What to see? | Kenya
Nairobi is a city very cosmopolitan, lively and interesting. You can visit the National Museum, the Snakes Museum, really amazing and the National Archives, which preserves documents and austere art and crafts exhibition. On the outskirts of the metropolis is the wonderful Nairobi National Park, where we have the first contact with the fauna. You can also visit the house of Karen Blixen, Out of Africa's author and a great lover of this country.
Samburu National Park
Situated at the north of Nairobi, along the Ewaso Nyiro. Less well known than other country's reserves, but that shows one of the most diverse and unusual wildlife of East Africa. We can see oryx, antelope, giraffe, zebra of Greby or reticulated giraffe, and many others.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Is the unique area of the Rift Valley lakes, which is protected as a National Park. It is also known as the Rose Lake by more than 2 million flamingos that give this color to the lake. It is one of the nation's smaller parks with a variety of animals and one of the best places to see black and white rhinoceros in Africa. Regularly can also be seen the leopard.
Mount Kenya National Park
This park is the highest mountain in the country with its 5.200 m. altitude and the second on the continent. Here we can see clear water lakes, glaciers, alpine vegetation and endemic animal species.
Aberdares National Park
Protected space where you will find a remote and formidably dense forest. The park offers a variety of flora, fauna and unique landscapes and the chance to see animals as they approach drink at night.
National Park and Reserve Marsevit
One of the least visited parks in the country, but that is about the largest mammals in Kenya, living in a densely wooded area. Few places in the country can rival it in terms of scenic beauty and tranquility.
Masai Mara National Park
It is the most popular protected area in Kenya. With an abundance of wildlife, including much of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is a reserve of 320 km² that offers visitors unforgettable experiences, like going through some of its vast savannahs, dodge the annual stampede of wildebeests, or fly in a balloon. The largest concentrations of wildlife inhabit the border area of the park. Everywhere, one can observe large herds of lions, and is not so unusual to see them hunting. There live many elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos. Masai Mara is a National Park, but can be considered a Reserve because the Maasai are allowed to hunt and to graze their flocks in the enclosures of the park.
Amboseli National Park
There is a park not so long, but offers the possibility of seeing an endangered species, the black rhino. It also have large herds of elephants, the image of them moving slowly across the green plains with Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop, can be a real African cliché, but it's an experience that nobodies never forget.
Mombasa is the traditional seaside resort of the country and the largest port in the East African coast along the Indian Ocean, which dates back to the XVI century. The old city is testimony to that tumultuous era. Filled with ornate windows and balconies, walk through its streets is a constant pleasure. The most prominent attraction is Fort Jesus, which dominates the port entrance. South of the town, the coast presents a series of magnificent and exotic beaches.
It is the Swahili oldest settlement in East Africa without major monuments. Place of fantasy and dream, Lamu is now a wonderful and relaxing seaside tourist destination with beautiful beaches. In addition, there are no cars on the island. In Lamu is almost mandatory to sail in a dhow, a traditional Arabic boat.