Kenya is an East African nation. It has the Indian Ocean on its coastline. This country is one of the most diverse and naturally attractive in the world. The diversity of the local fauna alone attracts visitors from around the world. Known as the home of the safari, Kenya features the famous Wildebeest Migration, zebras, gazelles, topi, eland, and many other species of animal life.
If you want to stay in Kenya, the options are many. You can stay in a tented camp if there isn’t a hostel in the area. These camps are the best way to get in touch with nature. There are also many hostels scattered across the country. These hostels are usually located near landmarks, parks and attractions. Lodges are also available to stay in. Hotels can be found in the cities and around the country. Other types of accommodation include villas, apartments, inns, and cottages.
Water sports are a great way to engage in physical activities in Kenya. The many lakes, rivers, and even the sea offer a plethora of water-based activities for everyone. These include diving, surfing, windsurfing, rowing, and many more. If you prefer to stay on land, you can choose to golf instead. Kenya is famous for its golf clubs and greens.
Other activities you can engage in include hiking to the top of Mount Kenya, paragliding over the Kerio Valley, biking across the valleys of Mount Longonot, and rock climbing in Hell’s Gate. Adventure trails abound in the countryside. The adventure doesn’t end with nature, though. The nightlife in Kenya is famous too. The cities and villages have their own clubs, bars, and pubs that are open all night long.
Cultural diversity is another of the attractions Kenya has to offer. Over 40 different cultures live in harmony in the country. There are people from all parts of the world in Kenya, including Europeans, Asians, and Indians. Other native tribes and cultures are present everywhere too. The best way to experience the cultural identity of Kenya is to stay at a hostel or homestay in one of the smaller villages of the country.
The rich heritage of the country can also be experienced by visiting the many historic buildings and landmarks of the region. The Gede Ruins and Museum are one such place, along with the Fort Jesus Museum, the Lamu Museum, and the Karen Blixen Museum. You can also have a very unique experience at the Nairobi National Museum, Snake Park, and Botanical Gardens as well as the Koobi Fora Prehistoric Site.
Connoisseurs of prehistoric art such as yourself might also enjoy the diverse rock art around the country. Dating back tens of thousands of years, this artwork depicts the history of humanity itself. Other heritage icons include the 6 World Heritage Sites designated by UNESCO in Kenya, including the Lamu Old Town, Fort Jesus, the lakes of Kenya, the national parks, and the forests.
You should take the opportunity to visit the parks and forests, both on land and under water. There are marine national parks and forest reserves across Kenya. These are home to many protected species of plant, animal, and marine life.
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There was always a rumour that Nairobi is a very unsafe place. I've just come from there and things have really changed. There is always a policeman in your sight when you are in town. I was residing in YMCA hostels just five minutes drive from the CBD where you can comfortably walk to town. The staff gives you the …