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Top 10 Tourist Hotspots when visiting Kenya

Kenya is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa, with a heavy influx of travelers from all over the globe. The country is known for its efficient wildlife management and sustainable tourism. Kenya is the home to many endangered species, where wildlife thrives.

Kenya is a country featuring immense diversity, white sandy beaches, thick forests and desserts making it a treat for travelers. From the highest mountain peak, wildlife reserves and deep ocean beds, Kenya needs to be on your bucket list for a dream vacation.

Irrespective of what you want to do, from a rich safari experience to trekking over the highest mountain ranges in Kenya, the country has all the essentials to make your visit worth it.

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  1. Mombasa

If you have experienced Kenyan safaris and desire a peaceful and serene experience, then head to Mombasa. This is a Kenyan island with glistening sandy beaches that will be a treat for all those who desire to bask in the sun. The island is also famous for its historic significance with For Jesus and Gedi Ruins – a popular tourist destination.

  1. Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya is a mountainous range in central Kenya. It has the status of being the second highest mountain range in Africa and highest in Kenya. The mountainous range is a treat for the human eye, featuring slopes with forests and snowcapped peaks. It is one of Kenya’s most popular tourist destinations with a high footfall of trekkers. With craters, peaks and waterfalls, Mount Kenya is nature’s true calling.

 

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  1. The Coast

If you desire to relax and unwind, then the coast of Kenya is the right place for you. With deep blue sea currents and camels strolling by the shore, the Kenyan coast is perfect for a laid back summer. Enjoy the scenic views of the beach, stunning palm trees and enchanting water sports that are bound to give you an adrenaline rush.

  1. Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park often referred to as the “Land of the Giants” is the habitat of the largest African Elephant species. The picturesque park features Mount Kilimanjaro as its background where herds of elephants are found grazing on the plains. The opportunity to see herds of elephant freely strolling is a nerve wracking and unique experience. The park does not only house elephants, but also the Big Five.

  1. Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru is a beautiful shallow lake in Central Kenya. If you desire to experience flocks of beautiful flamingoes’ then Lake Nakuru is a must visit destination during your stay in Kenya. The lake naturally has algae which attracts flamingoes to it. It is believed that a million flamingoes flock at a time making it a sight worth treasuring. Kenya is known for its flamingoes and the event is referred to as the greatest bird watching experience.

 

Beautiful Pink Flamingo

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  1. Masai Mara Natural Reserve

For all wildlife lovers, Masaai Mara Natural Reserve is a must visit safari destination in Kenya. Every year, the Great Migration takes place in Kenya making Masai Mara the most visited tourist destination. The tourists come annually to visit the migration of wildebeest and zebras from Serengeti to Tanzania. The Mara remains are a true reflection of the Kenyan safari experience. Covering an area of 1,510 sq. km, tourists can experience wildlife at its best. From herds of elephants to prides of lions, this Masai Mara safari experience will be an experience of a lifetime for all those who are close to nature.

  1. Lamu Islands

Lamu Islands is the right place for all those who desire a peaceful, serene and laid back travel experience. The island has a high influx of tourists in quest of peace and serenity. The island so far has maintained its beauty and is still unspoilt by mass tourism. The island is a part of Kenya’s Lamu Archipelago. The island features beautiful beaches, distinct coral stone townhouses, water sports and the settlements of the old Swahili populace.

The island does not have roads, instead footpaths and alleyways span across Lamu. The picturesque landscape and beautiful African life is what distinguishes Lamu from other places.

  1. The Great Rift Valley

The Great Rift Valley is one of those Kenyan attractions that is simply hard to resist for all tourists. The breath-taking valley starts from Northern Syria and makes its way to Central Mozambique. The Great Rift Valley is beautiful with 7 lakes and 12 volcanoes. With various lodges, hotels and game parks, the destination is perfect for all those who desire a truly memorable safari experience.

 

  1. Tsavo National Park

Tsavo National Park is one of the largest safari parks in the world. The park is divided into two distinct parts – Tsavo East and Tsavo West. The Tsavo National park is a true embodiment of natural diversity. Tsavo West has beautiful scenery featuring a volcanic landscape, while Tsavo East has an open savannah. The location is ideal for all those who desire privacy and security along with an urge to explore the wilderness.

  1. Malindi

If you want to explore Kenya’s coastal attractions, then Malindi is the place to be. It has beautiful beaches, breathtaking coral reefs and if you like water sports then you can indulge in snorkeling, surfing, fishing and other extreme water sports. The clear water and glistening beaches makes Malindi a popular tourist destination.

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