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Must-Visit Places In Kenya For Nature Lovers

By Chidirim Ndeche 22 January 2018   |   1:00 pm

If you are one of those eager to tour around the beautiful continent that Africa is, Kenya is a good place to start. Located in East Africa with a coastline on the Indian Ocean, the country is filled with savannahs, Lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It’s also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos.

Here are some fascinating places that prove that Kenya is a beautiful country:

Diani Beach
This is no doubt one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Located on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, Diani Beach resort is an ideal getaway, offering visitors plenty activities to enjoy in a place with a breathtaking view. It is known for its coral reefs, black and white colobus monkeys, a wildlife reserve that looks over the ocean, restaurants, hotels and kitesurfing.

Southern Palms Beach Resort, Diani Kenya. Photo Credit: Odyssey Safaris

Mida Creek
Located on the Malindi-Watamu coastline, Mida Creek is one of Kenya’s true hidden treasures. The massive tidal inlet of sand is surrounded by extensive mangroves and lined with palms. The creek offers several exciting activities like fishing, birdwatching, boat trips, kayaking, waterskiing, wakeboarding and mangrove walks. Mida is best explored by boat at sunset; the setting sun turns the waters to gold and flocks of roosting birds fill the sky.

Kisumu Impala Sanctuary
Located in Kisumu City, Kisumu Impala Sanctuary lies on the shores of Lake Victoria. It’s a thrilling sight for nature lovers; if you love wildlife, you will appreciate both the free-ranging and captive animals in the sanctuary. The Sanctuary is a well-preserved natural beauty that offers nature viewing, boat riding and ecology and wildlife research and education.

Impala at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary. Photo credit Photographs

Mahali Mzuri
This authentic 12-tented luxury safari camp by Sir Richard Branson is located in Maasai Mara Environs–a place packed with amazing outdoor activities, vibrant wildlife, scenic landscape and great ambience.
Masai Mara National Reserve
This is your best bet if you want to see wildlife up-close and personal. Masaai Mara is a safari destination that’s teeming with amazing animal species including lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos. Nature, wonderful wildlife and picturesque landscape can all be found here, making this natural beauty a haven for nature lovers.

Lake Nakuru

This is the place where flamingoes come to play. Lake Nakuru is one of the most beautiful Kenyan lakes. Located in Lake Nakuru National Park, in the Rift Valley of Kenya, the lake is a renowned location of the beautiful fuchsia pink flamingoes.

Hell’s Gate National Park
Located south of Lake Naivasha, north-west of Nairobi, Hell’s Gate National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, bird species. The place, which got its name from the narrow break in the cliffs, has exciting attractions and activities like Hot Springs, The Olkaria Geothermal Station, The Mervyn Carnelley Raptor Hide and Fisher’s Tower.

The gorge at Hell’s Gate. Photo credit: Mutua Matheka

Shanzu Beach
Shanzu Beach may just be the most suitable location for your next vacation. Ideal for a coast adventure that’s totally unforgettable, this beach, which is located on the Indian Ocean in Mombasa is known for its beautiful shores, spectacular views, towering palm trees, and pristine white sands.

Rolf’s Place
Rolf’s Place is a fascinating hotel that’s built like a medieval fortress on the edge of a cliff. Situated on the south-east border of Nairobi National Park, the large leopard cliff mansion offers a panoramic view of Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro and Ngongo Hills, and opportunities for exciting adventure to thrill its visitors. It also has some neighbouring parks that offer visitor opportunities to experience wildlife.
Kenya has other beautiful sites like Chyulu Hills, the Great Rift Valley, Kapsowar, Uhuru Gardens, Meru National Park, Giraffe Manor and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. It’s definitely a place you’d love to visit.


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