9 simple and fun activities to do while on vacation in Kenya

Probably you are a traveller trying to figure out what simple but fun activities to do while on vacation in Kenya. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Even if you are a foreigner these activities leave you thrilled and open your eyes to the unseen Kenyan world.

Here are some of these fun activities;

 1. Enjoy some nyama choma delicacy

Nyama choma is the Swahili name for roast meat. The delicacy’s popularity makes it a top fun activity to try out. The meat goes well with chips, or ugali, and washed down with a soda or beer.

The option include beef, goat, chicken, fish or pork, though some joints specialize in one type.

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2. Visit the rich history museums

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Visiting museums is a must do fun activity while on vacation in Kenya. The museums offer a chance to learn about humankind’s cradle, history of the country among others.

Some of the museums include;

  • Nairobi National Museum
  • Kisumu Museum
  • Fort Jesus Museum
  • Karen Blixen Museum
  • Malindi Museum

3. Watch the wonderful wildebeest migration

The spectacular phenomenon happens annually in the Mara Game Reserve. Millions of animals cross the Mara River into Serengeti-Mara ecosystems or vice-versa.

In the river crocodiles wait patiently to catch one of the animals, while on the plains lions camouflage for a perfect hunting opportunity.

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4. Take a fun wild safari

Worldwide, Kenya is known as the country of safaris and christened magical Kenya. Significant attractions are the big five and the wildebeest migrations.

Apart from the two, a road trip to the North, Rift Valley or coast would be a worthwhile fun activity. The trips can end in quiet getaways, campsites, flower farms,or beautiful countryside.

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5. Dance and enjoy some music in Nairobi clubs

Nairobi never goes to sleep, so they say. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic, has halted the nightlife albeit momentarily. When normalcy returns, you need to taste this life.

In the city you will enjoy rich music genres such as karaoke, rhumba, reggae, bongo, and mugithi.

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6. Learn some Swahili and other local languages

Swahili is a mixture of the Bantu and Arabic language and one of the official languages. As a foreigner, add to your language portfolio by learning some basic terms like ‘jambo’ meaning greetings or the famous ‘Hakuna Matata, which means all is well.

Other local languages such as Kikuyu, Kamba, Maasai, and Luo would be a fun activity worth engaging in. The speakers appreciate non-locals who show the effort to learn these languages.

7. Have a fun-filled experience at the giraffe centre

Another fun-filled activity to try as a visitor is a visit to the giraffe centre. The centre is less than hours drive from the city centre.

The thrilling experience sends pleasurable shivers down your spine as you feed the giraffes, and their tongues lick your hands.

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8. Hot ballooning in the Tsavo

Do you want to momentarily escape the earth’s worries and the land laws? Hot ballooning is your ticket to this. Experience brushing shoulders with Tsavo’s birds of prey, watching the landscape and enjoy the blue skies.

The experience is an adrenaline-packed one but uniquely worth dying for.

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9. Ride the city center matatus

One thing the creative industry has managed to develop is the matatu sector. Though not at its best the creativity is something that will amaze you.

From the graffiti, music, and modification of the vehicles, riding in them gives you a lifetime memory.

Image Credit: Matwana Culture

Bottom Line

As Nina Dobrev states, ‘Even though you’re growing old, you should never stop having fun.’

Kenya has many activities to engage in and make your life fun even in old age.

Well, let’s interact in the comment section below on other fun activities to do when on vacation in Kenya.


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