5 x must do: Kenya and Tanzania
As always the list of things to do is endless, but some things just stand out. Here are some places to visit in Kenya and Tanzania! Me and a friend traveled around for 5 weeks. I’m sure there are still great things that we missed, but these are the things that should be on your list according to us.
5 x must do: Kenya and Tanzania:
You should definitely go on Safari in Masai Mara, but if you have the time head over to Amboseli too. The combination made it the best safari in Kenya. Waking up with a view of the Kilimanjaro is indescribable. The area is most famous for the Kilimanjaro and the many elephants. We were lucky enough to be surrounded by a herd of 40 elephants at one point! We did a 6 day safari, 2 days in Masai Mara, 2 days in Nakuru and 2 days in Amboseli. I consider us to be very lucky to experience all the different sceneries and I was very happy with our choice to do three safari parks!
This is just a great area to spend a few days. I would recommend staying at Fishermans camp (make sure you book bottom camp). You have a view of the lake and there are a lot of activities and excursions you can do from there. We did a boat safari and a hike up mt. Longonot.
Hell’s Gate National Park
This place exceeded our expectations. You can rent a bike by the gate or at the camp where you’re staying. It’s the only park in Kenya that you can cycle through. While we cycled and saw zebra’s and buffalo around us, we felt like we were in the Lion King. You can cycle all the way to the gorge where tomb raider was recorded. The hike of the gorge is worth doing too. It is pretty easy to do yourself, but they require you to take a guide the first time.
Visit one of the local tribes
If this is something you would like to to, make sure it is ethically done. Many tourist tours are far from responsible. We were lucky enough to meet a guy who grew up in a tribe. When you go, make sure you go with a local that speaks the language. These wonderful people are often taken advantage of so ethical travel couldn’t be more important.
Dinner at the rock
If you weren’t planning on going to Zanzibar yet, just this restaurant is a great reason to go. When it’s hight tide you have to take a little boat there. Have a wonderful seafood dinner, while you watch the sunset over the ocean! Making a reservation is recommended.
Have a look here if you’d like to know more about my budget for 5 weeks in Kenya and Tanzania.
December 29, 2016 @ 17:50
Great tips, thanks!!
January 10, 2017 @ 11:20
Your photos are beautiful. First one with mommy elephants and their babies is adorable. Capturing how these people live tells its own story.
Romy-Brunette at Sunset
January 10, 2017 @ 11:28
Thanks for the compliment:)
Trippin' Turpins (Kelly)
January 12, 2017 @ 00:21
Wow! Thank you for sharing this post. I am going to pin it for when I get to go Africa. Great must-dos! Great photos.
January 12, 2017 @ 00:31
I have heard amazing things about Tanzania and your photos are awesome! I am definitely going to dinner at the rock! Looks so cool’
January 12, 2017 @ 01:15
That looks so amazing. I have always wanted to see a zebra. The Zanzibar though! OMG I would love to have a nice seafood dinner at that place!
January 12, 2017 @ 03:00
These all look like such fabulous experiences! You caught my attention instantly with the elephants. 🙂
January 12, 2017 @ 04:20
Tanzania and Kenya are on my bucket list! Heading there this summer so I’ll keep this post in mind 🙂 Great article!
Romy-Brunette at Sunset
January 16, 2017 @ 23:29
Let me know if you need more advice:)
January 12, 2017 @ 04:47
Nice summary. I love Hells gate and Naivasha, they are no far from Nairobi where I live! Nice pics! Would you like to guest blog for me? It would be great to have your perspective of travel in Kenya. My email is @firstname.lastname@example.org
January 12, 2017 @ 05:50
I would love to try out the restaurant!
Elisabeth Bunch - Pages of My Passport
January 12, 2017 @ 06:19
Stunning photography! I especially love the photos of the hippos and the local women 🙂 Great tips as well, thanks for sharing 🙂
Gate to Experience
January 12, 2017 @ 09:02
your photos are stunning! thank you for nice tips, seems you had such an awesome journey!
Lena from fouronaworldtrip
January 12, 2017 @ 12:29
I am absolutely stunned by your pictures! Thank you for sharing!
January 12, 2017 @ 15:27
What a beautiful place. Another one for my list. Thanks for your amazing suggestions on things to do.
Coralie - Frenchie Globe Trotter
January 12, 2017 @ 19:24
I’ve been only to north Africa and I have to say tour picks make me want to explore Kenya and Tanzania. Wild elephants are my favorite elephants, this pics of the herd is just wow ! I love that you talked about the ethical side of visiting a tribe, I don’t like the touristy unethical way.
Thanks for sharing !
Romy-Brunette at Sunset
January 14, 2017 @ 11:51
I have been to Morocco and Egypt as well, but South/East Africa has my heart. Really hope you make it there to witness al its beauty. Let me know if you need any more tips:)
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January 24, 2017 @ 17:16
These photos are incredible!! Zanzibar has moved right to the top of my list! xx