Kenya is one of the places in Africa your safari should start from with a varsity number of attractions to see and participate in. The 10 reasons to visit Kenya will take you to an array of attractions and activities.
This will range from the great migration of the wildebeest, scenic views of the Kilimanjaro at Amboseli, the millions of flamingoes at Lake Nakuru and the beach walks on the coastal towns.
The destination will never disappoint and we have gone further to categories the must see and the 10 categories with reasons to visit Kenya.
This is one of the remarkable movement of millions of Wildebeests, Zebras and gazelles in search for the greener lands.
This happens in Masai Mara Game Reserve at the Mara river where you will see millions of animals crossing over to Serengeti National park in Tanzania.
The great migration involves survive for the fittest where the animals cross tactfully avoiding the predators of the Mara River like crocodiles.
The best time to visit and experience the great migration is in July-October every year at Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya.
This is one of the must do activity that shouldn’t be missed on your itinerary and hence giving you reasons why you should visit Kenya.
As you travel in Kenya’s national parks, conservancies and game reserves you will find your African dreams unfold.
Kenya’s premier parks that all tourists should visit are Masai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Tsavo East &West and Laikipia.
All these pristine parks will offer you great scenic views and sights of millions of wildlife like lions, giraffes, leopards, Rhino, buffaloes, zebras, gazelles, wild dog, jackals.
For the wildlife lovers, game drives both day & night as well as nature walks are the popular activities to see thousands of animals.
Not to forget the boat cruises on Lake Nakuru and Lake Victoria will give you sites of wildlife drinking up in the park as well as those that reside in the waters.
For example; Hippopotamus, Crocodiles, fish
For all the beach lovers we have you covered and this is the top must see or dos while on a safari in Kenya.
Imagine yourself taking a beach walk on the Indian ocean with the history associated with its aging way back from the Arabs.
This will take you to the coastal towns of Mombasa, Diani, Lamu, Malindi, Watam.
Having to spend a day at the Swahili homes where you will taste the delicious food, live like them and dance to the Swahili songs.
You will take part in different beach or ocean games like Snorkeling, Swimming with the Dolphins at Wasin and turtles at the Sanctuary.
Kenya’s conservancies will enable you get closer to these animals and learn about their behaviors or characters you will fall in love with.
Your visit to either the David Sheldrick or Elephant Park in Nairobi city where you will participate in feeding the orphaned young elephants.
In addition, you can visit the Giraffe Center which is also in Nairobi town where you have an up close with the giraffe while feeding or even kiss a giraffe.
These activities will get you thinking about the great work being done at these conservancies that is geared to saving the specie.
The Kenyan people will wow you with there over 50 different cultures, norms and dialects.
Some of the tribes to watch out for during your safari, trip or tour are the Masai, Samburu and Kikuyu people.
Immerse yourself in the fun as you listen to the songs, dances, food, dressing and great stories or proverbs for these tribes.
The Masai dressing is one of the wowing factors about them and the decorative or tattooed bodies with different design partners.
The Samburu tribe is popularly known for there sense of art and tourists can participate in making breaded pieces like earrings, wall hangings, sandals, necklaces.
As you create great memories of a lifetime is reason enough to visit Kenya.
Kenya boosts of over 1500 bird species and this gives a reason to bird watches to visit or travel to the destination.
This is a prime destination for bird watchers throughout at the great rift valley found in Kenya and a pristine area for most of the endemic specie to the country.
Tourists have testified that in Kenya one is able to see over 150 specie in less than 12 hours.
Kenya’s mixed climate series and sites make it a suitable habitat for different types of birds from ocean, lake, riverine, swampy and forest birds.
Kenya is popularly known for the millions of flamingoes found in Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Lake Borgia and Elementia.
Flamingos are very beautiful birds with a pinkish and white color that they get from eating the algae in these lakes.
In addition, Kenya also receives migratory birds from Europe on its marine and inland shorelines during the months of October and February.
Endemic birds to Kenya alone are Clarke’s Weaver, Sharpe’s Pipit, Hinde’s pied babbler and William’s lark.
The National parks and game reserves in Kenya are the best places for bird watching in Kenya and make the best safari for birders.
All parks have bird guides who will take you around on a walk, drive and boat ride to experience the birdlife of Kenya.
Kenya is an incredible destination for mountain climbing or hiking and has the second highest point in Africa at 5199 meters.
Climbers can participate in this activity at 3 popular spots in Kenya like Mt Kenya 5199 meters, Mt Longonot Mt Lesatima and Aberdare mountains.
Mountain Kenya is known as the 2nd roof of Africa with its snow-capped mountain rangers on top of it.
Mt Kenya offers hikers memorable safari from the scenic beauty to the different wildlife and snow-capped peaks.
To all mountain climbers these places should be on your bucket list and a reason to visit Kenya or add mountain climbing on your bucket list.
Kenya has made it easy to access by all travelers in the world by introducing an e-visa system during 2015.
This will save you hours of queuing at the airport when you arrive and also the entry visa costs $50 for one entry or an East African Visa with multiple entries in 3 countries (Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda) at $100.
All people from different parts in the world; Europe, United Kingdom, United States of America, Russia, Australia and china.
Always ensure you are logged into the right site to avoid being scammed for the e-visa application.
The correct link to the e-visa and if you need assistance then our safari experts can help you.
Kenya has a number of ancient sites and two of them standout that is the Gedi site and Fort Jesus will never disappoint you.
The Gedi old ruins date back in the 12th and 15th century and these are indicated by the collection of mosques, splendid palaces and houses in 45 acres of forest.
Gedi Swahili village has become popular when sir John Kirk an archaeologist visited the site and it’s now preserved as a national museum of Kenya.
Fort Jesus is located in Mombasa town and its history dates back to the 15th century where Mombasa was a transit place for trade.
The Portuguese built fort Jesus as a protection area for the town from the outside invaders.
This is one of the famous places that are booked at least two years in advance and limited room of 12 rooms.
While at the giraffe manor you will have giraffes in your room, dinning area and in the compound as you participate in feeding them.
You will see the Rothschild giraffes as they poke their heads in the windows of the manor house for extra treats.
In conclusion, there are many reasons to visit Kenya and we have summarised them into 10 categorises that elaborate more on the best experiences Kenya can offer you on your safari.
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