Many visitors who take one of the flights to Kenya visit the country for combining a beach holiday with some amazing wildlife safaris. Here are just a few of the top most Kenyan destinations for making the most of one’s holidays to the country.
The biggest motivating factor behind boarding flights to Kenya is to experience the country’s jungles. However, buying tickets to the destination also treat visitors to some of the best beaches in the world as well. In fact, Kenya’s beaches and jungles have made the country a household name in terms of African travel and tourism. Check out some of the best excuses for buying airline tickets to Kenya.
Watamu Beach, a tranquil stretch of paradise measuring some six km, is amongst Kenya’s widest beaches. The beach is also one of the quietest in the country. Blessed with milky white powdery soft sands, the beach offers ample scope for diving and snorkelling. One can even take up a cheap diving course from PADI-accredited scuba diving instructors. The beach is very popular for the Watamu Marine National Park as well. This marine park has huge collection of mesmerising coral. A little distance away, one can check out the Italian resort, Temple Point beach restaurant, for rest and recreation facilitates.
Spanning an area of some 7 km, the main beach of Malindi, emerges as a paradise for fishing and surfing enthusiasts. The beach side resorts provide the surfing equipment and anyone catching flights to Kenya from June to September will find that the sport is at its peak here during this period. The beach makes for postcard perfect scenery and is very near to the exotic Malindi Marine Park. A visit to this park can treat visitors to the amazing sights of the Coral garden there. The secluded Malindi Beach also proves ideal for a quiet soothing vacation. Besides scuba diving and big game fishing, Malindi provides abundant scope for big game fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, and parasailing as well. Not to be missed is one of the exploratory missions aboard a glass bottomed boat, which treats visitors to the magnificent sights of reefs, octopuses, and other delights of the sea.
The Kizingoni Beach, with its raw natural beauty, and soothing solitude remains the favourite meeting place of romantic couples as well as other visitors. It is a collection of seven privately owned, painstakingly designed, and refreshingly isolated beachfront houses. Kizingoni Beach is part of the Lamu archipelago off Kenya’s North coast. With bath warm waters, a glorious tropical weather, and excellent accommodation facilities, the place is a hot favourite tourist magnet. The easy accessibility from Europe also plays no mean feat in enhancing the area’s popularity as many airlines operate numerous cheap overnight flights to Kenya that arrive well in advance and make a same day Lamu connection.
Many visitors book cheap flights to Kenya for visiting the well known beaches of the port city of Mombasa. These enchanting strips of sand are to be found on both the Northern and Southern coasts of Mombasa. The North Coast beaches have a more festive atmosphere with one of the famous beaches here being the Diani Beach. This beach is also the venue of the popular ’40 Thieves’ beach bar and makes for an electrifying nightlife. There are a number of cheap hotels in Kenya with luxurious accommodation facilities. The other famous North Coast beaches are Shanzu, Nyali, and Bamburi. Nyali is near to the largest crocodile farm in the country, while the Bamburi Beach with surrounding villages gives rich glimpses into the traditional Kenyan way of life. Fishing aficionados would do well to check out the Mtwapa. The Southern beaches are more pristine and peaceful. One of the most popular of the southern beaches is Tiwi.
Masai Mara Game Reserve
The Masai Mara Game Reserve has boosted Kenyan tourism in a major way. The immense game reserve measures some 1,510 square kilometres and is stocked with almost every variety of wildlife. A must have experience here is to watch the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, gazelle, and zebra from the Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River towards the grazing fields Masai Mara.
Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park is the oldest of Game Reserves and National Parks in Kenya. This huge stretch of Savannah is home to more than 100 mammal species including the Big Five of Africa with the exception of the Elephant. Nairobi National Park also proves to be a hit with bird watchers. Visitors need to travel just a short distance for viewing the denizens of the natural habitat. The Safari Walk and Animal Orphanage at the main gate are further draws of the park.
Tsavo East and West Game Reserve
The Tsavo Game Reserve is split up into the Tsavo East and West Game reserves by a road and remains of the largest game reserves on the planet. Many varieties are to be found here, including the Big Five. Visitors are almost guaranteed to see the black rhinoceroses due to their large number.