What to do in Kenya on Safari

Top 100 Things to Do in Kenya Part 3

Kenya is not only about action packed game drives. Experience the culture, explore new attractions and learn numerous things about the country and its people.  Some activities are available within the lodge or resort, while others take you to far flung locations.  Add the following adventures to your list of things to do in Kenya.

21.      Swimming

Most of the luxury resorts, tented camps and lodges have swimming pools. Some hotels have private pools for guests in particular suites such as the honeymoon or the presidential suite.

22.      Camping

Fly camping is ideal when staying in major attractions such as Tsavo and Maasai Mara. It is a traditional camping expedition where campers trek to selected camping sites, pitch tents and spend the night there, with only basic camping facilities.

23.      Educational Tours

A tour of conservancies such as the Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Ol Pejeta Conservancy is an eye opener. It offers information about this species and efforts being made to conserve it.  Nairobi Safari Walk is another educational tour attraction, with signage giving titbits about animals housed in parts of the sanctuary.

24.      Participate in a Marathon

World Record Holders such as a Paul Tergat, David Rudisha and Catherine Ndereba are Kenyans. Numerous local marathons and championships take place annually and they attract local and international athletes. The most popular race is the Lewa Marathon, which lets athletes run alongside wild animals at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Other marathons are the Standard Chartered Charity Marathon, Ndakaini Half Marathon and Tegla Lorupe Peace Run among others.

25.      Cultural Festivals

Lamu Festival is an annual celebration of the unique culture of coastal communities. This four-day event involves singing, dancing, donkey and dhow races.

26.      Drama Festivals

The National Theatre hosts plays and musicals by different theatre companies for weekly scheduled shows.   Other theatre and arts halls in the city are at Sarakasi Dome, Alliance Francaise and the GoDown Arts Centre.

27.      Picnicking

After a morning drive in the plains viewing and tracking wildlife, recount the day’s activities in a picnic under a tree in the bush. Carry packed lunch from the lodge and have a ball in the wild.

28.      Rock Climbing

Hell’s Gate National Park is aptly named because the rocks and hills within it are just out of this world.  Fischer’s Tower is one of the many rock climbing platforms within this park.  Nonetheless, you can enjoy this sport in Rapids Camp, Sagana or Lukenya Hills.

29.      Horseback riding

Horse riding in the plains of Laikipia and Maasai Mara is one of the interesting afternoon activities. It is also popular in the Great Rift Valley region. The Karen and Thigiri riding schools offer beginner lessons.

30. Camel Riding

Ride a camel along the banks of River Ewaso Nyiro in Samburu on the beach at the coast or in Laikipia and Isiolo. This beast of the desert lets you see the country from a new angle. It is a slow paced activity but one worth taking part in because of the social nature of the camel. You will love it!

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