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10 Best Attractions and Places to Visit in Kenya

Sreedevi Nair Nov 29, 2020
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
The land of savannah, highlands, lakeshores… and plenty of wildlife!
The word ‘safari’ reminds everyone of Kenya and conjures up the images of amber-hued wilderness and the mighty beasts of this destination.
But there’s more to Kenya than meets the eye. Of course, you cannot neglect the wildlife safaris, but Kenya attractions are not limited to safari adventures.
Let’s take a journey through Magical Kenya!
Nairobi
The capital city of Kenya, Nairobi is the urban hub of the nation shrouded in skyscrapers and high-rise towers.
From the vibrant city nightlife to charming excursions in neighboring scenic regions of Nairobi, Kenya showcases that it has cities that have unique vibes other than just wildlife scenarios.
Masai Mara National Park
Your search to view ‘The Big Five’ ends here. Roaming in the sprawling grasslands of this nature reserve are Africa’s most exclusive wild animals – African Lion, Cape Buffalo, Rhinoceros, Leopard and African Elephant.
The most famous attraction in Kenya, Masai Mara National Park offers off-beaten tours and luxury safari experiences that stand apart from ordinary wildlife viewing.
Lake Nakuru
One of the prominent lakes in Kenya, Lake Nakuru is actually a Rift Valley soda lake located in South West of Kenya. This serene lake is often crowded by the flamboyance of pink flamingoes which makes it a popular bird-watching spot in Kenya.
Amboseli National Park
Dominated by majestic views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park is where you can meet the ‘Big Giant of Africa' – The African Elephant.
Apart from spectacular bird-viewing experiences, the national park is particularly famous for its massive herds of large-tusked elephants.
Lamu Island
Ever thought about island experiences in Kenya? The thought sounds unusual for a Kenyan holiday, but an excursion to Lamu Island will prove it as an extraordinary experience.
Located away from the mainland of Kenya in the Indian Ocean, the island offers tranquil moments amid the pristine coastal beaches, serene lagoons and a journey through ancient Swahili settlements and quaint villages.
Lake Naivasha
Located on the edge of Naivasha city, this freshwater lake is home to thousands of exotic birds such as Pink Flamingoes, Gray Crowned-Crane, and rare, brightly-colored birds. A boating trip is the best way to experience this lake attraction.
Hell’s Gate National Park
Head south of Lake Naivasha and you will come across a gorgeous national park filled with colossal, jagged cliffs and deep gorges. Hell’s Gate National Park is a great spot for game drives, hiking, nature strolls and overnight camping.
Malindi
Another charming island popular for Swahili culture, African architecture, lip-smacking seafood and a coastline teeming with white sandy beaches, Malindi exudes laid-back ambiance for some time away from the usual Kenyan wildlife viewing.
Mount Kenya National Park
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mount Kenya National Park is an iconic attraction to visit in Kenya.
A perfect spot to witness a fascinating amalgam of rugged mountains peppered with snow that tapers down to a landscape filled with alpine wilderness, lakes, mineral springs along with a variety of African wildlife animals.
Mombasa
A breath-taking coastal city located in Eastern Kenya, Mombasa offers an eclectic mix of the modern township and old colonial heritage.
It is a cosmopolitan hub where adventure tourists can enjoy boat cruises, deep-sea fishing, dolphin spotting tours and scuba diving.