Kenya is one of the most visited countries on the African continent, and it’s easy to see why. From sweeping views to colorful culture, Kenya is hard to top!
Here are five reasons why you should visit Kenya.
From Masai Mara National Reserve to Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya has some of the best safari countries in all of Africa. Bounce down the rustic dirt road of the parks to see Africa’s “Big Five” animals up close, or go luxe and spend your time in a five-star treehouse resort.
Read more: 6 Tips for Taking Your Family on a Safari
Kenyan hospitality is like nothing you have ever experienced. Family, community, and sharing are key elements of Kenyan culture, and you’ll find yourself welcomed into the community anywhere you go. If it’s friendliness you’re looking for, head to Kenya.
Kenya’s capital is an interesting place to visit, and it has more to offer than you ever would expect. Leave behind the untouched bush of the surrounding regions and find yourself at the hub of modern life! Bookstores, frozen yogurt shops, small water parks, and more await you in Nairobi. And here is some good news for the Anglophones in the crowd: almost everything in Nairobi is in English!
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4. Mount Kenya.
If Kilimanjaro isn’t in your travel plans, head to Kenya’s highest peak. Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa, and it is quite a hike! Put your climbing skills to the test as you trek up this formidable mountain and take in the incredible views of Kenya.
Read more: Top 5 Destinations That Prove Tanzania is the King of Safari
5. The Rift Valley.
The Great African Rift Valley is one of the world’s most stunning natural formations. This trench is the bed of East Africa’s Great Lakes, and it is a gorgeous place to visit. The most incredible part of the Rift Valley is the edge of the rift, where the dry bush rises up to meet the tropical forests above.
What do you like most about Kenya? Leave us a message in the comments below!
Breana Johnson spent her expat years in the Caribbean. Currently, she lives in Michigan, where she is a writer, ESL teacher, and graduate student. In the future, she hopes to have another chance to buy a one-way ticket abroad. Check out another post she has written here: How to deal with Reverse Culture Shock.
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31 thoughts on “5 Reasons to Visit Kenya”
I’m glad that you visited our country.
It is quite a beautiful place
Welcome back again
I never need a reason to travel. But for sure Kenya was always in the list. And these points have even mad with stronger.
It will be Safari for me..I love observing wild animals in their natural habitat.
My fiance and I would really love to visit Kenya! Great post
I am planning to visit there soon. For me the biggest attraction is the rift valley and safari. Wow, what a beautiful country.
I would love to go to a safari in Kenya, even though I may be a little nervous about being so close to the animals.
Yes! The Rift Valley is my reason number 1!
Kenya has been on my bucket list for years. I actually lost an opportunity to go a few years back and kick myself every time. Thank you for sharing.
pinned! I always want to go to Kenya but they said our baby is still too young for it. Looking forward to experience it too.
I need to visit the mother land! Great write-up!
One of friends just came back from a month-long vacation in Kenya. She did a safari and climbed Mount Kenya, she loves climbing.
Kenya sounds like a fabulous country to visit. I am actually going to its neighbor, Tanzania this year, and I might go into Kenya as well before I leave, on the ocean side for a few days.
Kenya does look like a cool travel destination, especially the mountains. Thanks for sharing!
Well you had me at safari, but honestly I’ve wanted to go to Kenya for the longest time, so I hope I can get there one day soon!
Safari is the only thing that comes on my mind right now.
A safari would be very exciting! However I think I would be afraid of the animals!
Thank you so much for sharing there is so much to do! I’d honestly visit for reason 1 alone if I could. I love animals and the thought of seeing all those incredible animals up close sounds wonderful.
I want to go to Africa so bad! Its #1 on my travel list!
I have never been to Africa, but it is on my bucket list. I would love to see those animals in their natural habitat.
Wow! I’ve always wanted to come visit Kenya. Thanks to this post! Very informative and I hope to see more blogs about Kenya soon. ?
Kenya is a lovely place, I have been to Nairobi twice.
I agree. We also enjoyed our time in Nairobi, esp their safari.
Great post on Kenya. I have spent a lot of time in this country. Check out my safari trip: https://globalsecurity.live/2018/02/nairobi-safari/
Read your post! It looks like you had an amazing time. We want to see baby elephants too. But we don’t think we want to see lioness hunting! That’s scary.
I lived in Kenya for 5 years, specifically in Nairobi 🙂 I loved ALL your reasons and heartily endorse them. I miss Kenya so much. This brought back such memories 🙂
Wow! I’m sure you had a great time!
Awesome post on Kenya!
Never really considered visiting but I bet the views from the mountain are more than worth it!!
I agree. Thanks for stopping by.
Nice place indeed is Kenya,welcome every body to Kenya,to Nairobi.