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Observe Kenya’s abundant wildlife on safari; snorkel, dive, and sail off the shores of the Indian Ocean; scale mountain summits and hike through thick forests; and drive off road through arid desert.

Things to do in Kenya

Amboseli National Park

Mt. Kilimanjaro serves as a backdrop to Amboseli, the most popular wildlife destination after the Masai Mara. Head here to see the huge herds of elephants that roam this small park.

Southern Kenya, 011-254-045-622-251,
Tags: family | things to do | outdoors | wildlife | national park

Fort Jesus Museum Mombassa

This excellent museum, located on the site of a former battleground between the local people and successive Portuguese and Arab colonizers, contains a number of archeological finds, including indigenous pottery and the remains of a 17th-century, European ship.

The Coast, Ndia Kuu Rd., 011-254-203-742-161,
Tags: things to do | culture | history

Kakamega Forest

This thick pocket of tropical rainforest – a popular destination for independent travelers – is home to over 300 species of birdlife and 400 species of butterfly.

Western Kenya, 011-254-56-20-425,
Tags: family | great value | things to do | outdoors


Africa’s tea capital is surrounded by vibrant green plantations. In town, Tea Hotel is the place to go to sign up for guided tours of the tea estates.

Tea Hotel, Western Kenya, Kericho, 011-254-05-230-004
Tags: things to do | culture

Lake Nakuru

This National Park is famous for the thousands of flamingoes that lend its shores a pink tinge, but is also the place to go to spot leopards and white rhinos.

Rift Valley, 011-254-51-44-069,
Tags: family | things to do | wildlife | national park

Lake Turkana Safari

Bumping through rough terrain on an overland truck safari is the best way to explore the northern wilderness and the remote ‘jade sea’ of Lake Turkana. Gametrackers Safaris provide excellent week-long trips from Nairobi

Gametrackers Safaris, Northern Kenya, 011-254-202-222-703,
Tags: great value | things to do | outdoors | tour | wildlife

Lamu Archipelago

Experience the remnants of the Swahili culture that once held sway along the Kenyan coast as you wander the winding streets and traditional houses of these remote islands. Daily air service connects Nairobi’s Wilson airport the archipelago.

The Coast,
Tags: trendy | things to do | outdoors | culture | architecture | history

Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya’s most famous park is a mecca for natural encounters with lions, leopards, and cheetahs, as well as large numbers of elephants, zebras, and buffalo. Drive through on your own or sign up for an excellent lodge and camping safari with Kenia Tours.

Kenia Tours, The South, 011-254-20-223-699,
Tags: family | things to do | wildlife | national park

Mount Kenya

Scaling Mount Kenya's highest peak is only for serious mountaineers, but anyone can embark on a four-day hike to the third highest peak, Point Lenana. Set out independently or let Icerock Trekking be your guide.

Icerock Trekking, The Central Highlands, 011-254-20-244-608,
Tags: hiking | things to do | outdoors | sports

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