Top Highlights of Kenya
With slight influences of the Islamic faith, holidaying in Kenya is definitely a great deal for the Muslim traveler and their families. From Halal-food spots to great places to stay, this wildlife paradise is a must-visit and if you’re concerned about places to pray, fret not as there are a few mosques open for prayers. Explore further to find out the top highlights in Kenya so that you can plan out your holiday ahead of time.
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As the starting point of many tours and the capital of Kenya, Nairobi is a great destination to visit with many attractions, multicultural communities, great city life and home to many National Parks. You get Masai Mara Reserve, National Nairobi Park, the Karen Blixen Museum and beaches such as Lamu and Malindi. You also get a popular Giraffe Centre, Daphne Sheldricks animal orphanage and a newly refurbished National Museum. There’s so much to do in Nairobi as you get plenty of Halal accommodation options and eateries so that’s pretty convenient for any Muslim traveler whether traveler solo or traveling with family.
- Camel Safari
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There are some interesting safaris which are also custom made for you and your family in Northern Kenya which includes a wild Camel ride through the trails of the scenic Shaba landscape. You will be guided by an experienced ranger and the ride is worthwhile as you trail along the back of the desert mammal. You can also head to the Samburu village to witness the beaded and decorated Samburu Morans performing cultural dances and songs which will be a great way to get a glimpse of the local traditions of the village.
- Masai Mara Reserve
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Home to exceptional wildlife, Masai Mara Reserve is a wildlife enthusiasts dream come true which is a popular reserves in the whole of Africa. You will sight lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, and a variety of other species in their natural habitats across the massive plains of the Mara Reserve. The vision of wildebeest migration is an once-in-a-lifetime experience and the grassy plains plus the rolling hills are picture-worthy landscapes. There are many lodging options with Muslim-friendly amenities around Masai Mara and extensive Safari camps for the avid traveler.
- Nakuru National Park
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Nakuru National Park is home to the colourful Flamingos, other terrestrial birds, 56 different species including white rhinos and waterbuck to name a few. It’s a haven for those who’d love to experience wildlife firsthand surrounded by escarpment and picturesque ridges. The park is stunning all year through and the southern end of the lake is the ideal place to spot some of the finest wildlife.
- Sarova Mara Game Camp
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It’s one of the most breathtaking Game camps in Kenya offering a show of the magnificent wildebeest migration. You can plan ahead to camp with your family on the rolling plains where the paths are wildebeest, gazelles and zebras during the migration months. You get carefully appointed tents with amenities of more than 50 and its give a taste of what it’s like to live in the wilderness. You also get custom made meals for all three meals and therefore the Halal traveler can plan their meals ahead of time to avoid any hassles.