Authentic Kenya Safaris crown the highlights of many tourists who visit and its majorly on of the main reason why many people choose Kenya for Safaris. after all, you cannot get a more exhilarating and enriching wildlife experience than witnessing the Great Migration of the Masai Mara.
The beauty of Kenya however has more to offer than wildlife viewing. Experience outdoor adventures, beach relaxation and lively culture and history – there are so many quintessential Kenyan experiences that make a trip to this country in East Africa a must-do! Starting with the Country’s capital, Nairobi City and the only city that hosts a National Park (Nairobi National Park) has so much to offer. The city has colorful street markets, authentic African cuisine, buzzing nightlife, shopping malls as well as historical museums and sites that provide an immersive experience in Kenyan traditions.
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1. Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara National reserve is always the most visited park between the months of July and October because of the Great Migration of millions of wildebeest, antelope, zebra and the predators that follow them arriving from the neighboring Serengeti Plains. This spectacle can be viewed on game drives, airplane or hot-air balloon flights, walking or horseback safaris that the company organizes. you can also embark on beautiful bush walks, visit colorful local markets, and Maasai villages.
2. Tsavo National Park
Tsavo National park is the Largest National Park in Kenya. The park is made up of two separate parks: Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Park. The park was split into two due to the railway going from Mombasa to the interior of Kenya. The park is home to one of the largest elephant populations in the world and has the most beautiful landscape with scenic surroundings that makes it very easy to spot game.With luck, you can see the big 5 and get to explore the other attractions in the park.
3.Amboseli National Park
The park is crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya’s most popular parks and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Apart from game drives, immerse yourself in the scenic surrounds as you embark on bushwalks.
4. Diani Beach
Diani beach has been over and again voted for the most beautiful and cleanest beach in Africa. The beach renders the memorable beach-going experience in the whole of Africa. The white sandy beaches and blue waters offers a wide-range of outdoor sports like scuba diving, snorkeling at Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park, skydiving, Jet skiing and kitesurfing. Diani beach has a lot to offer.
Lamu is the oldest and preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The old town has preserved its charm, culture, and traditions adding to its appeal. The most common and frequently used means of transportation is donkeys, boats and canoes. A truly unique and relaxing experience.
6. Lake Nakuru
Lake Nakuru National Park is a spectacle as more than 240 bird species frequent the lake. But the most photogenic are the pink flamingos that descend upon the lake.Get to explore the park and discover all that it offers.
7. Mombasa Old Town
Mombasa Old Town is a historical unique character is a collection of historical buildings dating from the 18th century which combines, African, Arabic and European influences. Many of these buildings still exist, in beautifully carved doors as well as elegantly styled balconies attached to their turn of the century facades. It has been a tourist attraction over so many years.
8. Mt Kenya
The mountain is the continent’s second high peak rising to just over 17,000 feet. It’s a great outdoor activity filled with adrenaline. It has great and scenic views. Its good for hiking and camping.
9. Lake Turkana
Lake Turkana the cradle of mankind. With its vast landscape and intriguing topography, we love how Turkana takes us back to the beginning of time. It’s the world’s largest desert lake awaits you, surrounded by a surreal landscape.
Top places to visit in Kenya
10. Samburu National Reserve
The reserve is on the bank of Ewaso Ng’iro. In Samburu National park, you can spot the special 5 that can only be found in the Northern Circuit. you can also witness giant elephant herds. There are many things to do around Samburu – apart from game drives, embark on walking safaris and sleeping under the African Sky.
One of the great success stories of African rhino conservation is in Lewa Conservancy in Laikipia. It is a home for black and White Endangered rhinos hence eliminated poaching of Rhinos. Laikipia also boasts incredible game viewing in a spectacularly beautiful setting.