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Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Tourist Attractions in Kenya: Kenya has one of the worlds greatest tourists attraction sites, known for its diversity of landscape, wildlife and cultures. From sweeping savannahs to tropical beaches and coral reef, dense equatorial forests to mighty snow capped mountains and more.

Kenya is a world unto itself. Kenya is Africa’s original safari destination, attracting explorers, adventurers and travelers for centuries. A safari to Kenya is a trip of a lifetime.

Although it is known worldwide for its safari industry, Kenya has much wider appeal than this would suggest. Other highlights include pre-historic excavations, well preserved ruins, cultural diversity, mountains, adventure sports and water sports. There are also a number of unique festivals that take place annually.

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Tourist Attractions in Kenya – Overview

Kenya boasts one of the longest and most complete records of man’s cultural development in the world. Excavations in the Tugen Hills near Lake Baringo have exposed some of the earliest fossil beds. Other fascinating sites are found in Sibiloi National Park on the shores of Lake Turkana, at Hyrax Hill and Kariandusi near Nakuru, on Rusinga lsland in Lake Victoria and at Olorgesailie near Lake Magadi.

Striking and atmospheric ruins date back to earlier civilisations that flourished during the emergence of the Indian Ocean trade routes. Gede, near Watamu, was at the peak of its prosperity from the 13th to the 17th centuries, then was mysteriously abandoned. Stories abound of ghosts and inexplicable happenings in the area.Takwa, on Manda Island near Lamu, also thrived for centuries before being abandoned in the 17th century. Malindi, Lamu and Mombasa all have Old Towns which are both genuine historic towns and current – day functioning urban centres.

Tourist Attractions in Kenya – The Kenyan People

Each of the 42 tribes of Kenya has its own culture and traditions. The Maasai, Kenya’s best known tribe, have a reputation for being warriors, and are recognised worldwide for their vivid red garments and exotic beaded jewellery. The El Molo are the least numerous of Kenya’s tribes, and traditionally hunt fish, crocodile and hippo in Lake Turkana. The nomadic Rendille rely on camels for food, milk, clothing, trade and transport. The coastal Swahili have cultural ties to the Arabs and Persians. The Kalenjin are most famous for producing Kenya’s marathon – winning athletes. A growing number of tour operators offer cultural safaris that include interaction, or volunteer work, with local people.

Tourist Attractions in Kenya – Mountains

Kenya boasts two of Africa’s five highest mountains. Mt Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain, offers spectacular trekking and climbing. Mt Elgon, Africa’s fourth highest mountain, also has stunning viewpoints and interesting climbs. Other mountains and hills that offer exciting trekking and walking include Mt Longonot, the Aberdare National Park, the Cherangani hills and Marich Pass.

Tourist Attractions in Kenya – Adventure Tourism

Adventure tourism is diversifying across the country. White water rafting is offered on both the Tana and Athi Rivers. Rock climbing, camel safaris, horse riding, game bird shooting, caving and fishing are available at a number of places.

The coast provides a wealth of water sports, including scuba diving, water-skiing, kite surfing, windsurfing and jet skiing.

Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Top Ten Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Tourist Attractions in Kenya - Masai Mara National Reserve

Tourist Attractions in Kenya – Masai Mara National Reserve

1. Masai Mara National Reserve

The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the top tourist attractions in Kenya and the country’s most popular game park. Each year the Masai Mara National Reserve is visited by thousands of tourists who come here to watch the exceptional population of game and the annual migration of zebra and wildebeest. The “Great Migration” takes place every year from July to October when millions of wildebeest and zebra migrate from the Serengeti in Tanzania.

For more information visit: Masai Mara National Reserve

 

Tourist Attractions in Kenya - Amboseli National Park

Tourist Attractions in Kenya – Amboseli National Park

2. Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is a relatively small park located close to the Tanzania border at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. Other attractions of the Amboseli National Park include opportunities to meet the Maasai people and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

For more information visit: Amboseli National Park

 

 

Tourist Attractions in Kenya - Lake Nakuru National Park

Tourist Attractions in Kenya – Lake Nakuru National Park

3. Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru is a very shallow lake in central Kenya. The lake’s abundance of algae attracts vast quantities of lesser flamingos, sometimes more than one million at once. Often called the greatest bird spectacle on earth, the flamingos are one of Kenya’s top attractions.

For more information visit: Lake Nakuru National Park

 

Tourist Attractions in Kenya - Tsavo National Park

Tourist Attractions in Kenya – Tsavo National Park

4. Tsavo National Park

Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya and one of the largest in the world. Due to its size the park was divided into Tsavo West and Tsavo East. The Tsavo West has spectacular scenery with a rolling volcanic landscape while Tsavo East has more open savannah than its western sibling. Tsavo National Park is the ideal destination in Kenya for people who seek solitude and privacy as well as the chance to explore the wilderness.

For more information visit: Tsavo East National Park and/or Tsavo West National Park

 

Tourist Attractions in Kenya - Lamu Island

Tourist Attractions in Kenya – Lamu Island

5. Lamu Island

Lamu Island one of the top ten tourist attractions in Kenya. The Island  is a part of Kenya’s Lamu Archipelago, and has managed to stay unspoiled and untouched by the mass tourism that has hit much of Kenya’s coastline. As the oldest living town in Kenya, Lamu Town has retained all the charm and character built up over centuries. There are no roads on Lamu Island, just alleyways and footpaths, and therefore, there are few motorized vehicles on the island. Residents move about on foot or by boat, and donkeys are used to transport goods and materials.

Tourist Attractions in Kenya - Hell's Gate National Park

Tourist Attractions in Kenya – Hell’s Gate National Park

6. Hell’s Gate National Park

Hell’s Gate National Park is a tiny park named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift Valley. It is unique among Kenya’s wildlife parks, as you are allowed to walk or cycle without a guide. There’s dramatic scenery, with steep cliffs, gorges and basalt columns. The national park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, though many are few in number. Examples of little seen wildlife include lions, leopards, and cheetahs.

For more information visit: Hell’s Gate National Park

Tourist Attractions in Kenya - Samburu National Reserve

Tourist Attractions in Kenya – Samburu National Reserve

7. Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve is a very peaceful national park in Northern Kenya. It attracts wildlife because of the Uaso Nyiro River that runs through it and the mixture of forest and grassland vegetation. All three big cats, lion, cheetah and leopard, can be found here, as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos. The Uaso Nyiro River contains large numbers of Nile crocodile.

For more information visit: Samburu National Reserve

 

Tourist Attractions in Kenya - Mount Kenya

Tourist Attractions in Kenya – Mount Kenya

8. Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The mountain offers a beautiful sight. Its series of peaks are crowned with snow, and its slopes are covered with forest. The 5199 meter (17,057 ft) high summit is a difficult technical climb, several lowers peaks however are an easy destination for any fit trekker.

For more information visit: Mount Kenya

 

Tourist Attractions in Kenya - Malindi

Tourist Attractions in Kenya – Malindi

9. Malindi

Malindi provides a very nice introduction to the coastal tourist attractions in Kenya with its extensive coral reefs and beautiful beaches. There are surfing, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing and other water sports. The Malindi Marine National Park is protected and has fine beaches clear water and very colorful fish. Malindi is served with a domestic airport and a highway between Mombasa and Lamu.

 

Tourist Attractions in Kenya - Nairobi National Park

Tourist Attractions in Kenya – Nairobi National Park

10. Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park is just a 10 minutes drive from the center of Nairobi with only a fence separating the park’s wildlife from the metropolis. Nairobi’s skyscrapers can be seen from the park. Despite its proximity to the city and the relative small size of the park, Nairobi National Park boasts a large and varied wildlife population. Migrating wildebeest and zebra gather in the park during the dry season, and it is one of Kenya’s most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries.

For more information visit: Nairobi National Park

 

Famous National Parks in Kenya

Aberdare National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

The park is located about 100 km north of Nairobi and stretches over wide terrains. The Park covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Ranges of central Kenya. Animals easily observed in the park include; the Black Rhino, Leopard, Baboon, Black and White Colobus monkey and Sykes monkey.

For more information visit:  Aberdare National Park

Amboseli National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District within the Great Rift Valley; 269 Km from Nairobi. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants, meet the Maasai and get spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro (the highest mountain in the Africa).

For more information visit: Amboseli National Park 

Hell’s Gate National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Hell’s Gate National Park lies to the south of Lake Naivasha in Kenya, Northwest of Nairobi. Some of the frequently observed animal species include lions, leopards, and cheetahs. There are over 100 species of birds in the park, including African buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest and Thomson’s gazelle.

Lake Nakuru National Park The park lies 140km Northwest of Nairobi. Its ecosystem is surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos and other water birds being the major attractions of the area and 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes.

For more information visit: Hell’s Gate National Park

Maasai Mara National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

The Maasai Mara National Park covers 1530 km and lies southwest of the country. It borders the Serengeti Park to the south, the Siria escarpment to the west and Maasai pastoral ranches to the North and East. It is famous for its exceptional population of Big Cats and the annual migration of wildebeest and other grazers from the Serengeti every year from July to October.

For more information visit: Maasai Mara National Park

Meru National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Meru National Park is located in the east of Meru 350 km from Nairobi. Covering an area of 87,044 hectares, it has abundant rainfall and a wide range of wildlife such as elephants, hippos, lion, cheetah leopard, black rhinos, some rare antelopes and more than 300 species of birds.

For more information visit: Meru National Park

Mt. Kenya National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Mt. Kenya National Park is located to the east of the Great Rift Valley, about 175km North-East of Nairobi. At 5,199m Mt. Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa. It is also an important water tower in the country. The park supports wildlife such as elephants, tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, suni, black fronted duiker, mole rat, bushbucks, waterbuck and Elands.

For more information visit: Mt. Kenya National Park

Samburu National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

The Samburu National Reserve is located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River. It was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the best selling book and award winning movie ‘Born Free’. All three big cats, Lion, Cheetah and Leopard as well as elephants, buffalos and hippos are found here.

For more information visit: Samburu National Reserve

Tsavo East National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya at 11,747 square kilometers. The park lies to the east of the Nairobi – Mombasa road, offering a vast and untapped arena of arid bush, which is washed by the azure and emerald meandering of Galana River. Guarded by the limitless lava reaches of Yatt a plateau and patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds in Kenya.

For more information visit: Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo West National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Tsavo West covers an area of 9,065 square kilometers and is generally referred to as the “Land of lava Springs and Man-eaters”. It is located on Southeast of Kenya, 240 km from Nairobi along the western side of the Mombasa Nairobi highway. Major wildlife attractions include Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos, Lions, Cheetah, Leopards, Buffalos, diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and the threatened Basra Reed Warbler.

For more information visit: Tsavo West National Park

Malindi Marine National Park & Reserves

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Malindi Marine National Park & Reserves is located in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Kenya. The park’s attractions include coral reefs, turtles and dolphins and over 300 species of fish including the Barracuda, Sharks, Angel Fish, Surgeon Fish Lobsters, Crabs, Clams, Octopus and Star Fish.

For more information visit: Malindi Marine National Park & Reserves

Arabuko Sokoke National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Arabuko Sokoke National Park is a 6 sq km reserve near Malindi and Watamu reserve and park. It is the largest surviving coastal dry forest in East Africa, It is 110km north of Mombasa. Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve provides important habitat to unique and  endangered birds, insects and animals. The major attractions are about 600 bird species, butterflies and coastal forest.

For more information visit: Arabuko Sokoke National Park

Arawale National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

The Arawale National Reserve is a designated conservation area managed by the Garissa County in assistance with the Kenya Wildlife Service. It lies in North Eastern Province of Kenya, 77 km south of the town of Garissa. Arawale National Reserve covers an area of 53,324 hectares (533 km2; 206 sq mi).[1] To the west, it is bordered by the Tana River and, to the east, by the GarissaLamu road. In 1974, the reserve was gazetted as the only in-situ conservation site for the critically endangered Hirola population endemic to north-eastern Kenya and south-west Somalia.

For more information visit: Arawale National Reserve

Bisanandi Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Bisanandi National Reserve is a wildlife sanctuary also called Kinna national reserve with an area of 606 sq km. It is managed by the Kws.

For more information visit: Bisanandi Reserve

Boni National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

The Boni National Reserve is a national reserve for conservation and lies in the Garissa County, Kenya.. The general area lies between 40°83′E and 41°66′E and 1°76′S and 1°25′S and covers an area of 133 KM². The area’s climate is heavily influenced by the North-East and South-West monsoons blowing from the Indian Ocean. There are two wet seasons: April to June and October to December, and two dry seasons: The reserve covers an area of 1,339 km 2 (517 sq mi)[1] and is managed by Kenya Wildlife Service. It was gazetted in 1976 as a dry season sanctuary for elephants in the former Kenyan Ijara , and Lamu districts and Somalia.

For more information visit: Boni National Reserve

Buffalo Springs National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Buffalo Springs National Reserve Kenya was named after an oasis of clear water at its western end. It is the natural home to five rare species known as the five northern species which are endemic to this area: Grevys Zebra, Somali ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa oryx.

For more information visit: Buffalo Springs National Reserve

Central Island National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Central Island National Park is a 5km square park is in lake Turkana , 800 km from Nairobi to Lake Turkana, then take a boat from Sibiloi National Park or from Lodwar. Access from Nairobi is by the main Nairobi-Moyale road or from Maralal to Loiengalani through Baragoi and South Horr.

For more information visit: Central Island National Park

Chyulu Hills National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Chyulu Hills National Park comprises the eastern flanks of Chyulu Hills including about half the forest area. The park boundary runs down the center of the hills along the lines of the peaks. The remaining western portion of the hills is part of the west Chyulu Game Conservation Area and owned by several Maasai Group ranches.

For more information visit: Chyulu Hills National Park

Dodori National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Dodori National Reserve reserve was named after the river ending in the Indian Ocean at Dodori Creek, a breeding place for dugongs. It encompasses an important woodland and forest area that historically supported large populations of elephants, lions, buffaloes, coastal topi, gazelles, antelopes and water birds.

For more information visit: Dodori National Reserve

Kakamega Forest National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

The 44km square Kakamega Forest National Reserve is in the Lake Victoria basin, about 50km north of Kisumu. Being the only remnant in Kenya of the unique Guineo-Congolian forest ecosystem, the park offers unique wildlife and scenic beauty. The forest is home to more than 400 species of butterflies (about 45 per cent of butterflies in Kenya), about 300 bird species and 27 species of snakes.

For more information visit: Kakamega Forest National Reserve

Kerio Valley National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Kerio Valley is 4,000ft. deep with semi-tropical vegetation on the slopes leading down to dry thorn bush at its base. Established as a National Reserve in 1983, Kerio Valley National Reserve has an impressive view of both Cherangani and Tugen Hills.

For more information visit: Kerio Valley National Reserve

Kiunga Marine National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Kiunga Marine National Park Kenya is part of the Lamu archipelago, a cluster of hot low – lying desert islands that run for some 60 km parallel to the coastline of Northern Kenya. The last survivor of a one thousand year-old civilization, Lamu was founded by the Arabs in the seventh century and traded for centuries thereafter in ivory, rhino horn and slaves. Today Lamu offers a unique showcase for traditional Swahili culture, a bustling historical town with some of the most pristine beaches in Africa.

For more information visit: Kiunga Marine National Park

Kora National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Kora National Reserve was first gazetted as a reserve and later as a park in 1990. It is a triangle of dense woodland and scrub is limited along northern boundary by the Tana River. Main attractions include Pristine wilderness, Inselbergs, Adamsons Falls, Kora rapids, diverse bird life and George Adamsons grave.

For more information visit: Kora National Reserve

Lake Bogoria National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

It is 107 km sq and most of the reserve is occupied by Lake Bogoria, a spectacular sight reflecting searing blue skies and the rose pink of flamingos. It is well known for its hot springs and geysers dotting the southern shore of the lake. In the steam jets, an egg can be boiled and cooked in seven minutes!

For more information visit: Lake Bogoria National Reserve

Lake Kamnarok National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Lake Kamnarok National Reserve is the only ox-bow lake in Kenya, having the second largest population of crocodiles in Africa after Lake Chad. The name originated from the word Narok, which is a species of water plant widely found in the lake in the early stages of lake formation.

For more information visit: Lake Kamnarok National Reserve

Lake Nakuru National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya is about 188 sq km and is 160 km northwest of Nairobi in the Rift Valley Nakuru county. The ecosystem comprises of the lake surrounded by wooded and bushy grasslands.

For more information visit:Lake Nakuru National Park

Losai National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Losai National Reserve is a wild, semi-desert landscape characterized by rocky hills, plains and river woodlands, which snake along the seasonal rivers. The scenic beauty is breath-taking with pythons, cobras, bees, beetles and scorpions.

For more information visit :  Losai National Reserve

Malindi – Watamu Marine National Parks

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Malindi – Watamu Marine National is convenient to treat both parks (Malindi and Watamu) as one unit as they are in the same reserve. Famous for their stretches of casuarina, fringed white sandy beaches, the coastal resorts of Malindi and Watamu are world renown.

For more information visit : Malindi – Watamu Marine National Parks

Malka Mari National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Malka Mari National Park stretches along Daua River and is celebrated for being at the extreme northeast of Kenya on Mandera Plateau. With a hot and dry climate, the park was gazetted in 1989 due to its reportedly high concentration of wildlife. Main attractions include Malka Mari Fort, hills and valleys.

For more information visit : Malka Mari National Park

Marsabit National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

The 1,554 sq km Marsabit National Reserve is about 560 km north of Nairobi and 263 km north of Isiolo in Marsabit County. It comprises densely forested mountain and three crater lakes that are the only permanent surface of water in the region and provide habitat for a variety of bird life.

For more information visit : Marsabit National Reserve

Mombasa Marine National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

The Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve is an unforgettable paradise of beautiful sun, sandy beach, and safe ocean adventure.

For more information visit :  Mombasa Marine National Park

Mount Elgon National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Mount Elgon National Park is 196km square park, 420km from Nairobi on the western border of Kenya and Uganda in Trans-Nzoia county. Mt Elgon, a volcanic mountain, is one of Kenya’s most beautiful parks, still wild and intact, with vast areas of untouched forest

For more information visit : Mount Elgon National Park

Mt. Kenya National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Mount Elgon National Park is 196km square park, 420km from Nairobi on the western border of Kenya and Uganda in Trans-Nzoia county. Mt Elgon, a volcanic mountain, is one of Kenya’s most beautiful parks, still wild and intact, with vast areas of untouched forest.

For more information visit : Mt. Kenya National Park

Mt. Longonot National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Mt. Longonot National Park  is about 90km from Nairobi. It  is a young volcano which rises to 2,776m above sea level. Mt.Longonot National Park is an arresting sight for visitors to the Naivasha basin. Mt Longonot was created by the massive eruptions which formed the Great Rift Valley and has a beautiful  V-shaped valleys.

For more information visit : Mt. Longonot National Park

Mwea National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Mwea National Reserve is a game reserve covering 42 sq.km, situated in Makima sub-location of Mwea in Mbeere, Embu County. The reserve is located north-west of Kamburu dam at the confluence of Tana and Thiba rivers. It lies on the foothills of Mt. Kenya and on some occasions, the snow-capped mountain can be seen to the North.

For more information visit : Mwea National Reserve

Mwingi National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Mwingi National Reserve is one of four protected and contiguous areas. Major attractions in the reserve include wilderness habitat; game viewing; Adamsons Falls; fishing/boating on Tana River; Kampi ya Simba – former home of Joy Adamson, and the grave of Elsa the lioness.

For more information visit : Mwingi National Reserve

Nairobi National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Nairobi National Park Kenya is Kenya’s oldest National Park and the first to be established in East Africa. It is the crown jewel of Kenya’s conservation drive, and is very unique in its offering. No other city in the world can boast of a natural wilderness, teeming with wildlife and home to over 400 species of birds, just ten Kilometers from the city center.

For more information visit : Nairobi National Park

Nasalot National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Major attractions include elephant, Lion, leopard, spotted hyena, jackal, hippo, giraffe, impala, Grant and Thompsons gazelle, plains zebra, eland, lesser kudu, bushbuck, duiker, and dik dik.

For more information visit : Nasalot National Reserve

Ndere Island National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Ndere Island National Park the 4.2 square park is on an island, off he northern shore of lake Victoria in Kisumu. Ndere means ‘meeting place’ in Dholuo, the language of the local people.

For more information visit : Ndere Island National Park

Ol-Donyo Sabuk National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

A rugged hump-backed outcrop of ancient rock jutting high above the Athi plains and hazily visible from Nairobi, Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park is densely forested mountain known to the local Kikuyu as” the mountain of the buffalo” and to the Maasai as ‘The big mountain”.

For more information visit : Ol-Donyo Sabuk National Park

Rahole National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Rahole National Reserve  is a vast stretch of thorny bushland. The National Reserve offers great opportunity for tourists to view hippos, elephants, Beisa oryx, Grevys zebra, crocodiles, and variety of bird species.

For more information visit : Rahole National Reserve

Ruma National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

The 120sq km Ruma National Park is close to the shores of Africa’s largest inland lake, Lake Victoria. It is situated in Lambwe Valley in South Nyanza, 425km from Nairobi, 140km from Kisumu, 10km east of Lake Victoria and south west of Homa Bay. It lies on the flat floor of the Lambwe valley, bordered by the Kanyamwa escarpment to the south-east, Gwassi hills, Sumba Hill and Ruri Hils to the north.

For more information visit : Ruma National Park

Saiwa Swamp National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Kenya’s smallest National Park, Saiwa Swamp National Park was created to protect the habitat of the rare and endangered semi-aquatic sitatunga antelopes Brazza’s monkey. Saiwa Swamp abounds with birds and wildlife plus diverse and plentiful flowers and trees.

For more information visit : Saiwa Swamp National Park

Shaba National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

haba National Reserve Kenya is the home of Joy Adamson’s monument. There is one lodge in Shaba with 178 beds and one tented lodge with 34. The major attractions are the scenic landscape and riverine forest and 17 springs where animal congregate during the dry season. Animals in the reserve include the reticulated giraffe, Somalia ostrich, Grevy’s zebra  and Joy Adamson’s monument.

For more information visit : Shaba National Reserve

Shimba Hills National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

The Shimba Hills National Reserve Kenya is a dissected plateau that ascends steeply from the coastal plains, 30 km south west of Mombasa and just south of Kwale county. The surrounding escarpment rises from around 120m to 300m across the bulk of the plateau and as high as 450m at Marere and Pengo hills.

For more information visit : Shimba Hills National Reserve

Sibiloi National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

The 1,570 sq km Sibiloi National Park Kenya is on the north eastern shore of Lake Turkana in Marsabit County, about 800 km north of Nairobi. It is one of the world’s greatest treasures as the cradle of humankind. It was originally established by the National Museums of Kenya to protect unique pre-historic and archaeological sites.

For more information visit : Sibiloi National Park

South Kitui National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

South Kitui National Reserve is an area of thickets, grasslands and acacia savannah. It is well known for multiple species of notable animal that relocate between the Tsavo National Park and the South Kitui National reserve. These include the Lion, leopard, elephant, giraffe and lesser kudu.

For more information visit : South Kitui National Reserve

South Turkana National Reserve/Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

South Turkana National Reserve / Park is a rugged but very beautiful expanse of land and consists of dense thorn bushes and riverine forests. It has a number of permanent rivers with woodland fringes and salty springs. The landscape has variety of mixed vegetation, although low on plains game.

For more information visit : South Turkana National Reserve/Park

Tana River Primate Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

The 6sq km Tana River Primate Reserve is 350km east of Nairobi and 240km north of Mombasa in Tana River District. It was opened in 1976 to protect the lower Tana River forest and two endangered species of monkey: Crested Mangabey and the Tana River Colobus.

For more information visit : Tana River Primate Reserve

Tsavo West National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

The joint mass of Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Park Kenya forms one of the largest National Parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area. Tsavo West National Park, the more famous of the two, lies to the west of the Nairobi – Mombasa road, equidistant between Nairobi and Mombasa, and is painted on a sprawling canvas of endless skies, emerald hills, liquid lava flows, palm fringed rivers, teeming wildlife and sparkling oasis set against the unforgettable backdrop of mile upon mile of cloud shadowed African Savannah.

For more information visit : Tsavo West National Park

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Wildlife Conservancies in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  2. Haller Wildlife Park
  3. Il Ngwesi Wildlife Conservancy
  4. Kigio Wildlife Conservancy
  5. Laikipia Wildlife Conservancy
  6. Laikipia Wildlife Conservancy
  7. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
  8. Maralal
  9. Mara Naboisho Conservancy
  10. Mount Suswa Conservancy
  11. Mt. Kenya Wildlife Conservancy
  12. Mugie Wildlife Conservancy
  13. Nairobi Arboretum
  14. Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust
  15. Ol Ari Nyiro Conservancy
  16. Ol Kinyei Conservancy
  17. Ololua Forest Trail
  18. Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  19. Sanctuary at Ol-lentille
  20. Selenkay Wildlife Conservancy
  21. Shompole Conservancy
  22. Soysambu Conservancy
  23. West Gate Community Conservancy

Cultural Center and Museums in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. African Heritage House
  2. Baden Powell Museum
  3. Bomas of Kenya
  4. Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Centre
  5. Desert Museum
  6. Elsamere Nature Reserve
  7. Gede Museum
  8. Hyrax Hill Museum
  9. Jumba La Mtwane
  10. Kabarnet Museum
  11. Kakapel National Monument
  12. Kapenguria Museum
  13. Karen Blixen Museum
  14. Kariandusi Museum
  15. Kenyatta House
  16. KICC – Kenyatta International Conference Centre
  17. Kisumu Museum
  18. Kitale Museum
  19. Kitale Museum
  20. Kogelo – Obama’s Ancestral Village
  21. Koitalel Arap Samoei Museum
  22. Lamu Cultural festival
  23. Lamu Island
  24. Lamu Museum
  25. Loiyangalani Desert Museum
  26. Malindi Museum
  27. Meru Museum
  28. Mnarani
  29. Nairobi Gallery
  30. Nairobi National Museum
  31. Narok Museum
  32. Nyangoma Kogelo Village
  33. Nyeri Museum
  34. Olorgesailie
  35. Rabai Museum
  36. Rabai Museum
  37. Railway Museum
  38. Simbi Nyaima Lake
  39. Takwa
  40. Tambach Museum
  41. Thimlich Ohinga
  42. Treasures of Africa Museum
  43. Uhuru Gardens (Nairobi)
  44. Wajir Museum

Birding Site in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. Chagaik Arboretum
  2. Chania falls
  3. Crescent Island Game Sanctuary
  4. Fourteen falls
  5. Haller Wildlife Park
  6. Kesubo Swamp
  7. Kigio Wildlife Conservancy
  8. Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park
  9. Kisumu Bird Sanctuary
  10. Laikipia Wildlife Conservancy
  11. Maasai Ostrich Farm
  12. Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary
  13. Nairobi Arboretum
  14. Soysambu Conservancy
  15. The Mfangano-Rusinga Island Complex

Animal Orphanages in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. Animal Orphanage – Nairobi Kenya
  2. David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  3. Lake Elementeita National Reserve

Animal Sanctuaries in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. Crater Lake Game Sanctuary
  2. Crescent Island Game Sanctuary
  3. Elsamere Nature Reserve
  4. Garissa Community Giraffe Sanctuary
  5. Giraffe Centre
  6. Giraffe Manor in Kenya
  7. Haller Wildlife Park
  8. Kisumu Impala Sanctuary
  9. Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary
  10. Mombasa Mamba Village
  11. Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary
  12. Nairobi Mamba Village
  13. Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary
  14. Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  15. Sweetwaters Chimps Sanctuary, Ol Pejeta
  16. Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

Community Tourism Sites in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. Bomas of Kenya
  2. Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Centre
  3. Kazuri Beads and Pottery Centre
  4. Kitale Museum
  5. Kit Mikayi
  6. Kogelo – Obama’s Ancestral Village
  7. Lamu Cultural festival
  8. Lamu Island
  9. Loiyangalani Desert Museum
  10. Mfangano Island
  11. Mombasa Old Town
  12. Nyeri Museum
  13. Samburu Maralal International Camel Derby
  14. Wasini Island

Sports Tourism Sites in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. Gymkhana Sports Club
  2. Karen Golf Club
  3. Kenya Fly fishers club
  4. Kenya Railways Golf Club
  5. Leisure Lodge Golf Course
  6. Limuru Country Club
  7. Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani
  8. Mt. Kenya Safari Club
  9. Nairobi City Stadium
  10. Nakuru Golf Club
  11. Nandi Bears Club
  12. Nyali Golf & Country Club
  13. Nyanza Club
  14. Nyayo National Stadium
  15. Nyeri Golf Club
  16. Ruiru Club
  17. Sadili Oval
  18. Safari Seven
  19. Sigona Golf Club
  20. Thika Sports Club
  21. Windsor Golf and Country Club

Forest in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. Chagaik Arboretum
  2. Cherangani Hills Forest
  3. Karura Forest
  4. Kereita Forest
  5. Mau Forest
  6. Nairobi Arboretum
  7. Ngong Forest
  8. Ololua Forest Trail
  9. Saboti-Sosio Forest
  10. Siyu Fort
  11. South Nandi Forest
  12. Vanga Jimbo and Kiwegu Mangrove Forest

Golf Tourism in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. Karen Golf Club
  2. Kenya Fly fishers club
  3. Kenya Railways Golf Club
  4. Leisure Lodge Golf Course
  5. Limuru Country Club
  6. Mt. Kenya Safari Club
  7. Nakuru Golf Club
  8. Nandi Bears Club
  9. Nyali Golf & Country Club
  10. Nyanza Club
  11. Nyeri Golf Club
  12. Ruiru Club
  13. Sigona Golf Club
  14. Thika Sports Club
  15. Windsor Golf and Country Club

Lake and River in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. Chania falls
  2. Eliye Springs
  3. Kenya Fly fishers club
  4. Kisumu Hippo Point
  5. Kisumu Yatch Club
  6. Lake Baringo
  7. Lake Bogoria
  8. Lake Elmenteita
  9. Lake Jipe
  10. Lake Kamnarok
  11. Lake Logipi
  12. Lake Magadi
  13. Lake Naivasha
  14. Lake Nakuru
  15. Lake Oloiden
  16. Lake Turkana
  17. Lake Victoria
  18. Mfangano Island
  19. Nyahururu Falls
  20. Nyahururu Thompsons Fall
  21. Paradise Lost
  22. Pyramid Island
  23. Shompole Conservancy
  24. Simbi Nyaima Lake
  25. The Mfangano-Rusinga Island Complex

Archaeological Sites in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. Koobi Fora
  2. Olorgesailie
  3. Songhor
  4. The Mfangano-Rusinga Island Complex

Art Galleries in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. Fort Jesus
  2. Nairobi Gallery
  3. Nyeri Museum
  4. Olorgesailie

Boating in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. Kamokwe Kayaking
  2. Kenya Boats
  3. Kisumu Hippo Point
  4. Kisumu Yatch Club
  5. Sagana Rapids Camp

Coral Reef in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. Diani/Chale Marine National Park and Reserve
  2. Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park
  3. Kiunga Marine National Reserve
  4. Malindi Marine Park and Reserve
  5. Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve
  6. Wasini Island
  7. Watamu Marine Park and Reserve

Monument in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. American Embassy Memorial Garden
  2. Kakapel National Monument
  3. KICC – Kenyatta International Conference Centre
  4. Lamu Island
  5. Mombasa Tusks
  6. Uhuru Gardens (Nairobi)
  7. Vasco Da Gama Pillar

Waterfalls in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. Chania falls
  2. Fourteen falls
  3. Kamburu Dam
  4. Nyahururu Falls
  5. Nyahururu Thompsons Fall
  6. Paradise Lost
  7. Sagana Rapids Camp

Other Attractions in Kenya

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kenya

  1. Active Edge, Kerio View
  2. Baracuda Diving
  3. Blue Fin Diving
  4. Crocodiles of the Mara
  5. Crying stone of Ihesi
  6. Crying Stone of Kakamega
  7. English Point Marina
  8. Gedi Ruins In Kenya
  9. Kenyatta International Conventions Centre
  10. Kipepeo Butterfly Project
  11. Laikipia Plateau
  12. Lewa Marathon
  13. Menengai Crater
  14. Mombasa Go-Kart
  15. Nairobi Safari Walk
  16. Ngong Hills
  17. Oserian Farms
  18. Peponi Divers CH
  19. Rhino Charge
  20. Windsor Golf Hotel



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