On your East African tour don't focus so much on the wildlife that you miss out on another Kenyan highlight: its many wonderful archeological sites.
When we told friends we would be living and working in Kenya, they all thought the same thing--going on safari! While we did, of course, go to game parks, the unexpected highlight of our time was visiting archeological sites and museums, visits described in the post "It Ain't Just For Animals, People" on my blog, otherguysdime.wordpress.com. Upon their arrival, most people, myself included, are unaware of how much there is to see and do in the area of evolutionary biology and paleontology and how interesting and fun these trips can be. I hope those of you going to Kenya and/or Tanzania will allocate a little bit of time to visiting one of the fifteen Prehistoric National Parks, go on one of the excellent guided tours, and learn about the evolution of modern man in the Rift Valley area of East Africa.
East Africa is the best place to explore and see wildlife
In December 2010 we will go on trekking in Mt. Kenya. Perhaps we'll have a few peak days after descend from mountain. Do you have any good advice, what to do and what to see in this 3 or 4 days (except safari). Maybe you know it's better to book the mountain tour (guide and porters) in advance or in Nanyuki, when we arrive there (because of prices).
Thank you very much and kind regards!
Other than safaris, here are some suggestions:
1) There are a couple of wonderful sights in Nairobi if you want to spend a couple of days there:
The Bomas, which is a historical village that shows the history and culture of the various tribes of Kenya. We went and really enjoyed it. Sort of like going to Colonial Williamsburg.
2) The Karen Blixen Museum
3) The Nairobi National Museum
4) Going to one of the archeological sites I mentioned in my post, such as Olorgesaille. You could hire a car and driver to take you there. The drive through the Rift Valley is wonderful.
5) Spend a day enjoying the sights of Nairobi--have breakfast at the Lord Delemere Terrace at the Norfolk Hotel, shop at the many tourist shops downtown, go swimming at the YMCA on State House Road (beautiful pool) and then have dinner and drinks at the Carnivore--touristy but absolutely so much fun.
Just a few suggestions. After trekking and mountain climbing, you might be in the mood for some low-key entertainment. Have a great time.
thank you very much for your suggestions for spending time in Kenya. I hope that your recomendations will be helpful.
How are you? I can organize this Mountain climbing for mt Kenya we have more than three routes to Mt Kenya see our website and routes of Mt kenya/Kilimanjaro
I confirm !
There is much more to see in Kenya than just animals....
Have a look at this website
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I ran out of count looking at many options for the perfect adventure in Kenya combo - check out <snip>you will be amazed to see various tour sites and activites in kenya among other things...and counting.
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