Getting Your ‘Travel’ On

As of many of my friends, I am pretty sure there aren’t many of you who have traveled much around our beautiful country. I used to judge people by how many provinces they have been to, even just passing through. However, with the change of the administrative boundaries and structure, I bet it will be more fun right now if I ask you how many counties you have been to. That really breaks it down to a lot more corners of Kenya.

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Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Each and every county in Kenya has something special or life-changing to offer. From the Sandy beaches in Mombasa to the fish-eating stalls by the lake in Kisumu, the majestic Savanna in Kajiado to the endless desert in Marsabit… we have it all. I will help you make your travel bucket-list, and then tick on the ones you have already done. That way, you can help me judge you on how much you have traveled.

We will just take 10 destinations, manage-able I think.

1. The Beaches(Mombasa, Lamu, Kilifi, Kwale counties)

Beach Acrobatics at Diani Beach - Mombasa, Kenya Photo courtesy of www.krstdesign.com
Beach Acrobatics at Diani Beach – Mombasa, Kenya
Photo courtesy of http://www.krstdesign.com

2. The Savanna(Nakuru, Samburu, Narok, Kajiado, Laikipia counties)

Safari in Kenya Photo courtesy of travelingnewlyweds.wordpress.com
Safari in Kenya Photo courtesy of travelingnewlyweds.wordpress.com

3. The Highlands(Nyeri, Taita Taveta, Kakamega counties)

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Ngong Hills

4. The Lake Basin(Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay counties)

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Kisumu shore as viewed from Lake Victoria courtesy of Victor O’ (http://www.Flickr.com/photos/kijana/3190621403/) via Wikimedia Commons

5. The Tea Zone(Kericho, Nandi, Kiambu counties)

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Photo courtesy of kassweekly.co.ke

6. The Lakes(Baringo, Turkana, Kisumu, Nakuru counties)

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Photo courtesy of http://softkenya.com/baringo-county/

7. The Cities(Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu counties)

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Nairobi City Scape Photo by S.Aloyo (@saloyo)

8. The Deserts(Isiolo, Marsabit, Mandera, Garissa counties)

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Chalbi Desert bintisafaris.com

9. The Cultures(Narok, West Pokot, Tana River counties)

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Pokot Cultural Visit | Flying Excursion Kenya | Tropic Air http://www.tropicairkenya.com

10. The ‘Roadtrip counties'(Machakos, Kajiado, Makueni counties)

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Photo courtesy of mwakilishi.com

So how well have you traveled?

Score card: Below 4 – Poor, 5 to 7 – Good, Above 7 – You are a traveler!!!

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