There are very many lovely places to visit in Kenya. Kenya is a country of great diversity, both physically and culturally.
Among the best destinations in Africa, Kenya stands to be counted. It has beautiful mountains, forests, wildlife and warm and welcoming citizens.
You can tour by road, air or water. The infrastructure is of good quality in some places and airports are in the right conditions.
You can also go by sea. For example on the Indian Ocean or Lake Victoria
The weather in Kenya is excellent, and that means you are welcome to visit throughout the year.
10 Beautiful Places to Visit in Kenya
1. Mt Kenya
Mt Kenya is the best place to visit the minute you land in Kenya.
Standing at 5199m, It’s not only the tallest mountain in Kenya, but it’s also the second tallest in Africa after Mt Kilimanjaro.
It is famous for the snow-capped peaks and glaciers. Also, on its slopes are Bamboo Forests and African Rosewood trees.
On the other hand, it’s a great source of water for millions of people.
While visiting, you can take a hike up one of the mountain peaks or all the three if you have the energy.
2. Ol Pejata Conservancy
Ol Pejata is on the foothills of Mt Kenya and is famous for its conservation activities.
It was home to the last male northern white rhino called Sudan that died in 2018. Ol Pejata is still home to the previous female rhino of the subspecies.
Therefore if you are a conservationist at heart, please make a point of visiting Ol Pejata Conservancy.
Not only that, but you can also tour the sweet waters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and spend time with the Chimps that were rescued from the black market.
You also get to learn about the relationship between man and animals and the challenges they both face as they try to co-exist in harmony.
Finally don’t miss the bush walks and night drives.
3. Lake Nakuru
Do you love watching birds? Lake Nakuru National Park is the place to visit for a memorable experience.
It is home to numerous species of birds through the most notable ones are the Flamingoes.
Other species found at Lake Nakuru are the Cormorants, the African Eagle, Pelicans, Verreaux’s eagle, the African fish eagle, the Goliath Heron, and hammerkops.
Apart from the birds, there are also black rhinos, lions, giraffes, cheetahs, and Rothschild’s giraffes.
4. Lamu Town
This ancient town is found in the coastal region of Kenya. If you want to enjoy the most serene beaches on the Indian Ocean coastline, then Lamu is your destination.
The town is rich with the history of the trade that took place as early as 1370 by Indians, Europeans, and Persians.
Within Lamu, you get to experience diversity in culture and the pristine beaches.
5. Samburu Buffalo Springs
Samburu is home to the Samburu people who are one of the minority tribes of Northern Kenya.
Their culture is the catch here. The culture is characterized by the beads they wear and their traditions.
Also, there is the Ewaso Nyiro River and the Buffalo springs. Here you are treated to a spectacle of cute small ostriches and antelopes that stand on two legs.
6. The Masai Mara
When the Masai Mara is mentioned, what comes to mind is the great migration that takes place annually across the Mara River.
So if you are visiting Kenya and the Mara is not on your list your tour is in vain.
At the Massai Mara Game reserve, you get to enjoy bush walks and night drives.
It’s also the only place where you get to camp out in the wild with the wild.
The Great Migration involves millions of wild beasts, zebras, and antelopes.
Malindi is also one of the must-visit places in Kenya. It’s a coastal town in Kenya that enjoys a mixture of cultures and cooking styles.
Watamu beach that is famous for the white sands on this shoreline resort.
Did you know that explorers come here from all over the world to study the white sands?
So, you can visit and enjoy this rare spectacle.
Nairobi is Kenya’s capital and the biggest city in Kenya. Apart from the friendly people that you get to meet in this great place, there are tourist attractions too.
For example, visit the national museum of Kenya to learn all about Kenya’s history.
There is also the Nairobi national park and the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and many more.
9. Tsavo National park
There are Tsavo West and Tsavo East. It is the largest national park in Kenya. The park covers 4% of Kenya’s waterfall savanna volcanoes and magnificent wildlife.
the most exciting part of the park is the East; here, you will find Elephants bathing in the red dust.
Also, visit the Galana River.
10. Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha is another beautiful place to visit in Kenya. Located a few kilometers from Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha is a spectacle to behold.
It is home to more than 400 creatures including the African fish birds; hippos slosh in the water and giraffes, zebras, bison, and land brush.
Summing-up on the Best Places to Visit in Kenya
These are not all beautiful places in Kenya. There are more than 20 beautiful places you can visit.
The ones mentioned above are the main ones and a pointer at what you are missing each time you postpone your trip.