9 PLACES TO PLAN YOUR VACATION IN KENYA 🔥

Kenya, widely known for its excellent savanna safaris, is a country of appreciable extremes and exemplary contrasts. Visitors can enjoy the pleasure of Deserts, forests, alpine snows, open plains, the metropolis of Nairobi, vivacious tribal cultures, coral reefs and freshwater lakes in Kenya. For decades, the top tourist attractions in Kenya have been the wildlife safaris along with activities like hiking Mount Kenya, snorkeling on the coast of Indian Ocean in Malindi and exploring the Masai Mara.



1. MOUNT KENYA

Mount Kenya is the second-highest mountain in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro and the highest in Kenya. The mountain presents a magnificent sight of peaks that are ice-capped with snow and slopes blanketed by dense forest. The 17,057 ft high peak is a strenuous technical ascent, however, many lower mountaintops are a simple destination for any healthy trekker.

MOUNT KENYA | PLAN YOUR VACATION IN KENYA

MOUNT KENYA | PLAN YOUR VACATION IN KENYA


2. LAMU ISLAND

Lamu Island is a portion of Lamu archipelago of Kenya and has managed to remain perfect and unharmed by the mass tourism by which the coastline of Kenya is highly affected. Being the oldest town in Kenya, Lamu Town has maintained all the beauty and ambiance built up over centuries. On Lamu Island, there are only alleyways and footpaths, no roads, and so there are some motorized vehicles. Residents travel on foot or by boat, and donkeys are used for transportation of goods and materials.

Manda Bay in Lamu Island | PLAN YOUR VACATION IN KENYA


3. THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY

This breathtaking geographical wonder of the world confines a plethora of attractions that one has to see. The valley is an abode to about 12 volcanoes and seven lakes, enough to fuel even the weariest passenger. The valley is considered as the ideal place for an amazing Kenyan safari as there is an extensive concentration of lodges, hotels, and game parks.

The Great Rift Valley, Kenya


Enashipai Resort, Lake Naivasha near the Great Rift Valley, Kenya
Enashipai Resort, Near Lake Naivasha
Lake Nakuru The Great Rift Valley, Kenya
Lake Nakuru The Great Rift Valley

4. MOMBASA

Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya and is an awesome place to enjoy in the sun before or after a Kenyan Safari. The gentle waters and palm trees bordering the beaches are a splendid spot for relaxation. There are some historical sites like Gedi ruins and Fort Jesus, which will attract the history buffs.

Bamburi Beach Hotel in Mombasa
Bamburi Beach Hotel in Mombasa

Gedi ruins Mombasa Kenya
Gedi ruins Mombasa Kenya

Fort Jesus Mombasa Kenya
Fort Jesus Mombasa Kenya

5. AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Amboseli National Park nicknamed as the ‘Land of the Giants’. This is the place where one can confront the largest animal on the land, i.e., the African Elephant as they steadily graze on the grassland with the marvelous Mount Kilimanjaro as a background! The remaining of the Big five are also found here, and one can easily spot Lions, Leopard, Buffalo and the critically endangered Black Rhino.

Amboseli National Park, Kenya | PLAN YOUR VACATION IN KENYA

Amboseli National Park, Kenya | PLAN YOUR VACATION IN KENYA

Amboseli National Park, Kenya | PLAN YOUR VACATION IN KENYA

6. MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most visited places in Kenya. The reserve is a manifestation of what a Safari is all about! The plains spanning over thousands of kilometers, the herds of elephant trekking peacefully, the pride of Lion resting under the shades of trees and spotting a Rhino or Buffalo—this is living on a Mara Safari!

Cheetah cub - Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

herd of zebra on the move, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

7. MALINDI

Malindi offers a very lucid inception to the coastal tourism in Kenya with its substantial coral reefs and elegant beaches. One can enjoy surfing, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling and many other water adventures. The Malindi Marine National Park safeguarded and has exceptional beaches, crystal clear waters, and vivacious fishes. Malindi has a domestic airport and a highway between Mombasa and Lamu.


Malindi Marine National Park, Kenya.

Malindi Kenya | PLAN YOUR VACATION IN KENYA

8. HELL’S GATE NATIONAL PARK

Hell’s Gate national park is a miniature park named after a tapering split in the cliffs, once a tributary of a medieval lake on which the early men of the rift valley fed upon. It is exclusive among the wildlife parks of Kenya as one is allowed to walk or cycle without an escort!

Hell´s Gate National Park

Surreal hiking in Hell's Gate National Park

The Walking Safari – Hell’s Gate National Park, Kenya

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