Kenya is a world-renowned safari destination. This East African country is famous for its national parks, conservancies, and reserves that house an abundance of wildlife populations. Besides, beaches and modern cities add to the perfect Kenya vacation.
Characterized by its beautiful biodiversity, stunning landscapes, and unique cultures, Kenya should be on top of your bucket list. Here are 10 reasons why a Kenya vacation is ideal for you:
Assorted wildlife experiences
The country’s parks, private conservancies, and reserves are home to the most diverse animals and birds on the planet. Each park and conservancy aim to promote healthy wildlife ecosystems. Travelers can enjoy watching elephants against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli National Park while spotting the endangered rhino in Ol Pejeta.
In Samburu, travelers can see the ‘Samburu Special Five’ animals whilst Tsavo National Park displays extinct volcanoes.
Maasai Mara National Reserve
A luxury Kenya safari to the incredible Maasai Mara National Reserve is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Masai Mara Safari rightly deserves its fame due to its high density of wildlife along with the African Big Five.
The Mara is also responsible for hosting the incredible wildebeest migration. The yearly migration is a sight to behold wherein two million wildebeest travel between the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem in search of food and pasture.
The lakes of the Great Rift Valley and the wetlands of Kenya support the most diverse species of avifauna. More than 1000 bird species are spotted in various regions of the country. Lake Nakuru oversees millions of flamingos that gather together, creating an iconic sight. Lake Bogoria is famous for its raptors while Lake Naivasha attracts over 450 species of birds.
Standing 17,057 feet tall, Mount Kenya is the second-highest peak on the African continent. It is highly suggested to visit the mountain during a Kenya vacation. The tribes residing in the mountain believe that Mount Kenya is God’s throne on Earth. The peak offers spectacular panoramic views from atop. Every year, tourists flock to the mountain to enjoy leisure hikes and strenuous treks.
Stunning white-sand beaches
Kenyan coastlines are lined with the dazzling Indian ocean. A Kenya vacation does not only limit itself to bush experiences. Travelers can relax on any of the soft white sand beaches and gaze over sunsets. Beaches like Diani, Nyali, and Watamu are ideal for marine adventures, laidback resorts, and coastal towns.
Marine National Parks
Kenya houses the second-longest coral reef known as the Kenyan barrier reef. Not only does it support varied marine life but travelers can explore the reef by visiting marine parks. Mombasa Marine Park is a famous marine protected area. Marine adventures like snorkeling and diving can be undertaken in the park.
Distinct cultures and ethnicities reside in Kenya that have helped shaped the country we see today. Masai, Kikuya, Meru, and Somali are some of the tribes to name a few. Undoubtedly, the main highlight of a Kenya vacation is to interact with local friendly tribes and learn more about their rich culture and traditions.
Lavish lodges and camps
A Kenya vacation is incomplete without the inclusion of sophisticated accommodation. Kenyan hospitality is renowned worldwide. Whether you are in the midst of raw African wilderness or near the coastline, lodges, camps, and resorts are in abundance. Many of the accommodations are equipped with creature comfort and situated in unique locations.
Delicious Kenyan food
As diverse as its culture and history, Kenya is notable for its traditional and delicious cuisines. Kenyan food is largely influenced by other cultures as well, like the Arabic and Indian. Local dishes here include Nyama Choma (roasted meat), Ugali (cornmeal), and Kenyan pilau (spicy rice).
The capital city Nairobi offers the perfect blend of nature and urbanity. The Nairobi National Park displays wildlife against the backdrop of skyscrapers instead of mountains. Guests can embark on a luxury Kenya safari and go shopping on the same day in Nairobi. The city’s Masai markets are extremely famous for fabrics, jewelry, décor items, and souvenirs.
Providing a dynamic experience, a Kenya vacation is perfect in every way. Plan your very own luxury Kenya safari today.