5 Amazing Tourist Attractions in Kenya

5 Amazing Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Lamu Island

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Lamu Island is located in the Indian Ocean; it is part of the Lamu Archipelago in Kenya. Lamu Old Town is the most populated part of the Island; it is the oldest well-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. This makes it a center of study for Swahili culture. The island has no roads, just footpaths. People move around the Island by foot or boat, donkeys are used to transport goods around the island. There are hotels on the island.

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Lake Nakuru

Screen Shot 2017-05-07 at 01.31.17This is a shallow lake located in the rift valley in central Kenya. It is elevated at 1754m above sea level and protected by Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake has a lot of algae and this attracts the flamingos. It has often been called the greatest bird spectacle on earth.

Other birds can also be found on the island as well as warthogs, baboons, eastern black rhinos and southern white rhinos.      Screen Shot 2017-05-07 at 01.32.13

Amboseli National Reserve

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The area is crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa’s tallest mountain) and is one of Kenya’s most popular tourist parks. The name Amboseli is a Massai word that means salty dust. This is one of the best places in Africa to view elephants up close. Lions, Cheetahs, Giraffes, Impalas, Waterbucks, gazelle and over 600 species of birds can be found in the park.

There are different natural habitats to be seen such as the dried up bed of Lake Amboseli, savannah, woodlands and wetlands with sulfur springs.

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Mount Kenya

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This is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa. The 5199m high summit is quite difficult to climb however, most tourists make it to the top of several lower peaks.

Malindi

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Malindi is a beach resort located on the North of Mombasa on the Kenyan coast. It has a rich trading history and is the melting pot of cultures, cuisine and sports. It is a historical town filled with Swahili history dating back to the 12th century. It is also a modern tourist hub.

Watumu beach attracts a lot of foreigners and in the national parks you can dive in the coral reefs. Tourists can visit the Jami mosque (2 pillar tombs from the 14th century), Church of St Francis Xavier (one of East Africa’s oldest churches) and one of the oldest standing monuments in Africa.

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11 thoughts on “5 Amazing Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. BrianTheAfricanNomad

    well told i love the places you mentioned and your blog is well written and detailed i like the information you shared

  2. Sam

    This looks amazing. I haven’t been to Kenya since I was 11 but maybe I should go back at some point.

  3. Wow, the pictures are stunning! I’ve always found Kenya quite interesting, but still haven’t managed to go there.

  4. Gorgeous post and photos. Lamu is in my top 5 of favourite places I’ve ever been. My parents lived in Kenya for a while and one of my lifelong best friends is from there so I have a real affinity for this beautiful, amazing country and its people, animals and places.

  5. So great to find some well-written content from my home country! I’ve been to literally every single destination mentioned here and gosh are they gorgeous especially if one stays in the right place! Definitely going to bookmark your site 🙂 Keep it up.

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  6. Lake Nakuru looks like one amazing place to see

  7. These photos are amazing! I’ve never been to Kenya before but I’m going to add it to my list for sure!

  8. Your pictures are breathtaking and Kenya is definitely on my bucket list! Saved your post for reference whenever I travel to Kenya.

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  9. I have seen very little of Africa, but it is still an area of the world I desire to visit. I have been told that Africa is the cradle of civilization. It’s beauty is like no other.

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