As one of the fastest-growing countries in Africa, Kenya offers a fantastic blend of African heritage and modern amenities. Whether you are travelling on a budget or luxuriously, there is so much to see and do, with so many places to visit. This article will highlight a few of the must-visit places in Kenya, as well as activities to enjoy while you are there.
The Maasai Mara National Park is one of the best wildlife viewing destinations in the world. It sits on over 370,000 acres of land in Narok, Kenya. It is most famous for the annual Wildest migration that happens in July – August. The Wildebeest migration is so phenomenal that it is considered the 8th wonder of the world.
Besides the wildebeest migration, the Maasai Mara is home to thousands of wild animals including the big 5. You can do a game drive on-road or a hot air balloon tour to experience the park.
The Kenyan coastline is over 480 km long. It is bestowed with white, pristine sandy beaches lined up with palm trees. Whether you are in Diani, Lamu, Malindi, Watamu, Mombasa, or Kilifi, there is an array of high-quality hotels, lodges, and resorts to stay at.
You could sit by the beach and enjoy an expansive view or take a boat ride into the deep waters. You could also go kayaking, kitesurfing, watch the humpback whale migration, swim with the dolphins, or take a safari into the neighboring communities.
If you are an adrenaline junkie, make sure to visit the Sagan River. It is most famous for white water rafting but you can also engage in other adventurous activities such as rock climbing, hiking, camping, and mountain biking.
Kenya relies heavily on public transport. A key element of public transport is “matatus”. These are privately owned buses, min-buses, and vans that ferry commuters across different parts of the city and the country.
However, some of these buses, minibusses, and vans are not mere means of transport. They are an expression of the free-spirited Nairobi capital city. They are extravagantly pimped with graffiti, screens, flashy lights, and blasting music.
One of the best ways to experience Kenyan cuisine is through street foods. The most common ones include:
The Maasai market is a one-stop shop for buying souvenirs. Typically, it is an open-air market where different sellers sell an array of handcrafted items including jewelry, curios, African pots, shoes, bags, utensils, etc.
There are numerous Maasai markets across the country including in hotels within various national parks, malls, and dedicated market areas within the Nairobi city center.
Kenya offers ample opportunity to be in nature as well as to experience city life. It also has a rich history and culture. Visit ouronline shop to buy Kenyan handicrafts.