During the 2020 World Travel AWards, Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, was named Africa’s leading destination for meetings and conferences. To scoop this honour, Kenya had to beat other 12 countries, including South Africa and Egypt.
But what exactly, makes this east African country the best destination for corporate trips?
Well, a lot of factors as Kenya provides something new for every conference organizer and planner. Most Kenyan hotels, beach resorts, safari lodges, and tented camps provide world-class conferencing facilities. These include private meeting rooms, conference halls, internet connectivity, and audiovisual and multimedia services.
Kenya is also one of the best destinations if you are looking to add safari adventure to your business trip. Next, we look at the 5 best destinations to visit during a business trip in Kenya.
1. Lake Nakuru National Park, Catch Flamingos
The park hosts over one million resident flamingos that you can see when you get a day off the conference. It is a sight to remember, thanks to the vibrant pink that fills this alkaline lake.
Some of the animals that reside in L. Nakuru includes buffalos, zebras, hyenas, antelopes, birds, and many more.
2. Amboseli National Park, View Mt. Kilimanjaro
Mt. Kilimanjaro stands at around 19,341 feet or 5,895 meters high, making it one of the world’s tallest mountains. It is in Tanzania, but the best view is enjoyed while in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park.
You can view beautiful sunsets and sunrises right at the comfort of your conference room or hotel in Amboseli.
3. Solio Ranch, Interact with Rhinos
If there is a place to interact with the endangered rhinos is the Solio Ranch in Kenya. Over 250 white and black rhinos live in this area, and you can take photos for memory.
The ranch is located between the majestic slopes of Mt. Kenya and the spectacular slopes of the Aberdare Mountains. You find world-leading conference rooms in this part of Kenya.
4. Masai Mara National Park, Great Migration
A Kenya business trip combined with a migration package can allow you to experience the best of crocodiles, lions, cheetahs, leopards, antelopes, zebras, and wildebeests. The migration is a 365-day event, but the best part happens between June and September in Kenya.
It is phenomenal to see over 1.8 million wildebeest, zebras, and antelopes cross the deadly Mara River into Masai Mara from Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Reserve.
5. Diani Beach, Mombasa
You should not fail to visit the Kenyan coastal region during your business trip to this country. One must-visit destination is Diani Beach, a 17 kilometer or 11 miles stretch of white sandy beaches suited for team building and relaxation.
The region offers a wide range of thrilling activities like jet-skiing, snorkeling, skydiving, kitesurfing, and beach volleyball and football. Mombasa also offers world-class conference facilities, accommodations, and traditional and international cuisines.
6. Hell’s Gate National Park, Hiking and Biking
Most leisure and business travelers only think of Kenya wildlife safari experiences and fail to recognize other healthy activities. These include biking, hiking, running, and other physical activities you can do at Hell’s Gate National Park.
It is about 96 kilometers or 60 miles from Kenya’s capital and rests on the Great Rift Valley floor. There are also friendly animals like zebras and antelopes that you can spot while exploring the gouges.
Kenya is the ideal destination for any business traveler who wants to combine their duties with some adventures. One can have a meeting in the morning and visit the Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Centre, Nairobi Animal Orphanage, or David Sheldrick Elephants Orphanage in the afternoon.