Tourist Attractions In Kenya - Wildlife Safaris And More

Tourist attractions in Kenya - The wildebeest migration

There are so many tourist attractions in Kenya that you could spend a whole year there and still miss lots of great sights.

Kenya is probably most famous for its incredible wildlife experiences through safaris, national parks and game reserves. But there are also sunny beaches, deserts and mountains. Regardless of the vacation experience you are looking for, Kenya offers an activity or natural wonder worth exploring.

Some of the best tourist attractions in Kenya include:

Rift Valley:
One of the greatest valleys around. It stretches as far from the Dead Sea to Mozambique and thus runs through Kenya. Beautiful and spectacular. Read more here.

Mount Kenya:
As the second largest mountain peak in Africa and the largest in Kenya, Mount Kenya is part of what makes Kenya so diverse. The extinct volcano is topped in snow and the beautiful landscape includes lakes, mineral springs and glaciers to see; hiking and walking the trails are also popular activities. Mount Kenya is home to many varieties of plants and animals including antelope, elephants, bison, leopards and lions for game viewing.

Close to the Kenyan border and part of many tour packages is the Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the most impressive mountains you will ever see.

Also shared with Tanzania are the Serengeti Plains, a unique geographical region world famous for the wildebeest migration.

Mount Kenya - Tourist attractions in Kenya

Mount Kenya, one of the biggest tourist attractions in Kenya

Masai Mara National Reserve:
Considered one of the finest wildlife parks in all of Africa there are plenty of animals to see at Masai Mara including: giraffes, elephants, lions, cheetahs, warthogs and the rare black rhinoceros.

The capital of Kenya has several popular travel destinations worth visiting. Nicknamed the safari capital of the world, there are plenty of choices for adventure and wildlife safaris including the Nairobi National Park, home to hundreds of species of birds. As well as Nairobi's Giraffe Centre, Sheldrack Elephant Orphanage and the Nairobi Snake Park.

Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya and has a history dating back for centuries. In fact, this island city is actually the oldest settlement in East Africa. The historical monument and Portuguese based fort, Fort Jesus is in Mombasa and was built in the 16th century. This fort was a constant scene of battles in the 1600s through early 1800s as different nations fought for control of Mombasa.

Coastal Waters:
Kenyan beaches are just as popular as its safari adventures with lots of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops. The Diani Beach resort is in Mombasa and features beautiful white sanded beaches and coral reefs, ideal for snorkeling, diving and fishing. Go camel riding and sail in traditional dhows vessels at Bamburi Beach. Both Malindi Beach and Watamu Beach are great for beach safaris and water sports.

Lamu Beach on the island of Lamu is an exotic beach locale with distinctive architecture and an Islamic culture to enjoy. No vehicles are on the island of Lamu and it is a popular destination for honeymooning couples.

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