holidays, mountain trekking and safari adventures in Kenya
planning an African experience, Kenya is an excellent choice. This East
African country offers a variety of landscapes from its tropical Indian
Ocean beaches to its inland savannah, mountain highlands and the Great
Rift Valley and everything in between.
Wildebeest in Masai Mara Kenya via Wikimedia
by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen/CC BY-SA 3.0
planning a safari holiday, beach break or more adventurous mountain trek,
Kenya has it all. Adventure
Alternative offers some great safari and trekking options, as well
as the chance to volunteer in Kenya.
Mara Safari in Kenya
nothing quite like a classic safari through the African bush. The Masai
Mara Reserve, located in Narok County, is famous for its wildlife, including
African leopards, Kenyan cheetahs and the Masai lions. However it is even
better known for the annual migration that occurs here each year, to and
from the neighbouring Serengeti.
zebra in Masai Mara via Wikimedia
by Key45/CC BY 2.0
best time to visit Masai Mara is between July and October, to experience
the Great Migration
of the wildebeest, Thomsonís gazelle and zebra firsthand. This truly spectacular
sight is a once in a lifetime experience.
with its rolling golden plains, Masai Mara is a great safari destination
all year around. Other species on view include giraffe, elephant, hyena,
hippos and Nile crocodiles in the Mara River. While on safari, choose from
among a range of luxury lodges and tented camps for a real safari experience.
wildebeest in Great Migration Masai Mara via Flickr
by Thomson Safaris Tanzania Safaris and Kili Treks/CC BY 2.0
trekking in Kenya
climbers and trekkers can experience Africa from a different angle from
the peak of beautiful Mount Kenya. At 5,199 m, this snow capped mountain
is the second highest in Africa, with several different options for both
climbing and trekking. To add to the experience, a variety of wildlife
is also on view as you head from the forested lowlands, to the alpine heath
and finally up to the stunning snow-clad peaks. You might be lucky to spot
lobelias and senecios, as well as the rock hyrax along the way.
Mt Kenya via Wikimedia
by Håkon Dahlmo/ CC BY 2.5
a beach in Kenya
offers a variety of beaches and beach resorts along its Indian Ocean coast.
Among the most popular, Diani stands out. Located 30 km from Mombasa, this
tranquil beach offers swimming, surfing and kite surfing, as well as beautiful
coral reefs, shady palm trees and forest surroundings. The resort itself
offers a range of hotels, restaurants and shops.
Diani Beach Kenya via Wikimedia
by Lukasz Ciesielski/ CC BY-SA 3.0
Beach is famous for its white sand, turquoise water and waving palms trees,
while the coral reef is also worth exploring. The beach is a popular spot
for all types of water sports, including scuba diving, kite surfing, jet
skiing and beach volley ball, or just plain chilling out on the sand. Nyali
is a residential area of Mombasa with a range of resorts, hotels and shops.
Nyali Beach Kenya via Wikimedia
by FredD/CC BY-SA 3.0
lounging on the beach, heading up a mountain or relaxing on a safari, consider
Kenya for your next relaxing or adventure holiday.
- Kenya Travel Guide - Travel