At the heart of Eastern Africa, Kenya has for decades hoisted as one of the most sought after tourist destinations. Justified by the vast attractions, Kenya should definitely be an outright eighth wonder of the world. It undeniably conjures a spectacle of nature and wonder.
- The Factual History
Historically, Kenya has six (6) unique UNSECO World Heritage sites; Fort Jesus, Lamu Old town, Lake Turkana National parks, Kenya Lake systems and Mijikenda Kaya Forests are aspects of the historical Kenya. Gedi Ruins (Malindi) is also unique to its case.
- Cultural Bonanza
The region boasts of diverse cultural heritage. The Maasai, Mijikenda, Turkana and so many other cultures are worth a look at. Foreigners have done weddings here in Kenya based on our culture. Isn’t it amazing?
- The Great Maasai Mara Migration
Wildebeest’s migrations occur in Kenya. Maasai Mara is the best we have to offer, it should be enough to set your bag packs ready for a trip to Kenya. It is not only home to this migration but also to “Lions’ Hunting Games”.
- An encounter with nature.
Our parks and game reserves e.g. Tsavo National Park, Maasai Mara, Amboseli and Samburu Parks, is home to big five and so many other species. Yes, as many as 25,000 species of animals and 7,000 plant species. The Nairobi National Park is an ideal destination where you would encounter a wide range of the species within the comfort of the city.
- Birds of Kenya.
Lake Nakuru National park, a two hour drive from the capital hosts the famous pink Flamingo birds. The lake which covers a large area also inhabits over 400 other birds’ species. Kenya itself is a proud home to over 1100 bird species. Other interesting places to visit for bird watching include, the Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Naivasha, Baringo and Arabuko Sokoke.
- “The Crying Stone”
At the very doorstep of Western Kenya lie magnificent rocks. Rocks are merely rocks, until you learn that they possess supernatural “powers”. Yes, many tales and myths have been formulated locally about their existence and occurrence. The “Crying stone” is a notable example. Therefore, a journey to the West is one worth taking.
- The Coastal Beach House.
Our coast is one of the best in the region. Diving into the sea, enjoying the coral reefs and amazing schools of fish while exploring the islands are some of what brings tourists here. From Malindi, Mombasa, Kwale to many other places, the Kenyan coast has never disappointed visitors. A warm reception awaits, cupped at the very warm beaches, with a spice of the local food and all you have to do is enjoy the splendor of the coastal cultures.
- Lakes and Hot springs.
The lakes of Kenya are numerous; Lake Turkana, Magadi, Nakuru, Victoria, Baringo, Naivasha among many. Lake Naivasha is interestingly both a salty and fresh water lake. A hot spring monument rests in Baringo. It lies in form of Lake Bogoria. Additionally, when it comes to local marine life, Kenya has a lot of fish species. Hippos and crocodiles also reside on these lakes.
- The Hells Gate
Have you ever been to Hells Gate ? You definitely should be there in the near future. The location surprisingly hosts intertwining caves and hot springs. Ever wondered why they call it the Hells Gate? “A Walk on the Wild Side”. Named for the intense geothermal activity within its boundaries, the Hell’s Gate National Park is a remarkable quarter of the Great Rift Valley.
- Geographical wonders
The Great Rift Valley and whole lot of mountains awaits you in Kenya. The Rift Valley formed about 20 million years ago hosts various lakes. Kenyan mountains; Mt Kenya, Longonot, Elgon, Suswa, Kipipiri, Korosi, Marsabit and the Menengai crater, are always places to be especially for mountain climbing lovers. Mt Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and is located in the Central parts of Kenya.
Other Stunning Attractions
- Takwiri Island on Lake Victoria. It has white sandy beaches (On the middle of a fresh-water lake!!) ideal for spending a weekend.
- The Usingo Pyramid Islands on Lake Victoria.
- Arabuko Sokoke National Park. Home to about 30% of butterfly species.
- The Samburu International camel derby hosted every year.
- The Lord Egerton castle in Nakuru County.
- Kenyan Cheese (surprisingly one of the sweetest in the world) from Limuru