Kenya’s boundaries are open with the resumption of both international and local flights. The lock-down was just another prison for many. Hanging out with family and friends was rare for the past five months. Everyone is eager to quench the thirst for vacation. But which are the best tourist attraction sites for domestic and international tourists?
Kenya is one of the famous tourist destinations across the world. The land carries beautiful natural sceneries full of wonders. Right from the coastal region to the western region, the spirit of romance and adventure reveals itself. You are spoilt for choice in every corner of Kenya.
The Best Tourist Attraction Sites to Visit in Kenya
|Attraction site||Amusing Features||Nearby Accommodations|
|Maasai Mara||Annual wildebeest migration |
|Olare Mara Kempinski |
Mara River Camp
|Mount Kenya||Mountain climbing |
|Fairmont Mount Kenya |
Serena Mount Lodge
|Lamu Island||Lamu Old Town |
Island’s white sand
|Tausi Guest House |
Banana House & Wellness Centre
|Lake Nakuru||Flamingos |
Euphorbia Candelabrum Forest
|Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge |
Lake Nakuru Lodge
Hotel Luna Resort
|Lake Naivasha||Birds |
|Enashipai Resort & Spa |
Naivasha Peppercorn Holiday Resort
Astorian Grand Hotel
|Nairobi National Museum||Contemporary art Kenya’s historical features||Villa Rosa Kempinski |
Garden Inn Nairobi
|Fort Jesus||Historical architects Slave trade characteristics||PrideInn Hotel Mombasa |
Nyali Beach Holiday Resort
Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa
|Kit-Mikayi||Ancient stones||Imperial Hotel Kisumu |
Acacia Premier Hotel
|Chaka Ranch||Outdoor activities Family fun points||The White Rhino Hotel |
Aberdare Country Club
Mt. Kenya Safari Halt Hotel
|Bomas of Kenya||Kenya’s tribal music, culture, crafts & arts.||Weston Hotel |
Nairobi Tamarind Tree Hotel Royal Tulip Canaan Nairobi
1. Maasai Mara
Maasai Mara is a cultural tourist attraction site in Kenya. It beholds the beauty of Maasai community through their mode of dressing and living. Get yourself a chance to see the traditional housing and also eat the delicious Maasai goat meat.
The most popular tourist destination also hosts the annual wildebeest migration. Tourists all over the world flood the place from July to September to testify to this amusing event.
2. Mount Kenya
For mountain climbing enthusiasts, this is your world. The Batian, Nelion, and Lenana peaks allow you to have a full mountain climbing experience. As you enjoy the experience, you also have a view of glaciers, lakes, and mineral springs.
Another place to visit in Mt. Kenya is the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. The luxurious environment allows you to play golf and tennis as well as do trout fishing.
3. Lamu Island
It is one of the best places to visit in Kenya. The Lamu old town brings out the historical nature of Kenya. It is the oldest inhabited settlement in Kenya. It shows the beauty of the Arabian, Indian and European architecture in its buildings.
The Lamu Museum is a place of refreshment. The Swahili culture is evident from this attraction site. After having an experience with the historical features, you can jump into one of the beaches and sunbathe with the natural white sand.
4. Lake Nakuru
Lake Nakuru is one of the most beautiful tourist attraction sites to visit in Kenya yet full of mysteries. The pink flamingos in the lake make the place charming. Your eyes remain glued on the alluring Rift valley soda lake.
L. Nakuru hosts the largest euphorbia candelabrum forest in Africa. The tall good-looking trees give a cool breeze as you enjoy the serenity of the lake. The experience is just a life-time memory.
5. Lake Naivasha
Another wonder in Kenya is Lake Naivasha. The Rift Valley feature is a place of over 400 different bird species. If you enjoy watching birds fly, land and feed, this is an exciting place for you and your family.
On the southern part of Lake Naivasha, you can visit the Hell’s Gate. In this attractive place, have an exciting climbing experience on the red cliffs and the two unique volcanoes.
The National Museum is one of the best places to visit in Nairobi. The educational center on Kenya’s history is a good stopover when you pop in Nairobi. More than 900 cultural and natural historical exhibits are found here.
You can’t afford to miss visiting the snake park located inside the museum. All kinds of popular reptiles are hosted here. The place exhibits the beauty of snakes and crocodiles.
7. Fort Jesus
Fort Jesus is a special trademark of Mombasa city. The 16th-century feature is a dwelling place for souvenir shops, ancient Swahili, and traditional markets. It is one of the charming features in Mombasa Old Town. It is listed as one of the UNESCO historical heritage centres.
From Fort Jesus, one can see any ship approaching from the Indian Ocean. The feature also tells more of the number of slaves who lost their lives through torture hunger and disease as they waited for transportation.
Kit-Mikayi is also one of the best places to visit while in Kenya. The ancient rocks glam the environment with wonder. If you love geography, it is a good place to learn about the formation of rocks.
The structural nature of the stone reflects the cultural polygamous family of the Luo community. Its arrangement is also evidence of the nuclear family of the Luos. The features is 120m in height.
9. Chaka Ranch
Chaka Ranch leisure park is an entertainment facility located in Nyeri county. The attraction site hosts outdoor entertainment lovers from Kenya and abroad.
Chaka Ranch has the widest and the largest collection of bikes and buggies in Kenya. The place is easily accessible from Nairobi as it is only a two-hours’ drive.
10. Bomas of Kenya
The cultural attraction site in Kenya brings together all the tribes across every county. Bomas of Kenya offers you a chance to learn how different tribes in Kenya dress, sing, and also dance.
The style of housing portrayed by the facility gives a testimony of the different housing methods of Kenyan communities. It is a great place to learn about the culture of each tribe in Kenya.
Kenya has a lot to offer as a one of the best tourist destinations in Africa. It leaves millions of tourists yearning to come back again and again. Don’t be left behind for life-time memories.