5 Top Tourist Attractions in Kenya

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Famous for its classic Savanna Safaris, the Republic of Kenya is a country with diverse climate and geography, resulting in expansive Wildlife Reserves, national parks and white sandy beaches. Here are the 5 top tourist attractions in Kenya that will take your breath away.

• Masai Mara National Reserve

The astounding Masai Mara National Reserve has rightfully earned its place as the new Seventh Wonder of the World.Stretched across an incredible 1,510 sq. km. it is visited by thousands of tourists to watch the annual migration of zebra and the wildebeest, which takes place every year from July to October. Prides of lions, African elephants, black rhinos and other species of wildlife also make for an incredible safari experience.

• Amboseli National Park

Known as the “Land of the Giants”, Amboseli National Park offers permanent residence for over 900 African Elephants. The park is located close to the Tanzanian border, and at the foot of Africa’s highestfree-standing mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro. Other attractions include bird watching, with over 400 species to discover.

• The Great Rift Valley

Above ground and below the ocean, runs the 3,000 miles long Great Rift Valley; home to around 12 incredible volcanoes and 7 lakes. Abound with numerous game parks, lodges and hotels, it makes for a truly memorable Kenyan safari. Lake Nakuru is one of the major Kenyan attractions here, famous for its fabulous flamingos,making it the greatest bird spectacle on earth.

• Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The snow peaked crowns and the forest-covered slopes offer a beautiful sight. The 17,057 ft. high summit is a trekkers dream climb. Located on the plains of Mount Kenya lies one of the preffered retreat of wilderness and safari lovers alike. The Sweetwaters Tented Camp is a private conservancy with a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any of Kenya’s national parks, making it one of the most exclusive tented safari camps in Kenya.

• Malindi

Malindi is a town on Malindi Bay in the southeastern Kenya. Known for its extensive coral reefs and beautiful beaches, tourists also enjoy surfing, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing and other water sports here. Malindi is served with a domestic airport and a highway between Mombasa and Lamu.Lamu Island has managed to stay unspoiled and untouched by the mass tourism seen elsewhere.

Author Bio :

The author is an avid travel writer specialising in East Africa. He holds a strong interest in Savanna Safaris and loves staying at the Sweetwater tented campas it offers a charming blend of pristine calm and safari luxury.

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