Kenya, a sovereign state in East Africa is pretty much famous for all its natural beauties and wildlife sanctuaries. Tourists from around the globe schedule their vacation in Kenya. Magnificent tourist spots and worth-watching natural places in Kenya make is the top choice of travelling lovers. If you are a world surfer too, then Kenya should be the next place in your list of vacation spots. For your assistance, we have lined 10 tourist attractions of Kenya in the undermentioned section. These have been numbered from ten to one starting from the one that stands on the tenth position and ending to the number tourist spot of Kenya.
So, take out your pen and notepad, and note down these ten tourist places in your dairy. Whenever you visit Kenya, forget not to visit these places for sure. Let’s begin the countdown!
10. Nairobi National Park – Wildlife Attractions
If you are travelling by car, then Nairobi National Park is just a 10 minute drive from the center of Nairobi. Nairobi National Park is Kenya’s most successful rhinoceros sanctuary. A fence separates this park from the main metropolis. When you enter this park, you can see Nairobi’s skyscrapers from the inside. No matter it’s a small park, but even then it comprises of large and variable wildlife population. It is the favorite place of zebra and migrating wildebeest during the dry season.
9. Malindi – Extensive Coral Reefs and Beautiful Beaches
Malindi is an attraction for beach lovers. If you are a beach lover too, then you can get to see beautiful beaches and coral reefs at this place. Moreover, you can also enjoy some water sports (such as deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, surfing, etc.) on this beach. Apart from being a good tourist spot, Malindi Marine National Park also has a domestic airport and a highway connecting Lamu and Mombasa.
8. Mount Kenya – Beautiful peaks covered with snow
Mount Kenya, second-highest mountain in Africa and highest one in Kenya, offers beautiful sight. For most of the times of the years, its peaks are covered with snow and the slope is all covered with dense forest. You can test your trekking skills on it 5199 meter high summit.
7. Samburu National Reserve – Mixture of Wildlife, Forest and Grassland Vegetation
Samburu National Reserve, a mixture of wildlife, grassland vegetation and forest, is situated in Northern Kenya. Uaso Nyiro river runs through it and this is why, it become a best residential place for animals. Three of the most dreadful animals of the cat family, i.e. cheetah, lion and leopard, can be found in this national reserve. Moreover, elephants, hippos, buffalo and Nile crocodile can also be found in this park.
6. Hell’s Gate National Park – Home to variety of wildlife, beautiful scenery with steep cliffs
It is one of the most unique national parks of Kenya, in which you can cycle or walk around all alone, without the help of any guide. This park is a natural habitat for lots of wild animals and the inside scenery, steep cliffs, basalt columns and gorges can be some other spots to visit.
5. Lamu Island – The Oldest Living Town in Kenya
This particular island is a part of Kenya’s Lamu Archipelago that has managed to stay untouched by the massive tourism that hits Kenya’s coastline. Lamu Town on the other hand is the oldest living town of Kenya. In totality, there are no roads on Lamu Island. If you want to travel it all around, you can travel by footpaths and alleyways. Alongside, if you want to adopt some other mediums of travelling, then you can travel around on foot or by boat that is used by most of the local residents.
4. Tsavo National Park – The largest national park in Kenya
It is one of the largest national parks of the world. Due to its huge size, it has been divided into two parts, i.e. Tsavo East and Tsavo West. Tsavo West has wonderful sceneries and volcanic landscape to and Tsavo East has more open savannah jungles. If you want some private space and solitude in Kenya, then you can visit Tsavo National Park.
3. Lake Nakuru – Birds Spectacle
It is a shallow lake in central Kenya with abundance of flamingoes and algae attracts. It is also famous by the name of greatest bird spectacle on earth. As flamingos are Kenya’s top attractions, you can get to see a few of them in Lake Nakuru.
2. Amboseli National Park – Home of Free ranging elephants
It’s a relatively small but very beautiful park at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. If you love free-ranging elephants, then Amboseli National Park is the only place that you can visit in Africa. Apart from these wonderful elephants, this national park also opens opportunities for you to meet Maasai people. Moreover, you can also enjoy magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
1. Masai Mara National Reserve – most popular Game Park in Kenya
Number one position in the list of top 10 tourist attractions of Kenya is held by Masai Mara National Reserve. Every year, it is visited by thousands of visitors that include both local and international tourists. People come here to see annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. If you want to see the “Great Migration” yourself, then you should visit Kenya in sometime between July and October.