Kenya is one of the most breath-taking places in Africa. I bet no country in Africa can match its spirit of romance and adventure. If you are a first time visitor to this country, you fall in love with the sheer of diversity that comes with its wildlife and culture.
Kenya has a fantastic topography that features surrounding of mountain ranges and calderas with the Great Rift valley cutting through the country. The country is famous for the classic savannah safaris which is something you should not miss out on.
The classic contrasts and dramatic extremes are what makes up the whole beauty if this country. Talk of coral reefs, open plains, alpine snows, deserts, forests, freshwater lakes and the Metropolis of Nairobi city.
For that reason, below is a list of top 5most evocative as well as exciting tourist destinations in the country.
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5 Best Tourist Destinations in Kenya
- Maasai Mara National Reserve
The Maasai Mara Reserve is one of the most magnificent places of interest which forms a wildlife corridor between Tanzania and Kenya. At this reserve, you get to see the Great migration between July and October where wild beasts migrate from to and from Mara and Serengeti.
A trip to the Maasai Mara, you’ll also get the chance to see the infamous Maasai people which is a nomadic tribe in the country. This is one tribe that has upheld its traditional customs and culture.
From a distance, you can identify the Maasai since theyare adorned in jewellery and red-cloaked clothing. This community is the fine definition of living in unison with nature.
- Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya is quite a scenery; you only have to see it in person to appreciate the majestyand glory that comes with it. It is the second highest mountain in Africa and the tallest in Kenya. The mountain features a series of snow-covered peaks namely; Batian, Nelion and Lenana.
Lenana is great for the standard trekkers,but Batian and Nelion require the expertise of technical climbers. The slopes of the mountain are covered with forest which is home to numerous wild animals.
- Lake Nakuru National park Nakuru National Park is located in the central part of the country. This lake is home to one of the most magnificent bird spectacle on earth. From the lake shores, you can see over a million pelicans and flamingos.
Also, the park is a sanctuary to the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Lake Nakuru is a must-see sight in the country.
- Hell’s Gate National Park
Don’t let the name scare you, the Hell’s gate National park is a magical hotspot for the climbers as well as campers. This is one of the few parks in Kenya that allows visitors to explore the surroundings either on foot or bicycles.
With two extinct volcanoes, the Obsidian caves, the red cliffs Gate Gorge and the Fischer’s tower, hells gate makes a great place for climbing as well as hiking. If you are planning to go on vacation with our family, this is the best place to bond.
Malindi is popular coastal town for the European visitors. Tracing back its history to Arabic trades, the place is rich in Swahili culture and cuisines. A trip to Malindi, you shouldn’t miss out on coral reefs dives or the Watamu beach. I bet you’ll fall in love with very single minute spent in this coastal town.
All in all, you need to watch you kids closely if they don’t know how to swim. Also, you can check out the Vasco da Gama pillar which is one of the oldest pillar in Africa.