1. Wildlife Safari
Kenya is most popular for its wonderful safaris to the various national parks and reserves across the country. The most prominent of them are the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, East Tsavo and Ambesoli.
Many travel to see the Big 5 of Africa which are the lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalos. Although the safaris are a little costly, watching these animals in their immaculate habitat is very rewarding.
2. Witness the Wildbeest Migration
The Masai Mara game reserve of Kenya together with Tanzania’s Serengeti park share the yearly migration of wildebeests. This spectacular event is among the few natural migrations on land still existing today. Over one million wildebeests plus zebras migrate on land looking for water plus food from May to June basing on the seasonal rains yearly.
3. Relax on the East African Coast
Africa’s eastern coast lined by the Indian Ocean is among the finest places on earth to pleasure in a beach holiday. Coupled with the beautiful mass of white sand and palms, the serene environment and the hospitable Kenyans, will all give you a wonderful holiday. To explore Kenya’s coast, you can visit Kilifi, Diani, Mombasa or Malindi.
4. Cultural Travel on the Island of Lamu
Immediately after its coast is Lamu a little cultural island. Over one hundred years now, the island has been occupied by the native Bantu tribes, Portuguese explorers plus Arab traders. The blend of cultures resulted into an interesting history and the Swahili culture. Lamu stands as one of the ancient cities in the country.
5. Climb Mount Kenya
Although not so popular as the adjacent Mount Kilimanjaro, Mountain Kenya stands as the second highest mountain in Africa and is said to be more challenging to hike. The jaw-dropping scenery is characterized by impressive views of Kenya and a small view of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. Majority of the trekkers summit this mountain up to the Lenana Peak.
6. Hike Through Hell’s Gate
Having grown up in Kenya, one among my favorite activities was traveling to Hell’s Gate National park with my friends. Unique about this park is that cycling and walking safaris are allowed without a guide because there aren’t any lions. The wonderful camping opportunities, canyon gorge and the jagged rock make the park a perfect destination.
7. River Raft the Tana River
On river Tana, water rafting plus kayaking are become common activities. The river not only prides in the adventurous rapids but also the scenic view of Kenya’s nature. It is very spectacular watching the ecosystem and numerous birds while water rafting in the valley.
8. Hang Out on Lake Victoria
One of the best cities to visit along Lake Victoria’s shore in Kenya is Kisumu. It offers tranquil sun set views, varieties of fresh fish plus a very calm laid back setting. Also Ndere Island National Park is a haven for bird plus other wildlife ideal for camping and hiking.
9. Explore Nairobi
I can’t deny that Nairobi doesn’t get the finest reputation. Truthfully there are crimes in the city, however if you take the recommended precautions a visit to Nairobi will always be memorable. Nairobi is the biggest city and serves as the capital of Kenya and offers a variety of historical museums that are open to the public. African tribal exhibitions, the street food, up-to-date shopping malls, local plus international restaurants, local markets and the wildlife park on the fringe of the city are some of the 100 activities awaiting you in Nairobi.
10. Eat Nyama Choma
Whoever can buy meat in this country enjoys a yummy cuisine of nyama choma regularly. This is Kenya’s edition of grilled meat and is normally prepared by the road side. Normally one will walk to the butcher, order for a chunk of meat to be cut from the carcass and wait for it to roast as they sip some Kenyan Tusker. Goat meat is the commonest although beef plus chicken are joining the trend.