Wildlife is the cornerstone of tourism in Kenya. The country also offers impressive beaches, mountain hiking and a rich cultural heritage. For those who enjoy urban life and want to travel in Kenya, Nairobi offer visitors various lively night animation and spots. Finally, a wide range of transport facilities, from the ancient sailing boats to the brand-new railway lines, propose interesting trips.
#1 Reach the top of Mount Kenya
At just over 3,800 meters, Mount Kenya is the second highest peak on the continent. But the trails to the summit are much less crowded than its snow-covered counterpart across the border in Tanzania (Kilimanjaro). The mountain hike normally takes five days.
#2 Enjoy the beautiful beaches of the southern coast
Spanning 17 km along the southern coast of Kenya, Diani Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Africa. In addition, to the powdery white sand and jade colored waters protected by a coral reef. Diani offers a wide range of outdoor sports, (kite surfing, parachuting, snorkeling, …), trendy bars and restaurants by the sea.
#3 Discover Tsavo West National Park and get a view of the sky
Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford’s character in “Out of Africa”) pioneered the African aerial safari with its biplane viewing of wildlife in the 1920s. Enjoy a plunging view of the Kilimanjaro and fly over Tsavo West National Park. Many animals are there if you are lucky enough to meet them: elephants,giraffes, rhinoceros …. From the month of May, the rainy season allows to discover a very green and flowered place with a beautiful red land. This landgives reflections and hues to the animals and makes the photos absolutely sublime.
#4 Dive in the Indian Ocean, Kenya’s marine parks provide a safe haven for aquatic life
Nestled 11 kms off south of Kenyan coast, Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park is a safe haven for whales, dolphins and sea turtles. More than 250 species of tropical fish and 56 types of coral are recorded. Diani, Tiwiand Shimoni beaches are spots for scuba diving and snorkeling excursions. The best period is between August and March, when the ocean is the least rough.
#5 Sleep under the stars, lie down and gaze at infinity
After several days camping or in the mountains, grant you the luxury of falling a sleep in the open air. Take time to discover the Samburu’s culture. Close tothe Maasai, they come from Sudan and settled north of Mount Kenya andsouth of Lake Turkana. Semi-nomadic, these cattle, sheep, and camel herderslive in family, they dress with a piece of bright red cloth wrapped as a kilt andadorn themselves with pearl necklaces, bracelets and earrings. At the Samburu’s and Maasai’s camps, you will find four-poster beds that are rolledout every evening on the bridge along a rocky spur next to a waterhole where elephants and other animals come to drink. For sure, a unique moment in your life!