If you asked someone what their dream trip would be, a lot of people might say kicking back on a beach in Tahiti or whiling away the hours on some Caribbean island. While both are great ideas, many more people might opt for doing something a bit more adventurous such as planning an action packed trip to one of the African countries. Kenya is one of the hottest countries that welcomes travellers and the potential to have one of the most memorable holidays ever. Here are just a few of the things you should consider doing when you visit Kenya.
Mount Kenya is the highest peak in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, second only to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Mount Kenya is a challenging climb for those who want to flex their mountaineering muscles while in the country and it’s a fantastic addition for any itinerary if you’re adventurous. In recent years, accommodation has been added to the mountain to make it easier for climbers to acclimatise to the altitude, resulting in more successful summit attempts.
An interesting point of note is that Mount Kenya actually directly provides water for over 2 million people as a result of runoff that comes off the mountain. During your ascent you can see examples of this in some of the beautiful rivers and waterfalls that don the routes.
The Serengeti and Maasai Mara
The Serengeti in Tanzania is one of the most famous African plains where safaris are a popular and common activity. The region in Kenya north of the Serengeti is known as the Maasai Mara National Reserve and is home to numerous small Maasai tribal villages as well as just about every type of animal you could wish to see on safari. The whole area is home to numerous types of flora and fauna and is also a popular spot for many to watch the annual wildebeest migration in which millions of wildebeest flock across the plains in a terrific display of numbers on their migration path. This particular region is insanely popular for safari-seekers, so it’s a good idea to book yours well in advance of your stay to ensure you get the lodges and packages you’re after. Best times to visit are June to October in the dry season, which is also the height of wildebeest migration.
Head over to the coast for a bit of rest and relaxation after safari – something you will highly enjoy after spending a few days tracking game through the wilds of the Maasai Mara or other safari reserves throughout Kenya. The coast is to die for – with beautiful resorts, beaches and ample opportunity to just kick back and relax with nothing to disturb you except the waiter bringing you another cocktail. Don’t take it from us though, come and see for yourself. Flights to Mombasa from other areas of Kenya are the quickest way to get right onto the sand, so check them out ahead of time.
With so much to see and do throughout the country, we’re sure you will have no problem planning an action packed trip to Kenya. But don’t take it from us – come and see for yourself just what this unique, beautiful and welcoming country has to offer its visitors.