu and an array of different species.
The Park is also most famous as the setting for Joy Adamson’s book “Born Free”, the story of the Adamson’s life and research amongst lion and cheetah. “Elsa” the lioness was the most well-known and her grave is marked here. Lots of camping sites, self-catering options , and amazing Budget and Luxury lodges , For a customized tailored Tour to Meru National Park, CLICK HERE
11. CRADLE OF MANKIND: LAKE TURKANA
Kenya is globally recognized by paleontologists as a hotbed of archeology discoveries and human evolution with lots of research and excavations done in the region for over 30 years Mostly done in sites surrounding lake turkana region, In Sibiloi national park the park was created to protect the found fossil sites that include the petrified forest, other major site is Koobi Foora where more than 70 Hominids have been discovered, stone artifacts and many more, lake turkana is not only a haven for archeological works but also home to amazing tourist destinations including the lake itself, Elmolo Tribe, Central island, eliye springs. Culture interaction is also something to look forward to. For a customized tailored Tour CLICK HERE
5-Day Chalbi Desert, Lake Turkana, Ngurunit Safari , 8-Day Lake Turkana- Sibiloi- Koobi Fora-Chalbi Desert, 6-Day Lake Turkana- Chalbi Desert- Marsabit Safari, 4-Day Northern Kenya (Turkana Flying Package)
12: SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE
One of the lesser known national reserves in Kenya is a gem located at the banks of the largest rivers of the north Ewaso Ngiro Samburu National Reserve.
The reserve is rich in wildlife abundance and famously known to hold the rare northern species commonly referred as “the special 5” this are reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx, Grevy zebra, and Somali ostrich. For a customized tailored Tour CLICK HERE
The abundance of elephants in this reserve is immense the lovely Big cats roaming majestically. You wouldn’t leave the park the park without interacting with the Samburu community surrounding the reserve. The sister park Buffalo springs is amazingly beautiful and you can immerse in the natural pools with crystalline clear water.
13. THE HOME OF RED GIANTS: TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK
9065 kmsq of pure wilderness comprising of thick bush thickets, Rock outcrops, Volcanic Hill, Lava flows, dramatic sceneries is what defines Tsavo West National Reserve. Tsavo west is part of the greater Tsavo which in total covers 22000km sq. and it’s the biggest national park. Tsavo west is more mountainous and wetter compared to Tsavo east. Tsavo west is home to Mzima springs gushing Million litres of water from underground lava rock.
Shetani lava flow a recent volcanic eruption in the park home to the rocky antelop (Klipspringer), Chaimu volcanic lava crater, Chyulu hills and the amazing rhino sanctuary that was setup for the protection of rhinos. Tsavo west has an amazing selection of accommodation and camping options if you are staying for more than a day. For a customized tailored Tour CLICK HERE
14. THE OLDEST TOWN IN KENYA LAMU ISLAND
the town was founded in the 14th century making it the oldest living town in Kenya, with an amazing preserved Swahili culture, the island is just off shore of indian ocean and also acts as a port which is quite beneficial to the locals. The island is a great tourist destination and hosts amazing cultural attractions, sandy white beaches and museums, another fascinating thing is that donkeys and boats are the main means of transport in the island. The island has a diverse accommodation options, you can also fly to lamu through Manda airport. For a customized tailored Tour CLICK HERE
15. KENYAN REMOTE MOTORBIKE SAFARI
The best way to interact, enjoy, explore the interiors of Kenyan and the local communities is through a motorcycle adventures, the adventures will take you the off-beaten tracks and trails areas not many have explored. You will enjoy the real thrill of wilderness as you camp in the middle of nowhere. The tours can be combined with other amazing activities like Game drives boat-rides and nature walks. For a customized tailored Tour CLICK HERE
16. CANOPY OF NATURAL BEAUTY: KAKAMEGA FOREST
Kakamega forest is located in the western near Kenya-Uganda Border, the Forest is a remnant of the rain forest that stretched all across Central Africa. The forest is a canopy of Natural beauty Kenyan Holds.
Kakamega forest keeps host to many different animals of which some of them are endemic to the forest, some of this animals found in the forest are bush pigs, giant forest hedgehogs, colobus monkeys, Debrazzar monkeys and pottos. The forest also hosts amazing hiking trails you will ever find in Kenya, this is the most awesome thing to do and participate in Kakamega forest, and other attractions include amazing waterfall, sundowner and many more, For a customized tailored Tour CLICK HERE
17. COFFEE AND TEA FARMS TOUR.
Tea and coffee earns Kenya highest foreign exchange from the exports, the two Products are highly sort of in the international for their best qualities and taste.
The magic of getting amazing quality from these products happens in farms in Kenya and for those who are eager in the process of growing, picking and to the final product is an activity one can do in a day. Some of the process you are engaged at are tea picking, Tea sorting, Tea tasting. Coffee Picking, sorting, roasting, and coffee tasting among many more. For a customized tailored Tour CLICK HERE
18. VISIT THE MAGICAL HISTORICAL MOMBASA.
Mombasa is a small island in coastal town; it is the 2nd biggest town in Kenya. Mombasa is oldest town in Kenya that grew as the main center for trade between Africa and the Arab World, with trade routes even going as far as India and China.
At different points in history, Mombasa would be ruled by the Portuguese, Arabs and British. The city’s culture today still exhibits that of its pasts and has grown to be a touristic town with amazing sites like the Amazing Fort Jesus, Old town, Mombasa Marine park, amazing Swahili food, street foods, and many more.
19. VISIT MALINDI
Located in the southeastern part of Kenyan coast Bordering Indian Ocean, which developed in 10th century during the emergence of Swahili civilization.
Malindi is a haven to amazing tourist attractions including White sandy Beach , Marine Park , Great history of the ancient trade, Monuments like Gede ruins, Vasco Dagama Pillar, Hell’s Kitchen, Arabuko sokoke forest and many more, this is one of the areas that will keep you engaged throughout your stay. For a customized tailored Tour CLICK HERE
20: KILIFI SUNSET DINNER DHOW
The Sunset photography dinner on a cruising dhow cum restaurant offers the best in seafood and local culinary experience where clients becomes part of the process, the dining experience starts with a pick up from your beach resort for a transfer to Kilifi County.
The dhow cruise leaves from Mnarani to kilifi creek one of the beautiful sea views Suitable for a romantic or group getaway experience the experience starts 1630hrs to 1930hrs For a customized tailored Tour CLICK HERE
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