Why Kenya Should Be Your Next Africa Adventure

Kenya Is A Place That Will Warm Your Heart

Getting stuck in your normal routines and daily work schedules are exhausting. That is why you need to find a way to live a little. Like, get the chance to cross off a few tasks in your bucket list. And there’s no better place to do that than visiting Africa. The motherland of all humanity.

Africa prides of her connection to nature which she has managed to maintain intact as it was in the ancient times. I guarantee you, a few days in Africa will change your whole meaning of vacation. One of my personal favorite places to visit is Kenya.

At the heart of East Africa, Kenya is a place that will warm its way into your heart the minute you land.

You really have to experience it to get what I’m talking about. What’s more, Kenya is a place where all magical fairy tales come true. Just ask Kate Middleton where she was when Prince William proposed to her! If that’s not enough to convince you to pack your bags and head on to Kenya, then let me give you a breakdown of why you should visit the place.

Goodbye Long Queues And Hectic Procedures

In most countries, it’s actually a long process to gain entry. You might end up feeling less of a tourist and more of an intruder. Think of all the paperwork in your office then add a long queue on top of that. Hectic right! But you are in luck. Kenya changed their procedures and you can even get a visa entry at the comfort of your laptop.

The country realized that we are in a digital era where most people like to make their work easier using technology. And for that reason, there’s nothing stopping you from grabbing your laptop and securing a temporary visa to Kenya.

Warm Welcome

Ever heard of the Maasai? They are a tribe in Kenya who’ve managed to maintain their culture intact. Now imagine landing to Kenya and the first people you meet is the Maasai welcoming you with their traditional dance! Like I said earlier, you really have to experience it to feel the warm welcome, the joy in the locals and the heartfelt love that fills the air as you see them dance.

The Best Place To Make Memories And Relax

If you are having a hard time at the office, then you need a place to relax and replenish your energy. Kenya is the heart of all safaris. Actually, did you know the name ‘Safari’ is a Swahili word that means traveling? Meaning the country cherishes their tourists.

One more thing, there’s a slogan that runs through every Kenyans heart; Hakuna Matata. If you were a die-hard fan of cartoons as a child, you must have come across the ‘Lion King’. One of the classic movies that teach a lot in kids and it’s quite entertaining. In the movie, the phrase comes up a couple of times. It means ‘No worries’.

Therefore, there’s no better place to clear your head than in a place where even the locals know that too much worry isn’t good for your health. That’s not all, Kenya is one of the memorable majorly because of the breath-taking sceneries and amazing cultural practices.

The Only Capital City With A National Park

Believe it or not, Kenya is the only country that has a national park next to her capital city. The Nairobi National Park sits a short drive from the Capital City, Nairobi. The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, for instance, black rhino, giraffes, lions, leopards, among others.

The Country somehow manages to maintain an entire capital city from influencing the National park. But there was a recent case of lions roaming away from the park to the City Centre. However, that shouldn’t worry you since they were quickly taken care of by the wildlife service. More importantly, the incident has only happened once and there were no casualties.

Experience One Of The Wonders Of The World

The Kenyan wildlife is so epic that it made its way to the Seven Wonders of the world. At the Centre of Maasai Mara Game Reserve, there’s the most spectacular wildlife event on the planet. Over one and a half million wildebeests make their way to Serengeti National Park, about 1000 miles away. This event happens once a year as the animals search for food and pasture.

The migration is usually a struggle since the wildebeests are hunted down by all kinds of predators. From lions to crocodiles. The event happens in Mid- August to around October. In the end, after the long journey, they arrive at Serengeti and later make their way back to Maasai Mara.

Taste Some Of Their Traditional Delicacies

There’s no better place to try traditional foods than in Kenya. I recommend their Nyama Choma and Ugali. It’s simply grilled meat with a side dish. The food is amazing. I mean I’ve had meat before but none of them actually tastes like the Nyama Choma in Kenya.

You can also try other foods, for example, pilau (a mixture of rice and meat), Matoke (Mixture of banana and potatoes) among others. I guarantee you that Kenya is the best place to try new foods.

Note, if you have any dietary issues or you are on a sensitive diet like for example gluten-free diet, then you should probably inform your tour guide. This will help you avoid any accidental eating.

The Best Place To Explore Your Spirit Of Adventure

Kenya has diverse places where you can explore and understand mother nature. You can choose to take a hike to the top of Mt. Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. Or take a relaxing break at the coastal beaches. On the other hand, you can take this opportunity to go to Hell’s Gate (I didn’t believe that there was actually a place named Hell’s Gate until I saw it).

The country has something for the entire family. That means you don’t have to take the vacation alone.

Facts About Kenya

• Currency: Kenya Shilling

• The country borders Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania. South Sudan.

• The Country has 42 Different Tribes

• The Equator cuts across Kenya

• Major languages; Swahili and English.

• Major Religion: Christianity.

Fun Facts About Kenya

• The country is home to Lupita Nyong’o (Famous Hollywood actress) and the Former President of the USA, Barrack Obama

Princess Elizabeth was declared a queen while she was in Kenya.

Well, that’s it, guys. I hope you’ve learned a thing or two about Kenya. Make sure your next vacation destination lands you in Kenya. Stay tuned for more on where you should head to next!

Amazing Books About Kenya

1. Fodor’s The Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda & the Seychelles (Full-color Travel Guide)

2. Lonely Planet Kenya

 

 

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