The Best Active Adventures to do in Kenya

The Best Active Adventures to do in Kenya

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Experience the wild, diverse and extravagant world of Kenya. View stunning landscapes, incredible wildlife and educate yourself culturally.

“Kenya's location between the Indian Ocean and Lake Victoria means that people from all over Africa and the Middle East have travelled and traded across it for centuries. This has created a diverse culture with many ethnic groups and languages (National Geographic Kids).”

Kenya is known for their exhilarating adventures; from safari’s, to festivals, whitewater rafting and mountain biking you are in for the thrill of a lifetime.

See the best that Kenya has to offer by participating in their annual events and exploring their endless savannah.

Go on a Safari

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If you’re into safari’s you definitely want to travel to Masai Mara, Kenya. Going solo is a perfect way to make new friends that share the same interests as you (The Most Incredible Trips for Solo Travelers)!  Join other travelers on safaris! Or, take a private Kenya Family Safari and explore the adventures of Kenya with your loved ones. Bonus: They even have a safari where you are taken up in a hot air balloon!

The Rhino Charge in Nairobi, Kenya

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Visit Kenya for the annual motorsport competition. The Rhino Charge is 10-hour off-road race through the savannah. The event is organized to raise money to support the activities of the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust, which has been working to protect Kenya’s mountain range ecosystems.

Climb Mount Kenya

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Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa. Climb this incredible mountain for some of the most spectacular landscapes. View wildlife, go bird watching and capture the view of three peaks from Shipton’s Camp.

Eat Breakfast with Giraffes

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Eat breakfast at Giraffe Manor and enjoy your meal with giraffe’s. Yes, they literally pop their heads through your window and surprise you while you’re enjoying your breakfast.

Go River Rafting in the Tana River

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Experience Kenya like you may have never imagined and go whitewater rafting or kayaking on the Tana River (The Most Thrilling Places to go Whitewater Rafting). View tons of wildlife and incredible scenery. Bonus: They are known for their incredible rapids.

Go on a Snake Safari

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Did you know that there are more than 100 snake species in Kenya? If you’re up for it, go on a snake safari through the rocky cliffs, mangroves, forests and riverbeds of Kenya. Take the tour and learn about snakes and their primary role in our ecosystem.

Have Dinner in a Cave

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Get the best of both worlds, explore an underground cave and get a bite to eat at the same time! Sit 10 meters below the ground and enjoy your dinner in an open-air coral cave.

The Annual Wildebeest Migration

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Also known as “The World Cup of Wildlife,” the Annual Wildebeest Migration is a must-see before you die.  Experience 1.5 million wildebeests and zebra migrate overland in search of food and water. Watch them as they are hunted and run down by larger carnivores and try to cross the Mara River alive.

Visit Hell’s Gate National Park

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Hell’s Gate National Park offers a variety of activities to choose from. Go hiking, biking, motorcycling and camping in the park. Encounter wildlife including leopards, buffalo, zebra, lions and cheetahs.  View towering cliffs, volcanoes and water-gouged gorges.

The Lake Turkana Cultural Festival

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Join the local tribes for three days of dance, songs and culture during the Lake Turkana Festival. Watch unique performances and experience the incredible culture (What Happens When People Don’t Get Out and See the World). “The Marsabit-Lake Turkana Cultural Festival gives all the communities in Marsabit County an opportunity for the cross-cultural interaction, harmony, cohesion, integration, cooperation and trading.”