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Things to do in Kenya – What to see on your Kenya tour

Vast, wildlife-dotted savannahs, dramatic, stand-alone, snow-capped peaks and a tribal heritage that is still very much alive. Ah, Kenya – a region that conjures up the image of an entire continent and one in which you certainly won’t be short on things to do. In fact, you’ll be so spoilt for choice that you may need a helping hand. And that’s where we come in.

Stuck on what to do? Well first and foremost, you have to go on a safari. It would just be mad not to. For a quintessentially Kenyan game drive experience, you simply can’t beat Lake Nakuru National Park. Monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hyenas...this place certainly has it all. Between the unparalleled white rhino viewing and the flocks of fuschia flamingos (a spectacle the park is best-known for) your instagram is about to get wild. And it’s not just the flapping feathers or hearty growls which give life to this surreal lagoon- Lake Nakuru also calls out to the botanists amongst you. View canary yellow acacia woodlands, free-falling waterfalls and emerald green grasslands- all from stupefying viewpoints like Honeymoon Hill or Lion Hill Ridge. With over 550 different plant species on top of the diverse wildlife, it’s no wonder this place is such a hit. 

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But, if you’re looking for something with a little more pizzazz, Hell’s Gate National Park does safari with a difference. Fancy walking through the wilderness alongside grazing giraffe, or zigzagging around zebra on a cycling tour? And then soaking in steaming cobalt waters when you’re done? It may all sound pretty fantastical, but with no threat from big cats, it’s all possible in this park.

Then there’s Kenya’s people – traditional tribes struggling to maintain their heritage in a modern world that threatens to take it all away. Get lost in the individual stories from over 40 of the country’s native tribes at the Bomas of Kenya. Get lost in the individual stories from over 40 of the country’s native tribes and you’ll leave all the more enriched for it.

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Experiences to add to your Kenya itinerary

Hell’s Gate National Park

The park itself was established back in 1984 and named ‘Hell’s Gate’ due to the intense geothermal activity that occurs within its boundaries.

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Lake Nakuru National Park

A game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park is essential to discovering Kenya’s wild heart. From watching a lioness napping in the branches of an acacia forest to picnicking with a picturesque cascade as a backdrop at Makalia Falls, this is one of the country’s finest spots when it comes to embracing earth’s natural beauty.

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Bomas of Kenya

It’s a tourist village that owns what it is. After all, built to teach visitors about the country’s various tribes, there’s no way that this cultural centre can be anything but touristy.

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