An African gem
Travelling to Kenya is a fantastic adventure waiting to happen. It is filled to the brim of exiting places, culture, food and wildlife. It is almost too good to be true. The sheer beauty and magnificence of this African gem will leave you reaching for your camera again and again and, well you see where this is going. A visit to Kenya means making some preparations though, such as making sure you have your travel visa for Kenya in order. It also means making a bucket list of the top 10 places that shouldn’t be missed once you arrive.
A visit to Kenya will most likely require you to apply for and obtain a Kenya tourist visa. This process has been made easier by the fact that you can complete the entire visa application form online. You won’t have to visit any embassy or consulate to receive your visa, it will be delivered straight to your inbox instead. There are currently 141 countries eligible to apply for a Kenyan tourist visa online and the entire process only takes about 20 minutes too complete. A tourist visa is not the only visa that is available, there is also the possibility of applying for a business visa or a visa for medical reasons. All visas are for single entry’s only though. For a full list of all eligible eVISA countries as well as information on rules and regulations when it comes to applying for a Kenyan visa, it is best to visit official sites online.
10 places to hang your hat
1. Nairobi – a visit to the capital is a must, this hub for culture and business is a challenge to take on but well worth your while as its buzzing city life is a true experience.
2. Maasai Mara Triangle – here it is possible to experience one of the best safari’s in the world and you will be able to see zebras, elephants, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles in their natural habitat.
3. Lake Naivasha – the perfect place for a boat-trip and it is recommended to do this at sunset for one of the most spectacular views.
4. Samburo Country – welcome to the true wilderness, the spectacular views and surroundings will make it one of the highlights of your visit to Kenya.
5. Mount Kenya – even if you only see it from afar, it is still going to be one of the most magnificent sights you will ever see.
6. Hells Gate National Park – Kenya is ripe with alternatives when it comes to national parks and Hells Gate is only one alternative. Here you will find some of the more dangerous animals and this area is best explored with a guide.
7. Lake Victoria – the largest lake on the continent leaves no one disappointed.
8. Mombasa – a cosmopolitan city where the mixture of cultures influences everything from food to art to architecture.
9. Fourteen Falls – one of Kenya’s stunning hidden gems and should not be missed.
10. Lamu Island – learn more about Kenya’s rich trading history and relish in the fact that most transportation here is still done with the help of donkeys.