The Top 9 Kenyan Bucket List Activities For 2019!

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Hello there! Before we jump into our Kenyan Bucket List, I’d love for us to check-in… How are you fairing my friends?

I acknowledge that this past week has been rough and tough… And my heart sincerely goes out to all who were affected by the Riverside Attack. You are in my thoughts and prayers. *Sending virtual hugs*

 

Above all, our unbroken Kenyan Spirit shone through ever so brightly, sending a clear message to the world: we value our country and remain unbowed.

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That is all the more reason why I am proud to share this Kenyan Bucket List. Because- YES, our country Kenya is safe to visit, and we have incredible offerings!

 

Top 9 Things To Add To Your 2019 Kenyan Bucket List!

The beauty of our Kenyan Bucket List is that there’s something for everyone: whether you’re simply visiting or you call this place home! 😀

 

Experience A Wonder of The World: The Twin Migration!

The Twin Migration is simply a must, on your Kenyan Bucket List 2019!

As you might know, Kenya is home to one of the New 7 Wonders of the World: the Wildebeest Migration.

This happens annually, when about 1.7 Million Wildebeests migrate to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, to and from the Serengeti in Tanzania, in search of greener pastures.

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Image Credits: Mwarv

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To add the cherry on top, Humpback Whales also migrate to our Kenyan coastline, in Watamu, around the same period, making it a Twin Migration!

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You can take my word for it: both experiences are worth having, at least once in your lifetime if not more! 🙂

Dates: Between July and October. So mark your calendars! 😀

 

Tip>>Read More about The Twin Migration Here

 

Be Different! Go on a Camel Safari Tour

Kenya is popular for its outstanding National Parks teeming with wildlife. Hence, it’s no surprise that most of our visitors and locals alike, hop to the Maasai Mara for Game Drive Safaris.

Well, this year I suggest you try the unique experience that is a Camel Safari, in Laikipia!

A game drive is one thing, but exploring the wilderness on camel-back is a whole new adventure!

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Image Credits: Josh Kisamwa & TJ (the_mentalyst)

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And lucky for you, Laikipia County is the cradle of all things adventure, wildlife and nature in its most untainted form…

 

Tip>>Read More about Camel Safaris in Laikipia HERE.

 

Experience Our Rich Hiking Trails

You know what they say- the view is better at the top. 😉 Well, Kenya is enriched with a vast selection of gorgeous hiking trails, hills and mountains to climb!

Though hiking is not exactly, my cup of tea, some of my best hiking memories are with Team Eco Trek (an adventures company), who’ve been on a hiatus…

They have a beautiful sense of camaraderie and a ‘leave no one behind’ policy that’s admirable.

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Image Credit: Wanjiku Thuo

 

I am thrilled that Eco Trek is relaunching this year, because I’ve challenged myself to go on at least one proper hike in 2019!

Here are some of the major Hiking/climbing Trips you can look forward to with Team Eco Trek:

  • Mt. Kenya: June 2019
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro: September 2019
  • Mt. Meru: December 2019

Tip>> Call this number Nelson: +254 720832385 or Grey: +254 710215528  for more details.

 

Tour Scenic Tea Farms In Limuru on Horseback

We love tea! Having tea 2-3 times a day, is a very Kenyan thing! The other thing about tea, is that Tea Plantations offer some of the most scenic views you’ll ever see!

And less than an hour’s drive from Nairobi, lies a charming Tea haven: Limuru Town.

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Tea Plantation Kenya (Not in Limuru)

 

At Kawamwaki Farm, you can enjoy a horse ride while taking in the clean crisp Limuru air, surrounded by wide, picturesque views of tea plantations. And you might even chance upon a river and a waterfall, while at it…

 

Tip>> Call these numbers for more details: 0727 499 699 or 0723 412 032

Charges: Kes. 1,800 per hour

 

 

Chase Sunsets On An Island Paradise

Did you know that we have over 10 islands in Kenya, spanning the Indian Ocean Coast, and along Lake Victoria?! 😀

My two island experiences so far have been nothing short of paradise… Watamu’s sunsets are breathtaking, while the Rusinga Island sunsets are like a dream! 🙂

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With over 10 islands to explore in Kenya, I can almost hear adventure beckoning us to come… Plus the freshly caught fish, never disappoints!  🙂

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Rusinga Island

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Tip>> Read About Rusinga Island Here, and Watamu Here.

 

Attend the Lamu Cultural Festival!

Lamu is certainly high on my Kenyan Bucket List 2019! The Lamu Cultural Festival is a 3-day festival that celebrates the heart and soul of Lamu.

You can look forward to dhow and donkey races, vast selection of Swahili delicacies and a rich cultural experience!

 

Tips:

>>More Kenyan festivals to look forward to: the Maralal Camel Derby, Rusinga Festival and the Diani Beach Festival.

>>Dates: Look out for updated dates, coming soon. 🙂

 

De-stress With A Yoga Retreat

As a Travel Yogi, one of my goals this year is to attend a Yoga retreat here in Kenya. The beauty of a Yoga Retreat is that you can go wherever the heart leads…

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>> Look out for more information, on Yoga Retreats in Kenya. Coming soon. 🙂

 

Volunteer Your Time, Resources and Services

I will leave this open… Let us purpose to give back, put a smile on someone’s face… Go where your heart moves you to go, and let’s make a difference. 🙂

 

Relive your Childhood Holidays with a Family Trip!

This is my favorite one of all, as it needs not be complicated…

Last year, around Christmas, my entire family bundled up in one car for a road-trip to Kinangop.

It was a fun trip, filled with laughter and reminiscing… I felt like a kid again, and it is possibly my best memory of 2018… 🙂

Whatever you do in 2019, make time to relive your childhood memories and make new ones with friends and family…

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Throwback to 2016 🙂

 

 


Thank you for reading folks! 😀 Are you game to try these activities? And what else would you add to our bucket list?

I’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment down below! Your comments go a long way to support my blog, thank you!

P.S.S. Let’s start a Movement!! If you visit any of these places this year, take a picture and post it using the #ScrapbookJourneysBucketlist

You might just WIN something + get featured on the blog! 😉

 

<<Stay. Inspired. Always>>

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Nesh ule Msee Wa B4
    February 11, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Love the fact that https://www.facebook.com/Eco Trek is back. looking forward to their ever fun filled events..

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    Ole-tunda
    January 25, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you for finding a space to condone with the Nairobi terror victims .You are a Kenyan at heart

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 31, 2019 at 1:46 pm

      It is indeed part of who we are, when one part of us hurts, we all hurt. Thank you for reading Ole-Tunda 🙂

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    Kasyo
    January 25, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    This sounds like it!!! Fuuuuun!
    I could try that camel ride experience in 2019 for self love sake. This is real cool. Thanks

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    Kasyo
    January 25, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    This sounds like it!! Fuuun times, I could try that camel back ride in 2019 that’s for self love sake. Am smiling at the thought, Thanks

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 31, 2019 at 1:46 pm

      Hi Kasyo! Thank you for reading! I love that- ‘for self love’s sake!’ There’s certainly no better reason- go for it! And wish you all the best! 😀

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    Enock
    January 25, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Definitely a well thought bucket list…Thank you Marion..This is so kind of you to give some of us some pointers…I didn’t know about the whales migration..great work

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    Mercy
    January 25, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    I’m game for an eco Trek hike.. The last hike I did with them is still one of my favorite experiences so far
    Awesome read and thank you for the tips..

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    Nadine Murphy
    January 25, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Fabulous blog. I love your posts. I shared it to my page

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 25, 2019 at 1:13 pm

      Wow! Thank you Nadine!! Your support means the world! I appreciate the share! Bless you!! Heading to your Blog right away! 🙂

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