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  • 1 Amboseli National Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    EAK - Nairobi

    The Amboseli National Park is fascinating for its scenery and wildlife. With the famous Kilimanjaro as a backdrop, the park covers an area of 392km2 which is home to elephants, antelope, giraffes, numerous birds, and hippopotami in its marshland area..

  • 2 Masai Mara National Reserve Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    EAK - Keekorok

    Situated to the north of the Serengeti (Tanzania), the Masai Mara National Reserve is visited by vast numbers of tourists. The area boasts splendid natural scenery (savannah, bush and rivers), as well as unusually abundant wildlife which includes lio..

  • 3 Rift Valley Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    EAK - Nakuru

    The Rift, a wide fault between the Red Sea and the Zambezi river, crosses Kenya along the valley of the same name. Dotted with volcanoes and numerous lakes (such as Lake Magadi and Lake Nukuru), the shores of which attract a profusion of wildlife, th..

  • 4 Lake Nakuru National Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    EAK - Nakuru

    Bird enthusiasts should not miss the shores of Lake Nakuru, which are renowned for their hundreds of different species, the most famous of which is the pink flamingo. All visitors will enjoy Lake Nakuru National Park, where gazelles, lions and rhinoc..

  • Situated to the north of Nairobi, the Samburu, Shaba and Buffalo Springs National Reserves were created in the 1960s and 70s. Zebras, giraffe, hippopotami, and ostriches, as well as lions, cheetahs and leopards, can all be seen in these arid landscap..

  • 6 Gedi National Monument Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    EAK - Malindi

    The ruins of Gedi, a Swahili town which was at its zenith in the 17C (five centuries after it was founded), are quite remarkable. Visit the site museum and admire the ruins of an imposing mosque and Swahili houses, surrounded by luxuriant forest. A f..

  • 7 Lamu Archipelago Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    EAK - Lamu

    Three main islands, Lamu, Pate and Manda, form the Lamu archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Take a trip on a dhow to explore the crystal-clear waters and long sandy beaches of the islands, such as Shela Beach, and soak up the delightful atmosphere of th..

  • 8 Lake Baringo Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    EAK - Loruk

    To the north of the Rift Valley, the freshwater Lake Baringo (covering an area of approximately 170km2) is home to a multitude of birds (herons, egrets etc) which will be of great interest to ornithologists. Hippopotami and crocodiles are also found ..

  • 9 Mount Elgon National Park Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    EAK - Endebess

    Straddling the border between Uganda and Kenya, Mount Elgon National Park (at an altitude of over 4 000m) extends across the slopes of the volcano which are perfect for climbing and hiking. At night, colonies of elephants attack the rock with their t..

  • 10 Meru National Park Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    EAK - Kinna

    Meru National Park is linked to George and Joy Adamson who spent part of their lives protecting the area's wildlife, particularly lions. Today, the park is home to zebra, elephants, leopards and lions, as well as dry savannah and luxuriant marshland...

  • 11 Tsavo National Park Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    EAK - Tsavo

    Situated to the southeast of Amboseli, the Tsavo National Park, the largest in Kenya, covers an area of 20 000ha and is home to a multitude of wildlife, such as elephants, buffalo, impalas, giraffe and numerous species of bird. Soak up the park's gra..

  • 12 Aberdare National Park Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    EAK - Nanyuki

    These high plateaux covered with Alpine moorland are dotted with huge waterfalls (Gura Falls), dense forests which thrive in a cool, wet climate, and an abundance of wildlife. The highest peak in the Aberdare National Park is Mount Lesatima (around 4..

  • 13 Mount Kenya National Park Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    EAK - Nanyuki

    Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa at 5 199m, is protected by a UNESCO World Heritage national park. With its snow-capped peaks straddling the equator, an extraordinarily varied ecosystem and an abundance of wildlife, Mount Kenya is a..

  • 14 Tana Delta Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    EAK - Malindi

    The Tana Delta boasts abundant wildlife inland from the coast, where hippopotami rub shoulders with crocodiles, and aquatic birds are attracted by the mangroves and marshes. Add to this a coastline lined with vast, stunning beaches and you have a reg..

  • 15 Chalbi Desert Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    EAK - Marsabit

    The Chalbi Desert extends to the east of Lake Turkana. Occupying the site of an old dried-out salt lake, the desert comprises sand dunes surrounded by arid landscapes which are challenging to cross. Gabbras nomads collect salt here, which they then s..

  • 16 Karen Blixen Museum Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Karen Road EAK - Nairobi

    Karen Blixen lived in this house from 1917 to 1931 before leaving for Europe and writing her autobiography Out of Africa, which was later adapted for the cinema. The museum, which brings to life the writings of the novelist and the film by Sydney Pol..

  • 17 Lake Turkana Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    EAK - North Horr

    Lake Turkana, covering an area of 4 500km2, is both an exceptional wildlife reserve (especially on Central Island which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and an important archaeological site (Koobi Fora). The lake's dark green waters are an impressive..

  • 18 Diani Beach Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    EAK - Diani

    Diani Beach, to the south of Mombasa, boasts a long stretch of fine sand lined with coconut trees facing the Indian Ocean. With its idyllic scenery and facilities worthy of the best seaside resorts, Diani Beach is an ideal spot for lazing on the beac..

  • 19 Kisite Marine National Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    EAK - Shimoni

    Located off the coast of Shimoni and Wasini Island, Kisite Marine National Park is a paradise for scuba diving enthusiasts. With its superb coral and multi-coloured tropical fish, this sea bed is one of the most beautiful in East Africa, making it a ..

  • 20 Koobi Fora Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    EAK - North Horr

    Koobi Fora, to the north of Lake Turkana, is a major archaeological site thanks to the discovery here of the two-million-year-old skull of Homo Habilis. Rich in fossils, Koobi Fara is protected by the Sibiloi National Park, which is a UNESCO World He..

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