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What to see in Kenya

Kenya Attractions


There is an abundance of things to see and do in Kenya, a country which boasts some of the African continent's most famous and sought-after tourist attractions. Kenya is essentially a dream destination for African wildlife safaris and most of its attractions revolve around the incredible game reserves and the famous naturalists and wildlife professionals who have worked in the country. Game viewing in the 'Land of the Lion King' is a must, with quintessential destinations near Nairobi, like the Masai Mara National Reserve (where Out of Africa was filmed), while Hell�s Gate National Park is located in the Great Rift Valley. Visit Elsamere Conservation Centre, where Joy Adamson of Born Free lived, and take in the natural splendour of Lake Naivasha. Visit the Karen Blixen Museum and enjoy the Giraffe Centre and the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.

Another draw card for Kenyan tourism is the wonderful coastline and paradise beaches. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean are ideal for swimming and watersports and there are some well-preserved coral reefs to explore beneath the surface. There are a number of popular resorts along the Kenyan coast and Mombasa is an interesting port city. Kenya has pleasant weather throughout the year, making this a great beach holiday destination.


Amboseli National Park

Amboseli is a park of giants, renowned for its herds of mighty tusked elephants presided over by the magnificent backdrop…

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Hells Gate National Park

Named for the pair of massive red cliffs of the Njorowa Gorge that encloses a geothermic area of hot springs and steam…

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Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen was a notable Kenyan personality who lived and farmed on the outskirts of Nairobi from 1917 to 1931 when…

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Lake Naivasha and Elsamere

Along the southern shore of Lake Naivasha is the former home of naturalist and painter Joy Adamson, author of Born…

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Lake Nakuru National Park

Although tiny, this park has a high concentration of game with everything wildlife enthusiasts could wish for except…

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Lamu

A gentle and relaxed holiday destination, Lamu is Kenya's oldest inhabited town and the unhurried way of life has changed…

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Malindi

Situated on the beach 60 miles (40km) north of Mombasa is the lazy, unashamedly hedonistic holiday resort of Malindi.…

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Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya's most visited park, commonly known as the Mara, is a wildly beautiful place with rolling savannah grasslands.…

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Mombasa

The hot and humid holiday destination of Mombasa is the biggest port on the east coast of Africa, serving five different…

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Mount Kenya National Park

This national park encompasses Africa's second highest mountain, Mt Kenya, an extinct volcano with a series of jagged…

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Nairobi National Park and Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Nairobi National Park was established in 1945 and is Kenya's first national park. Uniquely situated on the capital's…

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The Giraffe Centre

Experience giraffes up close and personal at this wonderful centre dedicated to the preservation of the endangered Rothschild…

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Tsavo National Park

The vast Tsavo National Park is only an hour's drive from Mombasa along the main highway to Nairobi, and for administrative…

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