Kenya is one of the world’s leading safari and tourist destinations. With a rich and unique list of tourist attractions, Kenya has so much to offer in terms exciting activities and breath-taking sites.
Most of its wildlife reserves are home to indigenous, exotic and the big five animals making it one of the top destinations for celebrations. On the eastern side, it borders the Indian Ocean, and the Kenyan coast is dotted with beautiful white sandy beaches that make for a relaxing and an enjoyable holiday. The tourist 2 traveler lists some of the best destinations but check out some of these best destinations in Kenya.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve
The Maasai Mara National Reserve lies along the Great Rift Valley and is surrounded by a host of nomadic tribes, prominent among them being the Maasai. The Kenyan Maasai are famous are for their scintillating performances in welcoming tourists at Kenya’s international airports, as well as their unique culture and are sure to excite you with their beautiful dances, delicious food, and homemade crafts.
The wildebeest migration from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve on the Kenyan side is one of the world’s new seven wonders. You can watch this exhilarating and phenomenal spectacle up close and personal from the safety of the vans with dedicated tour operators.
Mombasa is Kenya coastal town with a rich historical background. Initially occupied by the Portuguese and the Omani Arabs who built the Fort Jesus museum in the 16th century and which later acted a fortress for the British military. When you enter the Mombasa Old Town, you’ll be warmly welcomed by the native Swahilis who are always willing to show you around the city’s Asian-inspired architecture. Mombasa is one of the best holiday destinations in Kenya.
Don’t stop at Mombasa though; there are equally exciting in the north coast towns such as Lamu which is a UNESCO heritage, along with Malindi which has the Gede Ruins and the Vasco da Gama pillar. Don’t forget to journey to the south coast resort town of Shimoni to snorkel at the nearby marine park and watch dolphins frolic.
Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park is located in the capital city of Nairobi. It is a 15-minutes drive from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. As you descend into the airport from the sky, you can view the impressive conservation, and hopefully catch a glimpse of the big five animals.
This bustling city is the hub of Kenya where all the diverse, interesting cultures meet for an eclectic mixture. It has a stunning wildlife reserve right at the heart of the city and traveling here offers an unparalleled look into the rich Kenyan culture.
Lake Naivasha is a crater lake made during the formation of the Great Rift Valley and is home to beautiful flamingo birds. With close proximity to Nairobi, Naivasha has a number of luxury hotels and natural spas coming from geothermal activities in the place.