Safaris, beaches and tribal culture—10 reasons to enjoy the wild, wild country:
Take to the skies in a Hot Air Balloon
As you float in the air you will have a bird’s eye view of the wildlife. Hour-long excursions set off at dawn and end with champagne breakfasts. This incredible once in a lifetime experience offers the visitor a fantastic view of Kenya’s scenic beauty, and the chance to drift unobtrusively over the wildlife below.
Swim with the Dolphins
The safe warm waters of the Kenya’s coast provide the travellers with this unique opportunity. To enjoy the Dolphins one do not need to be a strong swimmer. If the tourists prefer to stay dry they can sail in a dinghy and view the reef through a specially designed viewing scope.
Walking safaris in Africa are completely different from game drives; being on foot brings about a totally new way of understanding the surroundings. Walking safaris were the original safari and remain the purest form.
Feed the wild Giraffe
Getting up close and personal with the wild giraffes at The Giraffe Centre, Nairobi is a thrilling experience. From a raised wooden platform you can observe, hand-feed and pat the Giraffes. Hand feeding giraffes is an education in itself. You will see, close at hand, how they use their long, prehensile tongues to remove leaves from prickly acacia branches.
Thousands of elephants are killed every year for their ivory, mainly driven by demand from Asia. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephants and rhinos with the aim of returning them to the wild. Visitors to the elephant orphanage come face to face with the infant survivors. The babies play around in their daily mud bath between 11 a.m. and noon. The youngest elephants come trotting out of the bush to greet their keepers who stand at the ready with giant bottles of milk.
The marine life is wonderful, with abundant wrecks and reefs to dive around, although there’s plenty to be seen if you simply snorkel. Dolphins, turtles and whale sharks can be seen along with many colourful, exotic fish. A day spent at sea on a Dhow is a wonderful experience and a fantastic way to explore the region.
Visit a Maasai village
A visit to a traditional tribal village will allow you to see the rich cultural history of the people with many tribes living the same way their ancestors have done for hundreds of years.
Boat safari, Naivasha
Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, the second largest in the area after Lake Baringo. Lake Naivasha is an ideal place for boating, with wide open waters, fantastic surrounding scenery and plenty of channels to explore. Boats can be hired with driver/guides from many of Naivasha’s lakeside lodges and camps. This is an excellent way to see plenty of birdlife and hippos up close. For keen sailors, there is a sailing club in Naivasha.
The warm, tropical waters of the Indian Ocean are an irresistible draw to water lovers; there is no better way to explore this environment than to strap on a mask and snorkel and go for a swim. The coast is rimmed with long, fringing reefs that shelter inner lagoons from the rougher weather and larger creatures. Snorkelling in the clear, blue waters of these lagoons provide a breathtaking introduction to marine life.
There are also a few local nightclubs in Nairobi and Mombasa that stay open until dawn. Every night in Kenya is a different and lively night. Casinos have also sprouted around the city increasing the night life attractions. There are casinos, cafes, nightclubs and 24-hour facilities like supermarkets.