Visit Kenya: What To Do

The incredible diversity of landscapes, cultures, wildlife and activities mean endless opportunities for visitors to Kenya. Kenya offers a diverse range of environments all within relatively close proximity to one another, and has an excellent domestic travel infrastructure. Kenya’s rich diversity of wildlife means that no two experiences in the wild are ever the same. Visitors to Kenya can experience and see completely different things. In a single trip to Kenya, you can visit tropical forests, beautiful beaches, and deserts, climb mountains and explore the wild. In Kenya, it is possible to plan a safari that blends adventure and relaxation, luxury and natural simplicity, social experiences and solitude.
In Kenya, you can experience a different safari every day.

Go On Safari

The diversity of game in Kenya is simply astounding. From the big five to the small five, Kenya’s game parks, reserves and other wildlife protection areas host some of the wildest game thus the reason why this is home for the safari. Dotted in their unique landscapes, geographical features, a vast array of game ensues. The icing on Kenya’s wildlife cake is the annual Wildebeest Migration at the infamous Maasai Mara migration between mid-August and late October. This is the best example of wild nature at its best as hundreds of thousands of wildebeests, zebras, Thomson’s gazelles, topi and elands.

Water Sports

For absolute exhilaration, the simple idea of being on or inside water is unbeatable away from a busy career life where fast food near me spots are everything. For a wide variety of water sports the Kenya’s wild rivers, lakes and the expansive Indian Ocean offer you the perfect opportunity for both motorized and non-motorized water sports. If you prefer the allure of water to dry land, on your holiday Kenyan has a good mixture of over and under water activities you could dive into.

Play Golf

Windsor Golf
For the traveling Golfer teeing off in one of Kenya’s many world class golf courses makes for a perfect break from a safari. Kenya’s weather is ideal for golf all year round making it one of the world’s top golfing destinations.
Golf is undoubtedly one of the world’s best travelling sports. Golf offers the chance to relax and unwind in a natural environment while participating in a highly competitive and skilled game.
For the traveler seeking a diverse range of golf courses, combined with world class standards and service, Kenya is the perfect choice.
Kenya’s courses offer international golfing standards and some of the world’s finest design and landscaping. Our golf and country clubs have the best facilities in the region and high quality service built on Kenya’s reputation for welcoming warmth.

Culture & Heritage

Make Kenya the excuse for your next cultural tour destination. Kenya is home to 42 different, unique cultures. Also inhabited by Europeans, Asians, Indians and nationalities from different parts of the world, the different cultures that have come together in Kenya form our identity. You could choose to stay in the villages and experience untainted traditional ways of life or experience urban culture in Kenya’s cities, where the fast life is never fast enough.

Active Travel

Are you looking for the opportunity to challenge yourself to the top of Mount Kenya or hike, paraglide on the Kerio Valley, bike through the escapades of Mount Longonot or better yet climb the rocks of Hells Gate? Look no farther. Away from the vast savannah grasslands, Kenya’s amazing landscapes especially on the Rift Valley and Central Kenya are riddled with adventure trails unlike foreign spots where one would need an airport transfer service from Alicante to Benidorm to move around, for instance. On an unbeatable range of 4 weeks voyage trail, come and experience how it feels to be on adventure of the real Kenya and the rest of the world.

Kenya’s Tourism Cabinet Secretary Expects a 20% Rise in Visitors Numbers

Pre ITB visits to key partners in Italy and Day 1 of this year’s 50th International Tourism Bourse in Berlin clearly gave Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala the confidence that the tide for the country’s tourism sector has turned.

Comments attributed to Mr. Balala suggest that he expects a 20 percent rise in visitor numbers come the July high season and credited a range of support measures introduced in recent months.

As of November last year did the downward trend reverse and more visitors came to Kenya compared to the years 2014 and 2013, during which sharp reductions in arrivals wreaked havoc on the country’s tourism sector.

A reduction in park entrance fees however combined with incentives for charter operators including the waiver of landing fees in Mombasa have kindled renewed interest in key overseas core markets like Italy, Germany, France and the UK. A waiver of Visa fees for children under 16 has also been cited as an important factor to bring families back to the Kenya coast by making the cost of holidays once again more affordable.

Toned down anti travel advisories too helped to turn the tide as visitors can now once again get travel insurance with their holiday packages, something almost impossible due to the excessively harsh language used by the UK and other Western powers when advising against travel to Kenya.

The upcoming Easter season is reportedly being booked very well in Kenya, not just by domestic visitors but also visitors from across the region, and the just concluded Sarit Centre Holiday Fair was crammed with bargain hunters ready to spend the Easter week either at one of the many coast resorts or else in one or two of Kenya’s safari lodges.

Visitor’s numbers from overseas are expected to continuously rise from now on, following a strong revival of interest in holidays in Kenya and the wider Eastern African region, where Nairobi is often the arrival airport of choice.

The Kenyan delegation to ITB, led by Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala and KTB’s AG. Chief Executive Jacinta Nzioka, comprises a very large number of private sector participants aiming to sell beach resorts, safaris, sports and adventure holidays and also promote MICE business in pre- and post ITB sales missions across Europe.

Government unveils Programs to improve beach tourism products

The government in partnership with the industry players will soon launch beach product improvement initiatives in light of charter incentives that are expected to increase visitation to the Kenyan coast.

Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala says his Ministry will closely work with that of Environment, county governments and the private sector in giving a face-lift to the beach product.

The government has rolled out a Ksh 1.2 Billion Charter Incentive Program that will see all tourist charters with passengers terminating at Moi International Airport Mombasa and Malindi Airport enjoy landing fee waiver.

The charters will also benefit from a 30 USD passenger subsidy per seat filled by international passengers who terminate or disembark in Kenya over the same period.

Balala said beach was the leading tourism attraction in the Kenyan coast noting that enhancement of water sport activities to provide beach lovers with option of activities was part of the initiatives to improving the beach product.

About four years ago, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) initiated a beach rehabilitation program within Mombasa County putting in place frequent patrols, daily beach clean-up exercise and reorganization of beach vendors making the beach friendly to tourists.

“This programme aimed at restoring the competitive edge of Kenya’s coastal area as a tourism destination while ensuring that the marine and beach tourism products are sustained. We shall therefore be teaming up with the private sector in ensuring this is goal is met,” said Balala.

Early the Minister took a sky dive in Watamu beach and said he was leading by example by endorsing beach sports activities. The CS was speaking in Watamu beach in Kilifi County after releasing a rehabilitated turtle to Watamu Marine National Park, a conservation initiative that will have positive impact on the beach product improvement.

He said he will embark on an engagement mission with the county governments of Lamu, Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa in identifying viable and sustainable ways on beach management initiatives.

Balala lauded the efforts undertaken by the non- governmental organizations on conserving the beach product through conservation initiatives in Watamu.

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