1. Balloon Safari
Fly over the African savannah, teeming with wildlife in a hot air balloon. Then, finish off your experience with a champagne breakfast in the bush!
2. Have a Sundowner on your porch in the bush
Whether you’re in Ambosel, The Mara , the Tsavo or the Samburu , it’s always nice to end the day looking out over the expanse of African bush and reflect on the days events.
3. See a million wildebeest cross the Mara river
This migration of over a million wildebeest happens every year. If you’re there at the right time, you’ll see these ungainly animals leaping through the crocodile infested waters and it’s a phenomenon that you’ll never forget.
4. Get a hole in one at the Windsor Golf Club
We’ll you can always hope! With monkeys watching from the tropical vegetation surrounding perfect greens, anything’s possible I suppose at the Windsor Golf Club.
5. Buy a beaded Masai necklace
…or perhaps a woven basket or a soapstone carving from the weekly Maasai Markets held in various locations around Nairobi.
6. Swim with dolphins
Go on snorkeling trip in Wasini. Look at the colourful fish, swimming in, and around the coral reef right next to you. Find giant clams, sea turtles and octopus and if you’re lucky- your dhow will be escorted by dolphins. You never know, maybe you could even swim together!
7. Count ten thousand flamingos
As you walk along the shore of Lake Nakuru or Lake Elementaita, the sound (and smell!) of so many birds is unforgettable.
8. Tell your friends that you’ve visited President Obama’s ancestral home country
President Obama’s father was born and raised in Western Kenya and his Grandma is still around.
9. Get your hands painted with Mendhi
Often a fun thing to do at the coast.
10. Climb the second highest mountain in Africa
Mount Kenya is an extinct volcano that straddles the equator. Be fully prepared for a hard 3-5 day trek, as the 5200m summit is a LOOONG way up!