The question is posed anyone in tour where to start from, Kenya has various places to visit and in those places there are a lot of activities to do, one mat decide to make the visit very short and another makes it longer depending on your budget for the safari and the time to spend in the holiday you can choose to make your visit as short or as long. Either way, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience.
Your budget can determine either to use the camping or using lodges to the luxurious camping tents and exquisite lodges. You chose your pick and enjoy! Am going to mention few of the top beautiful places you can Visit in Kenya both as a tourist or a local. Important Notice: And note that they are all year round destinations.
Maasai Mara is the most popular National Park in Kenya. It is known to be a home for giraffes, lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles among others.
The name is derived from the famous nomadic tribe of the ‘Maasai’ community. The Mara is most visited during the great migration of the wild – beast. This “Great Migration” takes place every year from July to October when millions of wildebeest and zebra migrate from the Serengeti in Tanzania.
Also if you have ever wanted a Hot Air Balloon experience the Maasai Mara is the place to do so through http://www.selfdrivekenya.com
Just Magical! Other places to visit while in Maasai Mara include- Going see the Mara River, the Mara Triangle, Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Olare Orok Conservancy, go on a Balloon ride (link above), Go see the Musiara Swamp, the Olypunyanta swamp, take an air tour, sight-seeing tours, Eluai Plain just but to mention my picks for you.
2. TSAVO EAST and TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK
This is the largest national park in Kenya and among the biggest in the World. For this reason, it was divided into two, namely, the Tsavo West and Tsavo East.
They are known to the popular house the Elephants. The Tsavo West has spectacular scenery with a rolling volcanic landscape while Tsavo East has more open savannah than its western sibling.
If you love crocodiles and springs, be sure to catch both at the Mzima Springs in Tsavo West National Park. 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.
3. AMBOSEL NATIONAL PARK
The Amboseli will offer you views of the African grassland like no other place on earth.It is a smaller national park compared to other national parks that are on the border of Kenya and Tanzania. It offers magical views of MT. Kilimanjaro- the tallest mountain in Africa, which stands at 19,341 feet tall.
Plus you will not miss finding the cheetah around here too! A rare species! Other places to visit and things to do while in Amboseli include: witnessing a lion hunt, watch both the sunset and sunrise in Amboseli, witness the dust Devils ( Oh my! The thrill when seen from afar), spot a spotty zebra and the Mighty Amboseli Elephants. Good Luck, you will need it!
4. LAKE NAKULU
This is famously known to be the home for the flamingos, the bird species. This definitely has to be one of Kenya’s best-kept secrets. Simply Magical.
I call it the greatest bird spectacle on earth and you will have to see it to believe it! Plenty of game drives available!
Other places to visit while in Nakuru County include-Lord Egerton Castle, Menengai Crater, The Olkaria Geothermal, Kariandusi Site, Hyrax Hills Museum, Olorgesailie Pre Historic site, and the Lion Hill Ridge just but to name my recommendations.
5. LAKE NAIVASHA
It offers spectacular views like no other. This is popularly known as the Kenyan beasts camping lake. This is because you can get up close and personal with the beasts of Kenya- including the leopard, rhino, lion, etc.
One or two mosquito bites while on duty as a nightguard ( Scouts can relate!) oh what beautiful Memories! Shout Out to all Girl Scouts in the World!
Other places to visit while in Naivasha include- Enishapai Resort View, Panorama Park View, Sanctuary Horseback Safaris, Crater Lake Game Sanctuary, lake Oloiden, Life beads Kenya, Hells Gate National Park just but to mention my recommendations. Have Fun!
7.NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK
This Park is a 15-minute drive from the heart of Kenya, which is Nairobi. It houses various animals including giraffes, gorilla, monkeys, etc. Migrating wildebeest and zebra gather in the park during the dry season, and it isoneof Kenya’s most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries.
Other places to visit while in Nairobi County include Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre, Bomas Of Kenya, Ngong Hills, Hell’s Gate National Park, Uhuru Gardens, Jamia Mosque, Nairobi Railway Museum, Cathedral Basilica of the Holy Family, Muthaiga Country Club, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Karura Forest, KICC top roof view, VillageMarket, Nairobi Mamba Village, Nairobi’s Maasai Market, United Nations Visitor’s Service, National Archives,KiberaSlum Tour, If you love monkeys be sure to visit City Park. This is just but to mention a few. Enjoy!
Home to popular Mombasa Island, Malindi, and Lamu. The coast is the most perfect place to relax and unwind. Very few people actually know that Mombasa is an island. palm trees and white sands on the shore of the Indian Ocean has spectacular views.
The following beach can be seen on the cost, the exclusive to Diani , Shanzu and Nyali Beach Views and the Coral Gardens of wasini found 100 km South of MombasaThere other places you can visit while in Mombasa County include Fort Jesus, Haller Park, Mombasa Marine National Park, Shimba Hills National Reserve, Arabuko Sokoke National Park, Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary. its time to have a difference!
9.ISLANDS IN KENYA LAMU
It is a part of Kenya’s Lamu Archipelago, and has managed to stay unspoiled and unbothered by the mass tourism that has hit much of Kenya’s coastline.
Lamu town is one of the oldest living towns you find 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 mainly move about on foot or by boat, and donkeys are used to transport goods and materials. Other places to visit while in Lamu may include:
Going to see Lamu Old Town, Lamu Museum, Siyu Fort., Sail the traditional Dhow, Visit ShelaVillage, Get a glimpse of the Sunset Gaze on Manda Island, Visit the ruined city of Takwa, Feast on the Swahili food and while at it…enjoy it all-pole* Swahili word for ‘take it slowly’