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If you ever happen to have the chance to visit the beautiful and magical country of Kenya, there are dozens of attractions and activities enticing locals and tourists alike to explore and enjoy what the country has to offer. Here are 20 of the unmissable places and things to do while there.
This has to be on top of any visitor’s list because the wildebeest migration is a world wonder that continues to fascinate people from far and wide.
Make a stop over at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and adopt an elephant, see other orphaned elephants, and learn more about conservation.
See the Aberdare Ranges soar to heights of about 13,000 feet and dip into scenic V-shaped valleys. Rivers and waterfalls in the valley create spectacular views.
Turkana is a place with so much history and the ecosystem that it is one of the six world heritage sites located in Kenya.
Visit the last remaining Northern White Rhino in the world and see some other beautiful animals like zebras, gazelles, antelopes, lions, and giraffes.
Visit the oldest and best-preserved place in Swahili culture and get to learn some history. This is a world heritage site built with old coral and mangrove wood. Immerse yourself in the culture during your visit.
From Malindi to Diana, watch the sunset in different white-sandy beaches on the Kenyan coast, try some water sports, and live in a Swahili-beach house.
From nightlife to restaurants and technology, visitors can’t run out of things to do while in Nairobi. Visit the Nairobi National Park and other attractions in the city.
See the most beautiful birds in Lake Victoria and Lake Baringo as they feed on the algae from the soda lakes. Marvel at the beautiful plumage they create.
See the big five animals—buffalo, elephants, lions, leopards, and rhinos—in the different national parks and conservancies in Kenya.
Visit the indigenous Ngare Ndare forest in Laikipia North. This forest comes complete with an expanding-canopy cover, and visitors can take the canopy walk, camp, hike, dive, or swim in the chilly waters.
The view from this height is awe-inspiring and visitors can see Lake Nakuru simmering in the horizon. From “The Viewpoint”, there is a hiking trail down to the caldera’s floor. The highest point of the caldera wall is 500 m (1,640 ft) above the floor.
Climb Mount Kenya by using any of the famous routes like Nanyuki or Naromoru. Although getting to the peak is an activity for seasoned-mountain climbers, lower peaks remain options for those less experienced.
See the magic that is the Rift Valley. Soak in the views in the Rift Valley Viewpoint and get to explore the many points of interest here.
The largest lake in Africa, Lake Victoria is one of the Africa’s Great Lakes shared by Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. This freshwater lake has over 200 species of fish including tilapia. Try some ugali and fish while visiting.
Visit the Kenyan Highlands, see the beautiful coffee and tea farms/estates, and make your own blend. Find out what makes Kenya’s coffee and tea so special.
Each museum in Kenya has a story and cultural significance. Learn a thing or two and see some great arts and crafts in the country’s museums.
Famous for the geothermal activity, this is a great place in the Great Rift Valley to sight see, rock climb, or bike. There is also a national spa for tourists’ enjoyment.
This historical and archaeological site near the Indian Ocean is adjacent to Kilifi District and Gedi. This is one of Kenya’s mysteries and shows a town that was possibly founded in the 13th century.