I just saw on social media 18 reasons why Kenya should be on your bucket list, and while I agree with most of them, I felt that a few things and places were over looked and so I decided to make a list from my personal experience. Of course there the obvious places like Maasai mara and national parks but I feel I should add a few.
Malindi – a lot of people visit the large town of Mombasa when they go to the coastal region of Kenya, but Malindi is a must see, from gorgeous beaches, to the most beautiful furniture you will ever see. Malindi is a small quiet town, very intimate and romantic (thats where I got engaged) so ladies if you want him to put a ring on it, visit Malinndi *wink,wink* its also a good place for a family get away since there is not much activity in the town.
Coastal area – Swahili dishes – Swahili people are known for cooking one dish all day, when you taste their food you will be conviced of that. Its truly delicious and soul kind of food, that has its influences from the different people who settled in the area.
Nyama Choma and Tumbukiza – Nyama choma – is a grilled meat delicacy and one of Kenyans most staple treats, add some Kachumabri (almost like salsa) to it and Ugali or some potatoes (drool) and you are bound to be hooked (dont be surprised if the person cutting your nyama choma takes a bite of it, its culturally believed the cook has to taste it first to prove no posioning was done). Tumbukiza – is goat or beef, thrown in a pot with onions, tomatoes, potatoes, some hot peppers and cooked on low heat for some time. The meat melts in your mouth and the soup is a guranteed hang over cure.
Lake Bogoria (boil egg) – this natural hot water springs, are not only beautiful and amazing but what’s even more amazing is the flamingos in the lake, its surprising they can exist in such harsh conditions