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Off The Beaten Path Destinations In Kenya

Kenya is a popular tourism destination but is also a well known off the beaten path destination. As such, it is well known for it’s classic African safari as well as white sandy beaches. However, this does not mean you have to share your vacation with thousands of other tourists. In fact, we have an array of off-the-beaten-track destinations. Indeed, this allows you to do more epic adventures and activities that may otherwise be prohibited in the bigger parks. The best way to start off the beaten track is to travel alone. Of course, you can do it with another travel buddy who’s shares similar interests. 

The Highlights Of An Off-the-beaten-track Destination

Here are other reasons why Kenyan off-the-beaten-track destinations should be on your itinerary.

  • Unbeatable prices due to cheaper attractions
  • Going off-the-beaten-path increases your spontaneity and adaptability
  • More privacy
  • Infinitely customizable itinerary
  • Can include more activities
  • The trip goes at a leisurely Pace since your days are less crowded and chaotic
  • More downtime
  • Ideal for families with kids
  • It’s better for the environment since there is less pollution
  • Less stressful beacuse you have more solitude

A List Of The Various Off The Beaten Paths Gems In Kenya

For those travellers who appreciate exclusivity, here are various hidden gems that will leave you astounded.

  • Lake Elementaita
  • Chyulu hills
  • Cherangani Hills
  • Losiolo Escarpment
  • Mount Kinangop
  • Mount elgon national park
  • Taita hills game reserve/Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mount Kipipiri
  • Tana delta
  • Kora National Park
  • Saiwa Swamp National Park
  • Ruma National Park
  • Kakamega forest
  • Malindi Marine National Park
  • Vasco da Gama Pillar
  • Ruins of Gedi
  • Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve
  • Watamu Marine National Park
  • Chale Island
  • Fort Jesus
  • Arabuko Sokoke National Park
  • Wasini Island
  • Shimba Hills National Reserve
  • Suguta Mud Flats
  • Takawiri Island
  • Lake Turkana
  • Meru National Park
  • Rusinga Island
  • Lake Victoria
  • Lamu
  • Sibiloi National Park
  • Shaba and Samburu National Reserves
  • Laikipia community reserves
  • marsabit national park
  • Lewa conservancy
  • Ol Pejeta conservancy
  • Solio ranch
  • Sabuk conservancy
  • Lake Baringo and Lake Bogoria


  • I am really surprised that Kenya has so many hidden gems where you can just have the wilderness to yourself away from the popular tourism spots. In fact, Jumbo team has really outdone themselves with this wonderful research about off-the-beaten-tracks in Kenya.

    For an adventurous person like me, I believe that this list is the epitome of what discerning and experienced travelers are looking for in East Africa.

    December 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm
  • Didn’t know Kenya had so many hidden gems and cool spots for the discerning traveler;

    December 15, 2019 at 4:26 pm

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