Whether you are visiting Kenya for the first time or you are a local tourist in Kenya, you will realize that Kenya has one of the most fascinating places to visit. The country is blessed with beautiful landscapes and amazing nature in both animals its people. Today, we take a look of the best places to tour in Kenya.
Maasai Mara National Reserve
Top on the list is Maasai Mara National Reserve. This is dubbed as one of the world most visited tourist destination. It is at Maasai Mara that you will find the Africa’s world animal like lion, Zebras, Cheetahs and Buffaloes just to name but a few.
The park is famous for the Great Migration, when thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson’s gazelle travel to and from the Serengeti, from July through October. In the Mara River, throngs of hippos and crocodiles lurk. The park is also known for providing excellent predator sightings, thanks to its relatively large populations of lion, cheetah, and leopard – especially in the dry months from December through February. Thanks to the park’s altitude, the weather here is mild and gentle year-round.
KWS Nairobi Safari Park
The Nairobi Safari park brings to you nature at hand. At the pack you will be able to experience a Safari walk and See animals move around the park. The walk is so sweet and is ideal for vacation, relaxation or even team building. Some of the animals you will be able to see during the Safari walk includes; Rhino’s, Buffaloes, Lions and leopards. The park is under the management of the Kenya World Life Services.
The Bomas Of Kenya
‘Boma’ is a Swahili word for homestead. The Bomas of Kenya holds the heritage of every community in the country. Here, you will see how every tribe in Kenya lives traditionally and you will also be entertained to some traditional dances and music. Visit: The Bomas of Kenya
Amboseli National Park
The Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya’s most popular tourist park to visit. The Park is crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s Highest peak. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust,” an apt description for the park’s parched conditions.
The park is one of the best places you will get to see Africa’s largest herds of animals thanks to a good view point it gives. Some of the animals found in the park includes; Lions, Cheetahs, Giraffes, Impalas, Eland, waterbuck, Gazelles and more than 600 different bird species. At Amboseli, Nature lovers can explore different habitats here, ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulfur springs, savannah, and woodlands. Look for the local Maasai people who live in the area around the park.
Tsavo National Park
The Tsavo National Park is the hone to Kenya’s finest volcanic hills, waterfalls, savannah, lava plateau, rivers and impressive diversity of wildlife. Tsavo East is famous for photo-worthy sightings of large elephant herds rolling and bathing in red dust. The palm-fringed Galana River twists through the park providing excellent game viewing and a lush counterpoint to the arid plains. Other highlights here include the Yatta Plateau, the world’s longest lava flow; Mudanda Rock; and the Lugard Falls, which spill into rapids and crocodile-filled pools.
On the other hand, Tsavo west is wetter with beautiful sceneries. It is in Tsavo East that you will get to see the famous Mzima Springs that has has been documented and filmed all over the world. The place is also home to various other springs. Some of the animals you will be able to see include: Hippos and Crocodiles. The park is also home to so many bird species.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for flamingos. The birds usually throng on the Lake on seasonal times and a visit to the lake will give you an epic experience than never before. The park is also a home to a hndreds of other bird species and harbors numerous wild animals. Among the animals found at lake Nakuru includes; lions, leopards, warthogs, monkeys and so on.
The park also protects the largest euphorbia candelabrum forest in Africa. These tall, branching succulents are endemic to the region and provide an interesting textural element to the arid landscapes.
Fort Jesus in Mombasa
Fort Jesus is perhaps the most popular tourist attraction in the coastal region of Mombasa, Fort Jesus is an ancient work of art. Built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century, Fort Jesus served as a defense post for their slave trade routes in the Indian Ocean and the Kenyan Coast. It now has a museum that displays artifacts from that era, including painting and canons.
Nyali Beach is in Mombasa and s one of the finest beaches that Kenya has. The white sand and the cool breeze from the Indian ocean makes Nyali beach a best destination for any tourist. Along the beach is Nyali International Beach hotel and Spa that offers exquisite accommodation for tourists.
Below is a list of other notable places one can visit while in Kenya
Notable Tourist Destinations In Kenya
- Hell’s Gate national Park
- Lake Nakuru
- Tana River Primate Reserve
- Bamburi Beach Hotel
- Kisumu Impala park
- Diani Beach
- Malindi Marine National Park
- Haller Park
- Nairobi National Museum
- Nairobi Mamba Village
- The National Archive
- Nairobi Arboretum
- Kenyatta International Conference Centre
- Karura Forest Reserve
- David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
- Nairobi National Park
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