There are very few experiences that beat spending quality time with your girlfriends. Of course, family vacations are great, romantic getaways are idyllic and solo adventures can be exhilarating but a good girls trip is an adventure in a class of its own.
The opportunity to reconnect with your closest friends with whom you have shared precious memories or even the chance to meet and make new friends who will share in future moments is priceless. And what better way to reinforce your bonds than planning and going on an exciting trip together?
While planning a trip, picking the right destination, and catering to everyone's preferences can be a little daunting, it should not deter you from taking part in this rewarding experience. Luckily, Kenya is full of amazing locations that are ideal for the perfect escape, and in this article, we will highlight five gorgeous locations and activities suitable for an excellent girls trip.
Diani Beach: Best for beach lovers
The Kenyan coast contains some of the most stunning beaches in the world and all the elements needed for the perfect girls trip. White sandy beaches, check. Warm waters of the Indian Ocean, check. Restaurants and beautiful accommodation to unwind in, check. For laid back travellers who enjoy long walks on the beach and lazy sunny days, a getaway to Diani Beach is ideal.
For the ultimate girls trip gateway, be sure to pack up your bathing suits and enjoy the array of water sports and other activities. Take a day trip on a boat to explore the Diani Marine National Park where everyone can snorkel and swim with dolphins. Visit the Ali Barbour Cave or Sands at Nomad Restaurants for an exceptional dining experience and simply relish your time out on the beach with your girls.
Naivasha: Best for adventure
Located only 2 hours away from Nairobi, Naivasha is a great city escape and a holistic destination for a girls trip. From mountain climbing activities to taking a cruise on Lake Naivasha to exploring Hell's Gate National Park by cycling, Naivasha has something for everyone.
So, if you are looking for the best destination that caters to varying travel preferences, Naivasha might be the most ideal location for your getaway.
Masai Mara: Best for nature and wildlife
Visiting the Masai Mara is an incredible experience that can be shared with your closest girlfriends. Apart from the bountiful wildlife that you're sure to spot in the savannah plains, Masai Mara has several glamping opportunities for you and your girls.
It is the ideal destination for girls who love the great outdoors and appreciate wildlife. In between game drives, you and your girlfriends can plan bush picnics and excursions to villages close by to take advantage of being in the area. Alternatively, parks such as a Amboseli, Tsavo, Samburu and Meru National parks also make for a great girls trip outing.
Lamu: Best for history buffs, beach lovers
Another coastal destination to consider for your girls trip is Lamu. This somewhat remote island is charming and quite different from other coastal cities in Kenya. Characterized by donkeys and dhows, a getaway to Lamu can feel like taking a trip to a different time.
The residents here like to say 'pole-pole' which means 'slowly' in Swahili, therefore, life here is not to be rushed. Take a break from the fast-paced city life to slow down and rejuvenate. For the best experience, rent a house in Shela and plan to spend a minimum of 2 nights on the Island. Visit Manda Island and the old town, admire the beautiful Swahili influences and architecture all over the island and don't forget to indulge in Lamu's delicious cuisines.
Staycation in Nairobi: Best for city lovers
The best thing about taking a girls trip is that you do not even have to travel far. A short weekend staycation within the city can also be the perfect getaway. Nairobi has several activities to keep you and your girls busy, so break away from your daily routine to enjoy picnic and spa dates or a good time out at restaurants and bars with your favourite girls.
This International Women’s Day, treat yourselves to a special getaway. You deserve it!
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