Naivasha is a market town in Nakuru County, Kenya, lying northwest of Nairobi. It is a popular tourist destination. Hell's Gate National Park (the main locations for Lion King, including Pride Rock and the Gorge, are modeled after the park), Longonot National Park and Mount Longonot are nearby attractions. Tours also have included Lake Naivasha, to observe birdlife and hippopotamus behavior, as well as other wild animals.
It is a city on the coast of Kenya. It is the country's second-largest city, after the capital Nairobi, with an estimated population of about 1.2 million people in 2016. Its metropolitan region is the second largest in the country and has a population of approximately two million people. Administratively, Mombasa is the capital of Mombasa County. A regional cultural and economic hub, Mombasa has an extra-large port and an international airport, and is an important regional tourism centre. Located on the east coast of Kenya, in Mombasa County and the former Coast Province, Mombasa's situation on the Indian Ocean made it a historical trading centre, and it has been controlled by many countries because of its strategic location. Tour Mombasa today and experience one of the most-popular tourists’ destinations in the world.
The small town of Malindi is at the centre of a strip of idyllic tropical
beaches offering the visitor a range of world class resorts and quiet relaxing
hideaways. Further south, the sleepy village of Watamu is fronted by wide white
beaches. This tranquil haven is home to several well established resorts, and
many private guesthouses scattered through the forest along the deserted shore.
At Watamu a Marine National Park has
been established, an ideal day trip for divers and snorkellers alike.
Northwest of Malindi is the
spectacular Marafa Depression, locally known as Nyari and popularly known as
Hell’s Kitchen. An extensive series of sandstone gorges and sheer gullies, this
unique and otherworldly landscape has become part of local folklore.
The thick jungles of the Arabuko
Sokoke Forest reserve hide a world of wonders. In the cool of the forest
winding paths will take you in search of rare endemic birds and mammals, and
visiting herds of Elephant.
The forest holds another secret, the
lost town of Gedi, a deserted trading Swahili town hidden deep in the forests,
whose winding passages and crumbling walls tell of a long and mysterious past.
Walk through the Forest, explore the
mangroves by boat, dive on the reef or try your hand at big game fishing. At
the North coast you have all these choices and more, with the space and freedom
to relax, unwind, and soak up the atmosphere. (Magical Kenya)
Lamu Old Town is the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa, retaining its traditional functions. Built in coral stone and mangrove timber, the town is characterized by the simplicity of structural forms enriched by such features as inner courtyards, verandas, and elaborately carved wooden doors. Lamu has hosted major Muslim religious festivals since the 19th century, and has become a significant centre for the study of Islamic and Swahili cultures.
Diani Beach is a major beach resort on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. It is located 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Mombasa, in the nearby Kwale County.The beach is about 10 kilometres (6 mi) long, from the Kongo river to the north and Galu beach to the south (the southern point of reference is an old Baobab tree). It is adjacent to the town of Ukunda, the population of which nears 100,000 inhabitants. A small airstrip is located between the beach area and the Mombasa-Lunga Lunga road. The water remains shallow near shore, with some underwater sandbars near the surface which allow wading with a clear view of the sandy bottom. Inland from the beach, there is extensive vegetation, including numerous palm trees which cover the coastal areas, unlike the dry acacia trees of the mountainous Kenyan Highlands. The Mwachema River flows into the sea at Diani Beach.The general area is known for its coral reefs, black-and-white colobus monkeys, and for the closely located Shimba Hills National Reserve, a wildlife reserve which looks out over the Indian Ocean. Diani Beach has high-class restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, and several shopping centres.Diani Beach is also a popular kitesurfing location.
Tourism and fishing are major economic activities due to Kilifi’s proximity to the Indian Ocean. The county has some of the best beaches and popular resorts and hotels. Other attractions include historical sites such as the Mnarani ruins that date back to between the fourteenth and seventeenth century.
Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland.Wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment.The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November.There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve.Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino). (Magical Kenya)
“Land of Lava, Springs & Man-Eaters”From the sight of fifty million gallons of crystal clear water gushing out of from the under parched lava rock that is the Mzima Springs to the Shetani lava flows, Tsavo is a beautiful, rugged wilderness. The savannah ecosystem comprises of open grasslands, scrublands, and Acacia woodlands, belts of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges including the Poacher's Lookout where visitors can see the teeming herds in the plains below. Tsavo offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world and attractions include elephant, rhino, Hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, Buffalos, diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler.
Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The park is 39,206 hectares (392 km2; 151 sq. mi) in size at the core of an 8,000 square kilometres (3,100 sq. mi) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border.The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attraction of the park includes opportunities to meet the Maasai people and also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.In Amboseli’s case it is big skies and far horizons combined with swampy springs and dry and dusty earth trampled by hundreds of animals. Amboseli has an endless underground water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro’s ice cap, which funnel into two clear water springs in the heart of the park. However, the climatic pendulum can swing from drought to flood, and in the early 1990’s ceaseless rain changed Amboseli into a swamp. A few years later the rains failed and the grass-covered plains turned to dust.
Nairobi National Park “The World’s Wildlife Capital” A short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district is the Nairobi National Park. Wide open grass plains and backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers.
Tourist attractions in Nakuru include Lake Nakuru National Park and Menengai Crater. Lake Nakuru National Park, situated just 4km from Nakuru town, is one of Kenya’s most popular tourist destinations. The park’s ecosystem, which comprises Lake Nakuru and surrounding grasslands, supports over 50 species of mammals including white rhino and about 450 species species of birds including flamingos.
There are many attraction sites in the Central Mt. Kenya region. A game drive through the Aberdare National Park, “The Majestic Moorland” is one of them. Picturesque, steep forested ravines and open moorland characterise the Aberdare National Park. The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and the blue duiker. Visitors can indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson's Francolin, Sparrow hawks, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers. There are also many hotels, restaurants and lodges that provide decent and 5 star accommodation for those who would like to spend their time in the cool environment. They include, Chaka Ranch Leisure Park, Giraffe Ark Game Lodge, The Ark, Treetops Restaurant, Faremont Mt. Kenya Safari Club, Tafaria Castle, etc
Lake Bogoria was gazetted on November 20, 1973 as a
national reserve. It is 10km north of the Equator and 285km north of Nairobi.
It sits on the floor of the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley at an
altitude of 1,000m above sea level from which the escarpment forms one of
Kenya’s most picturesque backdrops.
Bogoria National Reserve is 107km sq and most of the reserve is occupied by
Lake Bogoria, a spectacular sight reflecting searing blue skies and the rose
pink of flamingos. It is well known for its hot springs and geysers dotting the
southern shore of the lake. In the steam jets, an egg can be boiled and cooked
in seven minutes!
water gushes out of the ground and it is known to have therapeutic value. The
hot springs are natural spas and steam baths. The hot spring water geysers are
extremely hot – the gushing out water is at boiling point and visitors are
forewarned to be careful.
Lake Bogoria National Reserve is the
home of Africa’s most magnificent antelope, the greater kudu, and of other
savannah wildlife: Zebra, impala, Grant’s gazelle, Klipspringer, buffalo, dik
dik and Patas monkey, among others. Predators include the leopard, cheetah,
hyena, mongoose, jackal and Karakul cat.
Bogoria National Reserve has 135 species of birds. Like Lake Nakuru, thousands
of flamingoes, greater kudu, impala, buffalo, zebras, klipspringer and leopards
attract visitors to the reserve. In the recent past, it has become most stable
home of the lesser flamingo with a population approaching two million birds.
This is in addition to more than 310 resident and 50 migratory species of birds
– 374 bird species have been recorded.
Kisumu is Kenya's third largest city and is located on the shores of Lake Victoria. It has dozens of attractions which include: Dunga Hill Camp, Impala sanctuary, Kit Mikayi, Hippo point, Kiboko bay, The Kisumu museum, Planet Media and Starflix Cinemas, Luanda Magere Site and Grave, Lwang’ ni Beach, Kisumu market, Ndere Island, Ruma National Park, Alego Nyangoma, Got Ramogi Hill, Kanjera Prehistoric site and Kanjera hot springs (Bala Rawi) and a variety of classic hotels.