Top 8 things to do in Kenya this summer
One of the most diverse countries in the world, Kenya is a top holiday destination if you want sun, sand, wildlife, skyscrapers and culture all in one!
In between the outstanding safari experiences, the coastlines stunning white-sand beaches can often be missed, as well as the array of cultures you can immerse yourself in across Kenya’s top destinations.
So, to make sure you get the full Kenya experience you’re hoping for, we have listed the top 8 things that are a must when you visit this spectacular country!
Perfect for escaping the heat and hustle of the city, Nairobi National Park is one of the most popular safari destinations in Kenya.
The first of its kind, the safari park has immense wildlife viewing opportunities across its grass plains, as well as unique landscapes with a backdrop of the city’s skyscrapers. Among the wildlife you will see the endangered black rhino, with over 400 species of birdlife migrating to the area across the year.
Choose a Nairobi National Park tour as part of your Kenya journey.
Mount Kenya is not only Africa’s second highest mountain, but also the highest peak in Kenya and one of the most dramatic peaks there is.
A National Park as well as a mountain, Mount Kenya can offer a view like no other, with breath-taking scenery and incredible views of Kenya.
With many safari tours including a visit to the famous park, there is no excuse for why you wouldn’t want to embark on a Mount Kenya trekking climb too!
Make time for some relaxation at the coast in one of Kenya’s prime coastline spots, Diani Beach. An Indian ocean paradise, Diani beach is blessed with clear turquoise waters, white sands and vibrant sunsets, making for a tranquil setting during your trip.
If you’re an ocean person, Diani Beach is the perfect place to unwind. Whilst Kenya offers spectacular adventure, the coastline is often shadowed by the national parks and reserves. Nevertheless, tourists often come to here post-safari for a spot of relaxation.
Extend your safari holiday with a luxury Diani Beach holiday.
The Masai Mara National Reserve is a popular Kenya destination, and this is no surprise. It is known as one of the best destinations in the world for wildlife, where tourists can expect to be within the presence of lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos.
During peak season, one of the worlds most spectacular events, The Wildebeest Migration, graces the plains of the Masai Mara. Wildebeest and zebra travel across the area, swarming the Mara river in search for greener pasture.
Ideal for wildlife enthusiasts, there are many safari tours you can choose from which traverse you across the Masai Mara.
Hell’s Gate National Park offers a different experience to most other parks. Tourists can freely walk and cycle through the open plains, without the need of a guide.
During your journey, expect to see a canyon gorge, jagged rock formations and opportunities for camping.
Find out how Hell’s Gate National Park can offer you an unrivalled experience.
Besides the beautiful landscapes of the National Park, Nairobi is also the cosmopolitan capital of Kenya.
A thriving place, the city offers contrasts of modern city life with urban culture. Explore the market stalls and immerse yourself in the history, alongside the food, clothes and architecture.
Combine the urban core of Nairobi and the city life by taking a day tour excursion across the city.
Lying subtly under Mount Kilimanjaro is Amboseli National Park. Located in southern Kenya, Amboseli is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants.
The elephants live among a range of different habitats, from wetlands with sulphur springs to the savannah and woodlands. Although Amboseli National Park is authentic for its views of Mount Kilimanjaro and elephants, there is also many other wildlife that live in the varied habitat.
See leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, giraffe and more on a trip to Amboseli National Park.
On the floor of the Great Rift Valley lies Lake Nakuru. The lake’s abundance of algae attracts a vast number of flamingos, that famously line the shore and create perfect photographic opportunities for anybody that decides to visit.
With hills, waterfalls and excessive grassland, the habitat is a beautiful wildlife haven. For bird watchers, Lake Nakuru National Park is a prime location.
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