The number one reason to visit Kenya on any traveller’s list is undoubtedly to go on safari. To share the Kenyan countryside with some of the most magnificent animals on the planet is nothing less than awe-inspiring. If you are planning to visit Kenya, at least a one-day safari is a must, with a multi day safari being preferable. There are some wonderful game reserves in Kenya, with the Masai Mara being the most well known (although by no means should you ignore the many others!). The Masai Mara wildebeest migration, the flamingos at Lake Nakuru National and the Nairobi National Park are all big tourist attractions.
Nairobi itself is one of the nicest cities to explore on the African continent, especially if you are a keen foodie! Nairobi boasts the best restaurants in Kenya and for keen meat eaters, a visit to the famous Carnivore restaurant is a must! Here you can experience all kinds of meats cooked in a traditional native Maasai way, speared and roasted over a fire pit. The culture in Kenya is fascinating. You will meet Maasai people (recognisable by their tall stature and red robes) and Swahili people. You will experience a range of tongues, although English is an official language.
If it is spectacular beaches you are looking for, you will find these on Kenya’s eastern border, where there are plenty of beach resorts to chose from. The beach resorts are very affordable and therefore are well worth a few days’ visit during your Kenyan adventure. If you are not sure about booking all the different aspects of your Kenyan experience yourself, there are a number of vacation packages you can chose from. You could pick a mix of safari adventure, a climb of Mount Kenya and then maybe spend some time at a beach near Mombasa. Packages are a good idea because they often include all transportation, accommodation, meals and activities. Everything is organised for you and if it is your first visit to Kenya, it makes everything much more convenient and stree-free.
A holiday in Kenya
will be a memorable experience, one that you will want to relive! Although
civil unrest can be of concern, there is only occasional crime. Of course,
there is the natural concern of being surrounded by lions and other
wild animals when you stay at a lodge on safari, but many of the establishments
hire security staff, so that you can relax and not spend your time worrying.
There are safari and beach lodges of varying prices and tastes, so take
time to explore your options when booking your trip.