Kenya is one of the leading tourist destinations in Africa and also ranked third globally. Aside from being a leading tourist attraction center, Kenya is also known for its favorable climate which ushers you into your holiday mood. And when the sun rises to welcome you to another great day in Kenya, to many holidaymakers, the fun has just started. There is everything for everyone, from fishing, boating, hiking, bird watching, game viewing, rock climbing, mountaineering and much more.
And when the sun goes down to mark the end of another amazing day, its dawn to nightlife enthusiasts. The nightclubs open the doors and keep you entertained as you usher in the night in style. The hotels bookings are affordable with quality food and great hospitality. Which are the reasons you should visit Kenya and enjoy her mother nature. If you happen to tour Kenya, below are top ten places you must visit.
- Nairobi national museum
If you love contemporary art, culture, history and nature then the Nairobi national museum is one of the places you should visit. The museum is only 10minutes drive from the capital city and can be accessed with both private and public means. Visitors are treated to varied dining and shopping facilities in addition to botanical gardens which makes the place serene. The museum is open every day which gives you every reason to visit between 0830 hours to 1730hours.
- Fourteen Falls
Fourteen falls is the deepest falls in Africa located about 65 kilometers from Nairobi. The instance you set your foot on this natural scenery, you will experience nature at its best. You get to enjoy the magnificent view of the water as it cascades down 25 foot in fourteen distinct waterfalls.
The atmosphere is favorable with fine sprays which hang on the air making the environment cool. Take a boat and have an extraordinary view of the falls, take photos and videos. Tour guides keep visitors well entertained by diving from the top of the falls down to the water pool, which gives you a great moment to take photos.
- Chania Falls
Chania falls is another scenic place ideal for family retreat and camping. The waterfall is located near the capital city and is known for its serene atmosphere. For those who love bird watching, photography, boating or fishing will not lack something to do.
- Mt Kenya
Mt Kenya is one of the second largest mountains in Africa standing 5199 meters high above sea level. The flora, fauna, and climate usually vary in regards to the altitude. Get to see over 100 bird species, some of the endangered species and over 10 endemic plant species. Other attractions include falls, geological variety, glaciers, lakes, peaks of beauty and forests.
- Lake Naivasha
When on a family safari, Lake Naivasha can be a good stop for you. The lake is one of the freshwater bodies located in the Great Rift Valley region, just two hours’ drive from the capital city. Take a cruise and tour around the lake and enjoy a great view of the lake. The water body is densely populated with birds and hippos.
On the southern part of the lake is Hells Gate National park. Here, you will be spoiled for choice. You can take a nature walk in the park plains, explore gorges, enjoy rock climbing or view wildlife. Some of the wildlife will see includes zebras, gazelles, buffalos, leopards and much more.
- Lake Nakuru
Located on the southwestern Kenya is Lake Nakuru. The lake is known to attract thousands of flamingoes which flock on the shore to feed on algae. Occasionally, these birds fly back and forth filling the sky above the lake with colors.
Surrounding the water body is the Lake Nakuru National Park which is a home for both white and black rhinos. You will as well get a chance to see cheetahs, lions, warthogs, buffalos, leopards and much more.
- Maasai Mara national reserve
Maasai Mara is one of the Kenya’s most renowned game reserve and home of the big five species in Africa.
Marvel at the park and get to view the wild animals as they wander on the savannah. Some of the wild animals you will see include rhinos, lions, elephants, leopards, and buffalos among others.
- Diani Beach
Enjoy the tropical climate at Diani beach with turquoise water and white sands. Have a scenic view of the Indian Ocean as you sunbath and enjoy the cool breeze.
- Fort Jesus
If you love culture, then this should be your next destination. The fort is strategically placed and allows you to have a clear view of activities on the Indian Ocean. It is one of the historical monuments in Kenya with remains of cultural and historical attractions. Since the 16th century, this ancient monument architecture has defied years of tropical climate and has retained its fair look. Today, it’s one of Kenya’s highly valued and notable structures of all time.
- Lake Victoria
Located on the western side is Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake in the world. Take a tour around the lake and watch as the sun sets. If you love fishing, this is a great moment to enjoy the adventure.
In case you love wildlife, you can visit the Ruma national park.The national museum is also another place to visit if you love art and culture.Kit Mikanyi (a 70 meters crying stone) located 30kms from the lakeside is also another place to visit.
If you love adventure, then Kenya is one of the must-visit countries. You will get to enjoy fun activities and enjoy nature at its best. If you ever been to any of the above sites, please share your experience in the comments.