This summer, my family and I got to spend over a month in Africa, stopping by both the countries of Kenya and Ethiopia. During my travels, I got to sight-see, visit historical landmarks, and learn more about the rich culture, the customs, the natural landscape and my own family. These are some of the coolest places I got to see (and that I highly recommend you see) in Kenya.
The Mara Triangle is a section of Maasai Mara national reserve, filled with abundant wildlife, such as the Big Five (which are the buffalo, the lion, the rhino, the elephant, and the leopard), hippos, various birds, and more. I had the pleasure of staying at the Mara Siria Tented Bush Camp & Cottages. I spent several days and nights taking part in safaris out in the wilderness and enjoying the beauty of nature. We even drove towards the Serengeti of the neighboring country of Tanzania.
Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya, and in it is a vast and profoundly detailed collection of all of its culture and history. Featuring timelines of its establishment to now, the museum holds artifacts of older civilizations, bones of past humans found within the country, reports, models and information of its wildlife, and the evolution of their currency. It’s a really fascinating experience to wander around this museum and learn.
The Diani beach, in Diani, Kenya, is a breathtaking sight to behold that reaches out to the Indian Ocean. I spent more days and nights inside of the Baobab Beach Resort & Spa, which is right next to the coast, and I have to say—getting to live nearby was a real treat. It’s even been labeled one of the best beaches in the world. And it figures, with soft pearly-white sand and a cerulean horizon, it was a truly wonderful experience and definitely worth the trip.
If you’re ever in Kenya, these three locations are definitely the spots to hit.
By Ezan Charo, Junior, ChiArts