Have you ever been to Kenya? It’s one of the most developed countries in Africa, and also one of the places on earth with the most diverse nature and culture. There are so many beautiful places to see, and lovely people to meet.
If you haven’t yet been, here are 35 reasons why you should visit Kenya at least once in your life!
1. Kenyan Food
Kenya has a lot of delicious dishes you should try. Below are some of the most popular ones!
2. Lake Nakuru
Ever wanted to see wild flamingos? Lake Nakuru is the place to be!
3. Giraffe Manor Inn
Eat breakfast with giraffes and see them stroll around freely outside your window.
4. Beautiful beaches
Soak up the sun and enjoy one of the many beautiful beaches in Kenya.
5. Rich marine life
The animal life is not only rich on land, but also under the water. Kenya is home to several marine national parks.
6. Discover Ancient Artifacts From The Oldest Humans On The Planet
Interesting in the history of humans? Here you can discover an learn more from ancient artifacts and historical findings.
Photo: James St. John
7. Wildebeest Migration
The greatest migration of all time. A yearly event where the Wildebeest migrate between the national parks.
8. The Big Five
Love animals? Kenya is home to all of the big five! Going on a Safari and see these wonderful animals in the wild is definitely another good reason to visit Kenya!
Kenyan coffee is delicious and if you’re a coffee lover like me, you should give it a try as well!
This city doesn’t have the best reputation in Western Media, but you might be surprised when you realize that it’s quite a nice city!
11. Chania Falls
A beautiful waterfall in proximity of the capital Nairobi.
12. Cultural experience
The culture is very diverse and there are several ethnic groups which all have their own traditions. You can find so many varieties of dances, music, festivals, food, and just about everything that’s a part of a cultural experience.
13. Amboseli National Park
One of the world’s most famous national parks is yet another good reason to visit Kenya!
14. Mombasa-Nairobi Railway
One of the world’s most scenic train rides. A lovely way to travel between the capital and Mombasa.
15. Fourteen Falls
One of Kenya’s most spectacular waterfalls.
16. Mount Kenya
You have probably heard of Kilimanjaro, but in Kenya, you have another big mountain called Mount Kenya. This is the second tallest mountain in Africa with a whopping height of 5 199 meters above the sea.
17. The ruins of Gedi
Gedi was one of many medieval Swahili-Arab coastal settlements, and if you’re interested in history, this is an interesting place to visit.
18. Masai Mara
The Masai people have become famous for their jumping rituals, and Masai Mara is their homelands. Here they protect the many animals and live together with mother nature.
19. Eric Wainaina
20. You can see elephants walking outside your hotel room
At Makanyane Lodge you can see elephants taking a stroll outside your bedroom window. An incredible experience that will probably be a good fit for the majority of people’s bucket list.
21. Funzi Island
22. Art and handicrafts
23. Hell’s Gate National Park
24. You can sleep under the stars
How dreamy is this? Sleeping under the stars out in nature. That’s surely something that’s on my bucket list!
25. Lamu Island
26. Amazing bird life
If you’re a bird-lover, you will be happy to know that there are at least 1105 species of birds to spot while you visit Kenya!
27. Tsavo National Park
Yet another beautiful national park where you can see animals in the wild. The Tsavo national Park is divided between a Western and Eastern park.
28. Diani Beach
Paradise beaches with white sand and turquoise water.
29. The Great Rift Valley
30. Lake Naivasha
Photo: Ronald Woan
The city of Mombasa is diverse and filled with a vibrant nightlife.
The third largest city in Kenya is located on the Western coast at Lake Victoria.
Photo: Victor Ochieng
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Traveling to other cities than just Mombasa and Nairobi will surely give you a more local experience.
35. Meet the People
There are so many different ethnic groups in this country. Local tribes with history and fascinating culture. Spending time with the locals is definitely one of the best reasons to visit Kenya!
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