Kenya is a place you won’t want to miss on an African journey, with magnificent animals in the vast savannah and gorgeous beaches on the eastern coast. Kenya is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Many tourists visit the country each year to take advantage of the country’s numerous scenic sights, national parks, hiking and bike routes, gourmet experiences, culture, stunning beaches, high-quality coffee, and activities.
Therefore, this article has compiled Kenya’s unique tours and experiences.
What Are the Unique Tours and Experiences in Kenya?
Climbing Mount Kenya
Mt. Kenya is the second largest mountain in Africa, with 17, 057ft. The mountain is covered with bamboo and rosewood trees. On the upper slopes, the mountain has snow and glacier peaks which makes the mountain one of the beautiful areas to visit in Kenya. Many tourists come along for a climbing experience to point Lenana or Batian peak. These climbing points give you a unique experience and viewpoint for the fantastic surrounding landscape.
Watching Flamingo at Lake Nakuru
Lake Nakuru is known throughout East Africa for its giant pink flamingos. More than 450 birds and a diverse range of natural creatures such as Leopards, warthogs, white rhinos, and lions can be found in the Lake Nakuru National Park. Visiting lake Nakuru National Park gives you unique tours and experiences in Kenya as you watch pink flamingos, plenty of wildlife, beautiful fauna, and terrain that spans from grassland rocky cliffs to woodland.
Great Migration at Maasai Mara
The great migration is one of the unique experiences in the continent, with more than a million wildebeest moving from Maasai Mara to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The wildebeest are usually accompanied by many predators like gazelles, cheetahs, lions, hyenas, leopards, and zebras across the journey. To experience this world’s wonder of wildebeest movement, you plan a unique tour to Maasai Mara, especially from July to October every year.
Exciting cultural experiences
Kenya has 42 tribes, each having unique cultures and traditional experiences. Some of the tribes with unique cultures include Samburu, Turkana, Swahili, and Maasai. Meeting the Maasai people on your trip to the Maasai region will give you traditional dances, cultural stories and history of the region. Visit the Luo region in Kenya to encounter fishermen around Lake Victoria.
Kenya has the most amazing beaches on the continent, with beautiful white-sand beaches. One of the famous beaches in Kenya includes Diani beach, with gleaming white sand and palm trees. You can get involved in so many activities, like skydiving, jet skiing, and kitesurfing. You can visit many other unique beaches, like Kipungani beach and Turtle Bay beach with clear waters.
Visit the Geysers and Hot Springs in Lake Bogoria
Lake Bogoria is one of the unique places on the continent offering hot springs and geysers experiences. There are more than 200 hot springs in Lake Bogoria that, when combined, form the geysers. The geysers have fizzing and bubbling effects due to carbon dioxide in the water. Amazingly, the geysers are assumed to have a healing effect that attracts many tourists for this unique tour and experience in Kenya. Luckily, in Lake Bogoria, you will also see beautiful flamingos.
Touring the Crying Stone of Ilesi
The stone of Ilesi is called the crying stone because it looks like a crying person. Water rushes through the centre of a giant boulder balancing a smaller rock. Locals believe that when the stone “cries,” it means that wonderful things are about to happen, and they have banned the government and companies from creating a resort around it.