If you’re planning a trip to Kenya, or just considering the possibility of one, your first big obstacle will be narrowing down just what it is you want to do while you visit from the many options available. This East African country has a diverse terrain to excite nature lovers with amazing opportunities for wildlife preserves branching out from Nairobi, the capital city.
See The Great Migration
This is a truly special opportunity that’s hard to pass up. If you’re in Kenya between July and October, you have the chance to catch the Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest, antelope, and zebra travel in a great rush through the Masai Mara National Reserve. You’ll also catch sight of the great predators following the herds. There are a lot of different ways you can see this event for yourself, including by hot air balloon, airplanes, game drive, walking around, or taking a horseback safari. This is truly a bucket list item.
There are a lot of amazing reserves in Kenya, but the Maasai Mara is one of the most famous for a reason.
See the Traditional Dhows
Another unique and amazing experience in this country is to visit Lamu Island and see the dhows. These are lateen rigged ships that used to be a main form of transportation. Taking a trip to Lamu island gives you the opportunity to see something historical that you won’t see anywhere else. As one of the more unique things to do in Kenya, it’s also a little off the beaten path for the more adventurous traveler, while still a laid back trip that can include a sunset snorkeling trip and relaxing days on the water.
Visit the Giraffe Centre
This is a rescue center for giraffes. Take a tour, feed a giraffe, and contribute to an organization working to protect these animals. The Giraffe Center is only 20 kilometers from the center of the capital city, making this stop an easy choice.
Dance Your Troubles Away In Nairobi
A lot of what you’ll be doing in Kenya will involve the outdoors, nature, and wildlife. For a step away from that, and to get a better look at Kenyan urban life, check out the club scene in Nairobi.