As the mercury soars up and schools are about to announce their summer vacation in India, its time for you to plan your kid’s summer holiday and nothing better than Kenya which can excite your child and increase their knowledge at the same time. You also get to spend some quality time with your family as you explore the abundance of nature’s beauty. Renowned for its classic savanna safaris, Kenya is a country of theatrical extremes and classic contrasts. The truly Magical Kenya is home to a diversified Flora and Fauna yet to be discovered. Deserts and alpine snows; forests and open plains; the metropolis of Nairobi and colorful tribal cultures; freshwater lakes and coral reefs. The wildlife safaris have been the top tourist attractions in Kenya for decades while other activities include trekking Mount Kenya, ballooning over the Maasai Mara and snorkeling in Diani on the Indian Ocean coast. So this vacation take your child back to the cradle of humanity – not just to civilizations past, but to where humanity began – East Africa, in part in Kenya as they get a chance to witness one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world.
Choose your pick from these scintillating experiences:
Animal orphanage and Giraffe Centre, Nairobi
The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is a shelter of abandoned or injured wild animals. The Nairobi animal orphanage offers visitor a chance to see wildlife up close and personal and even pet a cheetah! The Orphanage is the home to more than 20 different animals and bird species. At the Nairobi Giraffe Centre, you can see these magically cumbersome animals up close and personal. Feed lanky giraffes from a platform and even touch a giraffe tongue! A popular activity in Nairobi, Kenya!
Ballooning over Maasai Mara
Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve is the ultimate ballooning destination. The landscape is astonishing, and the abundant wildlife can make for spectacular viewings from above. One can see a good concoction of animals, and it is likely to spot elephants, giraffes, various antelope species, ostriches or pride of lion from the balloon. One can also see hyenas, Hippos, and cheetahs form the above too. Ballooning is one of the best ways to experience the wildebeest migration or search for the elusive black rhino in the Mara.
Sambaru village an interaction with the tribal Kenya
Set within the ecosystem of Northern Kenya’s Kalama region – famous for its special five Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx – this is an extraordinary opportunity to ‘go bush’ with your family or friends. Gain in-depth experience in wildlife tracking, while following an elephant or a leopard; learn survival skills; visit an original Samburu village; learn how to use bows, arrows, pangas and spears; build a bush camp; tend goats and cattle whilst listening to Samburu stories, songs, drums and flutes or learn to dance Samburu style under moon.
Visit Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa and a UNESCO world heritage site. This is also a natural wonder as on equator it gets snow. Mount Kenya gives you ample options, from expeditions to experiencing the thrill of safaris. The tour includes a wide range of attractions where one can enjoy a variety of cultures, wildlife, beautiful landscapes and experiencing the equator would be great learning for everyone visiting this site.
Picturesque Lamu Island
Lamu Island is a part of Kenya’s Lamu Archipelago, and has unspoiled and pristine coastline. As the oldest living town in Kenya, Lamu Town has retained all the charm and character built up over centuries. There are no roads on Lamu Island, just alleyways and footpaths and therefore, there are few motorized vehicles on the island. Lamu is one of the favorite destinations of world celebrities and offers an authentic Swahili experience.