Kenya has so much to offer holiday lovers, from the rich different cultures, the beautiful long stretches of white sandy beaches, the snow capped mountain, various wildlife national parks full of wildlife, among many other attractions. Below are some of our top Kenyan tour highlights.
- The Great Migration:- The Great Migration is one of the great wonders of Africa; where thousands of wildebeest, zebras, Grant’s gazelle, Thompson gazelle, eland and impalas migrate from Serengeti in Tanzania to Masai Mara in Kenya, in search of fresh grazing land and water.
It is said to be the largest land mammal migration on earth with over two million mammals traveling approximately 1,800 miles round the migration cycle in east Africa.
- Big Five Safari Tour:-When you read about an African safari, the word ‘Big Five’ will often come up. Tour operators use the word to refer to some of the most popular wildlife in Africa. The ‘Big Five’ includes the Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino. The word was originally used by hunters, to refer to the five most difficult and dangerous animals to hunt in Africa, after abolishing hunting in most countries in Africa, tour operators took the word ‘Big Five’ coined it to refer to the five most popular wildlife to watch in Africa, Of course there are other animals like Cheetah, hippo, gorilla, giraffe, wildebeest and crocodiles that are also popular but not to the level of the Big five.Major national parks and reserves to spot all the Big Five in Kenya includes Masai Mara national park , Samburu national reserve and Amboseli national park ; there are other private reserves and wildlife conservancies that you can visit and watch all the big five us well.
- Bird Watching tour :- Kenya is one of the top birding destinations in the world; with over 1089 different bird species recorded (around 11 percent of the world total bird species), is no doubt a heaven for bird lovers. Major bird watching is done along the Great Rift Valley alkaline lakes, the rain-forests, rivers and the semi arid desert that provide great conditions for bird foraging and breeding.
Major birding destinations in Kenya includes visiting Lake Nakuru, Lake Elementaita, lake Baringo and Lake Bogoria ; here you will see large numbers of Greater and Lesser Flamingos, herons, egrets, Kingfishers, geese, storks, eagles, cranes among many others. At Lake Victoria you will sport birds such as Papyrus Gonolek, Hammerkops, Herons, and Jacanas. While at Lake Naivasha you can spot the African fish Eagle, Cranes, kingfisher, Bustard among many others. and in national parks you easily spot Eagles, Vultures and Scavengers that hugely depend on the predator making a kill, so they can feed on the leftovers and the dead animals.
- Hiking and Mountain Climbing:- is among the main attractions in Kenya, there are a couple of mountains and hills in Kenya; this includes Mt Kenya, Mt Elgon, Mount Longonot, Mt Suswa, Ngong Hills, Loroghi Hills, Western Highland, Shimba Hills and Taita Chyulu Hills among others. Mount Kenya is the most popular for mountain climbing, its the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa, its located across the equator with a height of 5,199 m and a snow-capped peak.
- Hot Air Balloon Safari:- flight safari is a unique way of viewing wildlife beneath you while flying quietly above the beautiful open plains, full of wildlife. The pilot usually narrates about the history of the beautiful views, animals and birds beneath you. The flight is usually in the morning and takes about one hour, then it is followed with a nice well set bush breakfast.
- Horse Riding Safari:- Horse riding safari is another special way of exploring and enjoying Africa, imagine riding across the open plains of Masai mara or Samburu with giraffe, antelopes, wildebeest and zebras; watching elephants, buffaloes and other animals from a distance.
- Snorkeling and Diving:- The Kenyan coast has some of the best coral gardens and clear waters that makes it a heaven for divers and snorkelers, diving activities ranges from wreck diving, drift reef diving, scuba diving, deep see diving to night diving. Watamu, Mombasa, Malindi and Diani are the best areas for diving and snorkeling in Kenya.
- Water rafting, kayaking and Canoeing:- Water spot combines the sport adrenaline adventure, sightseeing and game viewing; the perfect place for water rafting, kayaking and Canoeing is along the Tana River, Sagana River, Malewa River, Mathioya River, Athi River and Ewaso Ng’iro River, Lamu along the coastline (sea kayaking), Lake Baringo, and Lake Naivasha among other places in Kenya.
- Dhow sailing:- is one of the oldest and most traditional Arabian way of sailing along the Indian Ocean, its an adventurous way to explore the islands and can be combined with other activities like Kayaking, surfing, fishing and diving. It’s Ideal for families or group of friends.
- Bungee jumping:- This is an extreme adventure only for the brave ones; Bungee jumping at Sagana is done along River Tana on steel structure 60 meter (200 feet) high, regardless of it being very safe, you can be sure of an adrenaline adventure.
- Play Golf:- Golfing in Kenya is so diverse and exciting; it could be in Diani along the seafront or along the stunning view of the Great Rift Valley or close to a city center. A golf vacation can be combined with other beach or Safari activities to maximize your holiday in Kenya.
- High Altitude Training:- For Athletes who want to enhance their athletics skill as well tour the Great Rift Valley, Kenya hosts some of the best high altitude training venues and camps in Africa, with altitude over 2500m above the sea level, you can be sure to reap the benefit of the high altitude training camps.
- Cultural Visits:- with over 42 tribes and cultures, Kenya is not a homogeneous country; each ethic group have their own cultural and traditional history to tell, through their music and dance, art and artifacts, traditional houses, staple foods, clothing and decorations, culture values and believes. One of the outstanding cultures are the famous Masaai people, Samburu, Turkana and Pokot people who are pastoralist and peacefully inhabit with wild animals.