7 must-visit places in Kenya

Written By : bryan dano

There are tons of things to do if you are staying or going to visit Kenya. There are so many breathtaking scenes waiting to be witnessed. From the lovely coastal sunset to the splashy waterfalls, beaches, springs and from the mountains to our many lakes that house so different kinds of birds and wild animals. If you are looking for African Safari-like sceneries, Kenya is on your top list. A country that has a very diverse topography, ranging from forest, open plains, deserts, alpine snows, underwater coral reefs and freshwater lakes. These are 7 of best places to visit in Kenya.

 

  1. The coast

One of the most famous place to hangout in Kenya is the coastline beaches. Perfect to relax and unwind. A stretch of white shoreline with a background of electric blue seawater to make the scene perfect. This is a very great place for above and beneath the sea adventures for thrill seekers.

Relaxing beach scenery at the coast.

Relaxing beach scenery at the coast.

2. Lamu

Lamu Island is part of Kenya’s Lamu archipelago. Lamu Old town, the main inhabited part of the island, is the oldest and most preserved Swahili settlements you would find in East Africa. It has surrounding villages and islands that gives itself an irresistible look. There are so much to experience in Lamu, which the friendly locals are happy to give you.

Lamu Island

Lamu Island

 

3. Mount Kenya

Mt Kenya is the largest peak in Kenya and the second largest in Africa, which was added to UNESCO’s world heritage site in 1997. Several small, retreating glaciers, of which Lewis and Tyndall are the largest, feed the streams and marshes on the mountain’s slopes which all comes down to Tana River.

Mt Kenya

Mt Kenya

4. The Aberdares

The Kenyan highlands as what locals mostly call them. The area is much more cooler than the usual lower lying areas in Kenya. The highland teeming with wild animals inside a forest reserves waiting to be explored by adventure seekers.

Aberdares

Aberdares

5. Lake Nakuru

One of Kenya’s secret paradise is Lake Nakuru. This lake is swarming with wild animals and exotic birds. This offers you a great scenery and ambience perfect for sightseeing and relaxation.

A buffalo with a whole flock of flamingos wading through the lake

A buffalo with a whole flock of flamingos wading through the lake

6. Amboseli

With Mt Kilimanjaro at its background, Amboseli is one of Kenya’s most popular park. Its name Amboseli came from a Maasai word “Salty dust”. Amboseli’s view will give you a great view of African grasslands like none other. The terrain it involves is so diverse that a swamp, a desert and a forest can be found in it. The sunset is so worth witnessing you wouldn’t miss it for the world.

African Elephant herd in front of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park, Kenya

African Elephant herd in front of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park, Kenya

7. Masai Mara and Tsavo

Masai Mara

These two largest game reserve in Africa is the most accurate picture of what is depicted of Africa in hollywood movies. Reminiscent of the setting of “Lion King” movie. The real life safari have, however, as much as animals as seen in movies. They both hold the most unspoiled wilderness in Africa, brimming with wildlife and tribal people in their natural homes. Both can be explore with viewing chamber or natural walks.

 

Two lions at Tsavo

Two lions at Tsavo

 

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