The ultimate 2018 travel bucket list for Kenyans

Apart from white sandy beaches, Kenyans love to feel adrenaline rush while on holiday.

If it gets it pumping, it has got to be on the list. Below are activities you can try when you are touring local or on an international trip. On international activities, we will list activities you can experience while in Dubai, which is the nearest international destination for Kenyans.

Jump out of a plane

Skydiving in Kenya is something you need to experience this year. Jump off a plane in Diani and combine the experience of feeling the adrenaline rush you get when your feet leave that plane to the breathtaking view of the beach down below.

For those who would like to take their skydiving to another level, then Dubai is the place to be. Divers can enjoy breath-taking views of the Arabian Gulf, the incredible Palm Jumeirah and the great expanse of the city as they freefall over the Dubai Marina drop zone at Skydive Dubai.

Drive a supercar or bike

In Kenya, if you want to experience some speed on land, you can try GP Karting. The people who own speed bikes get to go faster but unless you have a friend who will let you ride one, you will have to settle for lesser speeds. There are various circuits in Kenya where you can go and race with other speed lovers like at carnivore in Nairobi and The Great Rift Valley Circuit if you are not in the big city.

For those who want to graduate from go-karting, then head to Dubai. Lamborghinis are not an everyday indulgence for most but petrol-heads can get behind the wheels of a sparkling new Lambo, Bugatti Veyron or Ferrari Spider thanks to VIP Luxury Car Rental in the emirate. With staff on hand to suggest rental models based on budgets, Dubai visitors can rev up and take in the sights in style, not to mention gaining some major Instagram points from the photos.

Get your thrills at a theme park

Kenya is home to great entertainment parks. Most of them involve water and are a good activity for family fun. Splash Water Park is Nairobi’s wettest water park with huge swimming pools and water slides. You can also head to the coast and have fun at the Wild Waters park with the giant slides, bumper cars, and Frisbee ride.

Like to go bigger? Adrenaline junkies can enjoy world-class, nerve-jangling rides at Global Village, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Wild Wadi Waterpark and Aquaventure Water Park. To add a bit of intellectual intrigue, step into the pages of a mystery at HintHunt Dubai or Phobia Dubai Escape Rooms and have the best ending to 2018.

Fly in a hot air balloon

If you would like to experience a safari with a difference, then you need to be on a hot air balloon over the Mara. Breathtaking! You get to see the vast lands below you, watch as the animals graze peacefully below you, take aerial shots and enjoy the sun rise or set over the magical land that is Kenya.

Already been on a ride in Kenya? Try Dubai next. Glide over golden sand dunes of the Dubai desert in a massive balloon, watch the sun slowly fill the sky with myriad hues before bursting over the horizon. If you want to mix activities, throw in some falconry to the experience and have fun.

Experience the vastness of the desert

One of the hidden gems in Kenya is the Chalbi desert. Located in the northern part of Kenya, Chalbi is the home of desert safaris in the country. Those who sign up get to interact with some of Kenya’s last nomadic tribes and also see animals such as oryx, grey zebras, and ostriches during desert drives. The Gabbra and the Rendille are tribes found in the desert and they offer traditional dances to visitors as well as camel races, rides and a glimpse of the nomadic lifestyle.

In Dubai, the great outdoors implies miles of undulating sand dunes and clear star-pinned skies. Explore the dunes, hunt for scorpions and spiders, study constellations or cook a delicious campfire dinner – the crisp desert air and natural environs have a bracing effect on the mind and body. Adventurers can do it on their own, heading out to desert favorites such as Big Red or Al Qudra, or sign up for a desert stay with Arabian Adventures or Extreme Adventure Dubai.


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