One of the things we love most about traveling is that long after you leave your destination, there are pieces of it that stay with you – the sights, the smells, the faces, the food. Maybe it sounds cliché, but the experiences you have on a trip can be completely transformative. A quote by Suzanne Evans captures this perfectly, “I hope you have an experience that alters the course of your life, because after Africa, nothing has ever been the same.”
Kenya is one of those places you won’t be able to get off your mind for weeks, months, and even years after you return home. But for many people, it is not a destination that immediately comes to mind when thinking about where to take your next adventure. We’re here to argue why it should be.
1. It’s a year-round destination.
Except for a few weeks during the rainy season (April through May), Kenya is an incredible destination to visit year-round. Because the country lies on the equator, you can expect a pleasant, tropical climate most days. Plus, the thrill of safari can be experienced almost any time of year! The “Big Five” (lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard, and rhino) can be found in several beautiful national parks across the country.
2. Easy access.
Nonstop flights from the U.S., Europe, and other parts of Africa simplify access to Kenya and expand your opportunities to explore and combine more regions.
3. Great choices for accommodation.
When it comes to lodging, Kenya has a huge variety of properties to suit all travelers, from bespoke “six-star” exclusivity to quaint guest lodges to mobile tenting. No matter what level of comfort you prefer, you’ll be delighted by attentive staff and memorable stays.
4. Vibrant and diverse culture.
A trip to Kenya presents the opportunity to immerse yourself in a melting pot of sophisticated urbanites and traditional tribal cultures almost unchanged for centuries. Kenyans are some of the most hospitable people you will ever meet. They are proud of their country and they welcome visitors to learn about their culture and explore the diversity of their beautiful country.
5. Opportunity to make a difference.
In Kenya, tourism dollars are the backbone for the majority of conservation and community upliftment efforts. Over the last decade, there has been an evolution with most lodges and camps initiating their own localized campaigns. Travelers can choose to get involved on a deeper level or just be gratified knowing that by being a guest, they are making a difference!
Africa’s unforgettable sights and sounds are calling. Are you ready to answer? With our help, it’s easy to create a completely customized vacation package to Kenya. Or, you may be interested in our itinerary suggestions. We’ve put together several incredible suggested itineraries – click on each for more details.
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