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Stunning attractions that you must see in Kenya

Stunning attractions that you must see in Kenya : Kenya is a lovely safari destination with lots of opportunities for adventure and travel. You have to see this on your safari in Kenya. We have compiled a brief selection of the must-see safari attractions in Kenya out of a wide range of offerings. From cities to museums and national parks, to name a few.

Kenya is a safari destination you shouldn’t overlook when organizing your first vacation to Africa. This destination is full of wonderful sights and is rather daring. While some are physical features, others are species of fauna. Kenyan communities serve as tourism destinations in and of themselves. Taking a safari in Kenya offers you the chance to experience the true essence of African culture and recognize the diversity of global communities. Every visitor on a safari vacation in Kenya is treated to a breathtaking safari experience by the expansive savannah grasslands. Engage about the great wildebeest migration that moves all the way from Tanzania’s Serengeti national park. The sole location where you are guaranteed to sight a lion or leopard on the hunt during an African safari and in Kenya.

Our top picks for must-see locations in Kenya are listed below, not in any particular order. Scoop up a deal on a Kenya safari package from Primate Holidays to explore this enchanted location. A safari in Kenya will break your belief that you have seen it all, even if you believe you have.

Nairobi national park.

How many countries have a national park right in the heart of the capital city? Yes, quite a few. Kenya is among them; welcome to Nairobi National Park. This is Kenya’s most accessible safari destination. It is one of the rare national parks on the planet that is adjacent to a major metropolis. Since there is a lot of animals, buildings in the city serve as the background. Situated on the borders of Nairobi’s southern region, the park spans 117 square kilometres, making it among the continent’s smallest parks.

While there are no elephants in Nairobi National Park, it’s still a worthwhile place to stop if you’re travelling to Kenya for a safari. Nairobi is home to many national parks. Either the first or the last day of the safari may be the greatest for it. At the end of a Kenyan safari vacation, it is simple to get to the airport for a departure aircraft. Go on a game drive for the best way to experience this park. Examine inexpensive safari packages and discover this incredible safari location.

Elephants of Amboseli national park.

Any enthusiastic safari goer has heard of the big bad elephants of Amboseli National park. The park is a 4 hour drive from Nairobi City and presents an outstanding backdrop of the Kilimanjaro Mountains. In addition to the predictable sightings of elephants, other wildlife includes zebras, hyenas, wildebeest, and lions. Herein lies one of Kenya’s most exceptional wildlife experiences this park is a must-see. A safari in Kenya must include a view of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Highlights: photogenic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, large herds of elephants. An estimated 80 different animal species can be found in the park, including lions, zebras, wildebeests, African elephants, and African buffalo. Amboseli National Park is also home to a variety of bird species, the majority of which are native to the Rift Valley, while some are elusive.  Common redshank, Dickinson’s kestrel, Eurasian thick-knee, Greater flamingo, Hartlaub’s bustard, Lesser flamingo, Long-toed lapwing, Rufous chatterer, Rufous-bellied heron, Spike-heeled lark, Steel-blue whydah, Taveta golden weaver, Von der Decken’s hornbill, and Yellow-necked spurfowl are just a few of the birds found in Amboseli National Park.

Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Kenya’s landmark.

Kenya’s top safari location is Maasai Mara, which is also written as such.  With its traditional safari landscapes and fauna, this park is among Africa’s greatest opportunities to see wildlife. The great wildebeest migration, which takes place every year in Tanzania’s Serengeti plains and involves millions of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles, is unquestionably the main reason the Mara is included on this list. Wildebeest migration is essential see safari activity in Kenya in Maasai Mara National Reserve. While the migration takes place every year from July to August, the Maasai Mara provides year-round access to fantastic animal viewing. While on a game drive in the Mara plains, one can spot the Big Five creatures, which include the leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, and lion.

The Maasai people, one of Kenya’s several tribes, are the source of the park’s name. This region was once inhabited by the Maasai. They are well-known for living in harmony with the natural world. Predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs, and other man-eaters are unable to harm the Maasai because of their bravery, expertise with wildlife, and experience.

A Maasai Mara game drive is a captivating way to spend a day. It offers breathtaking views of the Mara River crossing, when zebras, gazelles, and wildebeests muster all their bravery to cross the world’s deadliest river. The deadly Nile crocodiles inhabit this river. On the river banks, gather the hunters of the park such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and white-spotted wild dogs which are good at taking advantage of the stampede as the herbivores quench their thirst. Travellers often combine Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area with Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve for larger wildebeest migration safaris. For the best safari experience, look into the combination safari packages that include both Tanzania and Kenya.

David Sheldrick trust/wildlife.

It is well known that the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust works to safeguard elephants. It runs the world’s most successful programme for rescuing and rehabilitating orphan elephants. However, they go much beyond this.

Every day from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is open to the public for one hour. The orphans arrive at this time for their midday meal and mud bath. Adopting elephants is a big component of the trust. Those who chose to adopt an elephant orphan have another chance to visit at 5 pm. when the babies return to their stockades. It’s crucial to remember that reservations are required for every visit because spaces fill up quickly. To avoid any inconveniences, reserve the David Sheldrick trust package as soon as possible through Primate Holidays.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Growing over 350 square kilometers, Ol-Pejeta-Conservancy is a combination of evergreen thicket, wooden grasslands, and acacia woodland positioned in the foothills of snow-capped Mount Kenya. It is renowned for being a conservation trailblazer and for having saved Najin and Fatu, the only two northern white rhinos in existence. Non-native Chimpanzees and the Big Five lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard, and rhinoceros also call the Conservancy home. The most well-liked species of animals in the conservancy is the rhino, both black and white. Hikers can easily discover the hippos that surface to bask in the sunlight by strolling down the Ewaso Nyiro River, where they wait patiently and wear camouflage.

The beautiful natural trail that leads to the hide winds through a variety of native flora that are utilized by the locals for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Visitors to Kenya must visit this region in order to witness these amazing animals.

There are several activities to take part in while here and also accommodation options for those that wish to stay overnight. In Africa, Ol Pejeta Conservancy provides some of the best nighttime game drives. Travellers can take use of these to explore the area’s nightlife.

Karen Blixen’s house & museum.

The mighty movie “Out of Africa” was filmed in a nearby location to this house & museum. KAREN Blixen’s house was where the author lived between 1914 and 1931. After she left, this lovely colonial home was abandoned and eventually became a museum. Situated ten kilometres away from the city centre, the Museum is a window into a different era of Kenyan history. It’s a fascinating location to explore, situated within vast gardens.

Through images, paintings, furniture displays, and a book library, the museum offers an insight into the life of the gifted writer and farmer. An understanding of early 20th-century agriculture, technologies, and commodities transportation can be gained from a rare collection of agricultural implements, ploughs, wagons, coffee driers, and first-generation tractors. Three hundred bags of coffee were carried by oxen from Karen Blixen’s farm to the Nairobi railway station from where they went to Mombasa for shipping.

Every day from 9.30 am to 6 pm, including weekends and public holidays, the museum is open to the public. It is recommended that people arrive to the Museum by 5:30 p.m.  The museum offers guided tours on a constant basis.  A museum store also sells books, handicrafts, postcards, posters, the movie “Out of Africa,” and other mementos related to Kenya.

Giraffe Centre.

The Rothschild giraffe resides in the Giraffe Centre, whose mission is to alter people’s perspectives. Their primary goal is to inform Kenyan schoolchildren and young people about the environment and animals in their nation. It also exists to provide local and foreign tourists with a chance to get up close and personal with the tallest animal on the planet, the giraffe while feeding them especially during breakfast on the tall platform or feeding through them the windows which is a gorgeous safari experience on a Kenya safari. This site is not far from Nairobi, so it would be a nice choice if you are on a safari in Kenya.

Stunning attractions that you must see in Kenya
Giraffe Centre

Samburu National Reserve.

Situated in the farthest reaches of the north of Laikipia alongside Shaba and Buffalo Springs, Samburu national reserve is one of the lesser visited safari destinations in Kenya. The reserve offers breathtaking vistas of the semi-arid plains and the volcanic mountains in the background. In between the shrubbery and red dust are deep craters, tall acacias, and big granite rocky outcrops.

Samburu National Reserve is home to the rare northern ‘special 5; Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, and the beisa Oryx. There are also other wildlife species in this area, such as lions, leopards, wild dogs, and elephants. In addition to a wide variety of animal species, the Samburu National Reserve is home to a large number of bird species, most of which are native to the rift valley and some of which are migratory. The ancient Samburu people, who once inhabited the area, are honored by the name of this national reserve. These people are traditional pastoralists, and their attire reflects African culture in its purest form. Samburu National Reserve is easily added to lists by visitors to Kenya because it is a part of the Northern circuit.

The best camel safaris, guided nature walks, helicopter safaris, and the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary experience can be found in the Samburu National Reserve. The Samburu National Reserve offers a variety of lodging options, from affordable to luxurious (Deluxe). In addition, campsites can be ordered. This area is open to visitors on all days of the week including public holidays. Entry fees are quite affordable.

Mt. Kenya.

Did you know that the second-highest peak in Africa is Mount Kenya?  At 4985 metres, Point Lenana is a mountain that can be reached by trekking and is the highest point in the world right now using the Ferrata summit path, which increases the challenge and fun factor. Despite being taller, many visitors to East Africa prefer ascending Mount Kenya over Mount Kilimanjaro. The reason for this is that, unlike the Kilimanjaro Mountains, several wildlife species may be found in the foothills of Mount Kenya. As a result, hiking Mount Kenya offers visitors a different safari experience than climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Another reason why Mt. Kenya should not be missed on an African safari is because of its snow-capped landscape. For every trekking enthusiast visiting Kenya, hiking Mount Kenya is a must.

Lake Nakuru.

Perched at 1,745 metres above sea level, Lake Nakuru is well known for being the breeding ground for flamingos. The majority of the wildlife that calls Lake Nakuru National Park home are rhinoceroses. The lake itself is home to various other types of wildlife. The lake, which is surrounded by cliffs, forests, and waterfalls, is an essential supply of water for buffalo, zebra, and the critically endangered Rothschild giraffe. When on a safari to Lake Nakuru in Kenya, one must witness flamingo birds. Book yours now.

The optimum seasons to go on a Kenya safari to Lake Nakuru are the dry months of January to March (the short dry season) and June to October (the long dry season).

Lake Victoria.

Who wouldn’t want to explore the largest freshwater lake in Africa? Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda are the three East African nations that share Lake Victoria. Though Uganda holds a larger percentage of it, Kenya’s share is also noteworthy. The longest river in the world, the River Nile, rises from Lake Victoria.  The majority of ecosystems receive year-round access to life-giving water from the Lake and its tributaries. Travellers can take in breathtaking views of mountains, lovely beaches, and imaginary plains covered in water hyacinth while at Lake Victoria.

Lake Turkana-the desert lake.

One of Kenya’s most stunning safari locations is Lake Turkana. Moments become memories thanks to the Turkana people’s magnificent traditions. Views of numerous animal and bird species with unmatched smell are included with this. Try any of the aforementioned attractions if you’re thinking about taking a vacation to Africa. Have a fantastic, unforgettable African safari. We assure you that visiting these sights in Kenya is a must. Reserve today to have a wonderful experience you will not regret.

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