Kenya is a truly magical country with so much to offer including breathtaking landmarks, fantastic wildlife, super friendly communities, and mouthwatering food. It is safe to say that Kenya is one of the best tourist destinations in the world. Unless you experience it yourself, you can not have a lot to say about the destinations except what you read in the books. With dozens of destinations scattered across the country, every region has something unique to offer. From wildlife to sandy beaches, you can not get enough of the fun. With that said, let’s dive into the best destinations you need to visit at least once in your lifetime.
Maasai Mara is a game reserve located in the Kenyan Rift valley. With over 90 recorded animal species and some 400 bird species, Maasai Mara holds the record for Africa’s most diverse game reserve. Maasai Mara is also the home of Wild beast migration that sees over 1.5 million wild beasts cross over to Serengeti. This 8th Wonder of the world attracts more local and international tourist than any other destination in Kenya. Maasai Mara is also the home to the big 5. You can book a tour with our affordable Maasai Mara Packages
Diani Beach – Kenyan Coast
30 kilometers from Mombasa next to the Indian ocean sits the famous Diani Beach. Three years in a row, Diani beach has been voted Africa’s leading Beach. The resort is mostly covered with sand and offers luxurious hotels facing the sea. With beach houses for hire located a few meters from the sea, you wake up to a beautiful ocean view. You can also do fun activities including kitesurfing, sky diving, jet skiing, and snorkeling. If you have not been to Diani, make arrangements to visit and see exactly what I am talking about. You can try our affordable Diani Beach packages.
Tsavo National Park
Tsavo national park is located in the Taita Taveta county with an area of over 13,000 square kilometers making it the biggest national park in Kenya. It is named after the famous Tsavo river. Tsavo offers vast land to explore with landmarks such as Mudanda Rock, Yatta Plateau, Lugard Falls, Aruba Dam. You can also find wild animals including lions, black rhinos, cape buffalos and leopards. You can take advantage of our affordable Tsavo national park package
When you mention mount Kenya, many imagine that it’s all about climbing Kenya’s tallest mountain and Africa’s 2nd. On the contrary, Mt. Kenya offers more than just a beautiful mountain view. It touches 6 Kenyan counties namely Meru, Embu, Laikipia, Kirinyaga, Nyeri and Tharaka Nithi counties. The top activities in the area include Hiking, Game watching, Fishing. You can chat us below to get Mt. Kenya package
Giraffe Centre – Lan’gata
The Giraffe center was established to secure the endangered species from extinction. 20 Kilometers from Nairobi center, this centers offers an up-close encounter with friendly Giraffes that are often ready to be fed by the visitors. You can learn more about the conservation measures have been taken their official website. The Giraffe center made it to this list because of the awareness it creates in protecting and preserving wildlife, natural resources, and forests.
Meru National Park
From the Giraffe center, we travel all the way to Meru and explore the famous Meru National Park. With abundant rainfall, the park offers habitat to numerous animals including African bush elephant, lion, African leopard, cheetah, eastern black rhinoceros, southern white rhinoceros, Grevy’s zebra, hippopotamus e.t.c.
Located in Nakuru county, Lake Nakuru is a famous destination for travelers who encounter hundreds of thousands of Flamingos, monkeys, and rhinos. Lake Nakuru borders Lake Nakuru national park. While in the area, you get to enjoy staying in luxurious hotels in Nakuru town as well as view the great Rift valley.
Hell’s gate is a famous tourist destination located in Naivasha. The destination is famous for spectacular sceneries, a large variety of wildlife and Geothermal power station. It is popular for day tourists who are not planning to stay too long. The destination is also very affordable. See our Hell’s gate day tour package
Nairobi National Park
Although many Kenya’s don’t know this, Nairobi National pack is pretty amazing and offers a day trip especially for Nairobi residents. The national park is home to a number of wild animals including Giraffes, Lions, Rhinos, and buffalos. The destination is also very affordable. We visited this destination while shooting our promo video and had a lot of fun. See the video below
Last but not least is Aberdare ranges. Although it was famous in the past, the popularity has reduced. Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to go check it out
Kenya has over 200 tourist destinations. Although we listed popular destinations, there are other pretty good attractions.
- Thomson Falls – Nyahuru
- Ngong Hills – Ngong
- Bomas of Kenya – Nairobi CBD
- Mamba Village
- Nairobi Arboretum