Kenya is a country in Eastern Africa bordering the Indian Ocean and Lake Victoria. Neighboring countriesinclude Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Unique Kenyan physiography, from highlands to glaciers, supports abundant and varied wildlife of scientific and economic value.
In this beautiful country there are some things that will stay with you forever – little treasures, both tangible and intangible. You will occasionally remember the faces, the journeys, the tastes and sounds and you will smile to yourself because you got to experience something magical. Here are the unique reasons to visit Kenya.
Adopt An Elephant and Visit Conservancies
Each conservancy in Kenya is unique and provides you with unforgettable experiences. You get to see and even bond with incredible animals. But nothing will touch your heart more than adopting a baby elephant at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust or by swiping right and visiting the only remaining Northern White Rhino in the world.
Visit Pristine Beaches, Eat Seafood and Sail in the Kenyan Coast
A visit to Kenya is incomplete before going to the beautiful beaches in Mombasa, Malindi, Diani and Lamu. Stay in a Swahili Beach house and take long beach walks in the evenings. Try some seafood and delicious Swahili food.
Watch the Wildebeest Migration in the Mara and See the Big Five
The migration is a spectacular sight where two million wildebeest migrate in search of water and greener pastures. You can also go on a safari and see the ‘Big Five’ (lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino) in different national parks in the country.
Meet Some Cool Kenyan People
Attend an event in Kenya and meet some locals. Laugh, smile and listen to great stories. You will meet some of the most genial hearts in Kenya, and they will help you create lifetime memories. Kenyans are proud of their country and culture, and they welcome visitors.
Delight your Taste Buds with Kenyan Food
Sample an array of great local dishes from Kenya. From the bizarre, traditional and everyday dishes, you will try it all. The capital, Nairobi is full of restaurants boasting diverse menus from all corners of the globe. You can also try some exciting dining experiences; including dining at Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant and the Moorings Floating Restaurant.
Learn a bit of History at UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Kenya has six unique world heritage sites. They are Lamu Old Town, Fort Jesus, Kenya Lake Systems, Mijikenda Kaya Forests, Mt Kenya National Parks and Lake Turkana National Parks. There is something new to learn at each of these sites.
Visit the Scenic Countryside
Feed or Have Breakfast with a Giraffe
Giraffe Manor is a boutique hotel in Langata, Nairobi. It is a beautiful place and the interior décor is spectacular. Every morning, the Rothschild giraffes visit the area and poke their heads into the windows hoping for food.
Shop for exceptional art, jewelry, crafts and home décor pieces
Visit curio stores and buy perfect pieces to wear. When it comes to jewelry, you can always buy beautiful items in Maasai Marketand other flea markets. You can also buy fabric to make clothes, décor items and furniture. Places to visit are Kitengela Glass Art, Kazuri beads and curio shops.