Kenya is a famous travel destination for those who want to go nature tripping, encounter wildlife, and see contrasts in life. Anyone will be fascinated with Kenya with its alpine snow and hot deserts, cityscape and its beautiful tribes. If you are planning a Kenya holiday, make sure you visit the following best destinations in Kenya:
You can find this algae rich lake covered mostly by flamingos. These birds flock to the shallow waters by the millions. It is among the most spectacular sites you will see if you are a bird lover. Lately though, the number of birds have been dropping due to worsening pollution and changes in the environment.
This natural reserve is considered the most popular park in Kenya. Every year, tourist flock to this game park to see the migration of herds and herds of wildebeests and zebras. This is where The Great Migration takes place between July and October. Millions of zebras and wildebeests pounce their way from the Serengeti to the side of Tanzania.
Nairobi National Park
The Nairobi National Park is just a few hops from the city center of Nairobi. The wildlife is only barricaded by the fence of the park to keep the animals off the heart of the metro. The park is relatively small but it boasts of a good variety of wildlife. During the dry months, wildebeest in migration and zebras stop by the national park. It is also considered as one of the best sanctuaries for the big rhinoceros.
Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa and the tallest mountain in Kenya. The mountainscape is picture perfect with the slopes covered by lush forest while the peaks are capped by snow. The summit of this mountain at 5,199 meters is never an easy climbed because of the high technical skills required to climbed it but there are lower peaks which can be reached by a well trained trekker.
Tsavo National Park
Tsavo National Park is the biggest reserve in Kenya. It is divided into its East side and West side. The eastern portion offers open savannah for your exploration while the west boasts of scenic volcanic landscapes. Tsavo is a great place to go to if you want some solitude and also if you want to discover how it is like in the wilderness.
Samburu National Reserve
The Samburu National Reserve is in the northern portion of Kenya. It is a very tranquil region and animals frequent the place because of the grassland, forest, and the Uaso Nyiro River that runs through it. If you want to see big cats, this is the place to go. You will be able to spot leopards, cheetahs, and even lions. You can also see buffalos, hippos, and elephants. The river is also home to crocodiles.
This island is part of the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya. Good thing about it is that it remains unspoiled even with the boom of tourism in Kenya. The town of Lamu remains to be charming. You cannot find any paved roads on the island but there are foot paths and alleyways. There are no cars of course and the people move by boat, by foot or by riding donkeys.
Kenya boasts of beautiful beaches and coral reefs. Malindi Marine National Park is a good starting point if you want to know about the marine diversity in Kenya. You can also go surfing, fishing, snorkeling, and engage in water sports. Malindi has a domestic airport and you can also go there via the highway between Lamu and Mombasa.
This is a small national park named after the narrow passes in between cliffs. This narrow breaks used to be a lake in the prehistoric times where humans thrived. It will be a nice African adventure since you will be able to bike r walk around the park without any tour guide. The wildlife though is quite low in numbers but you may still get to see lions and other big cats.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli is near the border of Tanzania just by the foot of the Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. It is the place to visit if you want to come close some African elephants. The view of Mount Kilimanjaro is picture perfect. You will also have a chance to meet the locals or the Maasai people.
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