17 Reasons Kenya Is the Most Beautiful African Country

Kenya is an undoubtedly gorgeous African country. Many dream of tropical weather, white sandy beaches and lazy afternoons out in the sun enjoying a cold beer and looking out into an amazing landscape. These are some of the best things that can be found in Kenya. In fact, Kenyans are so bold as to say it is the most beautiful country in the continent despite the many misconceptions about our beloved Motherland.

With lush plains, awe-inspiring mountain ranges, impossibly beautiful weather, a coastal region that rivals the Caribbean and gracious people to boot, Kenya will simply blow your mind. If you haven’t been, here are 17 good reasons why Kenya is the most beautiful African country and why you should plan a trip here before your days run out:

1. Beautiful Capital City

Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. Afrcia.

Did you know that Nairobi was named the most ‘Intelligent City in Africa’? Kenya’s capital is one of the most developed cities on the continent when it comes to infrastructure. We are home to Mpesa, Safaricoms flagship mobile money transfer system that has gained worldwide recognition for its efficiency and actual usefulness to both locals and internationals. The roads could be better, the housing is superb and the city is a 24/7 business hub that has something for everyone.

2. Amazing Wildlife

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There is a reason as to why Kenya is the unofficial ‘African Safari Central’. We have it all, from the Big Five, to lesser creatures that can only be found in this part of the world. Our plains and conservancies are home to some of the most exotic and breathtaking wildlife you will ever see. The best part is that with our beautifully formulated safari packages, you can actual see these animals in their natural habitat. You can even touch, feed and ride them if you know where to go.

3. Breathtaking Safaris

Hot Air Balloon in Masai Mara

From balloon safaris that will give you the most gorgeous bird’s eye view of the plains and actual game drives that will bring you so close to the wildlife that the hair on the back of your neck will stand, Kenyan Safaris will simply have you screaming your heart out. You can combine an unforgettable balloon ride with an absolutely picturesque game drive at the same time. In the Maasai Mara, you can take a breathtaking balloon ride over the most beautiful, wildlife riddled landscape in Africa.

4. Amazing Lodges and Camping Sites 

Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp

There is really no point to having gorgeous weather that allows for beautiful star-lit nights if you can’t see them. That is why Kenya is highly proud of our gorgeous camping sites. Not only will you enjoy a cool evening in the African bush but you will also get to sit back, sojourn with nature and actually count the stars. Not only are our lodges exceptionally beautiful and luxuriously decorated, they are also situated in the most ‘Safari-centric’ locations in the country. If you want to experience wild Kenya without extracting yourself too far from the luxuries and comforts that city life brings, you simply must visit one of our beautiful lodges.

5. Luxury Hotels and Resorts

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The Majlis Hotel, Lamu

Some of us are just not build for the wild; and that is perfectly fine. For these people, Kenya has an assortment of gorgeous 5 star hotels that will be your home away from home. From Hemingway’s, to Sarova, The Majlis, Nairobi Hilton, Serena hotels and a host of many others, our hotels are of the highest possible world standards. Check out the best luxury hotels in Nairobi.

6. The Great Wildebeest Migration

Wildebeest Migration in Kenya

Imagine over 2 million animals moving from one national park to another in search of greener pastures. The Great Wildebeest Migration which takes place between Serengeti in Tanzania and Maasai Mara in Kenya has been dubbed one of the “7 New Wonders of the World”. This is a sight to behold. And where else can you see this other than in the Maasai Mara in Kenya?

7. Beautiful Plains and Savannah

An Endless Mara View

From the Mara Plains to the Serengeti that straddle Kenya and Tanzania, our grasslands are simply breathtaking. But, you are not here to see the grass and spaced acacia trees, you are here to see the exotic wildlife that strives here. Zebras, gazelles, cheetahs, lions and a host of other wild animals indigenous to this part of the continent can all be found in these beautiful plains. Bring your camera and go wild, literally.

8. Titanic Mt. Kenya

Mt. Kenya
If you are a mountaineer, then you will be glad to hear that Africa’s second highest peak lies in the middle of Kenya. Mt. Kenya is not only beautiful, she is rugged, challenging, and stands tall above all others (except Kilimanjaro). But what Kilimanjaro has in height over Mt. Kenya is nullified by the sheer fact that Nelion and Batian (highest peaks on Mt.Kenya) will take guts, skill and top notch training to scale. That and the fact that you can practically see the whole country from up there (at least as far as your eyes can see and the clouds will let you).

9. Amazing Weather

Mombasa weather

This is the very first thing people consider when planning a vacation; the kind of weather their desired destination has. Kenya enjoys beautiful tropical weather with long sun filled days and gorgeous star lit nights and just enough rain to make a huge chunk of the country absolutely lush and just right for a gorgeous landscape portrait.

10. Friendly People

Africans are a generally friendly people. Kenyans embody this culture to the fullest. Our people are almost always ready to help out, be it with directions to the nearest bar or with translations from Kiswahili (the National language) to English. This is probably due to the fact that Kenyans are a generally friendly people; that and the fact that they absolutely love foreigners. You will get the most gracious of service when you stay at our local hotels, lodges and camps. Every request will be met with a smile and beautiful grace (remember to tip). We are extremely fond of foreigners. All you have to do is ask.

11. Stunning Kenyan Coast

Beach (Amazing)

The island life awaits you as soon as you land in Mombasa. In the Kenyan coast, there is a host of beautiful Indian Ocean islands that will not only take your breath away with the sheer beauty of the landscape, but with the kind of laid back lifestyle and weather found here. If you want to walk around bare-chested, swim with the dolphins in the ocean and drink coconut filled drinks for days on end while taking in the beautiful coastal sunsets and enjoying the cool breeze that comes with them, then Mombasa and Lamu are the places to be.

12. Amusing Ethnic Diversity

The Masai People of Kenya, dancing.

Depending on how you do your math, Kenya has between 40 and 70 distinct ethnic groups. This makes for an interesting blend of people. Considering the fact that many of these groups inter-marry, you will actually find Kenyans who speak nothing but Swahili and English. Some of them actually only speak English. Whatever the case, this ethnic diversity makes for an interesting country. From about 7 million Kikuyu to an almost extinct 500 El Molo, Kenya will awe as much as it will shock you.

13. Lush Inland and Deserts

Chalbi Desert

Chalbi Desert is the only area that can truly be classified as a desert in Kenya. But as far as dry arid lands go, Kenya has plenty of those, and every single one of them has something to offer. From beautiful horseback safaris in Samburu to Camel back safaris in North Eastern, Kenya thrills as much as it scorches. Kenya is much more than just Mombasa and Lamu. There is an entire country inland that will take your breath away. From Eldoret to Kakamega, Kisumu and Kericho, Kenya has scenery that knows no bounds.

14. Great Conservancies

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With the global climate and conservation efforts going down the drain, Kenya is one of the countries that still cares for her, and really the World’s environment. We have well over 60 conservancies in the country that ensure no human interference with natural animal habitats. KWS (Kenya Wildlife Service) has done a great job of ensuring that our National Parks remain as some of the best in the world.

15. Great Infrastructure

Nairobi has some of the best roads in Africa. Electricity, high-speed internet, 24 hour establishments and a forward moving economy, Kenya is slowly but surely moving into the ‘2nd World Rank’ with a keen eye on being a ‘1st World Country’ in just a few decades to come.

17. Investment and Business Opportunity

Being one of the most up and coming countries on the continent, Kenya has a great deal of business opportunities to be explored. The technological industry in particular is very vibrant and full of great opportunities for those who know how to make good use of it. Vision 2030, a project set to place Kenya squarely in the techosphere is one of the most ambitious, yet on track, undertakings in Africa.

Go ahead, slot in Kenya as a destination in your next vacation calendar. We guarantee that you will not regret it.

Our Readers Comments

  1. Great great article about Kenya..Keep the world posted

  2. It is a true hotbed of vibrant beauty!

  3. I just thank God that I am a Kenyan.Ooh how I love my country Kenya…

  4. Kenya is very beautiful and we have every thing but many does not love each other ,Kenya is very fat and every one want to cut a piece of meat,half of Kenya is owned by few people ,they have big lands when other are suffering,if we support the Government, without fight because we are all Kenyan we can go high in development,we need say when something is wrong and quickly give idea to bring solution,for betterment of our country,but when something goes wrong,instead to sea the way to bring solution is to sing with joy,lets thank God for our country and see how we can make it better and the whole world know that we are proud to KENYAN,

  5. Please leave your comment…Being a Kenyan I feel proud

  6. God bless our mother land Kenya.

  7. Kenia, wath a beautiful country , with lovely Peaple,my second home.

  8. what a beautiful country with the largest lake in Africa. In addition, it’s the largest tropical lake in the world, and the planet’s second largest freshwater lake.
    am proud to be a kenyan

    • We also got the World’s largest desert lake, Lake Turkana. Someone earlier on called it Jade Sea just as they succeeded in naming Lake Sango as Victoria. They also had their way in renaming Nyandarua Mountains as the Aberdares. We held our ground and retained Mt. Kirinyaga that gave the rise to the name of this beautiful nation, Mt. Kenya.

  9. That’s kenya although most of our citizens don’t travel….. Its always sad to listen to a foreign tourist talking about our land whereas majority pf our citizens have no idea…… Wenzangu tembea kenya

  10. That’s kenya although most of our citizens don’t travel….. Its always sad to listen to a foreign tourist talking about our land whereas majority of our citizens have no idea…… Wenzangu tembea kenya

  11. Please leave your comment…a lot is being said bt i dont forget da peace we have compared to other countries were it nt alshabab interferance we a positively peaceful.

  12. Don forget kind of food found in kenya;ugali,fresh meat&chicken,fish,local prepared like mokimo,mursik,muthokoi en many mo wich u must enjoy wen u land in kenya.

  13. kenya a hotbed od diversity culture ana nature love being kenyan

  14. Indeed Kenya is even loved by GOD himself to the extent that , he made this country not to suffer any major Natural calamities ; no Earthquakes that kill thousands, , NO Tsunami, No Cyclones, NO high killer Winds, No Killer Swarms of Locusts, Not many Landslides killing thousands, NO Volanoes eruptiong with poison fumes and ask, NO Wildfires all year round , Flooding only when heavy rains , Regular Rains coming every year , NO extreme temeratures except in Northern Desert, NO year long Famine or Drought

    All our problems are mand made by ourselves …because we have disturbed the environment by cuting treees and our water towers , causing flooding, landlisides and other related problems

  15. Kenya is deed a beautiful and outstanding holiday destination. Have a look at the following affordable holiday packages

  16. Very true and many thanks for a beautiful write up. How I wish our economy enabled everyone to afford at least once in their lives, a Safari far from home. We can’t forget that as we pride as being one of the prettiest lands in Africa if not in the world, we must think about how we handle our waste – its pathetic at the moment and no one wants to see the back streets! Poaching and many other anthropogenic activities are fast tearing apart this rich heritage. We must have affirmative actions from the Government, every citizen and the world over. This wealth is not ours alone. Its everyone’s in the world. We are just its custodians.

  17. Don’t forget about the outstanding Great Rift Valley. And don’t we lay claim to Lake Victoria (up to Migingo anyway)?

  18. I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained! I’m sure you had fun writing this article

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