Kenya is an amazing and beautiful country. It is the epitome of beauty in terms of nature and culture. On a safari to Kenya you will meet wonderful people as well as find beautiful places to visit. Visiting Kenya for the first time can be overwhelming if you have no one to guide you on what places to visit or things to do. We have broken down the things to do in Kenya that will guide you on your first visit here. We believe you will find these tips helpful.
Game Walks in Kenya
Kenya is rich in wild animals. Game walks and game drives are a great way to see these animals up-close and maybe even take photos of them. Game drives in the wild are exciting. Game walks too are good for nature walks and help you to see smaller animals that are hard to spot while inside a car. During Kenyan game drives/walks, you will spot animals like elephants, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, leopards, rhinos, buffalos, hyenas, gazelles, zebras, warthogs, wildebeests, monkeys and baboons among others. You can go for game drives and game walks in Maasai Mara National Park, Samburu National Reserve, Mount Kenya National park, Lake Nakuru National park and Nairobi National Park among other parks and reserves.
If you love heights Kenya has got you covered. Mountain climbing is a common activity that local and international tourists love to do in Kenya. You can go for mountain climbing in Mount Kenya; the highest mountain in Kenya and second highest in Africa. Mount Longonot which was formed from volcanic activities is also a common spot for mountain climbing in Kenya.
Kenya is blessed with over 500 bird species. If you love bird watching, arm yourself with a pair of binoculars and prepare to see many beautiful birds. Lake Nakuru is one of the world’s famous spots known for being a bird spectacle. It is home to thousands of flamingos. Other places suitable for bird watching are Maasai Mara National Park, Lake Naivasha and Mount Kenya among others. Bird species you are likely to see include vultures, sunbirds, eagles, kingfishers, lovebirds, herons and pelicans among others.
Visit the Lakes
Kenya has several lakes most of which are found in the Great Rift Valley region. There are both salt and fresh water lakes. At the lakes you will enjoy activities like boating, fishing and photography. Lake Bogoria,one of the lakes has hot springs around it. These springs are so hot that an egg is ready to eat in less than 5 minutes after dipping it into the water. Other lakes worth visiting are Lake Nakuru (famous for flamingos), Lake Naivasha (boating and fishing), Lake Elementaita, Lake Turkana and Lake Baringo among others.
Visit the Beach
A Kenyan safari would never be complete without visiting the Kenyan coast where you will find the beaches. After a long safari in the wild, you should finish off by cooling and relaxing at the beaches by the Indian Ocean. Enjoy beach activities like skiing, boating, beach sports like football and volleyball, swimming and bathing in the sand. Some of the beaches in Mombasa are Tiwi and Diani beaches.
Other activities include
- A visit to historical site
- Hot air balloon safaris
- Cultural visits
- Visit the Aberdare Ranges
- Visit the Great Rift Valley