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Top 15 Best Tourist Attractions to Visit in Kenya

by Abena 5 months ago in Pop Culture
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Here are the top 15 tourist attractions to visit in Kenya, East Africa

Top 15 Best Tourist Attractions to Visit in Kenya
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Kenya is a land brimming with wonderful natural landmarks and fascinating cultures. There are many tourist attractions in Kenya, from museums to national parks. This list of the top 15 will give you an overview of what Kenya has to offer.

1 - wildlife safaris

Kenya's wildlife is a big drawcard for tourists around the world who want to experience the 'big five,' but there is much more to Kenya than game viewing.

2 - Maasai Mara National Reserve

The Maasai Mara is one of the most well-known national parks in Africa, where tourists can experience an incredible wildlife safari or take a balloon ride over the vast savannahs. It's no wonder that the Maasai Mara is one of the major attractions in Kenya.

3 - Laikipia Plateau

Laikipia plateau is a large region north of Mount Kenya that hosts many game parks, including Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Ngare Ndare Forest. The area also has some of the most dramatic landscapes in Kenya, with spectacular canyons and waterfalls.

4 - Samburu National Reserve

Samburu is a friendly community-run national reserve in the dry northern part of Kenya, home to desert elephants, reticulated giraffes and exotic birds spotted along the Ewaso Nyiro River. The reserve is smaller than most other reserves in Kenya but it is full of surprises.

5 - Nairobi National Park

Nairobi national park is Kenya's first national park, popular for offering a glimpse into Kenya's untamed wilderness with the chance to spot hippos, lions, elephants and other savannah wildlife. Nearby giraffe center offers an insight into the world of these graceful animals.

6 - Bomas of Kenya

Bomas is a popular tourist attraction comprising 4 replica homesteads of traditional Kenyan communities, including the Samburu, Maasai, Kikuyu, and Kalenjin tribes. Visitors can experience village life or take part in an African cookery lesson at Bomas.

7 - Stilt Fishermen of Lamu

Lamu is a small island town in the North of Kenya known for its colorful Swahili culture and ancient architecture. One of the main attractions on Lamu is watching the stilt fishermen who fish off wooden poles set out into the sea.

8 - Meru National Park

Meru national park is home to the rare African wild dog, but it's equally well known for its stunning scenery. Visitors can spot lions, giraffes, and elephants on safari here.

9 - Shopping Malls in Nairobi

Nairobi is Kenya's capital city with big-city facilities including a range of shopping malls that offer high-end brands, souvenir shops, and a great variety of dining options.

10 - Bird Watching in Shimba Hills National Reserve

Shimba hills national reserve is one of the best places for Kenya's bird watchers. Here you can spot exotic birds from all over the world, including flocks of pink flamingos that fly into the park every evening to roost.

11- Lamu House

Lamu House is a beautiful boutique hotel in Lamu town, offering modern amenities including a swimming pool and spa. The hotel has excellent views over the Indian Ocean and traditional Swahili architecture.

12 - Elephant Orphanage at Daphne Sheldrick's

Daphne Sheldrick's orphanage is a popular tourist attraction where you can meet baby elephants and learn about elephant rehabilitation. Visitors are advised to make an appointment before visiting.

13 - Kijabe Street

Kijabe Street is the main shopping strip in Kijabe, offering a collection of cafes, restaurants, bars, and boutiques. It's one of the best places to explore Kenyan is known for its colonial-style houses with big gardens, excellent examples of the art-deco style that was popular in Kenya's early 20th century.

14 - Giraffe Center

Giraffe center is a small animal sanctuary near Nairobi national park where you can spot Rothschild giraffes and other rare animals up close.

Tourists can feed the giraffes and learn about their behavior, biology, and conservation.

15 - Nairobi Safari Walk

Nairobi Safari walk is a popular shopping mall in the Westlands area of Nairobi where you can watch a variety of shows including acrobats from Africa, a water show with hippos and crocodiles, a Maasai cultural show, and an African food festival.

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