Top 10 Places to visit in Kenya and Things to do

Kenya officially called republic of Kenya is country located in Africa. Nairobi is it’s capital and largest city. It is the founder of East African Community after which a series of East African countries start. It shares its border with Tanzania in the south, and Uganda to the west. Kenya covers a total area of 224,445 square kilometers. It has a population of 45 million people according to a count in 2014. The climate of Kenya is not uniform throughout. It is humid and warmer at the Indian Ocean, cooler at Savanah grasslands. Kenya is famous for its tourism and has many famous spots to entertain its visitors. Some of its attractive places to visit and things to do are discussed below:

Maasai Mara

Hot air balloon in Maasai Mara national reserve, Kenya
Hot air balloon in Maasai Mara national reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara is located in Norak County, Kenya. It is a large game reserve called Massai Mara National Reserve. The name of the reserve is devoted to the Massai people which were ancestral inhabitants of this area. Masssai mara is marked by trees, scrubs and Savaanah. It has gainwes a global popularity for it Massai loins, African leopards and Tanzanian Cheetas. It is also known for its great migration. Great migration includes the immigration of Zeebras, Thomson’s gazelle and Wildebeest to and from Serengeti in every July to October.

Lake Nakuru

Pink Flamingoes - Lake Nukuru National Park in Kenya, Africa
Pink Flamingoes – Lake Nukuru National Park in Kenya, Africa

Lake Nakuru is located in the south of Nakuru. It is a part Rift Valley Soda Lakes. It is elevated about 1754 meters from the sea level. Flamingos are usually inhibited near to its shore. Lake Nakuru is protected by Nakuru national park. It was established in 1961. It is an alkaline lake located about 164 kilometers from the capital Nairobi. It greatly attracts hundreds of tourists toward it because of its unique inhabitants near the shore.

Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
Elephants (Loxodonta africana), Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

Tsavo East National Park is the oldest and the largest park located in Kenya. It covers an area of about 13,747 square kilometers. It was opened in April 1948. The park is divided into the east and West part due to its A109 road and railway track present in it. The name was given after the Tsavo river which flows in the premises of the park. The park is boarded with Mkomazi games of Tanzania and Chyulu Hills National Park. It major attractions is Mudanda rocks, Yatta plateau, Lugard falls, Aruba dam and a vast verity of mammals found there.

Hell’s Gate National Park

Hell's Gate Park in Naivasha, Kenya
A tourist man in the beautiful canyon of Hell’s Gate Park in Naivasha, Kenya

Hell’s Gate National park is located in the north of Nairobi in the south of Lake Naivasha. The park was established in 1984. The park is known for different attractions. A small portion of the park is known for its wild verity of wildlife and natural views. This area includes Fischer’s town, Cental tower columns and Hell’s gate Gorge. The park also includes three geothermal power stations of Olkaria. The park is situated in an area of 68.25 square kilometers. Different activities are performed by the visitors of the park like bicycling, hiking and motorcycling. The park also encourages camping in the park. The park is also famous for its mountain climbing.

Giraffe Centre

The Giraffe Center
young brunette millennial tourist feeding giraffes at The Giraffe Center located in Lang’ata

Giraffe centre is a place for Giraffe lovers. Giraffe centre is located about 5 kilometers from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya. It is located in the city of Karen. The Giraffe Centre was made to protect the endangered species of Giraffe known as Giraffa camelopardalis. This species is only found in East Africa. The Giraffe Centre was established in 1983. The founder of the Giraffe Centre is Jock Leslie-Melville. The tourists are mainly attracted to feed the Giraffes by their own hands. This is also a home for warthogs that freely roam around the area.

Diani Beach

Diani Beach
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Diani beach is about 30 kilometers in the South of Mombasa on the Indian ocean coast of Kenya. It is one of the major beach resort of Kenya. The beach is adjacent to a small town Ukunda. The vegetation near the beach includes varies palm trees that enhance the beauty of the beach. The water near the shore of the lake is shallow. The sea of Dania beach is connected with the Mwachema River. This area is generally known for its coral reefs that give it white texture, black and white colobus monkeys that are only found in this area. It is also famous because it is located close to the Shimba Hills National Reserve which is a wildlife reserve located near the Indian Ocean. The beach has top class restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and shopping malls.

Haller Park

Haller Park
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Haller park is located in Bamburi, Mombasa near the Kenyan coast. The park is relatively known for the different reason from the other parks. Rather it also contains a diversity of animals and plants but it is famous for Owen and Mzee_ friendship of a hippopotamus and a turtle till March 2017. The park is also popular for its Aquaculture. The aquaculture includes fish farm, crocodile area. It also includes biological treatment areas like Nile Cabbage ponds and rice paddy fields. Nile cabbage is a special plant that removes impurities from the pond water. The park has a vast verity of peculiar attractions for its visitors.

Ruins of Gedi

Ruins of Gedi
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The Ruins of Gedi are located in Gedi which is a village near the costal town of Malindi in Kenya. The ruins contain the ruins of Swahili. This area was recorded as a national monument of Kenya in 1927. The ruins consist of a mosque, a palace, and large stone houses. The couples also include different bathrooms that reflect the history of Kenya with the unique design of basins. It also reserves some of the old streets. There are also wells that were used to supply water to the whole of the community. Recently a tree house is constructed in the middle of the Ruins around a giant tree. The place shows the ancient tradition of the country. This site is a good place to visit in Kenya. It is opened till 6 of the evening.

Mombasa Marine National Park

Nyali Beach, Mombasa
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Mombasa Marine Park and a reserve is famous for the aquatic life kept in the aquarium in the park. It is famous park located in Mombasa, Kenya. The park covers an area of 10 square kilometers while the reserve covers an area of 200 square kilometers. The park was established in 1986. The park also has a popular beach which is famous for snooker and diving. The climate of the park is moderate and favourable for the tourists.

Jamia Mosque

Jamia Mosque
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Jamia mosque is located in Banda street Nairobi, Kenya. It is one of the most prominent religious building located in Kenya. It was constructed by Syed Maulana Abdullah Shah. It was built between 1902 and 1906. He was a deeply religious person and still remembered today by all the Muslims. The mosque is identified by its three silver domes located at its top and two twin minarets. It has a traditional style of the rows of Jaenamaz on which Muslim prayer is performed. It is also famous for the Islamic studies and Quran is recited here daily. It also contains a library of Islamic books and a training institute where different skills are taught.

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