The 10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Kenya
Attracted by Kenya and the highlands of East Africa, one of the most beautiful parts of the African continent? To convince you to get there as soon as possible, RIGHTCHOICE safaris has selected 20 of the most beautiful places to discover.
Kenya is an enchanting place, the embodiment of the African continent all by itself. This East African country indeed presents a great diversity of landscapes; Savannah as far as the eye can see, the Great Rift Valley, over-sized mountains and gigantic lakes and home to lions, elephants, antelopes, rhinos, giraffes and hippos. It is here that the safari was democratized, within preserved spaces and reserves that later became splendid national parks! Further, Kenyan hotels are among the most highly ranked globally. We at RIGHTCHOICE can arrange not only the best safari, but also the best accommodation plan to suit your needs and budget.
In addition, Kenya offers visitors many other points of interest such as the seaside resorts or the coral reefs that line the coast around Malindi, the exhausting treks on the highlands or even cultural stops in order to better appropriate the experience the History of this colorful country. It is simply a Kenya vacation that will build lasting memories.
- Amboseli National Park, Loitoktok
This exceptional nature reserve is located very close to Kilimanjaro; one of the most famous national parks in the country, it is classified as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO and offers people who make a trip to Kenya a postcard setting and the chance to observe unique flora and fauna.
- Tsavo East National Park, Taita
Tsavo East is one of the largest parks in Kenya; opened in 1948, you can admire herds of buffaloes, lions and many other worthy representatives of African fauna!
If you are looking for what to do in your Kenyan tour, you can also visit the Lugard Falls, rapids of the Galana River, which you can follow via a track leading to many points of interest of this formidable nature reserve.
- Masai Mara National Reserve, Narok
Masai Mara is a savanna area located along the Tanzanian border in southwestern Kenya. Here, you can admire lions, cheetahs or elephants, as well as an astonishing landscape made up of plains and hills where the Mara and Talek streams crack. Do not miss to observe the incredible migration of wildebeest, which cross the plains on this occasion!
- Lake Nakuru, Nakuru
The Nakuru Lake is a lake in the Great Rift Valley. This salty lake has the particularity of welcoming nearly a million flamingos simultaneously! Besides these, one can observe many other species of birds. For those who come to visit Kenya, Lake Nakuru is a perfect place for their first safari: many RIGHTCHOICE safaris organize them in the area!
- Mount Kenya, Central Province
The Mount Kenya is a mountain 5199 meters: it is the culmination of Kenya and the second highest peak in Africa after Kilimanjaro. It is possible to climb to the top and some of the most beautiful views of the country can be found on the slopes of Mount Kenya! A UNESCO-listed national park is located around its summit and a unique fauna and flora are present within this unique natural space. A nice adventure to savor without moderation when visiting Kenya.
- Diani Beach, Kwale
Diani Beach is a seaside resort facing the immensity of the Indian Ocean. Located about thirty kilometers south of the city of Mombasa, in County Kwale, it is famous for its sublime beach where it is good to relax! Here, many tourists come to rest or enjoy the holidays. You can also dive there, and party in one of the many bars or nightclubs in the area!
- Aberdare National Park, Nyeri
This national park is one of the highest and most forested in Kenya – covered with forests and green plains, it rises to 4000 meters above sea level. The Aberdare is a mountain area that is one of the rainiest areas in Kenya! If the dense vegetation of the tropical forests makes it difficult to observe wild animals, one can however discover major points of interest such as Gura Falls and Karuru Falls, the most beautiful waterfalls in Kenya.
- Lake Bogoria, Baringo
This salt lake lies in the heart of the volcanic region of the Lake Baringo basin. When looking for what to do in Kenya, you can come and discover majestic colonies of pink flamingos, as well as a whole series of activities related to nature: treks over several days, but also safaris organized with the help of Kenya local guides.
- Tsavo West National Park, Coast Province
Tsavo West is the greenest and most humid part of Tsavo National Park; unlike the eastern part, which is much drier and presents landscapes characteristic of the African savannah. Its rugged and volcanic landscapes are particularly suitable for observing wild elephants, leopards and rhinos, and are sure to be a must-see when you come to visit Kenya!
- Hell’s Gate National Park, Nakuru
Hell’s Gate is aptly named; in fact, this splendid natural park, located south of Lake Naivasha and a hundred kilometers northeast of the capital Nairobi, is a formidable reserve popular with wildlife photographers and scientists who have come to learn more about the local fauna. Visitors looking for what to do in Kenya can enjoy the trekking trails, but also the activities allowing to wander in the park such as horse riding, cycling or quad biking!
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