The uniqueness of the conference facilities & meeting destinations in Kenya has continuously positioned this country in a very competitive position on the world map. Currently, Kenya is the second best MICE destination in Africa and this is after South Africa. This is very impressive, especially with the fact that there are a quite a number of more developed economies in Africa like Egypt and Nigeria. However, there is still more to be done to raise our standards as well as stay competitively ahead. The competition is getting stiffer and countries like Rwanda are raising eyebrows with their improved MICE rankings not only in Africa but globally. Nevertheless, Kenya is full of creative people with great ideas and therefore making its MICE industry a success. Here are some of the best Meeting destinations in Kenya;
Being the largest city in Kenya and also its capital city, Nairobi is a globally recognized bustling city. Nairobi city is a proud host to Africa’s tallest Conventions center (KICC) and one of the largest in terms of capacity in the whole continent. Nairobi is also known as the safari capital of Africa and therefore that adds up to its attractiveness as a MICE destination. There is ease of travel to and around the city and guaranteed access to support services like banking.Some of our most recommended conference facilities in Nairobi include; Golden Tulip, Raddison Blu,KICC & Hotel Intercontinental.
2. KENYAN COAST
With Mombasa being the second largest city in Kenya, it’s no secret that the Kenyan coast is one of the top conference destinations in Kenya as well as in the continent. The key points of interest for MICE tourism in this region is Mombasa city itself and Diani which is also Africa’s leading beach destination. Diani Beach is just 40 km south of Mombasa, an extremely tranquil beach destination that keeps on surprising. The exchange winds of the Indian Ocean delivers the magnificence that embowers the South Eastern region of Kenya. Wonderful stellar shorelines. A rejuvenating sun for that excellent tan. Kenyan coast is way more fun than Nairobi city itself and this region best suits that traveler who wants to mix business with ultimate pleasure and relaxation.Some of our most recommended conference facilities in Mombasa include; Pride Inn Paradise Beach Hotel & Spa, Sarova White Sands Beach Resort, Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, and Voyager Beach Resort.
Naivasha is popular for hosting domestic conferences but since 2013, it has grown to host some major international conferences and therefore placing it on the world map as one of the best meeting destinations in Kenya and Africa as well. Lake Naivasha and Hells gate National Park have spearheaded the growth of this destination as a tourism destination, Naivasha is not only convenient but unique for leisure and conferences. In fact, Naivasha has been ranked by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) as one of the ideal locations being preferred by global organizations to hold major international conferences. Some of our most recommended conference venues in Naivasha include; Enashipai Resort, Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort, Lake Naivasha Panorama Park and Lodge & Lake Naivasha Country Club.
On the eastern shore of Lake Victoria lies Kenya’s third largest city which also happens to be the largest city in Western Kenya region. Kisumu is undoubtedly Kenya’s haven for MICE Events in the Western region. Kisumu city is also one of the fastest growing cities in Kenya. Surrounded by an agriculturally rich neighborhood mainly supporting large-scale sugar industry and rice irrigation, its contribution to the National economy is significant. It is, therefore, a natural base for visiting and doing business in Western Kenya. For air transportation needs, Kisumu is served by Kisumu Airport, with regular daily flights to Nairobi and elsewhere. Kisumu is also accessible by bus, car, train, and even boats while using Lake Victoria. Some of our most recommended conference venues in Kisumu include; Acacia Premier Kisumu, Kisumu Hotel, Imperial Hotel & The Vic Hotel.
5. MAASAI MARA
Maasai Mara is perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Kenya and therefore it goes without saying that if want to host a nostalgic bush conference with a taste of wildlife experience, then this gem should be your first choice. The region has been popularized by the Maasai Mara National Reserve which is famous for the high amount of predators, such as lions, cheetahs, and leopards and the 1.5 million wildebeest which migrate through the Mara and cross the crocodile-infested Mara River. To sum it up, Maasai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. Some of our most recommended conference venues in Maasai Mara include; Keekorok Lodge, Fairmont Mara Safari Club, AA lodge Mara & Sarova Mara Game camp.
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