One of the most diverse countries in East Africa. Kenya really does have it all. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate safari experience. A hiking adventure or a chance to relax on white sand beaches. This fantastic country has it all – at a good price too! Things To Do In Kenya!
Things To Do In Kenya
Beautiful landscapes, incredible wildlife in their natural habitat. And a tropical Indian Ocean coastline are just a few of the widely recognized attractions in Kenya. There are tons of things to do in Kenya.
From exploring the capital city of Nairobi, to going on safaris, and hanging out on Lake Victoria. Meanwhile, the Reserve is host to 95 species of mammals, amphibians and other reptiles and 485 species of birds. During the dry season (July to October) it also hosts a major concentration of migratory herbivores including about 250,000 zebra and 1.3 million wildebeest.
The Mara is a beautiful but sensitive environment that can survive only if properly respected. Well-watered by the Mara River, enjoying abundant vegetation. Wildlife and rainfall, its ecology would appear, at first sight, to be relatively resilient. It also appears to have withstood the erosive effects of huge numbers of visiting tourists extraordinarily well.
Meanwhile, the Reserve is host to 95 species of mammals, amphibians and other reptiles and 485 species of birds. During the dry season (July to October) it also hosts a major concentration of migratory herbivores including about 250,000 zebra and 1.3 million wildebeest.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli belongs in the elite of Kenya’s national parks, and it’s easy to see why. Its signature attraction is the sight of hundreds of big-tusked elephants set against the backdrop of Africa’s best views of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m).
Africa’s highest peak broods over the southern boundary of the park. And while cloud cover can render the mountain’s massive bulk invisible for much of the day. You’ll be rewarded with stunning vistas when the weather clears, usually at dawn or dusk.
Breakfast With Giraffes
Tea, toast and a dash of giraffe slobber. The large windows of the sunroom at Giraffe Manor are wide open, allowing some guests to pop their heads in, rather than take a seat. The manor is home to a herd of Rothschild’s giraffes. Don’t forget to close your curtains at night. You never know who might be looking in.
As well as giraffes the ranch is home to warthogs, dik diks, birds and bushbuck. A nearby giraffe center is a breeding area for the endangered Rothschild’s giraffes. Rates for 2015 start at $525 per adult per night and $350 for children. Prices include airport transfers, transportation around the area, meals and drinks. Including wine, beer and spirits.
A salty cave excavated by elephants and the location of a deadly disease vector. When the Kitum Cave was first discovered. The many marks, scratches, and furrows along its walls were assumed to have been the work of picks wielded by ancient Egyptians searching for gold or diamonds. In fact, the excavated sections of the cave are the result of something much more unusual.
The cave is found on Mount Elgon, an extinct shield volcano. And it developed as the result of cooling volcanic rock. The cave, which extends some 600 feet into the mountain, has walls that are rich in salt. And it is here that the mysterious cave diggers reveal themselves.
Soak Up The Views At Watamu
And continuing your way further up the Kenya Coast. Just north of Kilifi is the beachside town on Watamu, which is located near the city of Malindi. Visiting Watamu for a day or 2 is definitely one of the top things to do in Kenya if you enjoy being dazzled by spectacular beaches.
And don’t forget to indulge in some gelato or a good espresso as you soak up the incredible coastal views in Watamu too. The plethora of Italian tourists here means high quality ice cream and coffee is assured. Yes please!
There’s nothing more famous about Kenya than going on a safari. To one of the many national parks or reserves located throughout the country. The most famous wildlife viewing sanctuaries include Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and Tsavo East.
For many, the goal is to catch a glimpse of the African Big 5 which includes lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Safaris can be on the expensive side. But going on a safari and observing African animals in their natural habitat is a once in a lifetime experience. There’s nothing more famous about Kenya than going on a safari.
Go On A Cheese Tour
Kenya and cheese? Not two things that automatically come to mind. However, 30 minutes out of Nairobi is the award winning Brown’s Cheese factory. Its product has won many accolades, including the South African Dairy Championship and awards from the East Africa Cheese Festival.
After which guests can settle down to a cheese platter, followed by a three-course lunch complete with homemade chutneys. Bread and homegrown salad. Brown’s also offers cheese-making classes and, for kids, milking sessions with the factory’s Friesian cows.