Kenya is the only place on the planet that conjures the spirit of adventure with a tinch of romance. The diversity of things to do dazzles all with its viewing experience of the country’s abundant wildlife. Along with its safari parks there lies a trove of coastal treasure where you can snorkel and dive fish-rich coral reefs, relax on pearly beaches, experience the melting pot of cultures and cuisines and explore tropical islands steeped in Swahili history.
Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the world’s most magnificent game reserves. It’s named after the statuesque, red-cloaked Maasai people who live in the park and graze their animals here as they have done for centuries. The park is famous for the Great Migration, when thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson’s gazelle travel to and from the Serengeti, from July through October.
Amboseli National Reserve
Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, Amboseli National Reserve is one of Kenya’s most popular tourist park. This reserve is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close along with big cats, such as lion and cheetah, as well as giraffe, impala, eland, waterbuck, gazelle, and more than 600 species of birds.
Kenya’s capital and largest city, Nairobi is legendary for its colourful colonial history and can explore the city’s famous historic sites, as well as excellent wildlife-related attractions.
The Nairobi National Museum is a great one-stop spot to see exhibits on Kenya’s history, nature, culture, and contemporary art. A green thumb is a place where one can enjoy the botanic gardens on the grounds.
Malindi is a beach resort of Kenya popular with European visitors with rich trading history. It is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, with a split personality. The part historic old town, a part modern tourist hub, Malindi is where travellers come to the sun on the white sands of Watamu Beach, dive the coral reefs of the Malindi and soak up a dose of Swahili history.
Kenyan cuisine Kenyan Pilau
Pilau is a glorified combination of rice cooked with flavour bursting spices like cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. The fragrant rice is fantastic to eat with a form of meat stew and a few slices of fresh tomato and onions.
Biriyani is another form of spiced rice that is a popular Kenyan food on the coast.
Even though it’s in Tanzania, I’ve enjoyed some of the best pilau and biryani I’ve ever eaten on the island of Zanzibar!