10 Things to Do in Kenya That You Shouldn't Miss

February 7, 2018 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Kenya from Africa region, is best know for Nature & Wildlife Areas. Discover best things to do in Kenya with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. Ol Kinyei Conservancy

Serengeti-Mara Eco-system, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya +254 722 525660
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Ol Kinyei Conservancy

Ol Kinyei Conservancy is 18,700 acres of Wilderness which belongs to a Maasai community who leased it to Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps for it to be set aside for the purposes of wildlife conservation. Ol Kinyei Conservancy is home to only two small permanent camps, the Porini Mara Camp and Porini Cheetah which between them accommodate a maximum of only 24 guests at any given time - making this not only an exclusive experience but one that respects the principles of eco-tourism. Located within the Serengeti-Mara eco-system, Ol Kinyei is renowned for its unspoilt and breathtaking scenery with diverse terrain offering on one hand open savannah plains and rolling hills on the other.

Reviewed By CndnGuider - Vancouver, Canada

We saw a very active pack of lions. We counted 21 cubs and females. The males were away hiding from the tourists. They came very close to the safari vans which gave us ample time to get some great pictures. We lucked out with the cheetahs. Five brothers had caught a wildebeest and were having a nice meal from it. Once they had finished their gorging, the vultures moves in and 10 minutes later there was nothing left but bones. We couldn't count the vultures as there was so many of them. We know there was more than 75. The vultures were trying to move in on the cheetahs, but they chased them away until they had their fill. The cheetahs had very round bellies after their feast. Lots of elephants, Cape buffalo, wildebeest, hippos, zebras and various types of antelope. Saw some very interesting birds as well, WE also saw some of the wildebeest migration. It was a sight to remember for the rest of our lives. WE also did a balloon ride and were really glad that we did it here.

2. Mara Naboisho Conservancy

Adjoining the Eastern edge of the Masai Mara National Reserve | Bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve, Narok 20500, Kenya +254 722 518843
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Mara Naboisho Conservancy

Reviewed By MohitHanda10 - Pune, India

Safari in Masai Mara was one of the best wildlife experiences i have had in life. Beautiful landscapes in the reserve. Trails over terrains and hills was indeed beautiful and worth a drive.
We got to see all the animals up close: Giraffes, zebras, leopard, cheetahs, lioness, wild buffaloes, hyenas, watongs, deers and every otehr animal possible. Only rhinos were missed.
Points to note: No safari post 6:30 PM; All times are good for witnessing animals.

3. Mount KenyaKenya Tourism BoardTop 10 National Parks and Game Reserves in Kenya

Mount Kenya National Park 10400, Kenya
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Mount KenyaKenya Tourism BoardTop 10 National Parks and Game Reserves in Kenya

Reviewed By bgh - Vilnius

My friend and I did the 5 day Chogoria - Sirimon trek with Go to Mount Kenya. Excellent communication with Evans before our trip. He was also able to react to a couple of last minute changes to our plans, and adjusted accordingly. Our guide Josephat was great - very friendly, and his knowledge of the mountain was reassuringly good, especially when weather conditions on the final ascent proved difficult. I would use Go to Mount Kenya again and confidently recommend them to others.

4. Tsavo East

Voi | Mageso Chember, Tsavo National Park East 00200, Kenya +254 720 650869
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Tsavo East

Reviewed By katietravels2017 - London, United Kingdom

We loved Tsavo mainly because the colour of the earth is absolutely amazing and provides unique background to the pictures and red elephants are now my favourite! We saw lots of animals including a lion pride with 6 little cubs, a lot of birds, cheetahs. It’s good for 2 night stay, I don’t think I’d stay there much longer. We’ll return again definitely.

5. Ol Pejeta ConservancyKenya Tourism Board10 Great Kenyan Adventures

Nanyuki | Private Bag, 10400, Kenya +254 707 187141
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Ol Pejeta ConservancyKenya Tourism Board10 Great Kenyan Adventures

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a mosaic of grass plains, wooded grassland, Acacia woodland and evergreen thicket extending for over 350 square kilometres. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy, East Africa’s Largest Black Rhino Sanctuary, is situated at the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya. Ol Pejeta boasts an astounding variety of animals including non-indigenous chimpanzees and the Big Five (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo & lion). The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains guarantees an unforgettable safari experience.

Reviewed By Michael E - Nairobi, Kenya

Don't miss out on the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, where a most wonderful and knowledgeable guide introduces you to his chimps - each one of which he knows by their name, their history and their personality. He educates us on the plight of this animal around Africa, and the excellent initiatives to rescue their members from the hands of vicious traders.

6. Kiambethu Farm

Girls School Rd, Limuru 00217, Kenya +254 729 290894
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Kiambethu Farm

Come and enjoy a lunch time tour of the farm with Fiona... Arrive at 11am and over a cup of tea or coffee the history of the farm and process of making tea is informally explained, followed by an opportunity to see tea in the field. Then take a walk in the indigenous forest with our resident Kenyan guide who will identify the plants and explain how they are traditionally used. Look out for the Colobus monkeys close up and wander in the Gardens which are home to a wide variety of birds and flowers. Return to the house to enjoy a pre-lunch drink on the verandah with sweeping views across the tea fields to the Ngong Hills. Enjoy your three course buffet lunch from our set menu prepared with vegetables from the garden and desserts are topped with cream from our herd of Channel Island cows. Advance booking is essential, cost is Kshs.3,300 per person all inclusive, children under 12 are half price.

Reviewed By Xcleeglee2015 - Bellingham, Washington

What a wonderful experience to see such a beautiful farm and spend some time with the owner, the third generation of farmers on the land. She is well versed on her presentations and makes you feel welcome in her home. Informative presentation and then a delicious lunch on white table clothes on the lawn. A true treasure and much enjoyed by all.

7. Amboseli National ParkKenya Tourism BoardTop 10 National Parks and Game Reserves in Kenya

Trust Building Moi Avenue, Amboseli National Park, Kenya 254720650869
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Amboseli National ParkKenya Tourism BoardTop 10 National Parks and Game Reserves in Kenya

Amboseli National Park is a photographer's paradise thanks to the abundant wildlife such as lions, cheetahs, rhinos, and buffalo roaming under the shadows of majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak. With its large concentration of African elephants, Amboseli National Park is a fantastic choice for a truly breathtaking camping safari, in front of the world's finest photographic backdrop.Day 1 Amboseli National ParkDepart early from Nairobi, venturing south to the famed Amboseli National Park. Stop at your camp to enjoy lunch before beginning your safari in search of lions, elephants, rhino, and other large game, with "Kili" providing the ultimate photo backdrop.Venture south to the famed Amboseli National Park located at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of the mountain dominates every aspect of the park, providing the ultimate photo backdrop. Amboseli covers only 392 sq km, though despite its small size and its fragile ecosystem the park supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). After lunch at your safari camp, spend the afternoon criss-crossing the park in seach of lions, buffaloes, elephants, rhino, cheetah, and of course the photo of a lifetime.A part of the park is composed of a dried-up lake bed which in the shimmering heat produces mirages. Swamps and Springs, fed by underground rivers fromsafari camp, form permanent watering places for the wildlife through times of drought. The snows of Kilimanjaro form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most spectacular displays of wildlife creating Kenya's most sought after photographer's paradise. The park's best game drives are around the swamps and there is a fine lookout on Observation Hill which offers views over the whole of the park and beyond.Years ago this was the locale around which such famous writers as Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark spun their stories of big-game hunting in the wilds of Africa. In addition, the park that has been made famous by Cynthia Moss, the noted American naturalist and author who has one of the longest-running studies on elephants. You might even see some of the elephants that Cynthia has immortalized in her many books and award-winning film Echo of the Elephants.Day 2 Amboseli National ParkThis is your full day to enjoy Africa at its best - countless wildlife encounters through open plains spotted with flat-topped acacia trees. Before returning to camp, stop at a traditional Masai village for an optional visit to learn about the local Masai culture.This is your full day to enjoy Africa at its best - countless wildlife encounters through open plains spotted with flat-topped acacia trees. Before returning to your safari camp in the evening, stop at a traditional "Manyatta" (Masai village) for an optional visit to learn about the local Masai culture.Part of Maasailand, Amboseli National Park is thus the home of the Masai people, those tall, proud nomads whose legendary prowess in battle and single handed acts of bravery in fights with wild animals has spread across the globe. Perhaps more than any other community in Kenya, the Masai have learned to live in complete harmony with their environment, and coexist and thrive together with the wildlife that surrounds them. The park is surrounded by Manyatta quickly built out of bent poles and sticks and plastered with cow dung and equally swiftly abandoned when the grazing is finished and the herds must move on.Day 3 Amboseli National ParkRise early for a final morning game drive, enjoying the African sun as it rises over the savannah of the Amboseli plain. Return to Nairobi in the afternoon, where your safari ends. Rise early for a final morning game drive, enjoying the African sun as it rises over the savannah of the Amboseli plain. Return to Nairobi in the afternoon

Reviewed By 811michael - United Kingdom

The Amboseli National Park is a wildlife paradise thanks to the abundant wild animals. We saw lions, cheetahs, rhinos and buffalos roaming under the shadows of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak. We also saw elephants and beautiful giraffes quite near us and it was quite a beautiful sight. The sight of the majestic snow-capped Kilimanjaro was just breathtaking, and going to a Masai village and seeing the wonderful tribe going about their daily life and meeting their families was an amazing experience and an extra bonus, it really was a fascinating and educational visit. Me, my wife and our daughter will treasure our visit to the Amboseli National Park for the rest of our lives.

8. Marafa-Hells Kitchen

Malindi, Kenya +254 725 082464
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Marafa-Hells Kitchen

Reviewed By Martin_Wahogo - Nairobi, Kenya

This is Kenya's equivalent of the Grand Canyon. It is spectacular. It is known locally as Nyari, a Kigiriama word which means the place broken by itself.
Getting there is easy and there is convenient public transport from Malindi. The smaller Nissan matatus are better to use because they fill up faster. Make sure you leave before the last matatu leaves for Malindi in the evening. That should be at about 6pm.There is an entry fee and if you use a guide, you also need to pay them. Make sure you negotiate before hand. If you don't need a guide, make sure the cost has not been added to your receipt. There is no food inside the canyon so it is recommended that one takes lunch at the restaurants in the town.
The site is very beautiful and photogenic. It is best to walk down to the bottom of the canyon and walk around it. The sun rays shine differently on the rocks. One has to spend the whole day there to really appreciate the effect
I recommend it to everyone.

9. Shaba National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve, Kenya +254 20 600800
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Shaba National Reserve

Reviewed By Melssel - Tacoma, Washington

We were able to see a lot of animals in a short time, in a short range. The park was not swarming with people (or cars), so we got to see lions and giraffes up close and personal. We actually saw a lioness immediately after a kill and watched her drag the large, male bushbuck which looked to be about double her size to her cubs. It was amazing!

10. Diani Beach

Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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Diani Beach

Reviewed By Jackson M - Nairobi, Kenya

There is a reason it keeps attracting return tourists. Simply on of the best white sandy Beaches earth has to offer, with numerous four and five star hotels to chose from as you enjoy the scenery, a swim, snorkeling or deep sea diving which is increasingly becoming popular here. A must return visit for everyone!

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