In terms of wildlife adventures, the Republic of Kenya, located on the East African coast is unrivaled in the world. It is home to some of the most diverse wild animals in the world. The fact that the country is bisected by the equator and the Great Rift Valley that stretches from the Horn of Africa all the way to Zimbabwe makes the country ideal for the proliferation of wildlife.

Top 5 Adventure Destinations in Kenya

In terms of wildlife adventures, the Republic of Kenya, located on the East African coast is unrivaled in the world. It is home to some of the most diverse wild animals in the world. The fact that the country is bisected by the equator and the Great Rift Valley that stretches from the Horn of Africa all the way to Zimbabwe makes the country ideal for the proliferation of wildlife.

The expansive savannah Grasslands and shrub land is the African version of the Prairies in the US, Puna in the Andes and steppe in Europe. The Savannah grassland feeds the hungry herds of African herbivores and is ideal for hunting by the carnivores. The waters that flow from the Nyika plateau brings forth the fertile soil that is important for the growth of the grass.

If you are looking for a safari adventure, Kenya is on top of the list. Below are the top adventure safari destinations in the country.

1. Maasai Mara National Reserve

This is home to one of the 7 modern wonders of the world - the wildebeest migration. The more than 2.5 million herbivores consisting of the wildebeests, zebras, gazelles and antelopes cross the Mara River every year on their search for pastures in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Since you are here, why not also visit the Amboseli National Park that is adjacent to Maasai Mara?

2. The Historic Town of Lamu

Lamu is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. If you are looking to experience a rich Swahili culture that includes tours of historic sites, Swahili cuisines, Swahili dance and Lamu Festivals; visit the town of Lamu on Kenya's coast and you will not be disappointed.

3. Lake Nakuru National Park

What is a Flamingo? If you do not know this tall and lithe bird, then you better head to Lake Nakuru National Park. This is where the birds’ breeds and you can view them in their millions. Luckily for you, you will also get to visit the nearby Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. You will also get to see one of the largest marine and terrestrial mammals - the Hippopotamuses.

4. Lake Turkana in Sibiloi National Park

Lake Turkana is the only Lake in a desert in the world. It is filled with African Crocodiles, hundreds of species of birds and fishes and some other desert animals. Amazingly, you will also get to experience the local Turkana people culture and dances. Ask for a boat ride and venture deep into the Lake that bestrides the Kenyan-Ethiopian Border.

5. Climb Mount Kenya at Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and is surrounded by several parks including the important water tower of the Aberdare Ranges. The Mount Kenya National Park was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. Make sure you attempt any of the highest points that include; Batian (5,199 meters), Nelion (5,188 meters) and Point Lenana (4,985 meters). Since you are in the mood of climbing mountains, you can also head southwards about 600 kilometers from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya to Mt Kilimanjaro on the Kenyan-Tanzanian Border and attempt a climb. Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa.

Kenya also features beautiful white sand beaches at the coastal town of Mombasa. Trust me; it is worth seeing and staying at the coast after a wildlife Safari. Kenya is a relatively cheap destination compared to the other popular African tourist destinations such as South Africa and Egypt.

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