Best Tourist Destinations in Kenya

Here are the ten best tourist destinations in Kenya. Kenya is an East African country with an Indian Ocean coastline. Savannah, Lakelands, the majestic Great Rift Valley, and mountain highlands are also part of it. It also has lions, elephants, and rhinos as residents.

Safaris departing from Nairobi visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, which is famous for its yearly wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, which offers views of Tanzania’s 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Kenya, a country rich in both physical and cultural variety, is one of Africa’s best tourist destinations for all good reasons.

There are numerous lovely spots to visit in Kenya, including blissful Indian Ocean beaches, rugged mountains, lush forests, and wildlife-rich savannahs.

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These are just ten of many…

1. Mount Kenya

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The highest peak in Kenya is also the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro, which is located across the Tanzanian border. When the East African Rift opened three million years ago, the stratovolcano was formed.

Today, bamboo and African rosewood forests dominate the lower slopes, and mountain runoff supplies water to almost two million people. Mt Kenya is one of the most beautiful sites to visit in Kenya, with its jagged snowy peaks and glaciers on the highest slopes.

Those wishing to reach the summit can either hike to Point Lenana, one of the three summits or climb to the highest point, Batian Peak, which needs prior climbing skills.

Read Highest Mountains in Kenya and Their Altitudes.

2. Lake Nakuru

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Lake Nakuru National Park is home to a diverse range of bird species, including massive flocks of flamingos that have been estimated to number in the millions, however, the lake’s population has recently declined.

Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley’s lakes, and the high quantities of algae in the water attract the birds. Around the lake, pelicans, cormorants, African fish eagles, Verreaux’s eagles, Goliath herons, and hammerkops can be observed.

In addition, the national park is home to black and white rhinos, Rothschild’s giraffes, lions, and cheetahs.

3. Ol Pejeta Conservancy

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a Big Five conservancy on the slopes of Mount Kenya, is noted for its conservation efforts. Sudan, the only remaining male Northern White Rhino, died there in 2018; the sub-species final females still dwell there, safeguarded around the clock.

The Laikipia conservancy also houses the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, which rescues chimps from the illegal market. Ol Pejeta is one of Kenya’s most fascinating destinations for learning about the link between people and wildlife, as well as the issues encountered by the conservation profession.