Gorgeous landscapes, hearthrobing wildlife in their natural habitat and a tropical Indian Ocean coastline . . . No this is not it . . . there is a lot more to explore in Kenya. Have a look . . .
People head to Kenya to go on a safari to one of the many national parks or reserves located all over the country. The most famed wildlife viewing sanctuaries include Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli and Tsavo East. For many, the goal is to grab a glance of the African Big 5 which includes lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino. Safaris can be a little expensive, but the experience of observing African animals in their natural habitat is undoubtedly a once in a lifetime experience.
See the Wildebeest Migration
The wildebeest migration is now one of the ‘seven new wonders of the world’. Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya witnesses the annual Wildebeest migration. This charismatic event is one of the unique natural land migrations that remain intact even today. The migration has to cross the Mara River where crocodiles prey on them . . . you can see how animals try to escape from death. Every year, about 1.5 million wildebeests and zebra travel overland in search of food and water. The event usually takes place between May and June, but is highly depending upon the rainy season.
Relax on the East African Coast
The East African Indian Ocean coast is one of the best places in the world to enjoy a beach holiday. The perfect stretches of white sand and friendly Kenyans make your holiday flawless. The East Africa coast houses rich wildlife population, of which 60%-70% is found only in the Indo-Pacific and 15%, can be seen here only.
Cultural Travel on the Island of Lamu
In the island of Lamu, there is a small town called Lamu city. Lamu is counted among one of the oldest inhabited cities in Kenya. Lamu looks lively during the annual cultural festival which is based on conservation of beliefs and rituals. This festival is a major tourist attraction as it encourages the local skills and practices that encircle Lamu life.
Mount Kenya Trek
Being Africa’s second tallest and the most challenging peak, the Mount Kenya climb offers the awe-inspiring scenery, where you can chase sun birds with binoculars, taking the view of the three peaks from Shipton’s camp, watching a temperature of -10o on your thermometer and dense forests full of elephants & buffalos.
Get through Hell’s Gate with a Smile
A journey of about 110 Km from Nairobi, the breathtaking scenery of Hell’s gate has forced numerous filmmakers to catch this awesome place in their celluloid. Despite this, the best thing about the park is that cycling and foot walking are permitted without hiring a guide and there are lions in the park.
River Rafting in the Tana River
Whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Tana River adds another feather to your travels’ museum of memories. Apart from normal river rafting adventure, here you can appreciate the beauty of the Kenyan nature and bird viewing while rafting through the valley.