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10 Reasons why you should visit Kenya right now

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Lana Goodwin

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Author: Lana Goodwin - 26 May 2016

Last Update: 10 May 2024

One of the world’s most authentic safari destinations is Kenya. Thousands of tourists go to East Africa every year to experience an original safari.

Visiting Kenya will surprise and delight visitors with everything from world-class cities and fascinating culture to diverse wildlife, fauna, and flora.

We’ve compiled a carefully curated list of ten reasons to go to Kenya.

  1. Experience the Great Migration 

The Great Migration is a must-see for every wildlife lover visiting Kenya. Thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle traverse East Africa in what is without a doubt nature’s most amazing trek.

From June through October, the herds are most frequently seen in the Maasai Mara. August, on the other hand, is the best month to observe the iconic river crossings. Predators follow the herds wherever they go. As a result, every Great Migration safari is sure to provide a wealth of exciting animal encounters and therefore definitely contributes to why people should travel to Kenya.

  1. Experience the culture of the world-renowned Masai Mara

The Maasai culture is one of the most well-known cultures in Africa. This legacy has numerous variations, each with its own set of rituals and traditions.

This is visible in the Maasai Mara Reserve’s traditional communities, which mix into a symbiotic connection with the animals deep in the African wilderness.

This cultural experience is a true bucket-list activity and that is why it is seen as one of the top 10 reasons you should visit Kenya. 

  1. Relax on Kenya’s tranquil beaches 

When you think about Kenya, beaches may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Its Indian Ocean shoreline, on the other hand, is just breathtaking. Diani Beach and Watamu’s beautiful sands and mild seas are right out of a tropical island paradise fantasy.

For a peaceful beach vacation, head to Funzi Island or the Lamu Archipelago. Alternatively, discover Mombasa’s beautiful cultural influences and go to different ancient colonial ports along Kenya’s coast that impacted the country’s interesting past.

  1. Enjoy some of Africas Best Game Viewing 

Kenya is well known for its wide-open Savannah grasslands and safaris. Among the most well-known are the Maasai-Mara, Amboseli, and Tsavo. There are, however, more than 60 national parks and reserves spread around the country.

 

Visit Kenya and you’ll find yourself in a wildlife haven where seeing the Big 5 is virtually a certainty. Cheetah and a variety of antelope are two other fascinating creatures you anticipate seeing on a Kenya visit.

  1. Visit Africas Great Lakes

The Rift Valley Lakes are a network of lakes in Africa that span three main catchments and numerous borders. Kenya has eight of these lakes, including Lake Naivasha, a freshwater source that attracts a diverse range of birds. Lake Nakuru is known as a “soda lake” because of the enormous flocks of flamingos that graze in the shallows.

The natural richness of the area around the lake contributed to its designation as a national park in 1961. Tourists may now stay in one of the numerous luxury lodges that dot the landscape around the lakes. Guests may also go on a boat safari to get a different perspective on the wildlife when visiting Kenya.

  1. Stay at one of the most luxurious lodges in the world 

Kenya is the quintessential safari location. As you might guess, Kenya is home to a plethora of luxurious safari lodges. You can anticipate only the finest from these lodges due to their excellent location, world-class service, and great meals. The luxury lodges are a massive reason why people travel to Kenya.

Expert guides at each lodge also give information on local history as well as the area’s amazing animals and vegetation. A luxury safari provides an old-world feeling of adventure while remaining sophisticated. There’s no better way to go on a safari than in elegance.

  1. Check out Kenya’s amazing mountains 

Mount Kenya, Mount Longonot, and Mount Elgon are just a few of Kenya’s beautiful mountains. Mount Kilimanjaro may also be seen from Kenya’s side of the border, despite the fact that it is nominally in Tanzania.

Some may even claim that Amboseli National Park in Kenya is one of the greatest sites in Africa to see Africa’s tallest mountain. 

  1. Get a chance to experience the Cradle of Mankind

Kenya is referred to as the “Cradle of Mankind.” It has the world’s most comprehensive record of human prehistory, covering more than 27 million years, as well as a rich fossil legacy dating back more than 100 million years to the dinosaur era.

This is the world’s largest and best-documented collection of human-related fossils, and it’s unrivalled anywhere. The region around Lake Turkana is the epicentre of these archaeological discoveries and is one of the top reasons that people visit Kenya.

  1. Enjoy the warm season, no matter the month you visit 

Kenya is situated on the Equator and straddles it, which explains its mild climate. There are no seasons or winters in this nation, and the climate is mild all year. The rainy season is typically from April through May. The constant warm seasons is one of the top 10 reasons why people go to Kenya.

  1. World-Class Birding at Kenya’s Great Rift Valley Lakes 

The Great Rift Valley’s marshes and lakes host some of the world’s most stunning and diversified avifauna! Stand on the shores of the famed alkaline Lake Nakuru, where millions of flamingos congregate to eat over 250,000 kilos of algae.

Among the more than 450 species reported are long-crested eagles, cormorants, goliath herons, African fish eagles, pink-backed pelicans, and other speckled birds. Lake Bogoria, another Great Rift Valley lake, is home to approximately 373 bird species.

With such a broad selection of attractions, Kenya will provide you with many wonderful moments. The richness of natural beauty and intriguing culture leave an indelible impression on travellers’ emotions. Our African Travel Experts are available to help you plan your trip to Kenya. If you wish to make your African dream a reality, please contact us.


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