Things to do when you visit Kenya
Planning to visit Kenya or you are an expatriate living here or just an adventurous local?
Kenya as a country has a lot to offer to its guests and below is a list of top activities and places to visit when you visit Kenya
White Water Rafting
Go for white water rafting along Ewaso Nyiro and River Tana a place for the adventurous who would like to see their adrenaline rush high. The white water rafting trips can last between three and eight days or make for the perfect day trip out of Nairobi. Africa vacation Safaris will arrange your rafting adventure. Full equipment and expert guides are available for this ultimate adventure. Both rivers wind their way through spectacular white water, with up to 30 kms of nonstop Class II, III and IV rapids in some places, and separate stretches of demanding Class V water.Already in Kenya or planning to visit Kenya? Plan a White Water Rafting tour with us
Zip Lining at Kereita Forest
Just an hour or so from the busy Nairobi life lies Kereita forest, home to East Africa longest zip, offering over 2.4km of flight across the lush Kereita forest Offering unique views of the stunning landscape. Zip across mountain valleys at speeds of up to 60 km/h, skim the treetops, glide under giant forest canopies, while enjoying an adrenaline rush like no other. With distant views of Mount Kenya and perhaps a glimpse of a Colobus monkey or elephant nearby, this is a zip tour like no other.
Do you want to experience the wild in true colors? Choose from the multiple camping sites and destinations in Kenya. If you love camping in the bush or in the wild you may choose to drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, 4 hours drive from Nairobi and camp inside the conservancy where the 2 of the world’s remaining Nothern white rhinos reside. If you are more interested in sceneries a drive to the Rift Valley town of Naivasha can be ideal for you. It will have you camp by the shores of Lake Naivasha and combine with a visit to the nearby Hellsgate National Park. You may also choose to travel to Tsavo West and camp in some of the Kenya Wildest Camping sites, Lake Jipe Camping site or Chyulu Camping sites both located deep inside Tsavo West, are borderless and you can literally smell the wild animals from your tents! For the beach lovers you can camp along the Tiwi Beach in the south coast or at distant relatives in kilifi in the white sand beaches of the Indian Oacen
Cycling and hiking
Grab your bike and ride along the busy streets of Nairobi to the nearby Karura forest or to Hellsgate National Park, Naivasha. Cycle in the forest or inside Hellsgate. A Hellsgate bike is one of the most rewarding things an adventure seeker could ever want. Imagine getting inches close to herds of zebras or Giraffes cycling? Great sceneries of the rocky cliffs and fishers towers awaits your lenses. After all this take a swim at the Natural Hot Water Spa at the Ol Karia and visit the nearby Lake Naivasha for an amazing boat ride.
If you love hiking you can go hike the majestic Mt Longonot, Mt Kilimambogo, Ugali Hills or Table Mountain and be rewarded by some of the most majestic views in Africa!
Kenya is well known in the world for its wild part. But its beaches are equally impressive. You can choose to visit Ndiani Beach,located just 9 miles from Mombasa town With a flawless, long stretch of white-sand beach hugged by lush forest and kissed by surfable waves, it’s no wonder Diani Beach is so popular among tourists. Watamu and Malindi in Kilifi county are also equally amazing. And so is the amazing old town of Lamu in Lamu county. You will be supprised by the rich culture of this town whose narrow streets cannot allow movement of vihecles. Also make sure you go have a drink at the floating restaurant in Lamu and be sure to catch either the sunset or sunrise while in a dhow in Lamu. For those who would want to remain along the city, Mombasa City is a great option for them. The city has all what it takes to keep you around. Its few kilometres from the newly constructed Stadard gauge railway line and with an international airport inside. Its beautiful resorts along bamburi, North Coast and Nyali Beaches will be of interest to any tourist.
While on a tour to Kenya, a safari is inevitable. Depending on a number of factors such as time, budget among others you can choose to visit the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve and witness the wildebeest Migration as well as catch up with the best game viewing experiences Kenya has to offer, or drive to Ol Pejeta conservancy in Laikipia County where the worlds last two remaining Nothern White rhino resides. You can also choose to visit Meru National Park or Samburu National Reserve home to unique game such as the Grevy Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Recticulated Giraffes and Somalia Ostiches. Other parks worthy your attention is Tsavo (Both West and East), Shimba Hills National Reserve, Nairobi National Park, Lake Nakuru and Aberdare National Park.
Climb Mt Kenya
Mt Kenya is the second highest peak in the African continent standing at 5,199 m above sea level and just second to Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Mount Kenya is an extinct volcano associated with the tectonic disturbance of the Great Rift Valley. Over the course of the last couple of million years it has been eroded down by glaciers and the elements to only around two thirds of its original height. These processes are what account for the topography of the mountain. This hike is for the physically fit adventure seekers. You may need to have done other simpler hikes to acclimatize.