For anyone who has always wanted to visit Africa, Kenya should be your first stop. Kenya’s unique location offers all of the climates and environments – both urban and rural – as well as the unique cultures and activities that are distinctly African in one convenient location. It’s a perfect destination for travelers who have never been to Africa before, or for travelers who want to experience a diverse, exciting vacation in East Africa.
From the classic savanna to the dry deserts to the snow-covered mountains, Kenya has a wide range of settings for visitors to explore, so if you bore easily of one type of weather, Kenya is a great spot for you. Plus, you’ll find vibrant tribal culture just a short car ride away from the bustling downtown of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city.
Perhaps the most popular tourist attraction in Kenya is the numerous safaris that are available at the many national parks located throughout the country. Visit the Maasai Mara National Reserve to watch the annual Great Migration. From June to August each year, more than 1 million wildebeests and zebras make their way across the Mara River toward the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania – a true sight to behold. Amboseli National Park, located near the Tanzanian border and at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, is another great destination, and offers guests a change to get up close to wild elephants.
You can also spot a few hundred thousand – even up to a million – flamingos cooling off at Lake Nakuru, located in central Kenya. This lake is home to an algae species that attracts the birds, and seeing the countless thousands of pink birds in the water is surely worth a trip to the area.
These are only a few of the very many incredible things you could do on your visit to Kenya. Blue Horizon Travel is planning an exciting trip to Kenya next August, providing an excellent chance for travelers to get a great deal and immersive experience in this African nation. During our trip, guests will see some of the best of Kenya while seeking out the “Big Five” – elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalo and leopards – including three nights in the Maasai Mara. There’s also an optional extension tour that takes guests to Amboseli National Park, offering a great chance to see the region’s elephants and enjoy time in the shadow of the tallest mountain of the African continent.