If you have watched Lion King, you have probably heard of Hakuna Matata. It is a famous Kenyan phrase. Do you know what it means? It means no worries. So if you are planning a safari in Kenya in the land of no problems, then that probably the best decision you have made. For countless years Kenya has been among the top tourist destination in Africa. So for anyone thinking about paying a visit to Kenya, here are surprising places you should probably visit.
One of the best aspects of paying a visit to Kenya is you will get to enjoy the spectacular Kenya coast. Kenya is bordered in the East by the Indian Ocean. The towns that get to enjoy the beautiful beach includes; Mombasa, Lamu among others.
In Mombasa, you get to enjoy great Kenya history. Apart from the various resorts, Mombasa boasts of having Fort Jesus, which was built by Vasco da Gamma in the 17th Century. Moving away from the beautiful coastal town of Mombasa, there is Lamu.
The whole Lamu town is considered as a historical landmark. Lamu buildings are constructed from ancient Swahili architecture, and for years they have been maintained in perfect conditions. You can get to enjoy the famous Lamu donkey rides, which are fun, to the say the least. Also, you can decide to go on foot, which will give you a chance to appreciate ancient Swahili architecture.
If you have watched Lion King, there is a scene where samba is introduced to all of the animals in the Kingdom. Do you know that that scene is depicted from a place in Hells Gate? Yes, it is true. Do check credits of the movie at the end, you will notice Hells Gate has been mentioned.
Hells Gate is a fantastic place that anyone who intends to visit Kenya should visit. To make your visit fun while visiting Hells Gate, leave your cars at the entrance of the park. Then hire a bicycle at the gate. They are affordable and cost less than ten dollars per person. Enjoy a beautiful bicycle ride as you get to interact with wildlife in their natural settings. You will get to see antelopes, zebras, monkeys, to mention a few. Hiring and riding a bicycle in Hells Gate is perfectly fine and safe, so you do not have to worry about wildlife attacking you. Though you need not provoke them especially the monkeys
If you are probably going for a safari in Kenya, then one of the must-see destinations in the Maasai Mara. It is the home of the great wildebeest migration, which occurs annually. It does occur between mid-June to October. So if you are planning your safari in Kenya between those months, do take a chance to witness one of the eight wonders of the world.