7 Reasons to Visit Kenya

7 Reasons to Visit Kenya. Why Kenya Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

Kenya is one of the top destinations to visit in Africa and highly regarded as the place where the African safari originated from. The feeling of a vast savannah before you, with elephants, zebras, giraffes and possibly a few lions nearby, all that started in Kenya.

While Kenya is mostly popular for the savannah wildlife, country’s mountains and Indian ocean beaches are the unexpected surprise for many guests. Whether you prefer the expansiveness of the open savannah or the endlessness of the ocean, Kenya is ready to welcome you and give you an experience like no other.

If you have every thought about a visit to Kenya for any reason, we can tell you that a great experience awaits you. Here are 10 compelling reasons why Kenya should be your next travel destination.

Reasons to Visit Kenya

1. Witness the Great Migration

Every year, between July and October, more than 1.5 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebras embark on an epic journey in the Maasai Mara National Reserve – the Great Migration. These animals move in search of fresh pastures and drinking water.

Witnessing this spectacle gives you a true appreciation of nature. The thundering hooves, the swirling dust, and the raw energy of the animals reinforces the notion of survival for the fittest.

Whether it is the big crocodiles in the Mara River snapping at the crossing animals, or the shear expanse of the herds, the great migration is worth experiencing.

2. Diverse Wildlife Encounters Beyond the Migration

Beyond the spectacle of the Great Migration, Kenya’s national parks and reserves offer a staggering diversity of wildlife. Animals such as elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, buffaloes, oryxes and many more can be found in many Kenyan national parks.

Amboseli National Park, with its iconic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, is known for its large elephant herds. Tsavo National Park, one of the largest in Africa, boasts a remarkable variety of animals, including lions, cheetahs, and rare black rhinos.

All these national parks are also rich with birdlife, with Lake Nakuru as the favorite for birders due to the large population of flamingos.

3. Relax on Pristine Kenyan Beaches

Kenya is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches on along the East African coast. The pristine waters and white sand beaches are a haven for anyone seeking to relax.

Diani Beach and Watamu Beach are very popular vacationing spots in Kenya, but the coastlines hold so much more in terms of activities, wildlife and cultural exploration. A break at the beach is especially great for unwinding after a long safari in Kenya or Uganda.

4. Hike or Climb Kenya’s Majestic Mountains

Kenya offers endless hiking opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Hike through the lush Aberdare National Park, a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers, with cascading waterfalls and diverse wildlife.

If you want a bigger challenge, Mount Kenya – the second-highest mountain in Africa, offers a challenging yet rewarding climb. You will hike through different climatic zones, marvel at the stunning glaciers, and reach the summit for breathtaking views.

5. Immerse Yourself in Kenyan Culture

Kenya is a country with many diverse cultures – each with special traditions and a way of life. Learn about the various tribes such as Samburu, Kikuyu and Masai, and the various things that makes each special.

A visit to the local villages is a great way to get first-hand insight into the lives of the people.

6. Savor Authentic Kenyan Cuisine

A Kenyan safari adventure is not complete without indulging in the delicious traditional cuisine. Kenyan food is a vibrant blend of African, Arabic, and European influences.

Savor a hearty dish of ugali (cornmeal porridge) served with stews like sukuma wiki (kale) or nyama choma (barbecued meat). Don’t miss out on a cup of Kenyan coffee, known for its rich aroma and strong flavor.

Essential Planning Info

Thinking about a safari to Kenya can seem quite overwhelming, but it is shouldn’t overwhelm you. Here is some basic planning information to give you some initial grounding. It is not comprehensive but you can follow the links for more details. You can also reach out to us and our team of safari specialists will answer any questions and help you plan the Kenyan safari that is ideal for you.

1.     Best Time to Visit Kenya

The general climate of Kenya pleasant all year-round with warm days and cool nights. The best time for wildlife viewing is typically during the drier months (June to October and January to March) when many animals congregate around water sources. The rainy seasons are generally from April to May and November to December.

2.     Visas

As of 2024, everyone can visit Kenya without needing to get a visa. All you need to do is apply for the electronic Travel Authorization through the online portal.

3.     Getting Around

There are many ways of getting around Kenya while you are visiting. Domestic flights provide quicker connections between various cities and national parks. There are public transport means but renting a private vehicle and driver provides the ideal flexibility for a safari.

4.     Currency Exchange

The Kenyan shilling (KES) is the official currency. You can exchange your currency at banks, airports, and forex bureaus. ATMs are widely available in major cities and tourist areas. It’s always a good idea to carry some cash for smaller purchases and tips in remote areas.

By following these tips and letting your sense of adventure guide you, Kenya promises an unforgettable experience. So, start planning your Kenyan escape and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime.


With so much diversity of nature and culture, it is easy to understand why Kenya is consistently regarded as one of the best places to visit – not just in Africa but the whole world. While most people love Kenya’s classic wildlife, the mountains, culture, and Indian Ocean are a great addition to any African safari trip.

Hopefully, we have given you enough reasons to start planning for a safari in Kenya. Take a look at our packaged safaris for Kenya and see which one speaks to your interests best. Keep in mind that all trips can be customized and adjusted to fit you specific wishes.

Talk to us about planning your visit to Kenya for some of the great experiences that this beautiful country promises.