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Things to do in Kenya

Art, culture, tradition and natural wildlife are plentiful in this African destination. For nature and animal lovers, deciding what to do to in Kenya is an exciting task, as so many activities are available.

Consider a visit to the Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Center, a non-profit organization and take a look at its workshops and showroom, where you can buy jewelry, carvings, clothes and other crafts. Mount Kenya, Africa’s second-highest mountain, is both a UNESCO World-Heritage site and a UNESCO Biosphere, and an amazing sight to see. Hell's Gate National Park allows visitors to walk or cycle through without a guide. If you’re into rock climbing, the park is full of cliffs and basalt columns. Check out Fischer’s Tower, one of the park’s popular rock-climbing sites.

Lamu Island’s Lamu Town is the oldest inhabited spot in Kenya. It is a part of the Swahili culture that once dominated the coast. At Tsavo National Park, the western side is more popular from its gorgeous scenery and better roads. The world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve is made up of grasslands full of African wildlife. It’s an extension of the Serengeti in Tanzania. See Wildebeest, zebras, black rhinos, elephants, and Masai giraffes. Watch out for predators as well, with cheetahs, leopards, and the biggest population of lion in the world.

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  • Abercrombie & Kent

    The Abercrombie & Kent travel agency began as an African safari company, founded by Geoffrey Kent and his parents in 1962. Today, the company organ... More
  • Alilamu

    Attractive collection of modern African folk art and abstract paintings. More
  • Aman

    Best shop on the island for stylish clothing: Kenyan-made leather bags and belts; beaded leather sandals; soft linen slacks. More
  • Anna Trzebinski

    Furniture, beaded suede jackets, kikoi robes, and housewares from the Nairobi designer. The waterfront space is her first freestanding shop stocked... More
  • Ashish Sanghrajka

    Special booking: Escorted clients on a pilgrimage to the Gujarati holy site of Palitana, in northwestern India. They climbed 4,000 steps to the tem... More
  • Cox & Kings

    Founded in 1758, Cox & Kings is the oldest travel company in the world, and it prides itself on using its 250 years of experience to provide client... More
  • EpicQuest

    Guides who moonlight as serious athletes—including Olympic gold medalist skier Tommy Moe—serve up untracked powder and all-but-undiscovered surf br... More
  • Jeanie Fundora

    Insider clout: For VIP American clients in need of top security for a trip to East Africa, Fundora arranged to charter the private helicopter of a ... More
  • Julian Harrison

    Insider clout: In Limpopo, Harrison arranges access to the 19th hole at Legend Golf & Safari Resort—the longest, as well as the highest, par three ... More
  • Kensington Tours

    A vast range of personalized itineraries, including working on archaeological digs in Israel and trekking to see gorillas in Rwanda, while staying ... More
  • Lamu Museum

    Originally a 19th-century Swahili home, this tidy museum contains rare ceremonial horns, furniture, jewelry, and other artifacts related to the his... More
  • Masai Mara National Reserve

    At the Masai Mara National Reserve you're sure to see lions, elephants, and rhinos. More
  • Micato Safaris

    Since 1966, the Pinto family of Kenya and New York has been welcoming guests to Africa with an extraordinary level of service and in-country expert... More
  • Noorjehan Collections

    Jeweler Gemini Desai designs necklaces and other treasures with ancient trade beads, both precious and fun, from around the world. More

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