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Millionaire Holiday Home Swap: Travel to Kenya Like a ProSeptember 21, 2022 • By Ben Ball
As some may or may not know, wildlife safaris are the lifeblood of the country’s tourism economy. There are dozens of national parks and reserves spread throughout the country, which equates to endless opportunities for wildlife viewing. But, aside from being touted as the “home of the safari,” Kenya also offers travelers a myriad of activities, all the way from snorkeling to museums.
Dreaming of a safari holiday, like in the Paramount+ original series Millionaire Holiday Home Swap? Here’s what to know before you go.
Where should one visit?
Nairobi – Before heading out on safari during your holiday, visit Nairobi—the cultural center in the heart of Kenya. As the country’s capital, Nairobi is bustling with plenty to offer, including museums, galleries, markets, and cultural performances.
Maasai Mara – Home to one of the most famous safari parks in the world, Maasai Mara is most definitely a bucket-list destination. If you’re looking to witness the Great Migration or to spot one of the Big Five, then you can’t go wrong with Maasai Mara.
Lamu Island – The perfect place to cool off and relax after a few days on a safari adventure, this tiny island off Kenya’s northern coast is teeming with fun water activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, sea kayaking, and more.
National Parks – Amboseli, Hell’s Gate, and Tsavo National Parks are just a taste of what Kenya’s wildlife has to offer. At the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro is Amboseli, one of the top National Parks in all of East Africa, famous for its elephants. Up next is Tsavo, another can’t-miss spot on your holiday itinerary and one of Kenya’s oldest and largest national parks. And if you want to live out your childhood Lion King fantasies, look no further than Hell’s Gate, which inspired the Disney staple!
Mombasa – A mix of Swahili roots and the colonialism of Portuguese and Arabic rulers, Mombasa is a diverse port home to excellent food, history, and white sandy beaches. The perfect place to round out your trip to Kenya.
When is the best time to travel to Kenya?
The peak time to visit Kenya is from late June through October. Not only is it Kenya’s dry season, but it’s also when the Great Migration of Zebra and Wildebeest occurs, one of the most incredible things a traveler can see. But if you’re looking to avoid higher rates of travelers and costs, you can visit during specific points of the wet season, like December, because of the cooler climate.
What is there to do in Kenya?
- See the Big Five on a safari
- Witness the Great Migration in Masai Mara
- Climb Mount Kenya
- Windsurf and kitesurf at Diani Beach
- Visit a traditional Maasai village
- Take a hot air balloon safari tour
- Experience a camel safari
- Bike around Hell’s Gate National Park
Kenya Travel Hacks
- U.S. citizens are required to obtain a visa to enter Kenya. To simplify the process, apply for an eVisa, which is good for up to 90 days after the date of issue.
- Ridesharing is available. In fact, there are several types of Uber rides available in Nairobi, including boda-bodas for a unique experience.
- Kenya has made efforts to become a cashless country, so digital payment methods are widely accepted.
Where to Stay in Kenya
THIRDHOME offers some out-of-this-world home exchanges in Kenya, as seen in the Paramount+ original series, Millionaire Holiday Home Swap. Take a look below!
Check out what our members are saying about their travels in Kenya here, including a special stay at Cottars during the Great Migration!
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