Things To Do In Kenya

Each year travellers from across the world travel to the East African wonderland that is Kenya to experience unforgettable adventures. Whether you are seeking the highlights of the natural world, unwinding on sun-kissed beaches, or getting to know more about the country’s cultural history, Kenya promises to captivate the senses. JENMAN African Safaris have narrowed down some of the top things to do in Kenya.

No Kenya safari is complete without a safari in the iconic Maasai Mara National Reserve and witnessing the spectacle of the Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest and zebra traverse the plains in search of greener pastures. Renowned for its staggering diversity of wildlife, including the Big Five, the Mara offers unparalleled opportunities for game viewing.

Home to some of Africa’s largest elephant herds against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park is a photographer’s paradise. Experience the thrill of spotting elephants, giraffes, lions and cheetahs against the stunning silhouette of Africa’s highest peak. Take the chance to interact with the Maasai community and learn about their rich cultural heritage and traditional way of life.

Kenya’s Rift Valley is home to a string of stunning lakes, each with its own unique charm. Visit Lake Nakuru to witness the spectacle of thousands of flamingos painting the shores pink, or explore Lake Naivasha, a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. For a truly unforgettable experience, venture into the depths of the Rift Valley to discover the soda lakes of Lake Bogoria and Lake Magadi, where flocks of flamingos gather amidst otherworldly landscapes.

Towering majestically above the Kenyan highlands, Mount Kenya beckons adventure seekers to conquer its snow-capped peaks and rugged slopes. Whether you’re a seasoned mountaineer or a novice hiker, there are routes suited to every level of experience. Traverse through lush forests, alpine meadows and rocky ridges as you ascend to the summit, where panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness await as your reward.

The Kenyan coast offers idyllic beach getaways for those seeking sun, sea, and sand. From the vibrant shores of Diani Beach to the secluded coves of Watamu, the coastline is dotted with pristine beaches fringed by palm trees and lapped by the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Indulge in water sports such as snorkelling, diving and kite surfing, or unwind on the soft, sandy shores as you soak up the tropical sunshine.

A visit to any one of Kenya’s ethnic communities, each with its own traditions, languages, and customs, is a wonderful addition to any trip to the country. Be mesmerised by the rhythms of traditional Maasai dances, sample authentic cuisine at a Swahili restaurant, or visit a Samburu village to learn about age-old pastoralist lifestyles.

Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi is a bustling metropolis brimming with cultural attractions and urban adventures. Explore the Nairobi National Park, where wildlife roams against the backdrop of the city skyline, or visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to meet orphaned baby elephants being rehabilitated for release into the wild. Delve into Kenya’s history and heritage at the National Museum or browse for souvenirs at the colourful Maasai Market.