Top Kenya Destinations To Visit While On Vacation

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  • Oct 21, 2022

Kenya is a nation of dramatic extremes and timeless contrasts that is well known for its classic Savanna Safaris. Deserts and snow-covered mountains; forests and wide-open plains; Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, and vibrant tribal societies; freshwater lakes and coral reefs.

For many people, Kenya is a miniature version of East Africa. While other activities in Kenya include hiking Mount Kenya, hot air ballooning above the Masai Mara, and snorkeling in Malindi on the Indian Ocean coast, wildlife safaris have long been the country’s major draw for tourists. Here are some of the top Kenya destinations you should not miss out on.

Mt. Kenya

The tallest peak in Kenya, Mount Kenya, which rises to a height of 5,199 meters (17,057 feet), ranks second highest in Africa only to Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. When the East African Rift (a portion of the Great Rift Valley) opened out, the stratovolcano was formed around three million years ago.

Today, bamboo and African rosewood trees dominate the lower slopes, and the mountain runoff supplies water to nearly two million people. One of the most beautiful sites to visit in Kenya is Mount Kenya, which has craggy snowy peaks and glaciers along the top slopes.

In order to reach the summit, visitors can either go to Point Lenana, one of the three peaks, using the highest Ferrata route in the world (iron way) or climb to Batian Peak, which is the highest point.

Lake Nakuru

Numerous bird species call Lake Nakuru National Park home, but the largest flocks of flamingos—which have been known to number in the millions—have been spotted less frequently recently.

One of the lakes in the Rift Valley is Lake Nakuru, and the birds are drawn to it by the abundance of algae there. Around the lake, one can also spot pelicans, cormorants, African fish eagles, Verreaux’s eagles, Goliath herons, and hammerkops.

In addition, you can see Rothschild’s giraffes, lions, cheetahs, black and white rhinos, and other animals all across the national park.

Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya is regarded as one of the top safari locations in the nation. The Samburu people, known for their several strands of elaborately beaded jewellery, also reside in this area.

Over 450 different bird species, as well as elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetahs, can be found in the reserve. Rare subspecies including the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, East African oryx, gerenuk (a long-necked antelope), and spotted hyena are also possible to see.

Ol Pajeta

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, one of the Big Five conservancies, is renowned for its conservation efforts and is located in the foothills of Mount Kenya. Sudan, the last male northern White Rhino of the subspecies, passed away there in 2018.

The final females of the subspecies continue to dwell at Ol Pejeta, where they are constantly protected. The Laikipia reserve also houses the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, which houses chimpanzees rescued from the illicit market.

Ol Pejeta, one of the most fascinating tourist destinations in Kenya, is a perfect site to learn about the interaction between humans and wildlife as well as the difficulties faced by the conservation sector. Come for the day or stay longer to experience night drives, bush walks, and lion tracking.

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

The Maasai Mara is an incredible tourism destination for both domestic and foreign visitors because it is known for the Wildebeest Migration. One of the most well-known reserves in Africa, the game reserve is located in southwest Kenya.

There are many accommodations nearby the Maasai Mara and inside the conservancies. So in addition to game drives, anticipate engaging in cultural experiences, hot air ballooning, nature walks, photographic safaris, and other activities.


We hope you find this article helpful, especially as a first-time visitor to Kenya on the search for the perfect Kenya destinations to explore while there. Visit Gazelle Safaris Africa today to enjoy the best Rwanda safaris we have to offer. Our Kenya travel guide will give you the precise information you need to plan a custom vacation.


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