Head to Kenya’s coast
Kenya

Head to Kenya’s coast

Explore Kenya’s history in Mombasa, an island city that’s more than 1,000 years old before heading to the coast for fishing, diving and snorkelling.

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Visit the Masai Mara
Kenya

Visit the Masai Mara

More than two million wildebeest and zebra roam across the famous Masai Mara ecosystem each year. Use your visit as a chance to engage with the Maasai tribes in the area.

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Visit Mombasa’s historic Old Town
Mombasa

Visit Mombasa’s historic Old Town

Any trip to Kenya’s oldest and second-largest city, Mombasa, wouldn't be complete without enjoying the historical architecture of its Old Town. The highlight, Fort Jesus, was built by the Portuguese 400 years ago and is worth a visit for its compelling history and views over Tudor Creek.

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Feed a baby elephant at a Nairobi sanctuary
Nairobi

Feed a baby elephant at a Nairobi sanctuary

Many trips to Kenya start and finish in its largest city and capital, Nairobi. For a shot of cuteness, visit one of its wildlife sanctuaries to see baby elephants — many of which are orphaned due to poachers — feeding and playing happily in the mud.

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Take a helicopter over Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya

Take a helicopter over Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and second highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro, and a great way to view this dramatic landscape is by helicopter. Fly over the mountain’s snow-capped peaks and stop off for refreshments at one of its beautiful alpine lakes.

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Explore the Gede ruins
Gede

Explore the Gede ruins

Take a step back in time and experience medieval Swahili life with a visit to the ruins of Gede. One of many archaeological sites along Kenya’s coast, the site at Gede, 100km north of the city of Mombasa, is widely considered the best-preserved.

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Sail a traditional dhow boat in Lamu
Lamu

Sail a traditional dhow boat in Lamu

Set sail off the Swahili Coast aboard a traditional dhow. With a fascinating history, the town of Lamu on Lamu Island is Kenya’s oldest continually inhabited town, features the 200-year-old Lamu Fort, and is the perfect place for an Indian Ocean adventure.

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Wine tasting in Naivasha
Naivasha

Wine tasting in Naivasha

Sample some of East-Africa’s fastest-growing wines with a tasting tour at the Leleshwa vineyard. The winery, best known for its light, summery sauvignon blanc, is based in Naivasha, 47 miles north of Nairobi in the heart of the Rift Valley.

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Lake Nakuru safari
Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru safari

Go on a Rift Valley safari at one of Kenya’s smallest but best-kept reserves. The park is home to a diverse range of wildlife including the rare Rothschild giraffe, endangered rhinos and, when conditions are right, the amazing spectacle of hundreds of thousands of pink flamingoes feeding at Lake Nakuru, the park’s focal point.

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Go hiking in Kakamega
Kakamega Forest

Go hiking in Kakamega

Just north of the equator, close to Lake Victoria in eastern Kenya, is Kakamega Forest — Kenya’s only tropical rainforest. Wander the forest’s network of trails and take in the huge variety of flora and fauna it supports, including hundreds of bird species, some of which are not found anywhere else.

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