Kenya Tourist Attractions

Kenya Tourist Attractions : Kenya is a country in Eastern Africa, at 580,367 square kilometers (224,081 sq. mi) Kenya is the world’s 48th largest country by area. Kenya country is a population of more than 47.6 million in the 2019 census, Kenya is the 29th most populous country in the world. Kenya’s capital and largest city is called Nairobi, while it’s oldest, currently the second largest city, and first capital is the coastal city is Mombasa. Kisumu city is the third-largest city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria. Other important urban centers include Nakuru and Eldoret. As of 2020, Kenya was the third-largest economy in the Sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria and South Africa. Kenya is bordered by the South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the Southeast.

Tourist Attractions in Kenya.

For many tourists, Kenya is East Africa in microcosm. The wildlife safaris have been the top tourist attractions in Kenya for the decades while as well offering various activities to the tourists who come t0 visit the Kenya country.

Maasai Mara National Reserve.

The Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the top tourist attractions during your tour in Kenya and the country’s most popular game park. Each year Maasai Mara National Reserve is visited by the thousands of the tourists who come to the reserve to watch the exceptional population of the game and the annual migration of the zebra and the wildebeest. In Maasai Mara National Reserve the great migration takes place every year from July to October when millions of the wildebeest and the zebra migrate from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

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Maasai mara safaris

Amboseli National Park.

Amboseli National Park is a relatively small park located close to the Tanzania border at the foot of the Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli national park is famous for being the best place in Africa and the main tourist attraction in Kenya in that it’s the national park which is close to free-ranging elephants. Other attractions of the Amboseli National Park includes the opportunities to meet the Maasai people and the spectacular views of the Mount Kilimanjaro.

Lake Nakuru National park.

Lake Nakuru National Park is a very shallow lake in the central Kenya. The lake’s abundance of algae attracts vast quantities of the lesser flamingos, sometimes more than one million at once. Often the greatest bird spectacle on earth, the flamingos are the one of the Kenya’s top attractions to the tourists in Kenya. The flamingos are very beautiful attractions to the tourists in that they tend to develop a pink structure around Lake Nakuru, the pink colour attracts most of the tourists to Kenya.

Tsavo National Park.

Tsavo National Park in Kenya and one of the largest in the world. Due to the size of the park was divided into two that is the Tsavo West and the Tsavo East. The Tsavo West has spectacular scenery with a rolling volcanic landscape while the Tsavo East has more open savannah than the Western side park. Tsavo National Park is the ideal destination in Kenya for people who seek solitude and privacy as well as the chance to explore the whole wilderness during your  Kenya safari.

Lamu Island.

Lamu Island is a part of Kenya’s Lamu Archipelago, and has managed to stay unspoiled and untouched by the mass tourism that has hit much of Kenya’s coastline. As the oldest living town in Kenya, Lamu Town retained all the charm and character built up over centuries. There are no roads on Lamu Island, just alleyways and footpaths, and therefore, there are few motorized vehicles on the island. Residents move about on foot or by boat, and donkeys are used to transport goods and materials.

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Lamu island

Hell’s Gate National Park.

Hells’ Gate National Park is a tiny park named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift Valley. It is unique among Kenya’s Wildlife parks, as you are allowed to walk or cycle without a guide. There’s dramatic scenery, with steep cliffs, gorges and basalt columns. Hell’s Gate National Park has a great attractions like the variety of wildlife, though many are few in number, examples of the little seen wildlife includes the Lions, leopards, cheetahs.

Samburu National Reserve.

Samburu National Reserve is a very peaceful national reserve in the Northern Kenya. The national reserve has got various attractions in that it has the Ewaso Nyiro River that runs through it and the mixture of the forest and grassland vegetation, not only that the reserve has got the three cats like the lion, cheetah and leopard, other animal species found in the reserve includes the elephants, buffalos, hippos. The Ewaso Nyiro River contains the largest number of the Nile crocodiles that attract many tourists.

Mount Kenya.

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The mountain offers the beautiful sights to the tourists, its series of peaks are crowned with snow, and its slopes are covered with a forest. The 5199 meter (17,057 ft.) high summit is a difficult technical climb, several lower peaks however the area is easy destination for any fit trekker.

Malindi Marine National Park.

Malindi provides a very nice introduction to the coastal tourist attractions in Kenya with its extensive coral reefs and beautiful beaches. There are surfing, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing and other water sports that are done by the tourists. Malindi Marine National park is protected and has a fine clear water and very colorful fish, Malindi is served with a domestic airport and a highway between Mombasa and Lamu.

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Nairobi National Park.

Nairobi National Park is just a 10 minutes from the Nairobi city with only a fence separating the park’s wildlife from the metropolis. Nairobi’s skyscrapers can be seen from the park. Despite its proximity to the city and the relative small size of the park, Nairobi National Park boasts a large and varied wildlife population in that the park has got the big five but lacking the elephants, the park has the big four instead of the big 5 like (lions, rhino, leopard, and buffalo). Migration wildebeest and zebra gather in the park during the dry season, and it is one of the Kenya’s most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries.

Kenya is the most amazing country in Africa with a lot of the tourist attractions, the country has got the most stunning attractions that one should not miss out during his time in Kenya, the major attractions have been given above, but there are other more attractions in Kenya that make the country the most visited because of its various tourist attractions.

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