While most touristic destinations in Kenya are based in the southern part (such as the beautiful Masai Mara & Maasai Mara National Reserve, Diani Beach and Amboseli National Park), the northern part of the country is a rather untouched and wild place. It’s very sparsely populated and infrastructure is rudimentary, but offers some of the most stunning landscape I’ve ever seen. Take the town Nanyuki as your base and head up north into the Samburu National Reserve, home to the wild and remote Samburu tribe. You can hike to the top of holy Mount Ololokwe, offering breathtaking views on the vast and dry landscape of Kenya. Another destination worth visiting in the northern part of the country is Lamu Island, close to the border of Somalia but easily reached by plane.
The busy streets of Lamu Town – one of the oldest towns of the world – make you travel back in time. The southern tip of the island is almost deserted besides some remote resorts (such as lovely Kizingo), where you’ll have the beautiful beach all for yourself for miles and miles. Not many tourists make it up to the northern part of Kenya – but those who do get rewarded with a unique experience.
Location: East Africa