Most Stunning Tourist Attractions in Kenya
Kenya has a lot to thank Mother Nature for. From the long white beaches to the wildlife, from the landscape to the climate conditions, you will find that this is a truly blessed country. Look at the animal life, Kenya boasts as home to the big five. These are the lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard and the buffalo. The most stunning tourist attraction site is the Masai Mara. This is home to the Seventh Wonder of the World. Every year, wildebeests leave the Serengeti in Tanzania and try to cross the Mara River to the Kenyan side. Thousands die in the attempt as they either drown or are killed by the lions, hyenas and other carnivores that wait to prey on them on the river banks.
The crocodiles in the river also have a feast day as they ambush on the weak and tired animals as they cross the river. This is a spectacular site that draws attention from all over the world. The Masai Mara is also home to the Masai People whose culture is famous all over the world. A day with the Masai people will leave you amazed and intrigued and as you sample out the different cultural practises, food and clothing they have. This is also the original home of the lions in the world.
Another tourist attraction site you do not want to miss for anything is the Amboseli. Here, you will find the largest member of the big five community living in big herds. It is also a great place to view the Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania from. The Tsavo East and West is also a very stunning tourist attraction place. It came to the limelight in the 1890’s when the two lions known as the Tsavo man-eaters terrorized the Indian railway workers. It is the biggest animal sanctuary in the country and almost all types of animals found in Kenya can be found here. The Lake Nakuru national park is home to almost all the major animals in the country. It’s more famous for the flamingoes that reside in the lake than for anything else. The best place to visit though is the Nairobi National park which in the Capital City itself. It is home to the big five apart from the elephant. The park gives one a contrasting taste of the busy city life around making it a must visit for anyone.
Another reason why you should not miss out on a trip to the country that is home to the Seventh wonder of the world is its long, powder soft white beaches. These give one a chance to just laze about and enjoy the Kenyan sun. The best ones are the Mombasa beaches that tourists find the most convenient and enjoyable. Lamu beaches are also a must visit as you tour the island town on donkeys. This is a very ancient town that gives one the true African atmosphere. Watamu and Malindi beaches are also great places to visit. The rivers and lakes in the region are also a great tourist attraction.
Visit the longest river in the country, river Tana and get a close view of Kenya’s largest hydro electric power stations. Lake Victoria which is the second largest fresh water lake in the world is a great place to fish and its famous for its Nile Perch. Lake Naivasha is also a fresh water lake but found in the Rift Valley region. Other great lakes to visit are the Lake Bogoria which is famous for its geysers and hot springs and Lake Baringo. Kenya is also home to the world’s largest desert lake known as Lake Turkana or Rudolf which is in Northeastern Kenya.
Mount Kenya is also a stunning attraction site. For those who love mountain and rock climbing, this is the place to be. An adventure on top of the mountain will be unforgettable and will leave you planning on how you will get another adventure on the mountain. The three peaks, Batian, Lorian and Lenana offer one a thrill and a challenge. Once you concur one, you look forward to the next greater and more adventurous challenge. Mount Kenya has cultural values to the locals as it was believed to be the dwelling place for the traditional inhabitants’ gods. Sacrifices and religious ceremonies were performed on the mountain.