Ten Reasons To Visit Kenya
Here are top ten reasons to visit the jewel in East Africa’s crown.
Immaculate coral reefs
Yes, Australia boasts the Great Barrier Reef but located off the Mombasa coast are some truly world-class dive sites. Travellers are entitled to explore another world altogether as they snorkel beneath pristine turquoise waters.
Rich Maasai culture
The Maasai are one of the most well-known indigenous groups belonging to Kenya and visits to their tribal lands are as eye-opening as they are sacred.
World class game drives
Kenya boasts the Masai Mara, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo East & West and Lake Nakuru National Park and the best way to explore them is via purpose-built four-wheel drive vehicles so travellers can get up to Africa’s Big Five game real close.
Most safari tours commence out of Kenya’s capital but the city is well worth discovering upon her own merits prior to game spotting. Highlights include the Giraffe Centre and Nairobi Gallery.
Given Kenya uses her rich wildlife to market herself to the wider world there is a great responsibility to look after the environment. Kenya is home to leading conservation groups such as EcoTourism Kenya that preach responsible methods.
White sandy beaches
Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast is home to some pristine white sandy beaches, particularly in Mombasa where relaxation is the order of the day. This luxurious vision is fringed with historically noteworthy Swahili landmarks.
Mount Kenya hikes
Tanzania may boast Kilimanjaro but Kenya has her iconic peak of the same name. Mount Kenya is the second highest summit in Africa with the views glorious from the top or bottom.
Safaris are typically imagined as out-there, rugged vacations but Kenya is home to lavish reserve-based retreats such as Governor’s Camp featuring tented accommodation with ultra-comfy beds.
Kenya is home to some eye-opening delicacies such as Ugali, Kachumbari and Nyama Choma - best described as roasted meat, typically goat or beef.
The Big Five
Africa’s Big Five can all be found in Kenya with lion, leopard, African elephant, African buffalo and Black rhinoceros representing five of the most instantly recognisable safari-type animals.
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- Samburu National Reserve
- Tsavo National Park
- Aberdare National Park
- Shaba National Reserve
- Masai Mara National Reserve
- Lake Nakuru
- Amboseli National Park
- Lake Naivasha
- Mount Kenya National Park
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- Lewa Wildlife Reserve
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