What to see in Kenya: 10 destinations and places not to be missed

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You are planning a trip to Kenya and you want to know what are the places and destinations not to be missed during a trip to this beautiful African country? If the answer is yes, we will now reveal to you what are the things to see in Kenya absolutely not to be missed, which will make your holiday unforgettable.

Kenya, home to the proud Masai and Samburu tribes, land of huge open landscapes, filled with wildlife, spectacular mountains, lakes, rivers and waterfalls, white sand beaches and some of the friendliest people on earth, is a wonderful and unique country, capable of offering one of the most intense experiences in contact with nature.



What to see in Kenya

This beautiful country will never cease to amaze any type of traveler or tourist. But there are some places and destinations that make this even more surprising. We present some of the best destinations to see and visit during a trip to this wonderful place on Earth.

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Nairobi National Park

The Nairobi National Park is located just ten minutes drive from downtown Nairobi and only a fence separates the park's wildlife from the metropolis. Despite its proximity to the city and its relatively small size, Nairobi National Park boasts a large and diverse population of wildlife.

During the dry season, herds of wildebeest and zebras and the park is one of the most successful conservation sanctuaries of the kenyan rhino. A great choice if you want to admire the nature of Kenya without going far from Nairobi.


Malindi

The tourist destination of Malindi offers a beautiful introduction to the coastal tourist attractions in Kenya, with its extensive coral reefs and the beautiful ones tropical beaches washed by clear waters.


There are great spots for surfing, snorkeling, deep sea fishing and others watersports. Malindi is served by a domestic airport and a highway between Mombasa and Lamu. It is one of the main tourist destinations in the country, absolutely not to be missed during a holiday in Kenya.

Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The mountain offers a beautiful and wide view over the vast Kenyan territory. Its series of peaks is crowned with snow, and its slopes are covered with forests.

The peak, 5199 meters high, is difficult to reach e intended for experienced climbers, but several peaks located further down, are nevertheless an easy destination for any fit hiker. In any case, equip yourself and get well informed before starting the ascent of the mountain.

Samburu National Reserve

The Samburu National Reserve is a very peaceful national park located in northern Kenya. It attracts a large number of wildlife, due to the presence of fiume Ewaso Nyiro that crosses it and of the vast areas of forest and pastures.

All three big cats, lions, cheetahs and leopards, can be spotted in this park, as well as elephants, buffaloes and hippos. The Ewaso Nyiro River is also the natural habitat of a large number of Nile crocodiles.


Hell's Gate National Park

Hell's Gate National Park is a small park which takes its name from a narrow rift in the cliffs, where a prehistoric lake first flowed that fed the first humans in the Rift Valley.


It is unique among Kenya's natural parks because it is allowed to visit it on foot or by bicyclea without a guide. The scenery is beautiful, with steep cliffs, gorges and basalt columns. The national park is home to a great variety of wildlife, although some are few in number.

Lamu Island

The island of Lamu has managed to remain intact and untouched by the mass tourism that has affected much of the Kenyan coast. Even if it is the oldest city in Kenya still existing, the city of Lamu has retained all the charm and character built over the centuries.

There are no roads in Lamu, only alleys and paths, and therefore, there they are few motorized vehicles on the island. Residents travel on foot or by boat, and donkeys are used to transport goods and materials.

Tsavo National Park

Tsavo National Park is the largest national park in Kenya and one of the largest in the world. For its size the park was divided into Tsavo West and Tsavo East. Tsavo West offers spectacular scenery with a volcanic landscape, while Tsavo East has a more open savannah than the western part of the park.


Tsavo National Park is the ideal destination in Kenya for people seeking solitude and privacy as well as a chance to explore the desert. If you want to do one of the most beautiful safaris in Kenya, this park is the right choice.


Lake nakuru

Lake Nakuru is a shallow lake in central Kenya. The abundance of algae in the lake attracts large quantities of flamingos, sometimes more than a million at one time. Flamingos create one of the largest bird shows on earth and are one of Kenya's top attractions.

Unfortunately, their numbers at Lake Nakuru have been declining in recent years due to environmental degradation and pollution. Stay anyway the second most spectacular natural oasis in the world according to many, including National Geographic.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park or Amboseli National Park is relatively a small park, located near the border with Tanzania, at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.

The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to the elephants. Other attractions of the Amboseli National Park are the visits to the Maasai people and spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Masai Mara National Reserve

The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the main tourist attractions in Kenya and the most popular attraction in the country. Every year the Masai Mara National Reserve is visited by thousands of tourists who come here to witness the exceptional annual migration of zebras and wildebeest.

The "great migration", which corresponds to the best time to visit the park, takes place every year from July to October, when millions of wildebeest and zebras migrate from the Serengeti to Tanzania.

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