Sites In Kenya To Visit On Your Next Trip
If the beautiful Republic of Kenya is on your list of countries to visit or you have already booked a trip there, there are a good number of sites in Kenya to check out on your next trip there. Below are a few places to visit during your stay there. All with a bit of historical backgrounds, they’re sure to interest you.
The Ruins of Gedi:
The Ruins of Gedi are the remains of a Swahili town located in Gedi, a village near the coastal town of Malindi in Kenya. Gedi had a mosque, a palace, and large stone houses. These houses were quite fancy for their time, with bathrooms with drains and overhead basins to flush toilets.
There’s a museum found in the complex, which was opened in the year 2000. Some of the findings there include beads from Venice, coins and a Ming vase from China, an iron lamp from India, and scissors from Spain.
Gede being rich with history its remains declared to the Kenya National Park and still, the ruins continue to be a popular tourist destination. Recently a tree house has been constructed in the center of the complex, around a giant tree near the main palace ruins. The site is usually open till 6 pm. There is also a small shop to buy drinks and souvenirs.
The site is inhabited by guenon monkeys, which frequently interact with visitors.
The Nyong Hills:
The Ngong Hills are peaks in a ridge along the Great Rift Valley, located southwest of Nairobi in Kenya. The Ngong Hills overlook the Nairobi National Park on the eastside and, off to the north side, the city of Nairobi on the north. The Ngong Hills, from the west side slopes, overlook the Great Rift Valley. There is a walking trail along the tops of the Ngong Hills.
The Nairobi Arboretum is located along state house road in the area of Kilimani, Nairobi, Kenya. It was founded in 1907 by Mr. Batiscombe in a bid to try out new forestry trees.
Nairobi Railway Museum:
The Nairobi Railway Museum is a railway museum in Nairobi, Kenya and is head-to-head with the Nairobi railway station. Containing exhibits from the defunct East African Railways. It was opened in 1971 and operated by Kenya Railways.
The museum has maintained its rail connection which allows for the efficient movement of museum exhibits for maintenance and placing items in the collection.
There are three operational steam locomotives stored under cover within the main railway works thus making this a tourist sight. However, visitors must request an appointment to view them.
The Uhuru Park is just around the central business district of Nairobi, Kenya. It was opened on 23 May 1969 to the general public. With an artificial lake, several national monuments, and an assembly ground which has become a popular skateboarding spot on weekends, catering to Nairobi’s growing skate scene it’s definitely a must visit sight when in Kenya.