Why do tourists love Kenya?
Kenya is a beautiful destination that is loved by tourists all around the world. People come to Kenya because of the experience, and the feeling that they get when they are just about to leave and go back to their country… A sense of belonging. Kenya is a great place for tourists because it is safe and it is quite easy to travel into the country. The main source of income for a greater majority of the people in Kenya is Tourism.
The tourism industry has recognized steady growth in earlier years. But ever since the pandemic shook the world, tourism has been on the drop. However, various platforms have been seen to still promote virtual tourism in a way that has never been seen before. Platforms like Airbnb have been used to promote Kenyan tourism virtually by creating and hosting virtual events even amidst the pandemic.
The love of Kenya can be clearly seen in the referrals that various tour companies and tour operators get on a yearly basis. Why not come see for yourself what others think is an amazing tourist destination?
Here are the top five reasons why I think Kenya is a sweetheart to most tourists around the world;
1. The wildlife
Kenya is host to the big five animals. Endangered species are taken care of in various high-level conservancies in Kenya. One such conservancy is The Ol Pejeta conservancy. That basically means that this is a country that loves and cares for its wildlife.
2. Rich culture
Kenyan culture is what makes safaris, trips, and tours so adventurous. The sweet culture of the people is what defines many communities and people around the country. Different cultures host different behaviors and practices which are unique in their own way.
3. Historical Background
The history of the country is deeply embedded in the landmarks that are situated in different parts of the country. From the old city ruins of Gede to the famous Tusks in Mombasa. All of these marks of history are genuinely maintained to date to protect the beauty of our country Kenya to its tourists.
4. The Kenyan People
The people of Kenya are one of the main reasons why tourists keep coming back. They are friendly, they are accommodating and most importantly, most of them can speak good English. Among the English-speaking countries in Africa, Kenya is a stronghold. Be that as it may, Kenyans are some of the finest hosts in Africa today.
5. The weather
Kenya’s weather is super all through the year. No highs or lows. This is because Kenya is located at the equator. Tourists love Kenya mostly because of the beautiful sun, how you can bask in the sun for hours and hours, and the amazing sundowners that you can experience while on game drives during safaris.
6. The Wildebeest Migration
Another wonder of the world within the country Kenya. For those who do not know already, wildebeests move from Kenya to Tanzania through the Mara river in search for pasture every year from around October to September. This can be termed as the best time to visit Kenya, but the opinions of different tour operators vary. The wildebeest migration is a beautiful scene and if you have not already seen it on Youtube, come and see it live by giving us a CALL or EMAIL!
7. Kenya has a wide range of activities.
The number of activities that you could possibly take part in in Kenya is unbelievable! Activities are just things that can keep you busy while on vacation. What can you do to register a few memories after every vacation? The activities that you could take part in in Kenya involve both game drives and safaris as well as beach stays and vacations. Others may include photography, birding, boating, swimming, snorkeling, and many more!
Kenya Safari Holiday Packages
Did you know that the best safari holiday packages are the ones planned in Kenya? Kenya Safari holidays are some of the most sought-after in Africa. A Kenya safari holiday brings to you the finest experience of a true safari. However, with great pride comes responsibility. Kenya safari holidays require a certain degree of planning to be successful. For you as a traveler, the following are some of the things you should think about before planning for a Kenya safari holiday;
The budget for your safari is the most important thing to consider before planning for a safari. It affects accommodation choices, the level of luxury of your safari, and even determines the length of your safari. There are different types of safaris according to budget. Luxury safaris and budget safaris. With luxury safaris, money is not a problem and you cannot put a price on perfection. But for budget safaris, you have the freedom of tailor-making your safari to fit your safari preference. At Debrazza tours and safaris, we plan tailor-made safaris for you. This means that you can personally determine where you would like to spend your holiday at whatever cost that you choose!
How much time do you have for your holiday? Time in this case means; when planning for picking or selecting a safari holiday package, you have to choose the duration of your safari. For example, would you like;
2 DAYS MASAI MARA SAFARI
3 DAYS TSAVO EAST-WEST
4 DAYS AMBOSELI
5 DAYS MASAI MARA-AMBOSELI
Time in this case also means the period at which you would like to have your safari. Most safaris are booked during the summer period. We in Kenya call it the peak or high season; from June to October. You can book a safari at any other period of the year as long as it is convenient for you!
- Your preferences;
Lastly, what do you like? Personally, I am a sucker for off-road game drive safaris. This is where you get to explore the real taste of the savannah and its glamor. Moreover, how many people get to see a lion live in their lifetime?
For those into outdoor, adventure, and exploring we could plan a game drive safari together! There is a lot of safaris to choose from; even if you would not want to book right away! Planning ahead keeps you on track and gives you a chance to prepare for your safari to Kenya.
Let’s look at what you could choose from;
- Lodge/camping safari,
Camping is good fun for you if you are looking for a wild experience in nature. Camping safaris in Kenya are just like any other normal safaris but with an added twist to accommodation.
Types of Camping;
Glamping– This is short-slung for glamorous camping. Nothing out of the ordinary game drive safari but the accommodation will be at tented camps or lodges that are located within national parks and national reserves. Generally, glamping is more expensive than any other form of camping… it’s glamorous.
Classic Camping– This is the traditional form of camping. Tents, sleeping bags, cooking equipment, and the bush. Classic camping as the name suggests is the original form of camping which takes up a wilder approach. The camper gets to experience the wild the way it actually is, with proper planning of course. In classic camping, there are two types of camping grounds for people to select from;
Public camps; are camps that are readily available to campers at all times. Water, security, and facilities are available for the campers.
Private camps; are camps that are only availed to campers that pay for them.
- Fly-in safari
Fly-in safaris are great. However, you cannot have a fly-in safari by itself. They are usually combined with a typical road safari that completes a safari package for you. This and many other types of safaris can be combined to form the perfect holiday for you depending on your preference and budget.
- Family safari,
Families love spending time together. Having an African safari is a wonderful way of improving ties within a family. To be frank, a family safari is fun! Family safaris are more inclusive of other types of safaris. The only difference is the experience is tailored to suit the kids, teens, and parents all in one package. A good example of a family safari would be;
Arrival in Mombasa. Spend the day at the hotel or beach.
Fly safari to Masai Mara.
Hot air ballooning.
Departure back to Mombasa by either road or air.
- Just an excursion,
An excursion is a short trip to a local area or city or historical site. The main aim of excursions is to discover the culture of a certain people or locality, either current or in history. You can choose to have an excursion if you may be having just a short stay or stopover in Kenya. It is quite common. Examples of excursions that we at Debrazza Tours and Safaris have are like;
- A trip to Wasini Island; either half-day or full-day.
- Mombasa City tour; half-day or full-day
- A trip to Funzi Kinazini Island.
- A trip to Shimba Hills.
- Kenya Honeymoon safari
Kenya is a great place for a couple to get away and enjoy their time together. This amazing safari will take you to different honeymoon spots with the primary goal of bringing you together as one. What more could do that than Kenya’s amazing wildlife scenery?
To keep things more romantic, the staff at Debrazza Tours and Safaris will make sure to appropriately tailor-make your honeymoon to suit the best spots for couples in every destination that you visit during the safari.
Kenya Safari Destinations that you can choose from.
The right destination will be appropriately be determined by the occasion. What is the occasion? Is it a summer vacation, a honeymoon, a kids trip or an anniversary? Travelers are able to pick any of their favorite destinations from the list below. However, a travel specialist is available any time you need extra advice on the best destination for your particular occasion. CONTACT a safari expert HERE.
To help you while you choose your safari, here is a list of a few safari destinations that are perfect.
- Masai Mara
- Tsavo East
- Tsavo West
- Lake Nakuru
- Mt. Kilimanjaro
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
The best safari in Kenya is mostly tailor-made safaris by the traveler… those that best suit the traveler. The most rated safari in Kenya would be a fly in safari to the top national parks of either Masai Mara, Amboseli, or Tsavo.
There are many different types of safaris in Kenya. These are the most common;
- Guided safari
- Fly-in safari
- Specialist Safari
- Private Safari
- Camping/ Hiking Safari
- Budget/ Group safari
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