Kenya is the most popular country in Africa and is home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. This beautiful country has all that one needs to see on a perfect vacation. Its snow-capped mountains, the Great Rift Valley, and dense forests make this country the most fascinating place on Earth.
When in Kenya, you will get a chance to go on safari tours in some of the greatest wildlife parks and witness a diverse range of mammals, reptiles, and birds.
The country has built its tourism empire on promoting cultural, eco-, and sports tourism. Even though the country suffered from a minor setback in the 1990s, presently, the country’s tourism sector seems to be flourishing. In 2008, China awarded the nation with the award for the “Best Leisure Destination,” thus putting the country back on the map. The year 2011 saw a rising number of foreigners coming to Kenya with the numbers peaking at 1.8 million. What are some of the things to do in Kenya? Most people who visit the country come to tour many of its popular national parks or go on a safari to encounter animals such as lions, zebras, and elephants. Other travelers may prefer to explore the historical and cultural cities of Lamu and Mombasa. One of the most popular sites to visit in the country remains the Masia Mara National Reserve. Kenya also serves as a playground for water sport enthusiasts due to the number of beaches located there. If you visit one of the country’s beaches, you will find people engaged in a variety of water sports such as surfing, water boarding, and diving. You will have a fantastic time exploring the country and its cities. What are the most frequented cities of the country? Tourists traveling to Kenya can decide to explore Nairobi, the country’s capital, for its safari tours, Maasai Mara to go camping, Mombasa to enjoy the nightlife and the beaches, and Nakuru to enjoy their honeymoon. The list of things to do in Kenya is endless. You can add eating out every day to your list. You can eat at Le Rustique Restaurant, Trout Tree Restaurant, Seven Seafood and Grill, and Oilibya Makindu. You should try the country’s local cuisine as well, which consists of dishes such as ugali, which is a serving of fried vegetables and meat. Kenya is an incredible country with good food, great nightlife, and impressive tourist destinations to keep you busy. People traveling to the country over the holidays should make plans to visit some of their most famous tourist destinations and discover their cities. It will be a wonderful experience for you, your friends, and family. Before you head to the country, you should understand their culture. Kenya consists of several cultures with the most notable one being the Maasia culture. Visitors specially go to see their culture and the people’s elaborate costumes.
Places to visit in Kenya
If you are taking children along with you, you should take them to the small communities where tourism is in abundance so they can learn about another culture than their own. It will be an amazing educational experience for all. What are some other things to do in Kenya with children? Since your stay in the country will be for at least a week or more, you should take your little ones to the Tsavo East National Park to take a safari to see the elephants and giraffes, you can visit the Diani Beach to participate in water sport activities, and Haller Park to take pictures of hippos and tortoises. However, not all people prefer to spend most of their vacation outdoors. Some indoor locations to visit are the fantastic museums displaying the cultural and history of the country. You should visit the Natural History Museum, which was established in 1911 and see the Joy Adamson’s artwork of the communities in Kenya displayed at the Gallery of Kenyan Ethnic Communities. Some other things to do in Kenya is to visit the Coryndon Museum, the National Museum, the Nairobi Gallery, Karen Blixen Museum, and the Hyrax Hill Museum. Whether you choose an indoor or outdoor tourist location, you will have an incredible and wonderful time visiting the country with your loved ones. You can travel to all of these locations via several modes of transportation, which include taxis, boda-boda (bicycle taxi), shared taxi, train, and bus. If you want, you can rent a car with a driver to take you around or ask your hotel if they offer a shuttle service. If you have plans to visit the country, you should book a hotel in one of the cities you choose to stay in and explore. You should check out the Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi, Sarova Mara Game Camp, Voyage Beach Resort, and the Sarova Stanley hotels. It will be beneficial for you to choose a hotel that is not that far from the major tourist attractions or you can opt for a tour where it will take you to all the renowned destinations of the country. Who knows? After coming to Kenya, you might fall in love with the country and make it one of your permanent destinations to come each holiday season. For the sole reason, you will still have destinations such as Maralal, Kericho, Wasini Island, and the Kakamega Forest to left to explore.