As corporate event managers, we understand the importance of choosing the perfect destination for our conferences, incentives, and retreats. Kenya, with its stunning landscapes, rich culture, and diverse wildlife, offers a unique and unforgettable experience for our internal stakeholders. In this post, we’ll explore why Kenya should be at the top of your list and provide you with valuable information to plan your next event.
Kenya, often referred to as the “Safari Capital of the World,” offers a myriad of advantages for corporate events:
Natural Beauty: Kenya boasts breath-taking landscapes, including the iconic Maasai Mara, Mount Kenya, and the Great Rift Valley. These picturesque settings create a perfect backdrop for team-building activities and memorable experiences.
Wildlife Encounters: Kenya’s national parks and reserves are home to the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros). Organize a safari adventure for your attendees to witness these majestic creatures up close.
Cultural Diversity: Kenya is a melting pot of cultures, with over 40 different ethnic groups. This diversity provides opportunities for immersive cultural experiences and interactions with local communities.
Sample Itinerary below or full programme here.
Day 1 – Arrival in Nairobi
- Check-in at a Nairobi hotel (e.g., The Sarova Stanley or Villa Rosa Kempinski).
- Welcome reception and orientation.
Day 2 – Nairobi Exploration
- Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Giraffe Centre.
- Attend a cultural dinner at Carnivore Restaurant.
Day 3 – Maasai Mara Safari
- Fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
- Game drive and wildlife photography.
- Evening sundowner by the Mara River.
Day 4 – Team-Building Activities
- Arrange team-building exercises amidst the Maasai Mara’s stunning landscapes.
- Bush breakfast and picnic lunch.
- Return to Nairobi in the evening.
Day 5 – Conference Sessions
- Hold your conference or workshops at a Nairobi convention center.
- Evening Gala Dinner.
Day 6 – Departure
- Morning at leisure or optional excursions.
- Departure from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Recommended Hotels for Conferences:
The Sarova Stanley: Centrally located in Nairobi, this historic hotel offers modern conference facilities and elegant accommodations.
Villa Rosa Kempinski: Known for its luxury and impeccable service, this hotel provides excellent meeting spaces and a tranquil ambiance.
Destinations Unlimited: Your Event Partner
When planning your corporate event in Kenya, consider partnering with Destinations Unlimited and their Kenya-based DMC – Wedgewood. Local knowledge and experience on the ground to ensure your event is a success. Reach out to them or us for more details!!