10 Famous Tourist Attractions In Kenya Must Visit

Kenya has many exotic tourist attractions you must see. Kenya is famous for its gardens and animal life that amazing. The Nairobi National Park, Masai Mara, Shimba Hills is a popular place to visit in Kenya. Mombasa is also one of the most beautiful cities in Kenya. Adventure, interact and meet directly with wildlife is the the purpose to go to Kenya. Kenya that located on the east coast of Africa became the main gateway for travelers that want to enjoy the beauty of nature in the African continent.

Kenya is like a miniature of Africa. Famous for its classic savanna safaris, Kenya is a country of dramatic extremes and classic contrasts. Deserts and alpine snows; forests and open plains; the metropolis of Nairobi and colorful tribal cultures; freshwater lakes and coral reefs.

Here are wonderful tourist attractions in Kenya:

1. Masai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National ReserveThe Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the popular tourist attractions in Kenya and the country’s most popular game park. Each year the Masai Mara National Reserve is visited by thousands of tourists who come here to watch the exceptional population of game and the annual migration of zebra and wildebeest. The “Great Migration” takes place every year from July to October when millions of wildebeest and zebra migrate from the Serengeti in Tanzania. You can find an impressive variety of almost all the African animals. From the most famous giants of Africa, such as elephants and giraffes, to some of the most beautiful, such as zebras and antelopes, or some of the best known predators, such as cheetahs and lions. Masai Mara is an extraordinary wildlife sanctuary.

2. Lake Nakuru

Lake NakuruNakuru is a shallow alkaline lake (or salt lake) in Kenya. The lake’s abundance of algae attracts vast quantities of lesser flamingos, sometimes more than one million at once. Often called the greatest bird spectacle on earth, the flamingos are one of Kenya’s top attractions. Sadly, in recent years the number of flamingos at Lake Nakuru has been decreasing, due to environmental degradation and pollution.

3. Mount Kenya

Mount KenyaMount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The mountain offers a breathtaking scenery. Its series of peaks are crowned with snow, and its slopes are covered with forest. With a peak of 5,199 meters above sea level, it’s no surprise that the mountain is home to unique animals like Colobus, Sykes Monkeys, Cape Buffalos and a rare type of forest antelope called bongos. Hikers can opt for the challenging ascent or the easy route to reach the mountain top. Mount Kenya National Park was established around the area in 1949. It started out as a forest reserve and later became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

4. Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National ParkThe Amboseli National Park, a 39,206-hectare piece of rich savannah grassland where flora and fauna abound. The park is set against Africa’s highest peak and is considered to be the world’s tallest free standing mountain, the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro. This expanse of land is home to over 400 species of birds, not to mention the wildlife which includes giraffes, impalas, cheetah, lions, elephants, hippos, zebras, baboons among other creatures. Because of its diverse animal population, the park has been named UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

5. Tsavo National Park

Tsavo National ParkTsavo National Park in Kenya is the largest in the world. Tsavo National Park is located within the southeastern section of Kenya and only about an hour’s drive west from Malindi. You can explore an impressive abundance of flora and fauna species. The hospitality of the park is irresistible as well. For example, a couple of relaxing hours on a chaise long under the shadow of your safari lodge is a magical pastime, while the crystal clear waters of a pool are even more appealing. Then, a great idea is to continue your safari with an exploration of the savannah landscapes, the volcanoes, the lava flows, the African animals.

6. Malindi

Vasco da Gama Pillar in MalindiMalindi provides a very nice coastal tourist attractions in Kenya with its extensive coral reefs and beautiful beaches.It has one of Africa’s longest coastlines, about 155 kilometers long. There are surfing, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing and other water sports. The Malindi Marine National Park is protected and has fine beaches clear water and very colorful fish.

7. Lamu Island

Lamu IslandThis scenic island boasts an even more beautiful fusion of natural splendor and historical charm.You can come across a complex network of waterways, which are a part of Lamu Archipelago, while the entire island is almost uninhabited and its southern shoreline is covered by a long stretch of unspoiled sandy beach. The island itself is magically embraced by coral stones, sandy dunes and mangrove forests, while its flat terrain offers perfect settings to enjoy all these unique natural features. Town is Kenya’s oldest existing town and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Being one of the original Swahili settlements, this town has painstakingly preserved the Swahili architecture.

8. Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National ParkEstablished by the end of 1946, the 117 square kilometer savanna is a sanctuary for the Black Rhinos, a specie unique to Kenya. It is located approximately 7 kilometres south of the centre of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, and is small in relation to most of Africa’s national parks. Nairobi’s skyscrapers can be seen from the park. The park has a large and varied wildlife population. Only a fence separates the park’s animals from the city. Migrating herbivores concentrate in the park during the dry season.

9. Hell’s Gate National Park

Hell's Gate National ParkHell’s Gate National Park is named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift Valley. It was established in 1984. A small national park, it is known for its wide variety of wildlife and for its scenery. From red cliffs, tall volcanos, hot springs and a gorge, the unique landscaping of Hell’s Gate National Park is actually a beautiful heaven. There is a wide variety of wildlife in the national park, though many are few in number. Examples of little seen wildlife such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs.

10. Mombasa

Mombasa, Fort JesusMombasa is a paradise in Kenya, in the coastal region of Africa. It is a city ideal for vacation. Its tropical climate will surely be enjoyed by anyone. The main tourist attraction is Mombasa’s long white sand beaches, which are labeled ones of the best in the world. This part of the Indian Ocean has warm, soothing waters. This is perfect for swimming, playing and fishing. One can go sailing and diving too, with expert guides and trainers. Mombasa offers more than beaches. It has lots of places worth visiting. The architecture of the city’s structures reflects its long history. After all, their arts and culture were deeply influenced by long Portuguese, Arab and British settlement.

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