Top Activities To Enjoy In Kenya

1. Watch the Great Migration – 7th Wonder of The World

The Great Migration can be seen between July and October in Kenya. The Great Migration happens when the plains game, of which the majority are wildebeest head north through the Serengeti in Tanzania and into the Masai Mara on their hunt for green, fresh pastures. You may have seen iconic photos of thousands of wildebeest crossing the Mara River, however, they are accompanied by zebra, Grants gazelle, Thompsons gazelle, eland and impala. Although we can give a rough indication of the best time to experience this spectacle, it is driven by rainfall so varies from year to year. For a fantastic experience witnessing the 7th Wonder Of The World Book Here With Bonfire Adventures

2. Safari in the Masai Mara

Home to the previously mentioned Great Migration, the iconic Maasai Mara is a must for any Kenya itinerary. You could easily make this your only stop and go away with incredible game viewing experiences in stunning accommodation.
Covering over 1,500 square km the Masai Mara National Park has some of the most abundant wildlife in Africa and is a mecca for wildlife photographers, naturalists and animal lovers. What makes the Masai Mara special is not just the diversity of wildlife such as lion, leopard, cheetah hyena, elephant, buffalo, hippo, lion, giraffe but it is also the abundance and density of these animals.

3. Sunrise safari hot air balloon

Without a doubt, floating over the Masai Mara National Park is one of those once in a lifetime experiences, which if you have the chance you should make sure snap it up.
The majority of balloon trips start inside the Park. For anyone who has not been in a hot air balloon before, your adrenaline will start pumping as you rise early in the morning when it’s still dark and see the roaring burners lighting up the balloon as it begins to rise. Once everyone is settled into the balloon the pilot will slowly lift off. Other than the odd blast from the burners to keep the balloons height, you will drift silently over the plains watching the sunrise in a truly magical experience and one that is especially popular to include in a Kenya honeymoon.

If you think it couldn’t get any better, the experience is finished off with a champagne breakfast right in the middle of the plains.


Whilst not technically a safari activity as it takes place in Nairobi at the famous Giraffe Manor, it is on many safari goers bucket lists so we have included here. Giraffe Manor is home to a resident herd of Rothschild giraffe who are known to put their heads in through the windows to be fed at breakfast, or perhaps even from your bedroom. The experience of eating your pancakes whilst feeding a giraffe its breakfast is completely unique and one that delights adults and children alike!
Due to its popularity, Giraffe Manor needs to be booked 18-24 months in advance!

5. Meet the Masai Tribes

Originating in South Sudan the Masai migrated along the Nile Valley into Kenya and Tanzania in the 15th Century. Traditionally semi-nomadic, today their lives are more static residing in small settlements. You will struggle not to come across the Masai people on your safari, their incredible knowledge of the bush makes them brilliant guides and trackers given their history growing up in the bush.
The Masai culture has become an attraction to Kenya as much as the wildlife and there are a number of ways to interact with the people and visit their villages during your holiday (organised through your operator or camp). Remember to always greet them by shaking hand with the right as the left is considered rude.

6. See massive herds of elephants

The Amboseli National Reserve is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close and gives you a chance to really appreciate their family dynamics, and to watch them interacting with each other. If you’ve seen the iconic images of elephants wandering across the plains with the incredible snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the background, they were most likely taken here in Amboseli.
As well as elephants galore, Amboseli is home to the Big Five, as well as plenty of grazing animals such as giraffe, impala, eland, waterbuck, gazelle, more than 600 species of birds.

7. Relax on Diani's beautiful beach

Diani Beach is located an hour south of Mombasa and easily accessible from Nairobi. Its calm turquoise seas, white sand beaches and lush green coastline make for the perfect relaxing beach get away. There are a number of villages, activities and excursions to go on, however, after a long safari Diani Beach is the perfect place to have a lay in, chill and unwind after your safari.
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8. Try kite surfing

If you are sporty and love the ocean then kite surfing at Diani Beach is for you. Diani is the number one beach in Africa for kite surfing with miles of crystal-clear lagoons paired with consistent reliable winds. The shallow sea and soft wide beach ensure this is the perfect place for beginners and experienced kite surfers alike and the lovely turquoise water is a bonus.

9. Scuba dive/snorkel in the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean has some of the finest marine and diverse marine life going. The warm water along this coastline brings in a huge abundance of marine life which is protected by a number of marine parks.
Diving on the Kenyan coast can be experienced all year round, however visibility can reduce between July and August, with October through to March being optimum. With a number of shallow reefs that are home to a variety of fish species, turtles and rays this is the ideal spot to both dive and snorkel depending what you are most comfortable with.

10. Wander the streets of Lamu

Dating back to the 14th Century, Lamu is one of the oldest towns in East Africa and considered one of the most beautiful. This old town is characterized by narrow streets and old stone buildings with a mixture of Persian and European cultures. Lamu used to be an old trading post which you can certainly feel as you wander around. Walking around the backstreets immersing yourself in the mix of cultures stopping in cafes and maybe picking up some spices or seafood is a great way to spend the day.

11. Visit Fort Jesus, Mombasa

Built by the Portuguese in the 16th century Fort Jesus in Mombasa is a must visit for anyone passing through. Just wandering round this incredible site soaking up the history and culture is a great way to break up the day as well as learn about Kenya’s rich history.
Whatever your interests are we will be able to put together a trip around your needs and requirements, making sure you make the most of the experiences and activities on offer. The rich culture and friendly people in Kenya make it impossible not to want to return, so do not worry if your trip is not long enough do everything, as we’re sure it won’t be your last.
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