The Best 10 Tourist Attraction Sites in Kenya


Kenya is one of the most popular tourist destinations globally. The land carries beautiful natural sceneries full of wonders. The spirit of romance and adventure reveals itself from the coastal to the western region. But which are the best tourist attraction sites for domestic and international tourists?

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Tourist Attraction Sites in Kenya

Attraction site Amusing Features Nearby Accommodations
Maasai Mara Annual wildebeest migration
Maasai culture
Olare Mara Kempinski
Mara River Camp
Mount Kenya Mountain climbing
Fairmont Mount Kenya
Safari Club
Serena Mount Lodge
Sunrise Hotel
Lamu Island Lamu Old Town
Lamu museum
Island’s white sand
Tausi Guest House
Wildebeest Lamu
Banana House & Wellness Centre
Lake Nakuru Flamingos
Euphorbia Candelabrum Forest
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
Lake Nakuru Lodge
Hotel Luna Resort
Lake Naivasha Birds
Boat riding
Hell’s Gate
Enashipai Resort & Spa
Naivasha Peppercorn Holiday Resort
Astorian Grand Hotel
Nairobi National Museum Contemporary art Kenya’s historical features Villa Rosa Kempinski
The Bomas
Nairobi Hilton
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
Sovereign 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
List of Tourist Attraction Sites in Kenya

1. Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara is a cultural tourist attraction site in Kenya. It beholds the Maasai community’s beauty through their dressing and living mode.

Get a chance to see the traditional housing and eat the delicious Maasai goat meat.

The most popular tourist destination also hosts the annual wildebeest migration. Tourists flood the place from July to September to testify to this amusing event.

2. Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya

For mountain climbing enthusiasts, this is your world. The Batian, Nelion, and Lenana peaks allow you 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 and do trout fishing.

3. Lamu Island

This 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 Arabian, Indian and European architecture in its buildings.

The Lamu Museum is a place of refreshment. The Swahili culture is evident at this attraction site. After having an experience with the historical features, you can jump into one of the beaches and sunbathe in the natural white sand.

4. Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru is one of Kenya’s most beautiful tourist attractions, 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 lifetime memory.

5. Lake Naivasha

Lake NaivashaAnother 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.

 You can visit the Hell’s Gate in the southern part of Lake Naivasha. In this attractive place, have an exciting climbing experience on the red cliffs and the two unique volcanoes.

6. Nairobi National Museum

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 into Nairobi. More than 900 cultural and natural history 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 about the number of slaves who lost their lives through torture, hunger, and disease as they waited for transportation.

8. Kit-Mikayi

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 feature is 120m in height.

9. Chaka Ranch

Chaka RanchChaka 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 largest collection of bikes and buggies in Kenya. The place is easily accessible from Nairobi as it is only a two-hour 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 dance.

The style of housing portrayed by the facility gives testimony to 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 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 lifetime memories.  

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