Kenya is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa. It’s no wonder that such a beautiful place attracts so many visitors every year — and this number continues to rise with each passing year! If you’re planning on traveling to Kenya, whether it’s your first time or your 7th, then you’ll want to make sure you get the most out of your trip. Here are 7 reasons why you should visit Kenya right now!
1) Incredible Landscapes
From Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Mount Kenya in Kenya, to Lake Turkana and Amboseli National Park, visitors can bask in an array of beautiful landscapes. On safari, visitors have ample opportunity to view thousands of giraffes, lions, hippos and elephants—all under a blanket of lush trees and waterfalls. There’s plenty of wildlife living on land too: zebras, warthogs and antelopes are among species you’ll likely spot during your trip. For a more urban experience, visit Nairobi National Park or Karen Blixen Museum (formerly known as Out of Africa). Visitors will find beaches along Kenya’s coast that are ideal for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. Mombasa is also home to historical sites like Fort Jesus, which was built by Portuguese settlers in 1593.
2) Outstanding Wildlife
One of Kenya’s biggest draws is its outstanding wildlife, which includes some spectacular African animals. Lions, cheetahs, rhinos and leopards can all be found here, as well as a whole host of other species. From big cats to elephants and antelopes; kenya has it all when it comes to Africa’s creatures. What’s more, you don’t have to go too far off-the-beaten track to see them in their natural habitat – a safari in Kenya will give you plenty of opportunities for close encounters with these magnificent beasts.
3) The Most Visited African Destination
Did you know that approximately 800,000 people visit Kenya every year? These numbers are only rising as more people flock to experience all of what Africa has to offer. In fact, tourism has become one of Kenya’s biggest exports and is sure to increase in coming years.
4) Getting There is Easy
Traveling to Kenya is easy—the international airport in Nairobi is a major hub for many airlines, and you can easily fly there from London, Los Angeles, New York, or several other cities in just a few hours. Once you’re there, renting a car makes it simple to get around. The vast majority of Kenyans are fluent in English and many will be eager to help point you in the right direction if they notice you looking lost.
5) Affordable Accommodation
Accommodation prices in Kenya are relatively low compared to other safari destinations, which is great news for your wallet. Because of this, our inclusive tours are able to book travelers in stunning hotels while maintaining overall affordability. You'll not only have a spacious room with great amenities, you'll also have lovely views.
6) Culture & History
With its rich culture and countless monuments, buildings, and sites that show off its history, Kenya is a great destination for those who love history. From historic Great Zimbabwe to historic Nairobi National Park, you’ll find plenty of evidence of Kenya’s rich past. There are also many festivals and events held throughout the year that commemorate key moments in Kenyans’ lives—and provide an excuse for travelers like you to enjoy these cultural celebrations.
7) Fabulous Food
If you love food—and who doesn’t?—Kenya is a fantastic country to visit. The cuisine is diverse, incorporating influences from all over Africa, as well as from India and Asia. Meals are often served on large platters (called stations) so everyone can share. From spicy curries to rich stews, there’s something for every taste. And if you don’t like what’s being served, don’t worry; it will probably be replaced with something else in just a few minutes. There are also plenty of vegetarian options available at most restaurants. Of course, it wouldn’t be fair to talk about Kenyan food without mentioning ugali and nyama choma (barbecued meat). Nyama choma literally means meat fire, which refers to both its preparation and its deliciousness!
This vibrant country is a must-see for anyone looking for an unforgettable trip! Start planning your Kenyan getway today with Ritz Tours.