Kenya’s amazing landscapes, breathtaking wildlife and diverse cultural heritage, are indeed why many tourists prefer it as their dream vacation destination.
Safari adventures to Kenya are guaranteed to deliver a captivating experience that keeps visitors coming back for more. It is no wonder Kenya is the most prefered tourist location in Africa. But what makes it a top holiday destination in Africa?
1. Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration
Apart from Tanzania, no other country in Africa can boast of a spectacle as awe-inspiring as the Great Migration. Many have even called it the 7th wonder of the world. It is no doubt one of the best attractions on the continent. Tourists from every corner of the globe flock to the vast plains of the Maasai Mara National Reserve to witness thousands of wildebeest and zebra enter from Serengeti in Tanzania.
What makes this phenomenal annual wildlife migration even more interesting is the entry of crocodiles, lions and leopards into the scene as they prey on the mass of herbivores on the move.
Mid-July and November is the appropriate season to witness this spectacular event of nature. There are a wide variety of camps and lodges in the Maasai Mara which are strategically located to provide the best views of this massive migration.
2. Nairobi National Park
There is no other country in the world, let alone in Africa, with a national park right at the doorstep of the city. Just 7 KM from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, Nairobi National Park is a popular place to sample major wildlife attractions including the famous Big Five. Here you can see the endangered Black rhinoceros, lions, leopards, cheetah, buffaloes and zebras among other animals minutes after attending a meeting or international conference in the city.
In case being that close to animals is not your thing, then you can still enjoy the same experience in the comfort and safety of a spectacular enclosed walkway at the Nairobi Safari Walk, just within the park.
3. Africa’s Finest Beaches
Kenya’s coastal region is famed for having some of the best tropical beaches on earth with their white powdery beaches and a paradise of palm trees that makes it a haven for holidaymakers. There is also a wide variety of marine life and water sports to experience.
World-class holiday Resorts and hotels in Mombasa offer modern 4 and 5-star facilities, services and a very diverse cuisine which makes them a good spot for relaxation, both for families and couples. Being tropical beaches means, tourists can visit any time of the year and get good value for their money.
4. Natural Sceneries
Kenya is home to the 2nd tallest mountain in Africa. Mount Kenya packs enough adventure to thrill even the most experienced of climbers. The view from this mountain is breathtaking and indeed a good reward to those who make it to some of its peaks.
Mount Elgon also provides striking hiking experiences. Did you know that the best views of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, though in Tanzania, are from Kenya?
If you have been longing to see hot springs and geysers during your Kenyan adventure, then a visit to Lake Bogoria in Kenya’s Rift valley will be worth your while. Lake Nakuru is another attraction popular for its thousands of flamingos flocking its shore. This site is no doubt one not to miss in your safari itinerary.
5. Golfing Destination
Kenya has some of the finest golf courses in the region. Tourists, who enjoy teeing off during the vacations, always see the country as one of the preferred choices for them. The spectacular golf course landscapes and tropical climate makes it a holiday haven for sports tourists.
Coastal golf courses, next to the Indian Ocean to highland ones with rugged terrain, is indeed the reason Kenya is a loved golfing destination.
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