Kenya At a Glance
- 1N Nairobi
- 2N Masai Mara
- Witness violent lion kills and cheetah chases on your safari at the Masai Mara National Reserve.
- Indulge in local handicrafts shopping at Nairobi.
` 51,900 Onwards
- 1N in Nairobi
- 1N in Sweetwaters
- 1N in Lake Naivasha
- 2N in Masai Mara
- Enjoy lunch at Sweetwater’s Tented Camp.
- Enjoy an afternoon game drive and a visit to the chimpanzee and black rhino sanctuary.
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Kenya Tour Packages
Spending a holiday in a far off destination rejuvenates the mind and renders tranquillity to the soul. And with the urban life being hard on the professionals, taking time out for yourself is imperative to keep up with the pace and monotony. Since, you are reading this, we would be bold to make the assumption that you have already decided to take a holiday, or at least the thought has crossed your mind.
If so, then we would like to help you out with it. The destination that we would like to suggest for a holiday is Kenya. The country with untouched sprawl of wilderness, rural villages, tribes, beaches, and cuisine is an ideal place to experience something new and different on a vacation. There are several national parks inhabiting an amazing wildlife make their appearance on the list of World Heritage sites and promise an unforgettable adventure.
With the medium of this travel guide, we will try to assist you by furnishing details about Kenya. The focus will be on the places of interest that should be included in the Kenya tour packages, along with a list of things to do and eat once you are there. Hope this Kenya travel guide helps you make the most of your vacation.
Before heading out to Kenya, there are certain packing norms that you should follow to keep your trip hassle free. The climate of Kenya varies across the landscape with Nairobi being cold while the Hell’s Gate National Park is significantly hot. So, it is advised that you pack clothing for both cold as well as hot weather conditions. Keep antimalarial medicines with yourself to keep yourself from falling prey to the disease. Mosquito nets, or sleeping bags, which can be bought once you are there will also help you avoid sleepless nights due to mosquito bites. A sunblock lotion is required to keep your skin protected from the harmful rays of the sun in Kenya. Keep a hat and a pair of sunglasses for the wildlife safaris. Other than that, keep casual clothes in which you feel comfortable during the exploration of the country. Keep a multi-pocket waist belt to stuff in items such as coins, cards, electronics, and other handy items close to you.
Immunization papers vouching the proof of vaccination is a must when travelling to Kenya as it mandatory to enter the country. Also, keep your passport, visa, and other travel related documents with yourself.
How to Book Kenya Holiday Packages?
The best way to travel to Kenya is via flights. Booking flight tickets for Kenya holiday packages is easy with Goomo. You can find all the details regarding Kenya flight bookings on the website at cheapest rates for your trip. Make your flight bookings well in advance to get better deals on tickets and make use of the discounts offered on our website to save money on your trip.
You can also look for hotels on Goomo and make prior bookings so that you do not have to go through the hassle of doing the same after you get there. There are several places to lodge in Kenya varying from budget to luxury and you can engage them as per your preferences.
Places to Visit in Kenya
Kenya is divided into two regions that should make up the Kenya tour packages.
Coast Province: The tour of this region will take you to the sun-kissed beaches in Kenya, the trading hub in Mombasa, and safari through the savannah.
Rift Valley Province: Get close to the Masai tribe of Kenya, check out the tea plantations, national parks, and nature reserve adventures.
Nairobi: The capital and also the largest city of Kenya, Nairobi is home to the Parliament of Kenya and the Nairobi City Hall. The Nairobi National Museum is where you can get closure to the artefacts exhibiting the culture, heritage, history, and art of Kenya. There are traditional food joints as well as American fast food restaurants where you can have your meals.
Watamu: Pristine beaches and lush greenery mark the landscape of Watamu. You can enjoy snorkeling and diving amidst enthralling marine life and coral reefs. There are facilities for different water sports that you can indulge in and different forest trails to explore.
Mombasa: The relaxed atmosphere and luxury hotels makes Mombasa a place to match the urban pulse of Kenya. You can engage in activities such as conservation volunteering, bird watching, mountain biking, water sports, and deep sea fishing.
Diani Beach: A resort town on the eastern coast, Diani Beach calls for a relaxing stay. You can go for snorkeling at the beach and try your hand at kitesurfing. It also features tours of Mombasa as well as nature trips in the vicinity.
Maasai Mara National Reserve: This place is key to the Kenya tour packages. The reserve has a varying landscape and is rich in flora and fauna. You can spot animals such as African elephants, Cape buffalo, black rhinoceros, crocodiles, and wildebeests roaming about the grasslands. You can also take a hot air balloon and enjoy the wildlife from the skies.
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: A rescue centre for orphaned rhinos and elephants, this wildlife trust is an amazing place to visit on your trip to Kenya. You can get close to the animals in their natural habitat and make use of your time working for them.
Kisumu: An urban centre, Kisumu features a museum and Kenya’s largest open market. Visit the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, which is a walking sanctuary and offers glimpses of protected animals that include lions, cheetah, leopard, jackals, bush buck, and buffaloes. Karen Blixen Museum: A vestige of the past, the Karen Blixen Museum is where the memoir ‘Out of Africa’ was set. Home of the author Karen Blixen, this museum features an authentic decor and props from the movie adaptation of the book. Lake Nakuru: This waterbody serves as the water source for flamingoes, lions, Rothschild giraffes, and endangered black rhinos. You can also click several pictures as this place offers excellent vantage points to capture the African wilderness.
Malindi: Serene tropical beaches, resorts, and hideaways make up this small town. In the vicinity lies the Marafa Depression, referred by the locals as Nyari and is popular as Hell’s Kitchen. Narrow gullies and sandstone gorges offer an enthralling experience and let you live the folklore.
Tsavo East: One half of the Tsavo national park, Tsavo East is dry and flat. The two rivers namely, Tsavo and Galana, this place is home to a rich and diverse wildlife.
Lake Victoria: One of the African Great Lakes, this waterbody is a major source of fishing for the maasai tribes.
Things to Do in Kenya
Wild Safari: Kenya sets up the backdrop for a wild safari like none other country in Africa. With an abundance of national reserves and parks, it is just a matter of time and choice. The national parks you can check out for wild safaris in Kenya include the Masai Mara National Park, Chimpanzee and rhino National Park, Amboseli National Park, and Aderdare National Park.
Fort Jesus: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fort Jesus is a memento of the past. This place is great to explore gun turrets, battlements, and houses hidden in the walls. It was built by the Portuguese in 1593-1596 with the intention to protect Mombasa Fort.
Lamu Old Town: Visited by Portuguese explorers, Turkish traders and the Omani Arabs; this town came to life in the 14th century and in spite of the influences, it managed to inculcate its own culture. This UNESCO World Heritage town is still the same as it was during its inception, with donkeys and dhows being the modes of transport.
Rural Kenya: Visit the villages, which are sprawled with tea plantations. Get to know the Masai tribe personally and experience their way of living.
Kenya’s Lake System: Formed by the connection of Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementaita, this lake system was included in the World Heritage list in 2001. This Lake System sustains about 13 endangered species of birds. Other animals that populate the lake include Rothschild’s giraffe, greater kudu, lion, cheetah and wild dogs.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy: Here you can not only spot animals but feed giraffes at Giraffe Centre. It is a nice place to visit with family and the kids will surely get their load of fun here. You can also go to the Olare Orok Conservancy with your kids and check out the Africa’s Big Five.
Shopping: You can buy souvenirs such as African animals carved in stones or ebony, Maasai beadwork, scarves, tablecloths and other textile items. The Utamaduni Craft Centre sells these items at fixed price. Shop for glassware such as sea glass vase, murals of broken glass made with hands at the Anslem Kitengela Hot Glass. Search for Kenya tour packages, which features The Village Market, which is tantamount to an open air African bazaar and sells clothes from national and international brands.
Mau Forest: Lush green covers the landscape in the rift valley in Kenya and is the largest expanse of indigenous rainforest in Kenya. It is the place of origin for various rivers that offer water to the lakes. The Fauntain, an amusement park lies in this region and is an exciting place to visit.
What to Eat
The staple food of Kenya is as diverse as the population and the preparations vary from tribe to tribe. The food comprises of mainly cereals that include maize, millet, or sorgham, tubers, legumes, meats and vegetables.
Sukuma wiki is a dish that the Kenyans prefer to get by. Prepared using cassava, sweet potato, and pumpkin leaves, it is one of the cheapest and easiest to prepare dishes. Another dish that you must taste on your Kenya holiday is the Irio. It is prepared with boiled peas, which are mashed and then mixed with potato and corn.
Nyama choma, which is meat grilled over hot coals is a tender dish that will enliven your tastebuds. Kachumbari is a salad that comprises of uncooked tomato and onions flavoured with chilli peppers.
Chicken Biryani in Kenya is also famous and the best ones are served in restaurants close to the beach.
Roasted makai is maize roasted over hot coals is a snack that you can find on the streets and eat to keep the energy high during exploration on foot. Baijai is a snack typical of coastal areas and is seasoned balls of potato, which are deep fried.
Zebra crisps are the local chips, which use arrowroot instead of potatoes.
For those who love sweets, mandazi is a must have. It is a sugar-coated doughnut filled with cardamom and sweet coconut milk and is delicious to taste.
A trip to Kenya would not be fulfilled until you tried one of the exotic delicacies. And if you are interested then head to the Luo people and they will offer with a treat that includes ‘dede’ grasshoppers; ‘onyoso’ ants; and ‘ng'wen’ termites.
Some of the restaurants that serve delicious food and should make up Kenya holiday packages include the Tamarind Restaurant, The Lord Erroll, Tatu Restaurant, The Carnivore Restaurant, Hashmi’s Restaurant, Tamabo Karen Blixen and Fogo Gauch.
Reliving the Experience in Kenya
Click photographs of the beats in their natural habitat and the wilderness to share with friends back home. Keep a record in a diary so that you can go back to them later in life. If you uncover something interesting on your trip, share it with us, so that we make our travel guides more comprehensive and help the travellers and globetrotters choose better Kenya tour packages. Have a nice trip!