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6 Reasons Why You Should Go Explore Kenya

By Twothirstytravellers @2thirstytrav

Kenya is one of the most visited countries in Africa. It is not only known for producing exceptional quality tea, but is also known as the cradle of history with many pre-historic sites and crucial discoveries of fossils, and human remains.

A tour of Kenya is just as entertaining as it is educational. If you seek fun and adventure, then make Kenya your next vacation destination. It is the capital of animal safaris and a perfect destination for active adventure holidays for the whole family.

Thanks to its diverse landscape, there is so much you can enjoy including activities such as holiday safaris, mountain biking, snorkelling, scuba diving, hot air ballooning, hiking, water skiing and fishing. If you are still confused about choosing Kenya as your next adventure point, here are six good reasons to consider:

  1. Affordable Vacation Spot

Kenya is a fairly inexpensive tourist destination as most excursions focus on exploring the natural landscape and wildlife. The local currency, shilling is known to fluctuate giving tourists a better value, especially if you are traveling from Europe. The cost of living in Kenya is one the lowest in Africa, making it the prime destination not just for tourists from the west, but also for Africans from other countries.  Many people pick South America and South East Asia as a vacation spot for its warm climate and beautiful resorts. If we compare the costs of both those continents, Africa will still come down as an affordable option.

  1. Diverse Wildlife

Kenya is home to some of the best wildlife safaris where you can find the ‘Big Five’ that includes lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and rhinos in their natural habitats. It is also where you can witness the mass migration of wildebeest. Millions of animals make their way from Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masaai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. It is one of the most epic views to witness in the wild world. You can take a look at the long list of Kenya holiday safaris available to vacationers here:

  1. Limitless Natural Beauty

When it comes to natural beauty, Kenya has an abundance of jaw dropping marvels and wonders. From snow-capped mountains inviting the climbers to the deep Rift Valley with its extinct volcanoes and hot springs, Kenya’s natural beauty knows no bounds. It’s most famous for its open plain savannahs, deserts and unvisited forests. Many people aren’t aware, but Kenya has some majestic sandy beaches along the coast. The best thing about these beaches is that they aren’t as crowded as the beaches in the Caribbean.

  1. Great for Foodies

Kenyan coffee and tea are famous across the world due to their premium quality. Many people aren’t aware that Kenyan beer is also popular and is considered a great treat for beer lovers across the world. Kenya is also known for having a great cuisine that gives tourist the opportunity to indulge in something new and different. If you like getting adventurous when it comes to food, then some restaurants serve crocodiles which are among the much revered local delicacies. Kenya has many restaurants that offer great ethnic Kenyan food. If you are looking for continental food, Kenya has countless continental restaurants offering a variety of cuisines which include Italian, Chinese, Indian and American.

  1. Friendly People and Exquisite Culture

Kenyan people are friendly, hospitable and educated. Kenya which is home to numerous ethnic tribes is known for having a diverse culture and heritage. Kenyans love to preach unity, peace and acceptance, and the tourists are treated with great respect regardless of their race or religion. Whilst staying in Kenya, you will see that many visitors from the West have chosen it as their home away from home. It is truly a country where you will arrive as a visitor and leave as a friend.

  1. Historic Significance

Kenya’s historic significance is unmatched. It is one of the most frequented countries for lovers of history and scientists interested in tracing the origins of our race. Few people are aware of the fact that Kenya has the longest, unbroken record of human evolution. The fossils and skeletons found in Kenya are actually 7 million years old.  The famous Turkana Boy, one of the first complete skeletons from the prehistoric era was also discovered in Kenya. If you are a history buff, you need to see all those amazing sites for yourself. Speaking of History, Kenya is where Princess Elizabeth was when King George died, making her the Queen of England.

If Kenya is a place good enough for the Queen to visit, it is surely a must-visit for everyone else. Affordability, natural beauty, climate, food, culture and holiday safaris are just some of the reasons to make it your next vacation destination.

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