Masai Mara National reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve located in south west Kenya is a vast scenic expanse of gently rolling African savannah plains measuring 1510 square kilometers in area and bordering the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the south. Masai Mara is a unique wildlife conservation haven, famous for its spectacular natural diversity of wildlife and happens to be a premier Kenya Safari location in East Africa, offering visitors many reasons to visit this animal paradise. Large numbers of Lions, Cheetah, Elephant, Rhino, African Buffalo, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Zebra and many more animals are found in the park in their natural habitat, unconfined and free to roam the vast wilderness stretching for miles on end.
It is no surprise then that tourists from the world over travel here not least because the reserve has been voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Regarding the origin of the name, the word ‘Masai’ comes from the Maasai tribe, nomadic inhabitants of the area and the word ‘Mara’ is their word for ‘spotted’, referring to the ubiquitous flat topped acacia trees, shrubs and bushes that dot the landscape across most of the reserve.
Chill out at the Kenyan beaches
The East African Indian Ocean coast is one of the best in the world to take it easy and enjoy a beach holiday.
Along with pristine stretches of white sand and swaying palms, the laid-back attitude and friendly Kenyans along the coast add to the serenity.
To check out the Kenyan coast, you might visit areas around Mombasa, Diani, Malindi, or Kilifi.
Cultural Travel on the Island of Lamu
Just off the coast of Kenya is a small cultural island called Lamu.
Throughout hundreds of previous years, the island has been shaped by local Bantu African tribes, Arab traders, and Portuguese explorers.
The mix of cultures has created a fascinating history and a unique Swahili people and culture. Lamu includes one of the oldest inhabited cities in Kenya.
Cultural village visit
Immerse yourself in authentic Maasai culture as you visit a traditional village, accompanied by an English-speaking guide who lives there himself.
Find yourself in the midst of the daily hustle and bustle of local life as you witness the daily rituals of the Maasai. Once you have drunk your fill of this authentic cultural experience, you can choose to browse through the Maasai Craft Centre and purchase artefacts made by the people you encountered. All proceeds from this go directly to the community.
There’s no denying that Nairobi doesn’t always get the best reputation.
Sure, there is crime within the city, but visiting Nairobi will be a rewarding experience if you take the necessary precautions.
Nairobi is the largest city in Kenya and offers a mixed bag of historical museums, African tribal exhibitions, Kenyan street food, local markets, modern shopping malls, international and domestic restaurants, and even the Nairobi wildlife park on the outskirts of town.
Sample out kenyan cuisines
Food tastes much better when you eat it with your hands,” declares Nairobi-based food blogger Kaluhi Adagala, using her fingers to tease some freshly baked tilapia off the bone. “It’s like a hands-on, intimate relationship between you and the food
Visit the iconic Masai village
Arguably the most iconic tribal group in all of Africa, Maasai, who populate vast areas of Southern areas of Kenya are the dominant ethnic group surrounding the Masai Mara.
This one hour visit to a Maasai village is a chance to interact with the Maasai and get a glimpse into their culture, unique way of life and see first hand some of their customs and practices.
The Maasai village visit is typically an excursion included into a longer multi day Masai Mara safari tour, and couple of hours are set apart for this brief interactive visit to the village, which usually happens to be on the fringes of the main Mara game reserve boundaries.
There’s nothing more famous about Kenya than going on a safari to one of the many national parks or reserves located throughout the country.
The most famous wildlife viewing sanctuaries include Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, and Tsavo East.
For many, the goal is to catch a glimpse of the African Big 5, which includes lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhino.
The smaller ones are better visible using magnifying devices. A monocular like the Scout TK will do for a good 200 yards visibility.
Safaris can be on the expensive side, but going on a safari and observing African animals in their natural habitat is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Witness the great wildebeest migration
The Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania share the annual Wildebeest migration.
The captivating event is one of the few natural land migrations that remains intact in the world today.
Every year, 1.5 million wildebeests and zebra migrate overland in search of food and water.
The event takes place between July and August, depending on the rainy season
These are other trips.