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.
This 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.
Amboseli National Reserve
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.
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 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.