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Discover the best of Kenya

Hakuna Matata!

Kenya is a completely different world and a great experience for any European traveller. Even if you are only planning on visiting this nation briefly, you can broaden your travel horizons significantly. There are several natural wonders as well as cultural reminders left by the human hand. So, if you're thinking about visiting Kenya, make sure you strap in and prepare for the trip of a lifetime.

Kenya is without a doubt one of the most beautiful countries in Southern Africa, and hundreds of tourists visit it each year without incident. However, due to the country's volatile political environment, most Western governments have issued travel advisories or warnings to travellers planning a trip there. Travelling to Kenya entails learning about safety, visas, health, the best time to visit, weather (it can become extremely hot), currency (Kenyan shilling), where to stay and how to travel around the country, but there are many safe places you can visit and explore.

A visa is required for travellers from the US (also a valid passport), but you can obtain one upon arrival at the border crossing or the airport. You can also apply for a visa in the US, if you prefer. Remember, a tourist visa is valid for only 30 days. Citizens of Commonwealth countries (including the United Kingdom and Canada are not required to obtain a visa in order to enter the country, but the Kenyan Embassy's website has more information on this. Now, with all of the legalities out of the way, you are ready to embark on a fantastic voyage!

IMAGE: Kenyans are exceedingly warm and hospitable in general, and visitors are greeted with open arms. However, there is actual poverty in Kenya, and you will quickly discover that you are in a much better financial position than most of the locals you will encounter.

The Coffee capital of Africa

When it comes to ranking the best coffees in the world, just a few excellent countries consistently come first. Kenya is one of them, but not many people know about this. Kenyan beans are continuously rated as the best of the best around the world, but, of course, this isn't just a coincidence. Kenyan coffee farmers benefit from a variety of causes, from optimal growth conditions to in-depth research and trading methods. Behind the scenes, a lot is going on to keep the supply of wonderful Kenyan coffee flowing.

IMAGE: When you think about visiting Kenya for a family vacation, you should consider an African safari the Masai Mara Reserve.

Kenya's wildlife, on the other hand, is well-known throughout the world. Kenya's natural beauty is unexpectedly diversified, which means the country's tourist attractions are also unique. The Masai-Mar Reserve, for example, spans more than 300 square kilometres and is ideal for a family vacation. A variety of animals can be found here, as the property is situated on both flat land, and a savannah.

IMAGE: Kenya is the gold standard for the best safari experience in Africa, and it is famous for the big migration, which sees over two million wildebeest migrating through the Masai Mara National Park. The finest way to enjoy the oceanic wilderness zone is by hot air balloon, which will take you high above the pristine bushveld and provide you with a beautiful view of the reserve's incredible natural beauties.

Watamu National Marine Park

Watamu National Marine Park was one of Kenya's first marine parks, established in 1968. The park is part of a complex of coastal and tidal environments along Kenya's north coast, home to a vast array of turtles, fish species, birdlife, and dugongs. White sandy beaches, windsurfing, water skiing, snorkelling, and glass-bottomed boat cruises are all available to visitors.

IMAGE: Snorkelling is just one of the fun activities for families that visit Watamu National Marine Park in Kenya.

There is also abundant birdlife in Watamu National Marine Park and a paradise for photographers and birdwatchers alike. More than 100 bird species can be found in the bush, shambas and cultivated gardens. The Black Kite is frequently seen flying overhead, while the White-browed Coucal, the Speckled Mousebird and the Common Bulbul can be found scuffling in the undergrowth. The Lilac Breasted Roller and the Lizard Buzzard and are also seen here, perched on poles and wires, while golden palm weavers and bright yellow canaries flash in the undergrowth.

Other Attractions Worth Visiting

If you've had your fill of stunning scenery, it's time to marvel at the span of human creative thinking. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, which receives many planes from across the world each day and is one of the main aviation centres in East Africa, is one of Kenya's attractions of this type.

With a height of 140 meters, the Parliament House clock tower is one of the longest structures in Africa and worth a couple of photos. You should also consider visiting Mombasa's Fort Jesus, which goes back to the 16th century. From above, his shape resembles a complete human figure.

IMAGE: A moment you will never forget - feeding the Giraffes of the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

Feed the Giraffes

Nairobi's Giraffe Centre, home to a towering herd of endangered Rothschild's giraffes, supports educational activities and conservation efforts throughout Kenya. Visitors can feed giraffes from a treetop platform, learn about wildlife protection at the environment centre on-site and hike a nature route to the Gogo River, and.

Kenya is a unique and diverse country with a wide range of tourist attractions and sites to visit - so much so that even a week-long visit to this country is not enough to see and experience everything. So, if you want to provide your family with an unforgettable vacation, Kenya is definitely the place to go.

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