Pack up your bags and head to these places for the thrill of a lifetime
Kenya is famous for its unadulterated, natural beauty. Famously known as the east African paradise, it is a perfect vacation spot for family holidays between fall and winter- that is when Kenya safari packages and Kenya adventure vacations are topping the charts of travel agencies worldwide.
In this article, we bring you the top five spots to mark on the map when choosing Kenya tours and safari packages- covering something for people from all walks of life.
Top activities: Samburu, Lake Nakuru, and Masai Mara Safari, Rock Climbing, Trekking (Sirimoni-Chogoria)
The highest mountain in Kenya and second highest in Africa after Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya stands tall at 5199 meters and hosts a National park, among trekking and sightseeing activities.
People from all around the world come to Mount Kenya National Park to see animals like Zebras, Giraffes, Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Buffalos and Rhinos on safari trips that last from 3 to 7 days and beyond as well.
In addition to the thrill of witnessing wildlife from up-close, you can also take up hiking, camping, air tours, and rock-climbing right in the lap of nature.
The Diani Beach
Top attractions: Alfajiri Villas, Diani Beach Art Gallery, The Whale Shark Adventures
The Diani Beach of Kenya is one of the most popular tourist spots across the country. Located at a distance of 30 kilometers from the south of Mombasa, the place offers a wide variety of adventures and tourist spots along with the breath-taking beauty of the beach.
The Diani Beach Art Gallery displays wide varieties of sculptures and paintings, which give you a great taste of the local culture. You can also swim with the ravishing whale sharks here, under expert surveillance- a thrilling experience that is unforgettable, and not for the faint of heart!
The Tana River
Top activity: White Water Rafting
The Tana River is the longest river in Kenya, holding an important position in the country due to its usage in the hydro-electric productions and irrigations. Along with all these facts, the river is also a hub for numerous adventure sports and leisure activities, most popular one of them being white water rafting.
The river’s water currents vary a lot, allowing beginners to hone their skills, and experts to test theirs. The packages include around 3 hours of rafting, followed by a barbeque lunch and camping on the river bank. A perfect day of adventure if you’re with family or friends!
The Masai Mara Triangle
Top attractions: Safari, Wildlife Visits, Camping
Masai Mara is a National Reserve which is home to a large number of native and endangered wildlife species. This is the major point of popularity amongst the tourists, who like to go on safaris and camp here. Kenya safari holidays at the Masai Mara have become yearly traditions for countless families around the world- that’s how great it is!
You can experience the wildlife here with 3 to 4-day Kenya adventure safari trip from Nairobi, or take a balloon safari to experience the spellbinding sunsets. You will be able to see the ‘big five’ here- Buffalos, Lions, Leopards, Rhinos and Elephants- but if you are near swamps and water bodies, beware! The crocodiles in these areas are among the largest in Africa!
Top activities: Snorkeling, Tours
Malindi is one of the bay towns situated at the banks of the river Galana. Situated at a distance of 120 kilometers from Mombasa, the town is quite popular amongst the tourists for its rich culture and diverse activities.
If you are in Malindi for a week, you can experience snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, the famous Arabuko Sokoke Forest & Mida Creek tour, checking out Vasco Di Gama’s pillar, the Bio Ken snake park, and above all, chilling on the Watamu Beach. When you’re checking out Kenya tours and safaris packages and you are interested in not just seeing the wildlife but also in history and culture, Malindi is the perfect place to go to!
When you are looking at a list of best Kenya tours you can indulge yourself in, make sure you remember these 5 adventure travel destinations, offering adventure Kenya safaris for the brave ones and relaxing beaches and cottages for ones who need to get away from the hustle bustle of city life and relax.