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100 Things to do in Kenya

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100 Things to do in Kenya

1. Maasai Mara safari (Narok)

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With its scenic beauty, aura and variety of game, the Maasai Mara will give you an authentic African safari. No words or pictures can fully convey the atmosphere in this reserve. Having housed over 90 species of animals and over 400 bird species, Maasai Mara is one of the greatest wildlife destinations in the world. Maasai Mara’s cats are so spectacular that they star in BBC’S Big Cat Series. You can go alone or join 3 day group safari.

2. Climb Mount Kenya (Nyeri)

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For those who love the thrill that comes from climbing on rock, ice and snow, this should be on your bucket list. Mt Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain and has been named the most challenging climb. It is where the world’s best climbers test their skills. The average climber will likely reach point Lenana in 48 hours and descend in 36 hours. If you are aiming higher, you had better bring your A game. Join 5 day expedition for the real Mt Kenya experience.

3. Whitewater rafting on River Tana (Sagana)

This is the most relaxing activity after a challenging hiking and mountain climbing experience. The Tana River is close to Mt. Kenya and has the most exciting rapids in the country. The drift will also give you a glimpse of some spectacular bird species. Be ready for 4 hours of adventure and loads of fun in the murky waters.

4. Hiking at Hell’s Gate National Park (Naivasha)

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The name might sound scary but the experience is quite the opposite. Hell’s Gate is one of the few parks in which you can walk alongside zebras, gazelles and elands among other animals. A hike in the park takes 4-6 hours. The scenery is decorated with rugged landscape, gorges, and hot water streams. The scenery is so spectacular that it inspired several Hollywood movies. Camping areas are available where you can pitch a tent or park your RV.

5. Feeding giraffes (Nairobi)

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The Giraffe Centre located in Nairobi combines the serious protection of the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe with fascinating activities. Visitors are allowed to interact with the giraffes through observation, hand feeding and even kissing. You can also catch a glimpse of warthogs and birds.

6. Eat in a cave (Mombasa)

Crazy as it sounds, having dinner in a cave is an unforgettable experience. Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant along Diani beach is a place that leaves a mark in everyone’s memory. The restaurant mainly serves seafood and steak but vegetarian dishes can be made at the customer’s request. The main part of the cave is open, literally making it dinner under the stars. Add a bottle of fine wine and a loved one and you have everyone’s dream evening.

7. Wildebeest migration (Narok)

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You have probably seen lions, elephants and cheetahs in your local zoo. You have probably seen a wildebeest too. But I doubt you have seen over a million of them in a rush to close a river while numerous crocodiles prey on them. Occurring between July and October, this event between the Maasai Mara in Kenya and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is so spectacular that it was named the seventh wonder of the world as well as the “world cup of wildlife.”

8. Big five snake safari (Watamu)

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The Bio-Ken Snake Farm organizes snake safaris for the strong-willed reptile lovers to interact with the snakes on riverbanks, trees and rocky cliffs. A group of experts leads the safari which can take up to five nights. You get a chance to catch pythons, cobras, puff adders and other members of the big five.

9. Flamingo watching (Nakuru)

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I cannot think of anything that is better than watching a lake being turned into a mass of moving pink. Hundreds of thousands of spectacular birds flock the salt water lakes in the Kenyan Rift Valley every year creating an unmatchable spectacle. Lake Nakuru is turned into candy-land as flamingos and hundreds of other bird species blanket its surface. The best time to catch this immense beauty is between April and June.

10. Ride an ostrich (Nairobi)

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The Maasai Ostrich Farm Resort in Nairobi brings you as close to an ostrich as possible. None of your friends will believe you when you tell them that you spent 30 minutes riding on the back of an ostrich. As if that is not good enough, you get to eat one. You can relax in a thatched makuti or by the pool and enjoy a delicacy of ostrich meat.

11. Relax on the Kenyan coast (Mombasa)

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While going on safari is exciting and adventurous, the Kenyan coast has been known to put a smile on a visitors face. With its sun-bleached sandy beaches and its warm inviting waters, the Kenyan stretch of the Indian Ocean will take your breath away. Lay in the shade of the coconut palms sipping a drink as you squint through the rays of the afternoon sun to watch local fishermen in their traditionally made dhows.

12. Diving (Mombasa)

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If you thought the Kenyan game parks were rich, you are yet to see the ones hidden in the depths of the Indian Ocean. Experience the adrenaline rush of coming face to face with a shark and other big water creatures, the excitement of being in the warm waters surrounded by colorful fish and the beauty of the coral reef. Join peponi divers who happen to have over 25 diving sites!

13. Kitesurfing (Mombasa)

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Combine the art of flying a kite and boarding, and you have the ultimate sport for thrill lovers. No words can describe the excitement that comes from being propelled by the trade winds as you try to control the kite above you while both hoping and fearing to become airborne. Classes for beginners take an average of 3 hours.

14. Jet skiing (Diani)

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For those who prefer their fun at high speed, Diani Beach is the perfect place to experience a new exhilarating world. Get a different view of the beach from the open sea. How about meeting dozens of dolphins and giant turtles along the way? A Jet Ski safari takes 1 hour on a normal day.

15. Kayaking (Sagana)

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If you have not tried your hand at this exciting sport then you have not been living. Which other place would be better for relaxed paddling than the calm waters of River Sagana, ranked the best kayaking spot in Africa? Savage Wilderness offers flexible sessions depending on your schedule.

16. Deep sea fishing (Mombasa)

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There is immense excitement and feeling of accomplishment that comes from reeling a giant fish, both for beginners and seasoned pros. Marlin and the acrobatic sailfish are the most common in the deep waters of Mombasa, and you can be sure that the experience is nothing short of spectacular. A fishing trip takes 4-8 hours. Some of the world’s fishing records have been set and broken in these same waters. Join a 4, 6 or 8 hour fishing session.

17. Bungee jumping (Sagana)

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This is not for the faint hearted or the nervous souls, it is for the real adrenaline junkies. Throw yourself from a 60-meter tower into the brown Sagana River and experience a thrill you have never felt before. One thing for sure, your screams of fear and excitement will be heard from a mile away.

18. Rock climbing (Voi)

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There are a lot of rock climbing venues in Kenya but none can beat the alluring rocks in Tsavo National Park. Climb a 300-meter rock as elephants roam below you and falcons and eagles circle above you. It is said to be among the most challenging rock climbing events, but the view from the top is very much worth the effort.

19. Paragliding (Eldoret)

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Paragliding in Kerio Valley is an opportunity to defy gravity and turn into an eagle for an hour or two. Fly in the simplest and most beautiful way as you look at the landscape from a bird’s view. To get the most bang for your back, time your trip between January and April since that is when the winds are strongest.

20. Skydiving (Diani)

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I cannot think of anything that is more thrilling than being dropped from 10000 feet above the beach. Diani is the only place where the weather is perfect for skydiving almost throughout the year, and every fall is a beach fall. As you fall towards the fantastic view below you, you will feel your heart beating faster and the adrenaline rush through your body. Don’t let this distract you from smiling for the camera!

21. Visiting Fort Jesus (Lamu)

Built by the Portuguese in 1593, Fort Jesus is Mombasa’s history hub. With meter thick walls, ancient Portuguese graffiti and Arabic writing, Fort Jesus is a must see for any history lover. Explore battlements, gun turrets and houses hidden within the walls. The Fort also hosts a spectacular show portraying how the Fort changed hands over the decades. This day tour will teach you all you need to know.

22. A tour in Gede Ruins (Malindi)

Explore an ancient Swahili town hidden by a tropical forest on the Kenyan coast. This mystical town has been captivating many visitors since Sir John Kirk’s visit in 1884. The development and abandonment of the town leaves many people bewildered. From the mosque to the coral brick houses to the idyllic location, the town is nothing short of amazing. A tour around the ruins takes two hours.

23. Watch and eat crocodiles (Mombasa)

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Whether you have seen crocodiles on your safari or not, the Mamba village is a must see. East Africa’s largest crocodile farm gives you an opportunity to see the predators from close range, especially their aggressiveness during feeding time. Find out what grilled crocodile meat tastes like.

24. Try go-karting (Mombasa)

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If you have children, they will definitely love the famous Mombasa go-karts. If you don’t then this would be your chance to discover whether you are a child at heart. Take an hour to drive a small four wheeled car around a track in a wonderful tropical garden.

25. Take a dhow trip to Wasini Island (Mombasa)

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Lying on a five square kilometer area south of Mombasa is the popular and pristine Wasini Island. The trip is lined with dolphins, the Shimoni caves full of history and ancient Swahili villages. Enjoy a tasty meal by the ocean after a session of snorkeling. The dhows usually leave at 9 am and return at 6 pm.

26. Mombasa Marine National Park (Malindi)

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Interact with sea horses, sea urchins, crabs and lots of other fascinating sea creatures at the marine park. Divers and snorkelers get a chance to see them up-close and personal while those who can’t get into the water see the sea friends through a glass bottomed boat.

27. Party at Forty Thieves Beach Bar (Diani)

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The Forty Thieves Beach Bar will give you a warm welcome after a busy day. Enjoy a delicious meal, a cocktail at the beach and party the night away under the stars. The exciting bar games and the live music will make you wish the night could last longer.

28. Take a picture beside the elephant tusks (Mombasa)

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You cannot prove that you have been to the Kenyan coast if you don’t have a picture beside the trademark tusks in Mombasa. The tusks were made in 1952 to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s visit and form the letter M representing Mombasa.

29. Take a walk in Mombasa Old town (Mombasa)

With its ancient architecture, cultural diversity, tapered streets, and finely carved doors, Mombasa Old town is packed with history that takes the visitors through a series of events. A comprehensive tour takes three hours. There are no dull moments here.

30. Watch butterflies (Lamu)

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Enjoy a moment of peace and tranquility while watching hundreds of butterflies at the Mombasa butterfly house. Sit in the beautiful quiet gardens as you enjoy the breeze from the ocean while butterflies flit around you in a display of freedom beauty and peace.

31. Participate in the Rhino Charge

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The Rhino Charge is an exciting competition where participants drive a 4×4 on the most unforgiving and roughest terrains that Kenya has to offer. The funds collected go towards conservation of the endangered black rhino. Competitors are required to complete the circuit within 10 hours. The location is never disclosed until two days to the event. Support a great cause all while having a great time.

32. Take part in the safari rally (Nairobi)

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For the speed and endurance enthusiasts, Kenya will serve you with its version of fast and furious. Only that it is dusty and filled with the thrill of dodging wildlife while avoiding busting your suspension on rocks and boulders. The rally takes an average of 2-4 days.

33. Ice skating (Nairobi)

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Kenya and winter sports aren’t usually mentioned in the same sentence, but the Panari Sky Centre in Nairobi has turned that around. Escape the heat and buzz of Nairobi town and cool off on East Africa’s only ice rink. Taste the experience of skating in the tropics.

34. Run a marathon (Nanyuki)

You can’t talk about Kenya without mentioning its great long distance runners. Safaricom Marathon allows you to run along some the world’s greatest athletes up the hills in the blistering Kenyan sun. The marathon is about 16miles of wildlife inhabited area. Add an hour to your average marathon time.

35. Foster an elephant (Nairobi)

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The David Shedrick Wildlife Trust was created for baby elephants who are orphaned mainly because of the brutal ivory trade. Get an opportunity to watch the elephants being bottle-fed and learn how they got there. The best time to visit is around 11.00 am. You can also foster a baby elephant at the cost of $50 and above. Show your love at the haven for orphaned elephants.

36. Hot air ballooning (Narok)

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A hot air balloon ride comes with excitement regardless of the setting, but taking one over the beautiful landscape of Maasai Mara is simply breathtaking. Fly early in the morning to see the spectacular sunrise and the animals. The flight coves 15 to 25 kilometers and normally takes one hour. If there is something you have to do once in a lifetime, this should be it.

37. Flying in Ol Malo (Nanyuki)

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Enjoy Laikipia’s beauty from a helicopter flight. This will allow you to see the land’s hidden gems and an entirely different view before you are taken to a campsite in the middle of the jungle. Swoop low over meandering rivers, herds of elephants and through valleys.

38. Horseback safari (Nanyuki)

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Unleash the cowboy in you and gallop along wild animals in Ol Donyo Lodge. Three hours on the saddle guarantee you thousands of acres on the beautiful landscape while passing between herds of zebras. A little more patience and you’ll find yourself facing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

39. Hunt with the pack (Nanyuki)

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When you share a small wilderness camp with a pack of wild dogs you are bound to become friends. Trail the wild dogs at Laikipia Wilderness camp and get to watch them hunt. If you are looking for the real bush experience, this is the place to be.

40. Sleep beneath the stars (Nanyuki)

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If you think you have had your best night consider sleeping in the open while watching the bright African sky and listening to the roars of animals beneath you. Trail the Milky Way through the sky and watch the sun rising at Loisaba Star Beds while a Samburu warrior guards you. Sleep under the most beautiful canopy here.

41. Propose at Africa’s Hogwarts (Nanyuki)

If you are thinking of popping the question you can never go wrong with Ol Malo House. With it’s a central tower, cave bedroom and quirky design, Ol Malo House creates the romantic atmosphere you need. Add flowers, champagne and the occasional spiral staircase and you are guaranteed a yes.

42. Dinner in the Tamarind Dhow (Mombasa)

Have dinner in a sailing restaurant that has been made in a former cargo trading boat. Enjoy delicious Swahili seafood while moving smoothly under the starlit sky. You can then dance to the wonderful music played by the live band. The dinner cruise starts at 6.30pm and gets back to the jetty at 10.30pm.

43. Get married like the Maasai (Nanyuki)

A unique, memorable and out of the ordinary experience is what you will get if you decide to marry or remarry in Maasai culture. Become a warrior and have Maasai warriors assist you to capture your bride. Complete with cultural food and dressing, the event is simply unforgettable.

44. Romantic getaway in Borana Lodge (Nanyuki)

With almost a dozen deluxe cottages and an excellent view of the Lewa Plains and the winding Semangua Valley, Borana is the perfect place for you and your loved one to rekindle your love. Sip wine by fire as you enjoy the panoramic view. Bring your loved one and shut the world out.

45. Crossing to Rolf’s place (Nairobi)

Rolf’s Place is a restaurant built at the edge of a cliff in Nairobi. The restaurant overlooks a scenic gorge but the real excitement comes from walking on a wooden bridge suspended using ropes to get to the restaurant. Have lunch while enjoying the awesome ambience and magnificent view.

46. Shop at Maasai market (Nairobi)

If you have excellent bargaining skills, you should definitely try the cultural artifacts at Maasai market. From clothing to shields to ornaments, you will find a piece of Kenya to take back home at the Maasai market. You can find it at the High Court parking on weekends.

47. Tour Nairobi

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The green city under the sun may not always get the best reputation, but it is well worth a tour. Given that it is the only capital city with a national park, there are endless activities for everyone in Nairobi. A weekend is enough to see what it has to offer. The night life is out of this world.

48. Stand tall (Nairobi)

Climb to the KICC helipad and enjoy the eagle’s view from the top. If you love views, you can be assured of getting a wonderful 360 view of Nairobi and bits of Tanzania as the wind blows on your face. Visits are allowed from 9 am to 8 pm.

49. Karen Blixen Museum (Nairobi)

The farm that was the home of the famed Out of Africa author, Karen Blixen, between 1914 and 1931 is now a museum that takes you through her life as well as a reflection of old-day Kenya. The open is only 30 minutes away from Nairobi and is open from 9am to 6pm. If you loved the book, you will definitely love a tour of the museum.

50. Drink a cold tusker

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Don’t leave Kenya before you drink an ice cold tusker. After walking and hiking in the sun, you will definitely appreciate a bottle of chilled local beer. Or two. If you are looking for authentically Kenyan beer then tusker is it.

51. Eat nyama choma

You know it is a good time in Kenya when you see a chunk of meat being roasted over a stove. Nyama choma is the Swahili term for roasted meat. For a memorable meal, order nyama choma and ugali at the Carnivore. Don’t forget kachumbari and a tusker to wash it down.

52. Drink coffee at Java

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Although Kenya is one of the best coffee producers in the world, Kenyans prefer to drink tea or beer. This should not stop you from drinking the world class coffee made the Java houses that have been on the rise in the past few years. The nutty AA blend will impress you.

53. Ride in a matatu

There are no words that can explain the experience of using public transport in Kenya. With graffiti, neon lights and loud music, the Kenyan public transport is like some sort of a club. This is a ride that will stick in your memory forever.

54. Eat mahindi choma on the street

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If you walk down a street in any town and don’t see corn being roasted over a coal stove, then you are not in Kenya. Mahindi choma is a Kenyan snack that is delicious and easy to eat. There are no utensils; the vendor places your hot piece on a husk, and you are good to go.

55. High rope challenge (Rongai)

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This is for the thrill seekers and those who like overcoming challenges. Walk on ropes, cables and logs set high above the ground at the Diguna high rope course. Test your courage, strength and balance here.

56. Camp in Shimba hills(Kwale)

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If you are looking for an elephant and antelope oriented camp, Shimba Hills will not disappoint. Sleep in a tent or RV while listening to the sounds of the night. If you are an early bird, you will catch a trail of elephants in search of food and water.

57. Get on the road

Most people fear and loath the Mombasa Highway but it has some wonderful sidetracks that make the trip worthwhile, especially if you are in an RV. You will be rewarded by the scenic view of Taita Hills, Umani Springs and Kibwezi forest.

58. Train with Maasai warriors (Narok)

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Most of your guides on safari may be dressed in trousers and shirts but don’t let that fool you. Back in the village, they wear their robes and carry a sword and spear to protect their families and livestock. The training of a moran is long and challenging. Get a 4-day sample at Bush Adventures camp in Laikipia. Your journey to becoming a warrior starts here.

59. Enjoy a festival

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Kenya is a land of many tribes, and so are the festivals. Immerse yourself in a wealth of culture while watching the cultural diversities. The Lamu Festival, Turkana Festival and Rift Valley Festival are worth considering while planning your safari.

60. Camel safari (Nanyuki)

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Join a camel train and tour the vast wilderness of Sabuk Lodge while being guided by a Samburu warrior. Experience excitement and anticipation as you come across lions, buffaloes and elephants along the way. The sound of Ewaso Nyiro River completes the feeling of oneness with the surroundings. You can choose to go on a half day excursion or the full day.

61. Walk with baboons (Il Polei)

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Scientists have proven that the primates are capable of creating relationships with baboons. Il Polei Ranch puts this concept into practice by giving you a chance to accompany a troop of baboons on an excursion in the wilderness.

62. 4×4 self-drive

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For the real adventure, rent a 4×4 vehicle and get on the road by your own terms. Rent a sturdy Toyota Landcruiser for a week and explore most of the rural hidden parts and bushes as you would wish. A week in the Great Rift Valley is a good start. Roadtrip Kenya has good vehicles as well as 24-hour support in case you encounter any problems. Pick a map, choose a vehicle and begin your road trip.

63. Black rhino tracking (Wamba)

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It is a pity that the black rhino species is almost extinct. Get a chance to track some of the only remaining black rhinos on foot with the assistance of a GPS tracker at Saruni Rhino. You have to participate to understand how exciting this activity is. Don’t waste time, these black rhinos are waiting for you to chase them!

64. Ride for lions (Emali)

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Participate in a 6-day mountain biking event across the treacherous plains of South Eastern Kenya in the Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks. Funds collected go towards protection of the declining number of lions in the area.

65. Cruise on Lake Naivasha (Naivasha)

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With over 400 bird species and a local oncologist to help you identify them, Lake Naivasha is exciting in a unique way. Cruise on a boat and meet hippos and other animals in the lake. The main spectacle is watching an eagle swoop low to catch fish out of the ocean.

66. Picnic on Crescent Island (Naivasha)

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Hidden from the world in Lake Naivasha, Crescent Island is a unique National Park with hundreds of bird species, gazelles, giraffes, impalas, wildebeests and hippos. The serene atmosphere on the Island makes it one of the best picnic spots in Kenya.

67. Flower farm tour (Naivasha)

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Naivasha has the biggest flower farms in Kenya. The flowers are later exported to Europe. Take a tour and learn how the flowers that millions of people have used to express love are grown. An hour on the farms will teach you a lot about roses.

68. Play golf in the Great Rift Valley (Naivasha)

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Test your golf skills in an entirely different exciting environment. The Great Rift Valley Lodge has an 18-hole golf course where play is combined with bird and game watching. Make your reservations at Africa’s best golf hotel.

69. Drive to Turkana

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While you can fly to Turkana from Nairobi, the journey by road is just as exciting as the destination. Experience the feeling of remoteness by taking a 3-day trip to Kenya’s hot and parched desert. Park your RV to explore the numerous villages along the way.

70. Visit the cradle of mankind (Turkana)

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The area around Lake Turkana cannot be compared to any other place on the planet. With the rocky landscape, crocodile filled lake, volcanoes and remoteness, the cradle of mankind is worth the tiring excursion. Get to see the largest human fossil in the world at Koobi Fora.

71. Shopping at the Village Market (Nairobi)

The Village Market is a shopping and recreational mall that combines Kenya’s cultural world with a modern upmarket shopping complex. From authentic Kenyan handcraft to restaurants and spas, the Village Market has something for everyone. It is located approximately 10 kilometers from the CBD.

72. 7D cinema ( Nairobi)

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I know Kenya is synonymous with safaris and the wild, but that does not mean you should forget modern luxury when you are here. Enjoy 7D cinema complete with weather effects and movements at Thika Road Mall. You can even feel the whoosh as the bats fly.

73. Sample different brews (Nairobi)

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If you enjoy a good drink, you have every reason to love Kenya’s Brew Bistro. The Brew Bistro is a mini brewery where you can sample different drink flavors from numerous countries. From stout to ale to lager, there is something for everyone.

74. Family outing at Wild Waters (Mombasa)

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Treat your kids by spending a day with them at Wild Waters waterpark in Mombasa. From swings to slides to shallow water pools to cool the equatorial heat off, Wild Waters is a place your family won’t forget any time soon.

75. Nairobi safari walk (Nairobi)

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For those who do not have a lot of time to do a full safari, the Nairobi safari walk has got you covered. Walk through the wetlands, grasslands and woodlands as you see the animals in open enclosures. This is definitely the best activity if you have kids who can’t tackle a safari. It takes an hour and is only a few minutes from the city center.

76. Family vacation in Lamu

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Located on the south coast, Lamu has the capability to offer you and your family a slice of paradise. Book a hotel by the beach or rent a beach house and enjoy an escape from your normal life.

77. Nature walk in Kakamega Forest (Kakamega)

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If you are a lover of nature, take a walk in Kenya’s only equatorial rainforest and see some of Africa’s best hardwoods and softwoods. A typical walk in the forest takes 3 hours. With a wealth of flora, enormous amphibians and orchids sitting on branches, the forest is definitely worth a trip.

78. Mount Kenya safari club (Nanyuki)

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The days of Ernest Hemingway narrating his tall tales or having to fight a pet Leopard for a seat in Mount Kenya safari club may be long gone, but the beauty is still intact. If the view of the majestic Mt Kenya isn’t enough for you the animal orphanage, manicured lawns and greenery should provide enough activities for you and your family.

79. Learn Samburu culture at El Karama Eco Lodge (Nanyuki)

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If you are taking a trip with your family, then this is one of the places you must visit. Your kids will get a chance to familiarize with Samburu culture, learn how to mold termite clay and even how to track wild animals. Camping by the river is a topping.

80. Try your hand at beading in Kazuri (Nairobi)

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If you appreciate local art and craft, then Kazuri Bead Factory in Nairobi will blow your mind. Learn how the stunning jewels in the market are made. You never know, your veins may be full of creative juice.

81. Participate in a conservation project

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You can decide to take a week or even a month to volunteer in a wildlife conservation project in Kenya. This is packed with loads of fun especially if you volunteer as a group. Enjoy yourself while fulfilling a noble cause.

82. Lord Egerton’s Castle (Nakuru)

In the 1950s Lord Maurice Egerton built an expensive castle where he intended to live with his fiancé. Unfortunately, it seems the gods of love were not on his side. The history of the castle will teach you a few lessons about love and heartbreaks.

83. Viewpoint at Iten (Eldoret)

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Apart from the fact that most of the world’s greatest long distance runners hail from this place, Iten is arguably an ordinary Kenyan shopping center. But a drive a few kilometers from the center will give you something you can’t get anywhere else. You will find a view of the Rift Valley that will literally take your breath away.

84. Serenity on Mt Marsabit (Marsabit)

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Sometimes you don’t want to go to the crowded areas buzzing with tourists. Located in the semi-arid northern Kenya, Mt Marsabit is a whole package. With three crater lakes, a national park and dozens of “singing” wells, the mist swathed mountain is an ultimate destination.

85. Lake Victoria (Kisumu)

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This is another less crowded gem hidden in western Kenya. It serves as a border between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda as well as the source of Africa’s largest river. There is enough fish in the lake to serve the three countries and the daybreak here is unforgettable.

86. Camp at Maji Moto (Keekorok)

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Between the Grift Rift Valley and the world renowned Maasai Mara lies the Maji Moto Eco Camp surrounded by magnificent hills, secret waterfalls and rolling plains. The camp is operated by local Maasai people and will serve you a good portion of life in the jungle. Book your space .

87. Mobile safari

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Forget the luxury of hotels, live the life of a real nomad and get to sleep anywhere the night finds you. If roaring lions and laughing hyenas outside your tent creep you then this might not be for you. Join a 10 day safari for the traditional camping experience.

88. Challenge yourself at Thomson falls (Nyahururu)

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Thomson falls in Nyahururu provides a wonderful view from the top into the falls and the rugged landscape surrounding it. If you have what it takes, walk to the bottom of the fall and hike back up. This usually takes 30 minutes. Beware of the playful monkeys on the track.

89. Sundowner in the Aberdares (Ndaragwa)

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After a busy day out, enjoy a quiet evening sipping a drink by the river looking at the scenic view of the Aberdare ranges and watching the sunset. You may be visited by skyes monkeys and the black rhino.

90. Spend a night at treetops (Nyeri)

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Visit the place where a princess became Queen Elizabeth II in 1952. Treetops Lodge is right along a migratory path used by elephants as they move from Mt Kenya to the Aberdares. Sit at the balcony and watch animals drinking from the waterhole below you.

91. Quad biking in Kipsing (Isiolo)

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If you want to treat yourself a unique experience, then a thrilling quad bike trip on the elephant trodden routes of Kipsing should be on your bucket list. The terrain is smooth enough for beginners, and the surroundings are stunning. Get your customized package and explore the north.

92. Hide away in Rutundu (Nyeri)

For the real getaway from the fast paced urban life, no place can beat the Rutundu log cabins. Enjoy fishing at Lake Rutundu and cook your fish back in your cabin. These cabins on the slopes of Mt Kenya offer a great scenery and a tranquil atmosphere. So amazing that Prince William decided to get married here.

93. Honeymoon on Leopard Beach (Diani)

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If you are looking for a honeymoon haven that will stick in your memory for life, look no more. Leopard beach will welcome you to married life in style. From a wonderful view of the ocean to the breeze to villas with private pools, this place is simply unforgettable.

94. Fourteen falls (Thika)

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As the name suggests, this is a series of fourteen waterfalls along River Athi in Thika. But the real excitement comes from watching daring souls diving from the top and plunging into the water below.

95. Cliff diving at Lake Bogoria (Baringo)

If you have what it takes to throw yourself from rocky cliffs high above, this one is for you. Walk to the top of the cliff, look down if you dare and then take a leap into the freezing waters below.

96. Flyboarding (Diani)

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For a heart pounding moment, this extreme watersport comes highly recommended. Experience an adrenaline pumping moment at Pinewood Resort in Diani as you literally fly above the ocean. Join this team for a great experience.

97. Base jumping at Hell’s Gate (Naivasha)

If you enjoy the thrill of free fall then you will love Hell’s Gate. Jump from the top of a 420-meter rock with a parachute that will only open 20 meters to the ground. If this won’t give you the thrill you are looking for, nothing will.

98. Zip lining (Nairobi)

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Word has it that this is the best activity to help you de stress. Travel at speeds of up to 60kph on a cable that is over 400 meters long in Kereita Forest. One thing for sure, you will forget your troubles for a moment.

99. Harsh life at Lake Magadi (Magadi)

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For a dose of adventure and harsh wild life, Lake Magadi is second to none. Live in a hut or a tent while listening to animals roaming throughout the night. Reward yourself with a swim in the hot springs early before sunrise.

100. Spa in the wilderness (Narok)

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Who said wild life has to be tough? Get a good mixture of bush life and luxury complete with spa and massage. After a busy day hiking and watching game, relax by the pool and let the gifted hands do their magic. Go to Bushtops for a good pampering session.
I can go on and on talking about all the awesome things you can do in Kenya. From the Savannah grasslands to the sandy beaches and jagged snow-capped peaks, this small East African country is the gift that never stops giving. See you there!

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How To Save Money On Your Tanzania Safari Tours 2019?

Taking Tanzania Safari Tours is an adventure that will keep you captivated and at the edge of your seat. The Tanzania Safari flaunts a remarkable wildlife experience and is seemingly a standout among Africa’s best safari encounters you will ever have. When anybody thinks about the customary African safari, it is dependably the wild scenery and great excellence of Tanzania. With 16 national parks, 29 game reserves, and 40 conservation areas, you will most likely completely drench yourself in the genuine African nature involvement with outstanding Tanzania Tours.

•    Book Local Safari Operator

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There are numerous websites offering online safari offers that are based outside Tanzania, most generally in the UK and USA, offering astronomic prices and really don’t have any offices in Tanzania. They hire local agencies, which means you will be overpaying for Tanzanian safari as they just take a gigantic commission for carrying the clients to third-party operators.

•    Travel During The Off Season

On the off chance that you truly need to save money on Tanzania Safari Tours, this tip requests a compensation: select low season when prices are lower, you probably can even witness wildebeest migration and you will, in any case, appreciate these creatures in their natural surroundings. Going to safari in Tanzania in low season doesn’t mean you will not perceive any of them.

•    Select Lesser Visited Destination

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When venturing out make a point to visit the lesser visited parks so that there would be less crowd and furthermore the prices would be somewhat less expensive however you would be ensured to observe a similar dimension of creatures. For instance, Tarangire is a mystery jewel and once you will see it you will comprehend what a bewildering place it is.

•    Flexibility-Don’t Book In Advance

 Booking a safari outside of the nation from an internet travel agent is the most costly approach to take a safari. Having time and flexibility to work things out without booking ahead of time is the first and foremost approach to save money on an African safari!

•    Join A Group

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Another approach to spare yourself a few dollars is to just get in touch with your tour operator and join any of the accessible groups. The groups are ceaselessly accessible throughout the entire year. Another favorable advantage of group safaris organized by Nature Bound Africa is that we just permit most extreme 4-8 approx. individuals in a group. We need you to appreciate and be open to amid your lifetime excursion to Tanzania.

   Stay In A Tent

If you are on a restricted budget, be courageous once in a lifetime, accept camping safari as luxury lodges only just add to the expense. Don’t be afraid of camping: all our camping safaris in Tanzania are inside protected campsites with all important facilities. Furthermore, we give you new and clean tents, sleeping bags, decent camping chairs, including a cook that will prepare for all of your meals.

•    Bring Your Own Food

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Food and drinks are luxuries that can be much overpriced as they are necessities and there are not very numerous choices while in a National Park. Some safari packages will incorporate food, but if not, an incredible method to save some money is by bringing your own.

Each day, the drama of the animal kingdom plays over the forests, jungles, savannah plains, and rivers of Africa. This is a spot like no other, where you can see elephants on patrol, cheetahs sneaking around, crocodiles lying in wait, and wildebeests on the charge. And, Nature Bound Africa knows exactly where the action’s at, so when you’re with us, there’s no better seat in the house. You’ll feel like you’re really part of the activity. By picking Nature Bound Africa, you’re guaranteeing that your Tanzania Safari Tours satisfies your imagination. We furnish you with individually tailored experiences, master guides, energizing itineraries, quality accommodation, with probably the most reasonable prices in Africa. For more info visit us at

Must Know Tips If You Want To Avoid Failure in African Photographic Safaris

Planning an African Photographic Safaris is regularly the beginning of a trip of a lifetime and a blessing from heaven for any keen photographer. The Opportunity to get very close with extraordinary creatures, in their natural habitat, with the backdrop of a Kenyan sunset or the big skies of Tanzania, offers tempting open doors for some incredible shots. Nonetheless, just as arranging the list of must-see animals, along with the tips on how to avoid failures should be top of the list of things to sort out soon after you’ve booked your trip.

  • Study your Camera

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Put investments into a decent SLR camera and a couple of lenses. The best camera set up for natural life photography incorporates, at any rate, a 300mm lens since anything less will simply be disappointing. In a perfect world, you ought to have 2 cameras as changing lenses is tedious when you may miss the activity. In addition, dust will, in general, get into the sensor when changing lenses, and this appears as spots on your photographs. Continually bring a flash for night safari photography.

  • Flights and baggage

2 Must Know Tips If You Want To Avoid Failure in African Photographic Safaris

Continuously endeavor to keep your costly cameras and lenses in your hand luggage for aircraft travel. Utilize a delicate camera case with bunches of good cushioning and sections for all that you need. Check your aircraft’s weight allowances and the expense for excess baggage things and book the extra, rather than taking a risk. Remember to check for baggage allowance on any internal flights you’re taking on smaller aircraft. Also, keep your most costly gears in your hand luggage wherever conceivable.

  • A small tripod

A tripod is valuable or even a fundamental bit of unit for night photography, long exposures or for around the camp. Bring a bean pack as opposed to (or in addition to) a tripod. You can shoot from inside the vehicle and get a steady shot. These can be made with a pack of rice and a pillowcase or an old shirt.

  • A jacket

A windproof jacket is suggested for the cool mornings. As it would likewise furnish you with pockets that would be useful in conveying your little stuff for your adventure. Driving alongside every one of the windows down can be entirely cold.  You should need to consider a light shell jacket that can shield you from the odd shower as there is every possibility for downpour amid your African Photographic Safaris.

  • Travel equipment insurance

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Regardless of how cautious you are, riding with some very expensive gears in an open jeep, along harsh roads, fundamentally builds the dangers of a mishap or knock against a window outline. High-value things may not be secured with standard travel insurance policies, so check before you purchase. You might be secured by your home insurance, however, it’s worth checking if you are really secured for things from home and explicitly, a safari trip, which accompanies included hazard.

  • Backup

4 Must Know Tips If You Want To Avoid Failure in African Photographic Safaris

One of the fundamental African safari photography tips for wildlife is to continually bring enough memory cards. As wildlife photography offers loads of chance for action photography, you’ll end up shooting a lot of frames and topping off a ton memory space. You should prefer to have huge memory cards that can hold an entire day’s photography. Nothing is more disappointing than changing cards amidst the activity. Toward the day’s end, you can download the cards on your laptop and make a back-up on an external drive. If you don’t go with a PC, you should in any case back-up your memory cards on a reasonable gadget.

For a great many people, photography is an integral part of an African Safari. The abundance of extraordinary photographic open doors is inspiring. African Photographic Safaris is a standout amongst the most ideal approaches to safeguard your safari memories, improve your craft and impress your friends back home. So in the event that you need to visit these astonishing spot and go for a photographic safari at that point book your outing today with Nature Bound Africa. We work in curating specific photographic safari packages that accompany proficient guides and staffs to support you. For more data visit us @  

African Wildlife Safari; The Right Way To Enjoy The Show Of Serengeti Migration

Did you know the migration of Serengeti is the greatest wildlife show on earth? We are not talking about a movie, circus or a magic show. In order to witness this greatest event, you need to pack your bags for Africa and head straight towards Serengeti of Tanzania where you will start witnessing a specific cycle of events that African Wildlife Safari will unveil it to you. Just imagine watching 1.5 million wildebeest, gazelle & Zebra that move throughout the seasons with only one goal in mind and that is to search for food & water.

Now go through some main points that can tell you more about the migration:-         

  • It is a natural cycle that takes place throughout the year without a stop.
  • Even predators like Crocodiles and lions can’t stop them from continuing their endeavor.

Listed below are the points how you are going to witness the ultimate action scenes of Serengeti:-

The Three Secret Keys For Witnessing A Successful Migration

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Those who are the first timers are not aware of the fact that the migration happens due to the changing seasons that are capable of bringing short rains, dry spells & long rains making millions of wildebeests gather at one place. So the tourists have to be in:-

  • Be in the right places.
  • Paying the visit at the right time of the year.
  • Let Nature Bound Africa provide you the finest experts for your African Safari Tours.
The Way The Annual Wildebeest Migration Works

Until now, it is clear that the migration is a constant process and predicting its exact start is not easy but yes, it is pretty simple to experience the entire process by going for your African Wildlife Safari:-

  • At the start of April, waters of Maasai Mara Rivers start losing their necessary elevation. Wildebeest also starts mating in this season. By the month of June & July, the entire game reserve runs dry making it suitable for the wildebeest to crossover to the greener Serengeti national park.
  • Now inside Serengeti, you can see the wildebeest hordes resting in peace for two long months and getting the ample time for starting the birthing process. The calving season starts in the months of January & February giving you the enjoyment of witnessing the Best Wildlife Safaris In Africa.
  • Actually, the months of January & February is also a time for celebration for the predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs that just walk away easily with the young ones of these hooves.
Best Places To Witness The Action       

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It is a year-round event that also means there are few spots in Serengeti where you can take some of the award-winning shots of the migration during the African Wildlife Safari:-

  • The crossing of Grumeti & Mara Rivers by these hooves can show you some spectacular action when the crocodiles residing in this water suddenly splash out from the water to pounce upon an unsuspecting grazer.
  • You can also watch the land predators like lion, leopard & especially cheetahs running after the wildebeest in the vast plains of Serengeti at zipping speeds that is quite difficult to capture in your cameras.

Finally, it is safe to say that no African Wildlife Safari is same as the last one so your migration trip is going to be magical and please don’t assume that you are going to see the massive horde of the wildebeest at all times. They gather in massive numbers in some places only and the expert native guide of Nature bound Africa can take you there. In order to know more about Migration or to trim the packages, please visit us @

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Swahili Phrases To Make Your African Safari Tours Go Smoothly

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Are you planning for an African Safari Tours? Stressed over how to speak with the general population?

At that point, you have touched base at the correct spot when you are arranging an African Tours And Safaris you may think that its supportive to realize how to make proper acquaintance and farewell just as make a couple of trades with local people in their language.

By learning some essential Swahili words and phrases, you will most likely speak with the locals in a word or two that they know. While it very well may be a little intimidating having somebody converse with you in a language that you don’t know great, individuals dependably acknowledge even the most diminutive exertion to get familiar with some fundamental Swahili words and phrases. African Photography Safari gives you a chance to investigate the different community and become more acquainted with their way of life.

Learning some fundamental Swahili expressions can make your African Safari simple and an enjoyable one. Swahili is not a difficult language, a couple of redundancies and practice will influence you to become familiar with the language effectively.

Here are a few phrases which you can use amid your African Family Safari:


Greetings Swahili Phrases To Make Your African Safari Tours Go Smoothly

  • Jambo: Hello
  • Habari: Hello, but generally used when speaking to older people.
  • Habari Gani? : How are you?
  • Nzuri: Fine/Nice/Good
  • Kwaheri: Goodbye
  • Tutaonana: See you later

 For More Casual Interactions:::

  • Mambo: What’s up?
  • Vipi: How?
  • Sema: Speak?
  • Safi: Fine
  • Poa: Cool
  • Freshi: Fresh

Saying “Thank You” And Other Courtesies

Saying “Thank You” And Other Courtesies Swahili Phrases To Make Your African Safari Tours Go Smoothly

  • Asante: Thank you
  • Asante sana: Thank you very much.
  • Hapanaasante: No thank you
  • Tafadhali: Please
  • Samahani: Excuse me
  • Pole: Sorry
  • Ndiyo/Hapana: Yes/No
  • Sawa: Ok
  • Rafiki: Friend
  • Pole sana: very sorry
  • Hakunamatata: No worries
  • HamnaShida: No problem
  • Karibu: Welcome
  • Jinalakonani? : What is your name?
  • NinafurahaKukutananawe: Nice to meet you.

Agreements And Disagreements

  • I understand: Naelewa
  • I don’t understand: Sielewi
  • I like it: Ninaipenda
  • I don’t like it: Siipendi
  • Do you like it? : Je unaipenda?


  • Mimi: Me
  • Wewe: You
  • Yeye: Him/Her
  • Yangu: Mine
  • Yako: Yours
  • Yake: His/Hers
  • Yetu: Ours

Food Swahili Phrases To Make Your African Safari Tours Go Smoothly

  • Chakula: Food
  • Kahawa: Coffee
  • Chai: Tea
  • Bia: Beer
  • Maji: Water
  • MajiyaKunywa: Drinking Water
  • Eat: Kula
  • Menu: Menyu
  • Bill: Bili
  • Hot: Moto
  • Cold: Baridi
  • Drinks: Vinwaji
  • Cold Drink: Kinywajibaridi
  • Rice: Wali
  • Meat: Nyama
  • Fish: Samaki
  • Vegetable: Mboga

So these are the phrases that would help you amid your African Safari Tours. Tanzania is a spot that is in everyone’s bucket list so you tick it off by booking your visit with us. We at Nature Bound Africa have curated the ideal African Wildlife Safari for you to explore the natural wild. For more information, you can visit our page at

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