Do you have any idea just how stunning Kenya really is?
Our 5 most magnificent tourist places in Kenya will show you just how amazing it is.
It is no secret that Kenya is the most common tourist destination in East Africa. There is a diversity of places to visit in Kenya that will make your trip the most exciting one. This article will talk about these magnificent places that you should consider visiting on your next trip to Kenya.
Magnificent Tourist Places in Kenya 1 – Maasai Mara
Masaa Mara is the most incredible tourist attraction in Kenya. If you want to see the annual migration of over a million wildebeest, then Maasai Mara in Western Kenya is exactly where you should be.
This ‘Seventh Wonder of the World’ is an amazing sight that attracts people from all over the world.
The Maasai Mara is also home to the Maasai people, a community in Kenya that has maintained its culture over time. You will have a chance to try their food, cultural practices and clothing.
As well as wildebeest, Maasai Mari contains just about every type of animal from Aardvarks to Zebras, not to mention birdlife.
Magnificent Tourist Places in Kenya 2 – Mount Kenya
For those who love mountain climbing, Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa, will impress you. The highest peaks – Lenana, Nelion and Batian will give you an incredible experience at the top that will leave you yearning for more.
The greatest scenery includes: mineral springs, glaciers, lakes and alpine forest.
Mount Kenya is believed by the inhabitants to be the dwelling place of the gods and sacrifices are offered there.
Magnificent Tourist Places in Kenya 3 – Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is where you will find lions living in herds, and one of the best spots to get up close with elephants in large herds too.
It is known to be the largest animal sanctuary in Kenya and it harbors just about all the species of African wildlife.
This is also a great place to visit the local Maasai people and witness their traditional culture.
Amboseli National Park is also home to Kilimanjaro (although it’s just across Kenya’s border in Tanzania)
Magnificent Tourist Places in Kenya 4 – Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is mostly famous for the flamingoes living on the lake. Located in central Kenya, Lake Nakura is arguably one of the more impressive of the Rift Valley soda lakes.
As well as pink flamingoes, there are more than 450 other species of birds here.
There’s also leopards, white rhinos, lions, warthogs, waterbucks, pythons, the list goes on.
The inhabitants are as diverse as the landscape which surrounds the lake and includes grassland, woodland, mountainous areas and rocky cliffs. There is also one of the largest areas of euphorbia candelabrum in the whole of Africa.
Magnificent Tourist Places in Kenya 5 – The Beaches
If you really long for that moment of relaxation and just lazing around, then the Kenyan beaches will give you that and much more.
Imagine staying in a luxury villa..
Marine Park Mombasa
The Mombasa beaches are the most popular ones although we also have: Lamu, Malindi, Watamu and Diani. While visiting Lamu for instance, be ready to have fun riding on donkeys as you enjoy the ocean waves.
Marine Park Mombasa
Honourable mentions – 5 Magnificent Tourist Places In Kenya
Samburu National Reserve
Shaba National Reserve
Hell’s Gate National Park
Buffalo Springs National Reserve
Is Kenya Safe?
The U.S. Department of State advises to be aware of continuing terrorism threats and a high rate of violent crime in some areas.
The US State Department also advises to be aware if visiting neighbouring Tanzania up until November 30th 2015due to it being an election period there.
From favorable climate conditions to the beautiful landscape, from wildlife to beaches, Kenya has good reason to be proud of their magnificent tourist attractions. Young or old and regardless of your budget, there is indeed everything for everyone in this beautiful African country.
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