What to see in Kenya: entry documents, destinations and cities not to be missed

    What to see in Kenya: entry documents, destinations and cities not to be missedKenya is a country full of dangers, but also natural wonders to see. Let's find out together which documents are needed and which places to visit

    Kenya, like other similar countries, it has long remained hidden from the eyes of the mainstream tourist public. This is also due to the lack of political stability in the region and various alarms regarding healthcare. In recent years, however, the wild nature of the place seems to attract more and more Western tourists, who would like to observe the famous Kenyan gazelles up close, see the local animals and feel far from the typical Western industrialization. However, even before leaving for the African country, some precautions must be taken. In particular, you need a tourist visa, which must be requested at the General Embassy of Kenya in Rome. Alternatively, you can request a visa directly upon arrival at the airport. In this case you will need the passport of the Italian citizen and the plane ticket outward and return.



    Always at the airport you will have to pay the African official thus bridging administrative costs. The amount to be paid varies depending on the type of visa you want to obtain. For example, the transit visa (in Kenya it is called Transit Visa) is valid for a maximum of 7 days and costs 20 dollars. The tourist visa can be valid for one month, for 3 months, and in some cases it could be renewed for up to six months. The latter costs 50 dollars. It is advisable to begin the discovery of this African state from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Nowadays it is one of the most modern cities in the region. There are several museums that are worth visiting, and some restaurants where they prepare typical African dishes.


    And if you wanted to immediately start discovering the nature of this state, a good idea could be to visit the Nairobi National Park. According to what many local tourist guides report, it is a park of gigantic dimensions. Many wild animals can be seen there and the park itself is largely crossed by various dirt paths. To visit it entirely it takes at least half a day, but after seeing giraffes, elephants, lions, zebras and other animals you will be so satisfied that you will want to go back again. And to stay on the theme of parks, you could also visit them l’Amboseli National Park. Unlike the previous one, which is typically tropical, this one is very green. It stands on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.


    Here too you can spot many curious animals and venture onto the slopes of the high mountain to see the views of the surrounding nature. In Kenya, however, there are not only natural parks of great beauty, but also various places suitable for fun. It is the case of Sweet Beach, a white beach that extends for several kilometers in length and which can be perfect for an excellent walk together with your partner. And after resting on the beach, why not head to Masai Mara National Reserve? It is probably one of the largest parks in the whole of Africa. It takes several days to visit it all and discover its best faces. An excellent idea is to go to the center of the immense park to observe all the majestic nature that is contained there.


    However, remembering famous people from Kenya, we cannot forget about Karen blixen, to which a special museum is dedicated. It is advisable to go to Karen's House and hire a tour guide who will tell her story in great detail. Near Watamu, not too far from the aforementioned beach, the Measure Creek. According to many, it is a very fascinating swamp, as when the sun goes down you will be able to see the thousand incredible facets of the sunset. Mida Creek can be explored by canoe together with local guides, who will tell the history of the place to tourists. Among the naturalistic beauties of Kenya, the Karura Forest should not be forgotten. This is an area of ​​Africa still uncontaminated by the hand of man. At most it is a fairly solitary place, where you can admire the local waterfalls and streams in an atmosphere of absolute peace.


    Not to be overlooked Tsavo East, a safari in the wilderness. During the adventure you will be able to have many direct contacts with animals such as elephants or zebras, even watching beasts such as lions or cheetahs up close. The experience of this kind is unique. And if you were fascinated by the local elephants, you could go to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The latter is a foundation that takes care of abandoned or injured baby elephants. Workers in the area provide food and water for the elephants to live and grow. If you wish, you can also leave a small donation to help the park managers. Finally, another beach to visit is Diani Beach. The coral sand and the turquoise sea are true natural wonders to be enjoyed. This beach is not frequented by many people and is so perfect for spending a few hours in complete solitude.


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