Where do I even begin? There are plenty of places to visit in Kenya and lots of things do in Kenya. Depending on your budget and time, you can choose to make your visit as short or as long. Either way, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience.
You can easily choose from the affordable camping tents and lodges to the luxurious camping tents and exquisite lodges. You chose your pick and enjoy! Today I will take you through the top 12 beautiful places to Visit in Kenya both as a tourist or a local. Important Notice: And note that they are all year round destinations.
1. MAASAI MARA
Maasai Mara is the most popular National Park in Kenya. It is known to be a home for giraffes, lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles among others.
The name is derived from the famous nomadic tribe of the ‘Maasai’ community. The Mara is most visited during the great migration of the wild – beast. This “Great Migration” takes place every year from July to October when millions of wildebeest and zebra migrate from the Serengeti in Tanzania.
Also if you have ever wanted a Hot Air Balloon experience the Maasai Mara is the place to do so through http://www.maraballooning.com/.
Just Magical! Other places to visit while in Maasai Mara include- Going see the Mara River, the Mara Triangle, Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Olare Orok Conservancy, go on a Balloon ride (link above), Go see the Musiara Swamp, the Olypunyanta swamp, take an air tour, sight-seeing tours, Eluai Plain just but to mention my picks for you.
2. TSAVO (East and West)
This is the largest national park in Kenya and among the biggest in the World. For this reason, it was divided into two, namely, the Tsavo West and Tsavo East.
They are known to the popular house the Elephants. The Tsavo West has spectacular scenery with a rolling volcanic landscape while Tsavo East has more open savannah than its western sibling.
If you love springs and crocodiles, be sure to catch both at the Mzima Springs in Tsavo West National Park. Tsavo National Park is the ideal destination in Kenya for people who seek solitude and privacy as well as the chance to explore the wilderness.
Other places to visit while in Tsavo include: Go see the Big Map, see the Forbidden Zone, see the Epiya Chapeyu Tented Safari Camp arena, and go for a Bethel day tour. Have a blast while at it!
The Amboseli will offer you views of the African grassland like no other place on earth.
It is a smaller national park compared to other national parks that are on the border of Kenya and Tanzania. It offers magical views of MT. Kilimanjaro- the tallest mountain in Africa, which stands at 19,341 feet tall.
Plus you will not miss finding the cheetah around here too! A rare species! Other places to visit and things to do while in Amboseli include: witnessing a lion hunt, watch both the sunset and sunrise in Amboseli, witness the dust Devils ( Oh my! The thrill when seen from afar), spot a spotty zebra and the Mighty Amboseli Elephants. Good Luck, you will need it!