Kenya’s definitely built for adventurers. With its savannahs and snow-capped mountains, Kenya is usually what people think of immediately when they hear “Africa.” And in this wild land you’ll find natives that have survived the severity of Africa for thousands of years. Pack your bags, and get ready for a Kenya adventure.
If there’s one thing you must do while visiting Kenya, make it a safari. Visit the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, including Amboseli, Tsavo West National Park, Chyulu Hills, Tsavo East National Park, and Lugards Falls. Amboseli National Park is spectacular for its wild game opportunities, and with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background, you can’t get a better scenic backdrop. If it’s hippos and crocodiles you’d like to see, visit Tsavo West National Park. Large herds of elephants, buffalo, waterbuck, rhino, and antelope also often come through here.
It’s the Maasai Mara that’s the showstopper, though. It’s one of the largest game reserves on the continent, and it’s almost impossible to not run into the Big 5. The Maasai Mara is also famous for its wildebeest migration, with one million of them making their way from Serengeti. There are also many predators like crocodiles waiting to hunt them down, so come during migration time and you’re in for quite a performance. Not brave enough to face the lions? Visit an ostrich farm and ride a trained ostrich instead!
Are you an avid hiker and climber? Then trekking Mount Kenya is a must-do. Ascending the dry side of the mountain means you’ll be treated to some of the finest views in Kenya. You can start in Nanyuki town and climb up to Sirimon Gate, through dense forest. Cross the Ontulili River, and continue on to Mackinders Valley. From here you’ll have full views of the mountain peaks. Of course, you can also climb famous Mount Kilimanjaro, one of Africa’s most famous landmarks. Kick off your Kenya adventure by taking the Machme Route, through the stunning Barranco Valley, up to Stella Peak, and then on top at Uhuru Peak.Read More ...