Kenya, a country officially known as the Republic of Kenya, is located in East Africa. It lies on the equator and shares a land border with Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Kenya also shares a maritime border with the Indian Ocean to the southeast.
Kenya is popular among travellers for its game reserves and coastal beaches. Some of the well-known game reserves in the country include the West and East Tsavo National Park. Meanwhile, the more popular beaches in the country include Bamburi Beach, Diani Beach, Nyali, Tiwi, Vipingo and Watamu Beach.
When planning a vacation in Kenya, there are many options on places to go, sights to see and activities to do. Here are just a few of the more popular tourist sites in Kenya to add to the itinerary and should not be missed:
Nairobi National Park – This is a national park situated in Nairobi. It was the first national park in Kenya and is located just around 7 kilometres from the city centre. Because of its location, the park is surrounded by an electric fence to keep the park’s wildlife from going into the metropolis. Nairobi National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife as well as one of the most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries in Kenya.
Giraffe Centre – Located in Karen, just 5 kilometres from the city centre of Nairobi, the Giraffe Centre was established to protect the Rothschild giraffe, which is an endangered species of giraffes found only in the grasslands of East Africa. Many visitors come to the Giraffe Centre for the opportunity to feed giraffes from an observation platform.
Maasai Mara – Officially called the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the reserve is also locally referred to as just “The Mara”. Maasai Mara is a large game reserve situated in the Narok County. It borders with the Serengeti National Park located in the Mara Region of Tanzania. The park is popularly known for its excellent population of various wildlife including cheetah, leopards and lions. It is also the location of the “Great Migration”, which is an annual migration to and from Serengeti of zebras, wildebeests and Thomson’s gazelles.
Lake Nakuru – Located in the south of Nakuru, it is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. Lake Nakuru is situated in Kenya’s rift valley and popularly known for the massive population of flamingos lining its shore. The flamingos are attracted to the lake with its richness of algae. Visitors can also see other birds in the area as well as other large mammals including warthogs, baboons and black and white rhinos.
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