Jambo! This, a simple Swahili greeting, should be pursed on the lips of attendees from the moment they arrive in Kenya, along the Indian Ocean in East Africa.
Here are a few more must-dos for Kenya incentives.
Meet With The Big Five
In Kenya, groups get a “high five” like no other: The Big Five—lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo—wander Amboseli National Park, with views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations. A group safari can be as rugged or luxurious as desired, i.e., adventure and relaxation to social experiences and solitude, and can be experienced in myriad ways including helicopter, hot air balloon, traditional lateen sail Dhows, by foot, mountain bike or 4×4. This, combined with the sheer diversity of wildlife, ensures no two outings are ever the same.
Meet in the Village
After heeding the call of the wild, groups can trek into a nearby village for a cultural experience facilitated by the Kenya Tourism Board with some of Kenya’s 42 tribes. These experiences can be as immersive as your group desires, whether home stays, shopping in the markets, eco tours or interactive handicraft workshops.
Meet in Style
The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, its 120 rooms offering views of Mt. Kenya, is a hot spot for corporate groups of up to 200, and has, in the past, been a retreat for historic notables such as Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby. The resort sprawls across 100 acres of gardens festooned with strolling peacocks and is known for its superb cuisine and unhurried atmosphere of golf, croquet, a bowling green and swimming. This property’s sister, Fairmont Mara Safari Club, surrounded on three sides by the Mara River, is the epitome of tented luxury, offering an incentive experience like no other at the edge of the Maasai Mara.