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Kenya : Michelin's recommendations

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Kenya, the setting for Karen Blixen's novel Out of Africa (adapted for the cinema by Sydney Pollack), is full of unforgettable sights that will come to life as you travel through this East African country and explore its magnificent national parks. Enjoy a mythical journey with lions, buffalo, gazelles and leopards as your companions in its savannas, mangrove swamps, vast deserts and equatorial forests. And if you've always felt inspired by photo reports with great animal shots, why not take a dream safari in magnificent Amboseli National Park with the famous Mt. Kilimanjaro as a backdrop across the border in Tanzania.
Kenya is also a fantastic destination for seaside enthusiasts. Its East Coast on the Indian Ocean has heavenly beaches, like the one at Diani boasting long stretches of white sand and a seabed with transparent waters and coal reefs where multi-coloured fish swim to and fro in an underwater ballet. The coast also offers a prime opportunity for exploring Swahili culture and the country's crisscrossing civilisations in the old town of Lamu, on the UNESCO World Heritage List, in Mombasa and at the archaeological site of Gedi.
From its untamed landscapes teeming with magnificent wildlife to its awe-inspiring summits made for mountain climbing and a splendid coastline protected by a long barrier reef, Kenya offers a world of adventure that is just waiting you.

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Kenya : Must-see towns and regions

  • Nairobi

    Modern Nairobi is growing at a fast pace and attracting a lot of hope. Futurist buildings stand next to colonial edifices in the historic quarter - and in its shantytowns. Visitors - careful pedestria...

  • Monbasa

    With a population of a million inhabitants, Mombasa, the main port in East Africa, is a city with a distinctive character and the centre of Swahili culture. It is renowned for the different architectu...

  • Lamu

    Lamu, situated on the island of the same name, is a pleasant town with a vibrant Swahili culture. Stroll through the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a result of its typical architecture, and...

  • Nakuru

    Construction of the railway linking Uganda with the Indian Ocean began at the turn of the 19C and 20C and passed through Nakuru. The town has grown steadily ever since and is now the fourth largest ci...

  • Kisumu

    Kisumu, the third largest city in Kenya, has an appealing market, one of the liveliest in the country, and an interesting museum which provides information on the Luo, the city’s main ethnic group. Th...

  • Malindi

    Situated to the north of Watamu, Malindi is a seaside resort and a big-game fishing centre once visited by Ernest Hemingway. After swimming at one of the beautiful beaches or diving in the Malindi Mar...

  • Watamu

    Watamu boasts idyllic white-sand beaches that lend it the status of seaside resort. It is also the base for a trip out to the marine park, a sanctuary that is home to a wealth of stunning marine life ...

  • Maralal

    Situated in the heart of the region inhabited by the Samburu (nomadic shepherds who wear colourful traditional costumes), Maralal is a market town with stalls and cafés lining its dirt streets. The to...

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