Going to Africa is already an adventure on its own, but if you want to take things a step further, you'll want to continue reading this article! Why? Because we're going to tell you about fun and out-of-the-ordinary ways you can explore Kenya. 

Kenya is full of fun-filled experiences that offer a different way of seeing what it has to offer. If you happen to be planning on a safari, there's something (or two) here for you!

Boat Safari

Boat Safari in Kenya
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We start off with a boat safari, an experience you definitely shouldn't miss! 

Lake Naivasha is one of the places to be in Kenya when you want to go on a boat safari. A fresh water lake, Lake Naivasha is home to hippos as well as a couple of bird species. These include the Fish Eagle and the Kingfisher. 

As for the hippos, over a thousand of them call the lake their home, so you will get to experience marveling at one hippo after the other!

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Hot Air Balloon Safari

Hot Air Balloon in Masai Mara, Kenya
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If going on a boat safari really isn't your thing, maybe a hot air balloon safari is right up your alley instead.

There are two notable places you can go to in Kenya to enjoy a hot air balloon safari. One of them is the Amboseli National Park. While hot air balloons take off at the crack of dawn here, you will get to enjoy the view of Mount Kilimanjaro during the whole ride. 

The second place is none other than Masai Mara. Again, the hot air balloons take off at dawn and leisurely float over the grasslands of the area. You can use this opportunity to spot the variety of wildlife that roam the grasslands of Masai Mara. 

Night Game Drives

Night Game Drive in Kenya
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Not scared of what lurks in the dark? Then maybe you should consider going on a night game drive.  

Night safaris usually start at around 7 p.m. and give you the opportunity to see nocturnal animals in the wild. Night game drives usually last for around two to three hours, allowing you to see animals such as owls, porcupines, leopards, the Silver Beard Jackal, and Striped Hyena, among others. 

Do note that night game drives are not available in national parks as well as wildlife reserves. Only a select number of places offer this experience, including the Mara North Conservancy, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, and Soysambu Conservancy. 

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