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3 Reasons that will Compel You to Travel to Kenya

Did you know that in Kenya, you can cross the equator and stand with one foot in the northern hemisphere and one foot in the southern hemisphere? Kenya is one of the thirteen countries in the world that lies on the equator.

Mount Kenya, which is situated in the middle of the country, sits almost exactly on top of the equator line. At Nanyuki, a small town in Kenya, there is a sign that has been erected exactly on the equator line. Exciting isn’t it?

According to an article on Daily Nation, published in January 2017, the arrival of international tourists to Kenya by air and sea increased by 167 % to 877,602 from January to December 2016, according to statistics from the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB). It was further added that arrivals through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport located at Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya, jumped 16.2% to 782,013 in 2016, compared to 672,789 in 2015.

However, the excitement about Kenya is not just limited to this fact; Kenya is a country that never disappoints its visitors through its exotic destinations and experiences that can all be squeezed into a holiday. Here are three reasons listed by the experts at Cruxton that will compel you to look for cheap business class flight tickets to Nairobi.


3 Reasons to Plan a Trip to Kenya

Beautiful Beaches

An Eastern African country, Kenya is traditionally famous for its wildlife safaris and game reserves. However, many people might not know that Kenya also boasts a long coastline along the Indian Ocean, which makes this country home to a number of incredible beaches like Mombasa, Watamu, Malindi and Lamu, to name a few. The beaches in Kenya are lined with protective coral reefs. The water is ideal for swimming, fishing and enjoying water sports like diving.


Jaw Dropping Views of Mount Kilimanjaro

Did you know that climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is probably one of the most dangerous yet adventurous things you will ever do in your life? Mount Kilimanjaro has three volcanic cones, “Kibo,” “Mawenzi” and “Shira,” although they are dormant. It is the highest mountain in Africa, standing at around 5,895 metres above sea level. It is also the highest free-standing mountain in the world. If you are not really a mountain climber, booking cheap business class tickets to Kenya can also give you some great photo opportunities of this majestic mountain.


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Wildlife Safari at Masai Mara

Kenya is endowed with the Big 5, a beautiful diversity of landscapes, birds, animals, plant life and fascinating culture. Wildlife safaris are one of the best ways to explore the country’s dramatic and varied scenery, magnificent game parks and abundant wildlife. However, with more than 50 parks to choose from, it would be hard to decide where you should go to experience the best that Kenya has to offer.


The Maasai Mara National Reserve, world renowned for its huge expanse of open grasslands and its astonishingly wildlife, is one place that can become your immediate choice, as it is for the thousands of visitors who book cheap business class tickets to spot lions, cheetahs and leopards, buffalo, zebras, elephants and hippos in large numbers.

So, all set for a trip to Kenya?

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I'm a dual Canadian-American from NYC that moved to South Africa for work and ended up traveling all through the continent. I'm currently living the expat life in Frankfurt, Germany and traveling the world as much as I can. I'm a bit obsessed with scuba diving, churning credit cards so I never pay to fly, and eating the most questionable of foods in the most peculiar of places. My bucket list is the world, and some day I might make it there.

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