Best Destinations for Madaraka Weekend

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With many destinations in Kenya being marketed for international tourists, domestic tourists sometimes find it difficult to select best destinations within Kenya for them. Jumia Travel takes an in-depth look at some of the best tourist destinations for Kenyans during Madaraka Day.

Mombasa

Kenyans love Mombasa during holiday breaks. Mombasa raha as it is commonly called is one of the best destinations for Kenyans seeking to have fun. The culture of going to Mombasa during holidays was enhanced by Kenya’s founding president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta who loved  staying in Mombasa during holidays.

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In Mombasa, you can visit the Old city, Fort Jesus and Fort Jesus museum and get to know about history of the Kenyan coast and its early inhabitants. For beach lovers, the Jomo Kenyatta public beach in Bamburi area offers lots of entertainment and fun filled water events. For those who would want a less crowded beach, the Nyali beach is also popular among wealthy Kenyans.

 

Nakuru

As a pupil or student in Kenya, you definitely had a school trip to Nakuru. Nakuru is a popular destination for Kenyans as it has lots of attractions within its vicinity. You can visit the Lake Nakuru National park and get to see the famous pink flamingoes on its shore; the park has a variety of wildlife and is also a good destination for camping.

lake nakuru

The Menegai Crater, the second largest crater in the world will offer wonderful green picturesque view of the floors of the crater as it plunges to its 485 meters into its depth. At Menegai crater, you will also have a spectacular view of Nakuru town. For those who would like to explore more attractions and places of interest in Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Lake Elementaita, Hells gate National park and the Hyrax hills are all within Nakuru’s vicinity.

menegai

 

Mount Kenya

During Madaraka day holidays , some Kenyans like taking part in the annual Mount Kenya climb which began in 1963 after Kisoi Munyao raised the Kenyan flag on mount Kenya. Most climbers do not reach the peak but the activity is fun filled with lots to see and do.

mount kenya

The Mount Kenya national park is home to several rare and endangered wildlife and also offers a stunning view of Mount Kenya. On your way, you can take a detour to Thomson falls in Nyahururu.

 

The Ultimate Escape Plan with Jumia Travel’s 30% discount

Every 1st June, Kenyans from all walks of life come together to celebrate Madaraka day. As the first national holiday of the year, Madaraka day is marked with lots of patriotism and pride as Kenyans reflect on their achievements since 1963 when the country was granted self-rule by the British.

Back in 1963, jubilant Kenyans celebrated internal rule by holding community celebrations with Kisoi Munyao hoisting the Kenyan flag on the highest peak of Mount Kenya.

With the 52nd Madaraka day celebrations a few days away, how do you plan to celebrate your 3 day holiday?

 

Enter Jumia Travel’s Ultimate Escape Plan

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Travel.Jumia.com, Africa’s no.1 hotel booking website has come up with the ultimate escape plan for Madaraka day. Whether you want to go to Mombasa, Masai Mara, Naivasha or just away from Nairobi, Jumia Travel will make it possible as it will be giving a 30% discount on all hotels available on the Jumia Travel website.

 

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