Here is where you should go and spend your Easter holiday

Easter holiday is the second most preferred vacation time for Kenyans after Christmas.

Whether it is for the thrill, or a place to have fun, Kenyans across the country normally look forward to travelling and getting to visit various getaway destinations as they, meet and have reunions with family and friends.

Below are 10 most preferred holiday destinations by Kenyans:

Coast

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The Kenyan coast is no doubt one of the best Easter holiday destinations for families, couples, friends, and everyone looking for the best fun.

Destinations like Diani Beach have been ranked as one of the best Family Holiday destinations in the Kenyan coast.

Apart from the beautiful sandy beaches, the chill and the vibe the beaches offer is one that your family can’t afford to miss exploring. There is a lot to do including fishing, boat rides, swimming, building sand castles and skydiving among others.

Photo of Diani beach [Courtesy].
Maasai Mara National Reserves

The Maasai Mara is known across the globe when it comes to Africa’s safari, thanks to the Maasai community who has popularized it worldwide.

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At the Mara, one gets to enjoy the vast plains of Maasai Mara as they enjoy the scenic beauties of the wild.

There are lions, elephants, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs, and of course, the famous wildebeests.

The Maasai Mara has conservancies, lodges, and camping sites where you can get accommodation at affordable prices.

Wildebeests after crossing Mara River during migration into the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Lake Nakuru National park

Lake Nakuru is home to one of the world’s most beautiful bird, the Flamingo.

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Birdwatching, game viewing and camping are some of the activities one can undertake at Lake Nakuru. There is so much to do and see in Lake Nakuru. In fact, the lake, which became a part of the Lake Nakuru National Park, since 1961, protects endangered white and black rhinos.

Flamingos flock Lake Nakuru.
Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is only a short drive away from Nairobi.

An evening boat ride to watch the sun set is quite a romantic setting.

One can also camp along the shores of Lake Naivasha as they enjoy the beautiful scenery of hippos in the lake.

Photo of lake Naivasha.

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The Great Rift Valley

Kenya’s Rift Valley is part of the wonders of the world, and it stretches from the Middle East, down through Africa, reaching as far as Mozambique.

The view of the Rift Valley is unbelievable thus making it one of Kenya’s most sort after tourist destination.

The Rift Valley holds lakes such as Lake Naivasha, Lake Elementaita, Lake Nakuru and Lake Bogoria.

Veiw Point of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment, Limuru.
Samburu

The Samburu tribe dominates this area and many Kenyans travel to experience this arid semi-desert environment which nevertheless contains considerable animal life.

This means you and your family are bound to have great fun indulging in the lifestyle and getting to sample various Samburu cuisines.

The Samburu National Reserve.
Mount Kenya National park

Mt Kenya region is characterized by a beautiful view of the snow-capped peak mount Kenya. The park is home to various animals including some that are endangered species and are likely to be extinct within the next few years.

There are lots of activities one can do in Mt Kenya. Far from going on a safari for the scenic beauty of Kenya’s wild, you can also go hiking and camping just to name a few.

The Mount Kenya National Park.
Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is in southern Kenya. It’s known for its large elephant herds and views of the immense Mount Kilimanjaro, across the border in Tanzania.

The park offers a panoramic view of the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro as well as the park’s plains and swamps.

Varied wildlife that include giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and hundreds of bird species can be found at the Amboseli National park.

A herd of elephants at the Amboseli National Park.
Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is one of Africa’s largest water bodies.

The lake was renamed Lake Victoria after Queen Victoria by explorer John Hanning Speke, in his reports - the first Briton to document it.

Lake Victoria is Africa's largest lake by area, the world's largest tropical lake, and the world's second largest fresh water lake.

This mighty body of water is rich in fish life thus the fishing activities bring many visitors to this lake, mainly in search of the Nile Perch which is considered a world class game fish.

Photo of lake Victoria [Courtesy].
Nairobi National park

Just a few minutes’ drive out of Nairobi’s central business district lies the Nairobi National Park.

Characterized by long grass plains and a backdrop of the city scrapers, the park plays host to a wide variety of wildlife that include the endangered black rhino and king of the jungle: the lion. Visitors get to enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers.

Nairobi National park.
All in all, there are so many destinations to visit in Kenya and you and your family will get to enjoy amazing sights while having a good time sampling various cuisines from different cultures.

So go ahead and pack your bags and travel to this awesome holiday destinations because that is the whole point of an Easter holiday.

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