If you are eager for your own African experience, then there are plenty of fascinating places to explore in Kenya. The country is steeped in history, lauded with bountiful natural beauty, and renowned for refining its rustic ambiance and cultural elegance.
As a matter of fact, Kenya may simply be the best-kept travel secret in Africa. The fascinating places are treasured for their beauty and they offer unequaled opportunities to unwind and relax in African style; thus making Kenya a beautiful country to visit.
Maasai Mara Nationa Reserve
This is considered the gateway place to Kenya. This is the best place to get close to the wild!
Maasai Mara National Reserve (also “Masai Mara”) is one of the world’s most magnificent game reserves. Bordering Tanzania, the Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti and forms a wildlife corridor between the two countries.
It’s named after the statuesque, red-cloaked Maasai people who live in the park and graze their animals here as they have done for centuries. In their language, Mara means “mottled,” perhaps a reference to the play of light and shadow from the acacia trees and cloud-studded skies on the vast grasslands.
The park is famous for the Great Migration, when thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson’s gazelle travel to and from the Serengeti, from July through October. In the Mara River, throngs of hippos and crocodiles lurk.
Iten View Point
Best known for its production of world champion runners such as Ezekiel Kemboi, Iten is a small center a few kilometers from Eldoret town. The center itself does not have much to offer. In fact, it is just an ordinary center.
But if you go to its outskirts while heading towards Kabarnet, there is a viewpoint that will take your breath away and never give it back! Iten viewpoint allows you to see more of the Great Rift Valley than any other place on the ground. In fact, you can only see more of the Rift Valley if you are on a plane.
It’s a beauty to behold! Here, you will find some of the largest, deepest and oldest valleys in the world. The valley also hosts some volcanic mountains. The valley offers stunning views and you will surely see many photo-worthy panoramas.
In Africa, it comes second to only Kilimanjaro in height. Kenya’s highest mountain is one of the lushest and serene locations to take a vacation if you do not mind a little ‘trekking and climbing’.
Although, for the lazy folk, there are lodges within and near the mountain that you can drive up to and enjoy the wonderful view that accords the locals every day
The mountain has beautiful snow-capped peaks that make it stand out and very attractive. If you love adventurous climbing and trekking, this is the best destination to explore.
As you set your foot on Mombasa, you are captivated by the mixture of cultures, history and coastal metropolitan flair that is reflected in the people and architecture.
You may first notice the various garments worn by its residents, such as traditional black
The architecture of the city includes religious structures that are as diverse as the people, such as churches, temples, mosques and, as well as a blend of colonial, contemporary and Omani-style buildings.
The Chalbi Desert
If you are one for experiencing things in their rawest form, then you will want to visit Turkana and
One that stands out is the El Molo people. Research shows that the El Molo are on the verge of extinction due to the receding lake waters. Their unique culture and way of life can only be witnessed once you travel through to Turkana.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National park is known as the best place to see free-ranging wildlife species such as elephants very closely. At the pack, you get the opportunity to meet the locals the Maasai people and learn more about the Maasai culture. You can see the stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro from the park.