Kenya Attractions


SamburuWildlife Park: This desert-like park is located between Nairobi and Lake Turkana. Here you can see the rare oryx, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra. Ostriches and elephants are easy to spot in the wild. At Samburu Lodge and River Lodge in the national park, visitors can watch baited leopards from the bar.

The Tsavo National Park consists of an east and a west part and is the largest park in Kenya with a total of 21,000 square kilometers. Most of the country is open savanna and scrubland populated by elephant, buffalo, lion, antelope, gazelle, giraffe and zebra. atMzima Springs in the west of the park one can see crocodiles and hippos.

There are several nature reserves on Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. This lake, which stretches for hundreds of miles through largely uninhabited desert, is home to some native species of fish and aquatic plants. Some vacationers come here primarily for fishing. Several lodges have been built on the eastern shore for fishing tourists. Despite the inhospitable climate, many of Kenya’s better known animal species can be found here. There are two large volcanic islands in the lake. The southern island’s water-filled crater is home to exceptionally large crocodiles.

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Malindi is 125 km north of Mombasa and is the oldest resort in Kenya. Along the coast are the Malindi and Watamu marine sanctuaries, where you can see the underwater world of the coral reefs from glass-bottom boats. Diving is also popular here. Near Watamu, in Gedi National Park, lies a 13th-century ruined city. The small village of Mambui, north of Malindi, is also worth a visit.

The island of Lamu lies 200 km north of Malindi and attracts with fine sandy palm-lined beaches where picturesque dhows sail past, and a fascinating island town. The narrow streets are only passable with donkeys or handcarts; no motorized traffic is permitted on the island. Strolling through the city, one comes across bazaars, mosques and Arabic houses with carved wooden doors. There is also a Hindu temple on Mwango Road. Fishing trips on dhows are offered; day trips can be made with the boat owners to the approximately 600 year old ruins on the nearby islands of Pate and Manda.
There is a coral reef off the coast south of Mombasa and there are beautiful and sheltered beaches. Tourist regions include Likoni,Tiwi and Diani Beach.

On the coast north of Mombasa are the resort towns of Bamburi, Kenya, Watamu and Casuarina Beach. There are beautiful beaches here too. Large hotel complexes were erected in stretches.

Nanyuki is a small town on the west side of Mount Kenya and one of the starting points for mountaineers. Nakuru is located in the Rift Valley, about 230 km west of Nairobi. The bustling city is a major regional hub and Kenya’s fourth-largest city, but so dusty and dry that most tourists only stop here briefly in transit. Beautiful is nearby Lake Nakuru National Park, which is said to have once been home to 50% of the world’s pink flamingos. Nearby rises Menengai Crater, an extinct volcano. 50km north of Nakuru is a relatively good road to Lake Baringo. He is smaller than the Nakuru lake, but the richness of birdlife is just as impressive. On Crescent Island in the middle of the lake there is a campsite and boats can be rented.

The middle highlands

Nairobi is known as the »green city in the sun«. The modern Kenyatta Conference Center and attractive cityscape have made Nairobi a major international trade and conference city. Nairobi seems very well-kept, but crime is high like in other capitals and as a non-resident you should avoid some areas, especially at night. Some visitors even recommend not entering Uhuru Park alone. The shopping opportunities are diverse, ranging from American-style malls to African markets with wooden stalls. There is also a wide range of restaurants and nightclubs. Attractions in and around Nairobi include the Bomas of Kenya cultural center just outside the city center, where dance performances take place; the Kenya National Museum with an ethnology section and the Snake Park (snake park) opposite the museum, where you can get acquainted with almost all East African snake species. Nairobi National Park ( website:www.kws.org/nairobi.html ) is just 8 km outside of the city. Kenya’s oldest national park still looks like it does in old photographs – pristine, undulating grassland where all East African wild animals of the plains graze except for elephants. The Hilton hotel organizes tours. Lake Naivasha is an hour’s drive from the capital. The view from here is unique: Bird lovers will get their money’s worth with the large number of birds and the wealth of species. There are also good opportunities for rock climbing.

Nanyuki is a small town on the west side of Mount Kenya and one of the starting points for mountaineers. Nakuru is located in the Rift Valley, about 230 km west of Nairobi. The bustling city is a major regional hub and Kenya’s fourth-largest city, but so dusty and dry that most tourists only stop here briefly in transit. Beautiful is nearby Lake Nakuru National Park, which is said to be home to 50% of the world’s pink flamingos and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearby rises Menengai Crater, an extinct volcano. 50 km north of Nakuru you can reach Lake Baringo via a relatively good road. It is smaller than Lake Nakuru, but the bird life is just as impressive. On Crescent Island in the middle of the lake there is a campsite and boats can be rented.

Kisumu is a commercial center on Lake Victoria. From here you can visit Mount Elgon National Park.

Malindi is 125 km north of Mombasa and is the oldest resort in Kenya. Along the coast are the Malindi and Watamu marine sanctuaries, where you can see the underwater world of the coral reefs from glass-bottom boats. Diving is also popular here. Near Watamu, in Gedi National Park, lies a 13th-century ruined city. The small village of Mambui, north of Malindi, is also worth a visit.
The island of Lamu lies 200 km north of Malindi and attracts with fine sandy palm-lined beaches where picturesque dhows sail past, and a fascinating island town whose old town has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The narrow streets are only passable with donkeys or handcarts; no motorized traffic is permitted on the island. Strolling through the city, one comes across bazaars, mosques and Arabic houses with carved wooden doors. There is also a Hindu temple on Mwango Road. Fishing trips on dhows are offered; day trips can be made with the boat owners to the approximately 600 year old ruins on the nearby islands of Pate and Manda.

There is a coral reef off the coast south of Mombasa and there are beautiful and sheltered beaches. Tourist regions include Likoni, Tiwi and Diani Beach. On the coast north of Mombasa are the resort towns of Bamburi, Kenya, Watamu and Casuarina Beach. There are beautiful beaches here too. Large hotel complexes were erected in stretches.

Malindi

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