The holidays are here. The long rains seem to have finally made an appearance but this is not a reason to stop you from enjoying a great holiday. Kenya is enticingly diverse; with curvaceous hills and valleys, a snow capped mountain, white sandy beaches beautifully surrounded with green breathtaking palm trees, as it maps across, the lush plains and rich savanna together with its historic Great Rift Valley.
We know that the daily grind of work and life commitments might make you not enjoy these beautiful features that surround you. So why not escape the busyness of the city and indulge family in an exciting get away. Here are 5 stunning places not commonly visited where you should spend your holiday.
Watamu Marine National Reserve.
Watamu Marine National Reserve is part of a complex of marine and tidal habitat along the Kenyan coastline. During this season, enjoy its natural paradise of colorful fauna flora of over 600 fish species and 100 different types of corals. Have an adventure packed holiday as this place has over 15 different dive sites for you and your family to have an unforgettable time at the marine environment.
Malewa Ranch House
You can decide to take it slow and pick Malewa Ranch for its home away from home feel. It is located in the small town of Gilgil. It gives you a homely feel of a house as it has5 bedroom and 3 bathrooms with a spacious verandah.
Now imagine your family enjoying cool walks along Malewa River, and being captivated by many activities you find there. You can engage your family in activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, river rafting, trout fishing, as well as mountain biking and horse riding among others.
Kiboko Bay Resort, Kisumu
This is the perfect place away from the capital as its idyllic lake side setting helps you recharge your ‘city over worked batteries’. It is endowed with natural attraction that you and your family will not fail to enjoy. There are expansive gardens where you can relax as your children play.
Paxtu Cottage is commonly known as home of the legendary scout movement leader, Baden Powell. Paxtu Collage is an interesting place to take your children if you like history. You can enjoy the historic photos that tell you something about both Kenyan history and that of the scout movement. Something to bring a bit of inspiration to your children.
Enchoro Wildlife Camp
Enjoy a camping weekend in neatly made and nature friendly safari tents. At the Enchoro, you will be welcomed by a custom made family-fun filled day for you and your family after special reservations are made.
The best part of being here is that you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Mara as you are lulled to sleep with the whispers of the cool savanna breeze. You will be woken up by the harmonious birds, the magnificent roaring lions, the laughing hyenas, and monkey drama in the bushes.
If the undiscovered places are not your thing then consider these well known Kenyan destinations. If you are not planning on travelling outside of Nairobi there are still plenty of exciting places to take your kids. Also check out 12 things to consider as you make your holiday plans