What do you look for when you travel? Do you want somewhere easy you can go on a budget? Or do you want a world-class adventure? Somewhere with vibrant, rich wildlife? Somewhere with landscapes you’re not going to see anywhere else in the world? If the latter is your cup of tea, here are a few goods reasons why Kenya ought to be on that bucket list.
A peek at the past
If you’re something of an anthropological or historical buff, then by far one of the most mesmerizing sites in the country is the Gedi Ruins. An abandoned city with a history as elusive as the area is beautiful. Just 65 miles of Mombasa, this ruin straight out of an adventure novel features long-topped homes surrounded and covered by lush vegetation. Once an advanced city with running water and evidence of trading wealth, it now stands as one of the greatest mysteries in the country, since no-one quite knows how it got to the state it’s in now.
The Gedi Ruins are just one of the stops worth taking on a wide tour of the country, however. With African safari Kenya services, you can get an experienced guide to safely guide you through some of the most jaw-dropping sights in the area. You’ll see migrations of wildebeest, lions on the hunt, giraffes towering above the plains and much more. Just don’t try and go into the wilds on your own.
The best treks in Africa
The wildlife isn’t the only natural beauty that the country’s so famous for either. Africa is well-loved for landscapes you simply won’t find elsewhere in the world. Kenya might be one of the richest countries for those sights, as well. It’s full of great hiking trails, including the impressive trails around the base of Mt. Kenya or the Lorogi Hills that take you through mountain passes and over valleys of rich African forest. Again, just make sure you have a guide with you.
A different kind of sea
One of the natural beauty stops worth taking, in particular, is one of the country’s many UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Lake Turkana National Parks. Also known as the Jade Sea, the lake is the most saline of Africa’s large lakes, meaning it brings with it a diversity of plants and wildlife, including huge migrations of birds that make their stop there every year and the ornery but gorgeous hippos that bathe in the lake. With a private boat hire, you can take a trip across the Jade Sea, exploring it from a unique point-of-view.
Kenya is a gorgeous country, but you should remember to stay safe while you’re out there. Avoid straying too far at night, keep with your guides and make sure they stick to the marked roads and feel free to ask the locals (many of whom will speak English) about areas worth avoiding where you’re staying. The majority of Kenyans are a very friendly folk who will gladly steer you right.