Combine the beach with a safari adventure on your African holiday
When people think of Kenya holidays, they often envisage going on safari and seeing all the incredible wildlife in one of the country’s national parks – but the part of the nation that visitors often overlook is the coast. Kenya has some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire world. Its long stretches of white sand beaches and clear blue water are incredibly picturesque. Kenya has so much to offer to anyone who makes the trip there. The best way to experience the landscape is to combine a safari adventure with a relaxing stay at one of the east African nation’s coastal resorts.
Most trips to Kenya start with a one-night stay in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. This will give you a little time to relax after your journey. However, if you don’t want to waste a minute of your holiday, there are many sites to visit here. One of the best views of city is at Kenyatta International Conference Centre. If there is time, a visit to Nairobi National Park is worthwhile, too.
After your stay in Nairobi, it’s time to begin your safari. The land has some of the most unique images anywhere on Earth. One of the stops on the safari will be Lake Nakuru. The area around the lake is crawling with different wildlife. Giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs and lions can all be seen around the area, but the lake is famous for a different species: flamingos. At the lake you can see up to a million flamingos standing in the lake, feeding on the abundance of algae that grows in the lake’s warm water. To see that many pink flamingos is one of the most amazing spectacles in the world.
Other incredible experiences on a Kenya safari include a trip to see the hippos in Lake Naivasha. A trip to the Masai Mara National Park is something that cannot be missed out on while on the safari. Located in the Serengeti, the park is famous for its abundant population of big cats. Zebras, wildebeest and gazelle pass through the park during their Great Migration every year from July to October. However, the most stunning site in the park comes at sunset. The vast array of colors that fill the sky make the park look more beautiful than a painting. The images are sure to leave you breathless.
After sampling African wildlife up close, a trip to the beach is the perfect way to relax. There are so many different beaches around the country, and each one offers a different atmosphere, so any kind of traveller can find the perfect spot for them.
One destination that’s great for diving and snorkelling is Malindi Beach. Here there is deep-sea fishing to go along with the diving. Some of the other popular beaches are in the Mombasa region, known for its young crowd and nightlife, and Lamu Island, which has a fascinating history and provides an exotic beach holiday experience. With so many options for beaches, it can be tough to just pick one. No matter which one you choose, you will be in a beautiful environment to sit back and relax after an unforgettable safari through the African desert.