- Lamu Cultural Festival. At the ancient Swahili township, the community gathers to celebrate the tradition in the modern day. …
- Safaricom International Jazz Festival. …
- Nairobi Restaurant Week. …
- Lake Turkana Festival. …
- Mombasa Carnival.
While different communities have their own native foods, the staple foods in Kenya include cereals (Maize, Millet, Sorghum and others depending on the region) eaten with various Meats and Vegetables. Foods that are universally eaten in Kenya are Ugali, Sukuma Wiki and Githeri.
Kenyan annual festivals
- Rusinga Festival. …
- Maralal Camel Derby. …
- Lamu Festival. …
- Shela Hat Contest. …
- Lamu Painters Festival. …
- Lamu Yoga Festival. …
- Kenya Kite Festival. …
- Nairobi Film Festival.
A must-do while in Kenya
-Enjoy the Greatest Show on Earth the Great Migration at the Masai Mara National Reserve
-A visit to Tsavo East/West National Park popular for the world-acclaimed film ‘Man-Eaters of Tsavo’
-Flora and Fauna can be enjoyed at World acclaimed lakes including Lake Elementaita & Lake Nakuru
Nairobi National Park
-Nairobi National Museum
-Karen Blixen Museum – Fame ‘Out of Africa’
-Sun, Sand & Sea at the Kenyan North, or South coast
-Scenic trip by the newly built express railway
-Fit & Fabulous? Take a scenic climb on Kenya’s tallest mountain – Mt Kenya
-Famous for its worldly acclaimed skyscrapers and nightlife – enjoy Nairobi’s finest
Top historical sites
- Fort Jesus. Located in Mombasa, Kenya’s coast, this historic monument was built by the Portuguese in 1593.
- Gede ruins. The ruins of Gede are the remains of a traditional Swahili town in Watamu and were built in the 12th century, and rebuilt in the 15th century.
- Koobi Fora. This prehistoric site is located on the east of Lake Turkana and covers an area of approximately 1800 square kilometres.
- Siyu Fort. Unlike Mombasa and Lamu where the forts were built by foreigners, Siyu Fort is the only town that built a fort of its own.
There are 42 tribes in Kenya and the official languages are Swahili and English. Kenya is a multilingual country. There are 62 languages spoken throughout which mainly consist of tribal African languages as well as a minority of Middle Eastern and Asian languages spoken by descendants of foreign settlers (i.e. Arabic, Hindi, etc).
When is the best time to visit Kenya and why?
July to September – One of the most famous draws of a visit to Kenya is the Great Wildebeest Migration across the Maasai Mara. Considered to be one of Africa’s most incredible wildlife experiences (and one of the natural wonders of the world), 1.5 million wildebeest (as well as hundreds of thousands of Zebras and Gazelles) follow the rains across the Maasai Mara tracked by predators. Though it’s difficult to predict exactly when the migration will happen, the highest chance of spotting it in Kenya happens from July to September.
June to October is also a great time to visit Kenya. June sees the start of Kenya’s dry season – waterholes and riverbanks are teeming with animals and the bush is less dense, so wildlife is easier to spot. During these months, you’ll have your greatest shot at seeing the Big Five, the Wildebeest migration and weather-wise, it’s cooler from June to August and it starts to warm up in September.
2. What to avoid while in Kenya
- Never refuse hospitality.
- Do not buy items derived from endangered species.
- Refrain from using foreign currency.
- Do not ask people’s tribes.
- Do not take people’s pictures without their consent.
- Watch what you wear.
- Do not carry valuables around.
- Refrain from drinking water from unknown sources
3. How to prepare for a trip
Packing lists, book recommendations, tips about exchanging local currency, public transportation hacks, or anything else you think travellers might need a heads-up about can settle a lot of pre-trip anxieties.
4. Media mentions, current events, and travel-adjacent topics
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