Kenya | Travel Destinations

Kenya offers scenic coastline, renowned safaris, happening cities and rich cultural villages 

Kenya is one of Africa's most popular travel destinations, and for good reason. This country has it all!

Relax on the beach along the Kenyan coast, visiting hot spots like Lamu, or do the dream-trip of a wildlife safari and culture tour in the Masaai Mara. Eager to escape the crowds and travel to a remote destination that few other travellers get the chance to see? Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya is the place for you. 

My time in Kenya consisted of hanging out in the exotic and fast-paced city of Nairobi, where I enjoyed great restaurants, city parks and other attractions like the Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Orphanage. I also stayed in the Lake Naivasha area, touring Hell's Gate National Park and lounging on the lake. 

While I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Nairobi and Naivasha, taking a two week road trip to Northern Kenya was by far the highlight of my time in Kenya, and in Africa as a whole. 

On the drive to our destination in Northern Kenya, the village of Moite on Lake Turkana, we passed through the territory of the Samburu tribes where we attended a local wedding, and greeted Moran warriors out tending to their livestock. I was in awe of the increasingly barren scenery as we drove north, saying goodbye to the picturesque bougainvillea bushes and lush greenery, in exchange for endless expanses of dry grassland, desert and herds of domestic camels. We stayed in the desert oasis of Loiyangalani, camping under clusters of palm trees, and posed at viewpoints overlooking the massive Lake Turkana. This is not a region many tourists visit, so I feel extremely lucky to have experienced it.

In Moite we stayed with a family, hosted a Christmas dinner for the children, and I danced under a full moon with the women and men of the village. Having had such an impactful experience in Northern Kenya, I've started raising funds for girls' education in the Lake Turkana region. To learn more check out the Face of Africa Today Giving Back initiative.

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