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8 Beautiful and Fun Places to Visit in Kenya

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Travel ideas for visiting Kenya

Travel ideas for visiting Kenya

Wildlife safaris have played a crucial role in tourist attractions for decades in Kenya. But away from the wildlife safaris, other beautiful things to look forward to includes cultural diversity, breathtaking landscapes, fantastic hiking, and world-class beaches.

1. Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Famous for the wildebeest migration, Maasai mara is an epic destination for both local and international tourists. Situated in southwest Kenya the game reserve is one of the most famous reserves in Africa, with a wide selection of places to stay around the Maasai Mara and inside the conservancies. So apart from Game drives, other activities to expect include hot air ballooning, nature walks, photographic safaris, and cultural experiences.

2. Diani Beach

In the coastal part of Kenya is the Diani beach, the major beach resort on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, an hour south of Mombasa. The sparkling white sands and lush greenery of Diani invite you to relax under a beach umbrella with a refreshing drink. For recreation, you can try a camel ride or book a bike tour inland for a glimpse of life in local villages.

3. Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel owned by The Safari Collection. Often referred to as one of the most Instagrammed properties in the world. This exotic place is in the Langata suburb in Nairobi City. Giraffe Manor will not only give you an encounter with giraffes but horse riding, stroll to the giraffe center and mostly enjoy sharing breakfast with giraffes.

4. Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National park is the first game reserve and the only protected area in the world that sits so close to the capital of a nation situated 7 Km from the city center. Noble black rhinos are the highlight of this amazing park.

5. Aberdare National Park

Aberdare National Park is characterized by picturesque, steep forested ravines and open moorland. This scenic national park is located in the central Region part of Kenya and, it lures those who want more than just a safari.

The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs, and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include; those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat, and the blue duiker.

6. Amboseli National Reserve

Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro Africa's highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya's most popular parks. Amboseli is the best place in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. And if you are a nature lover you can explore five different habitats ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulfur springs, the savannah, and woodlands.

7. Malindi

Malindi is located in the coastal part of Kenya. It's mainly famed for coral reefs that lie 1,000 feet off its shore, best seen at Malindi National Marine Park. Popular local pastimes include game fishing, surfing and, simply relaxing on the beach.

8. Ol Pejeta

Ol Pejeta is a wildlife conservancy sanctuary for great apes. This not-for-profit wildlife conservancy is set between the foothills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya in central Kenya. Ol Pejeta is a great destination to learn about the relationship between people and wildlife.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Mary Muthoni

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