One of the richest and most diverse countries on the African continent, Kenya is a vast and sprawling land with deep, contrasting landscape where snow-capped mountains meet the sparse, orange sands of the Savannah, high rise peppered cityscapes eke out into green valleys and lowland forests, and stretching white coastline sinks into the depths of crystalline seas dotted with tropical coral reefs. Teeming with Africa’s most famous wildlife, friendly people, and brilliant things to see and do, it’s impossible to visit Kenya without making plans to return again soon.
If it’s adventure you’re after, Kenya has it in bucket-loads! A colourful coastline lends itself to a number of fantastic seaside activities, from diving on Diani Beach, waterskiing at Watamu, and surfing at Shanzu, or going on an incredible glass-bottomed boat trip or underwater safari at any of the beautiful beach cations on the country’s east coast. Kenya is of course best known for its incredible wildlife, namely the big five, which can be spotted on most reserves and safari parks, but for a truly spectacular natural event, head to Kenya between July and October to witness millions of wildebeest make the Great Migration from Tanzania’s Serengeti to the grasslands of Kenya’s Masai Mara.
Made up of a diverse mix of African tribes, Kenya welcomes visitors from every corner of the globe and you’re guaranteed warm smiles and beaming pride as you travel through this amazing country. Inexpensive and easy to get around, Kenya makes it really easy for students and plays host to a number of budget-friendly lodgings and accommodation. Street smarts should be relied on as much as anywhere else in the world but as far as travel destinations go, Kenya should be right up there at the top of your list.
Travel through eight spectacular African countries on a 40-day adventure that’ll take you from Kenya to South Africa.