They say that when you come to Kenya on safari, you must sample a little bit of everything. They are right yet your Kenya experience may never feel complete without doing these 5 daring things:
1. Scale a Treacherous Mountain
Climbing Mount Kenya is one of those things that is guaranteed to give you an adrenaline rush at any time. It is certainly not for the faint-hearted, especially if your objective is to scale its higher peaks, but it most certainly offers a remarkable experience worth trying. The bragging rights are equally huge if you concur. Mount Kenya rises out of a sea of savannah grassland to straddle the equator as the second-highest mountain in Africa.
The mountain has smooth slopes on 3 sides with a ring of rocky peaks just below the summit. Magnificent cliffs and glaciers protect the highest peaks of Nelion (5,188 M) and Batian (5,199 M). The third highest summit – Point Lenana, (4,985 M) – is also glaciated but accessible to walkers. In order to reach Batian, the actual summit, specialised climbing gear is required as one must cross glaciers and steep terrain.
2. Play a Game of Golf you are Likely to Lose
Playing golf in Kenya is an intriguing part of a Kenyan safari holiday. Although there are about 40 golf courses in Kenya, a game at the Windsor is one you might not forget for while.
The Windsor Golf course is set amid coffee plantations and consists of a large luxury hotel overlooking it. The course itself has some of the trickiest holes in Kenya and is not for those a little wayward off the tee.
What makes playing golf in Kenya even more exciting is that it is pretty cheap as compared to countries in other parts of the world, especially Europe and America.
3. Go Spot an Elusive Bird
Kenya is one of the few places in Africa where you can spend weeks bird watching. East Africa is considered the world’s best bird-watching area. Pink Flamingos, Hammerkops, iridescent Kingfishers, Geese, Cranes, African Fish Eagle and Jacanas are a few of the bird species you are likely to see in Kenya.
While some birds like the flamingos in Lake Nakuru are easier to spot, others need you to go that extra mile and that is where the rubber meets the road and the fun begins. There is a range of tour operators who provide special birding excursions you can use during your Kenya safari holidays.
4. Ride a Bicycle Next to Wild Animals
You can easily rent a bike in Kenya. Biking through the mountain peaks of Kenya gives you an opportunity to see the active side of the country. Start your journey from the little known Hell’s Gate National Park and bike through the ancient lava tubes and colourful rocks of Mount Longonot and Mount Suswa. This makes for an action-packed Kenya safari holiday.
5. Do a Hot Balloon Safari Over the Big Five
A Kenya safari experience is never complete without a flight in a hot balloon to watch the scenic beauty of the famous game park – Maasai Mara. Experience the light and gentle breeze while watching the activities of wild animals.
Do not forget to carry a camera to capture the panoramic view of the Game Park and activities of its wilderness. Wear comfortable clothes and sports shoes and take along a jacket to shield yourself from the chilling air.
Make sure you let your guide know you need these 5 activities included in your tour package. We guarantee you, it will be a Kenya experience you will remember for a while to come. Try any one (or all) of them!