Things To Do in Kenya

There are a lot of things to do in Kenya. Safaris are what the country is renowned for, however there are other tourist attractions in Kenya not to be missed.


Kenya is known as the safari capital of the world and it’s home to the safari tradition. There are numerous wildlife parks to explore. Some of the best known Kenya safari destinations are Masai Mara, where visitors can witness the great wildebeest migration, Samburu, Tsavo, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli.

There are many Kanya safari tours to choose from including walking safaris, balloon safaris, and luxury safaris.


The Kenyan coast is a stretch of 536 kilometers of beautiful sandy beaches. With average ocean temperatures rarely dropping under 26°C the year-round conditions for swimming are excellent. During your Kenya beach holiday, you can engage in water sports such as waterskiing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, and dhow sailing.

Things to do in Kenya
Things to do in Kenya – Kitesurfing at the coast

Lamu is one of Kenya’s best kept secrets. The exotic tropical island has an ambience of medieval romance and it’s an ideal destination for honeymooners and holidaymakers seeking to escape the fast-paced modern existence.

Mountain Climbing

Mount Kenya, the continent’s second highest mountain is regarded as the most visually stunning of the snow-capped African peaks. It offers easy or challenging ascent with spectacular scenery.


Most tours start in Nairobi (the capital of Kenya), which hosts the county’s main international airport – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Attractions here include several museums, the Nairobi National Park, the Masai Market, and an active nightlife.


Mombasa is the country’s second largest city. Tourist attractions include various historical sites, the culture, marine parks, breathtaking beaches, and a fun nightlife.

Hells Gate National Park

It’s one of the few tourist attractions in Kenya where visitors can track Africa’s Big Five on their own two feet. Hells Gate National Park is found in Naivasha about 2 hours drive from Nairobi. Visitors can camp, rock climb, explore hot springs and go birding.

Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking

Adventurous river rapids in Tana River have made Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking popular tourist attractions in Kenya. The river is the longest in the country and rises in Mount Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range in central Kenya and stretches 800 kilometers before entering the Indian Ocean. Birding is also excellent while rafting through the valley.


Sports should be in everyone’s list of things to do in Kenya, as there are numerous sports available ex., golfing, cycling, swimming, skydiving, bungee jumping, ice-skating, volleyball, tennis etc.


There are markets and unique wares all over the country. Popular items include traditional crafts, woodcarvings, Masai beaded necklaces, kiondos  – woven handbags made from sisal with leather trimmings, kikois, jewelry, and Kenya’s exceptional coffee.

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