Travel Guide for top 4 Kenyan Sites

October 24, 2018

by BARNABAS OBUYA

Thinking about Africa makes you feel about the variety of wildlife and beautiful sceneries within the continent. Nevertheless, did you know that Kenya, one of the countries within continent Africa has the best of these sites? Kenya has snow-capped mountains, beautiful lashes, coastline with beautiful sandy beaches and dense forests. Also, its lone acacia cutting across the into eternity and palm fringed ocean line towards the coastal region makes it an epic country within the continent. Still mentioning the great Rift Valley that at one time was a threat of tearing the African continent into parts.Therefore when you think of Africa you are probably thinking about Kenya. The diverse landscape within the country makes it best fit for holidays. Kenya is also known of its abundant wildlife for example, Kenya is a home of wildebeests, Zebras, red elephants and masses of pink flamingos. My love for Kenya makes me write this article describing the various tourist places and the beautiful parks and places to visit.

Mount Kenya Region

Location

Located in the Central region of Kenya, several Kilometers from the Countries capital city, Nairobi, Mount Kenya offers the best holiday sites.Mount Kenya area is the second highest most visited area in Africa.

Activities

The mountain attracts several tourists, and it offers several activities to its visitors. Among the activities include mountain climbing, Ice climbing, ice skating, snow kitting, snowshoeing, wildlife expedition, mountain running and many more.On a clear day, from Mount Kenya, one can see Mount Kilimanjaro, its big brother from Tanzania. The mountains alpine meadow and the exotic vegetation makes this place the most beautiful. It also has a summit circuit that goes around the mountain. This is a two days walking activity. There are climbing roots too, for example, Point Lenana routes.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this place is between January and March.The temperatures vary from day to night. During the day, the temperature ranges between 5 to 15 degrees Celsius. During the night, the temperature is well below freezing. Therefore, when planning to visit this place, carry heavy clothing that will help you keep warm throughout.

Accommodation and meals

Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari club, Castle Forest Lodge, Serena mountain lodge and Le Rustique are some of the best places for accommodation and meals.

Aberdare National Park

Location

Located 160 Km from the Country’s capital city, Nairobi, Aberdare National Park is one of the best places I have ever visited in Kenya. Once in Nairobi, it can be accessed through Nyahururu and Naivasha towns. This national park has been in existence since 1950.This is one of the biggest parks in Kenya, and annually it attracts over 2 Million tourists worldwide.

Activities

Aberdare National Park provides many activities to its guests such as wildlife safaris. While in the park, one can see the various wildlife like elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, bongo, antelope, giraffes, hyenas and many more. Apart from wildlife safaris, there is bird watching activity. Within this park, there are over 250 bird species. This activity offers the best experience to its visitors and those who visit this place always long to return and once more have a view of the beautiful bird species. Besides, there are activities like trout fishing. One can also take time and visit Lesatima and Kinangop Peaks. There is also a Mooreland and the magnificent waterfall. One can also choose to do a nocturnal animal viewing and climb the twin hills, elephant hills, and the beautiful table mountains.

Best Time to visit

Aberdare National Park is best to visit in January and February, same to June and September. From March to May, there are heavy rains as well as October to December when there are short rains. Heavy clothing is necessary when visiting this site.

Accommodation and meals

The best eating place is Fishing Lodge- Aberdare. Accommodation places include Honi campsite, Shamata campsite and Bill Woodley Campsite. This Park is another good place to be. Have experience as I had.

Masai Mara National Reserve

Location

This is another beautiful place to visit. It is the most famous of Kenya’s National Park. Situated south west of Kenya, this park forms one of the largest wildlife reserves in Africa. Its closest sister park is Serengeti National park in Tanzania. These two parks form the world’s top wildlife safaris.

Activities

Some of the exciting activities include wild beast migration which occurs in July and October every year. I am sure you have wondered about this wild beast migration, and as we speak, you long to visit this place and have a watch at this. This activity is seriously amazing, and many enjoy it. I enjoyed it, and surely I will once again get back there. Apart from this, there is also the wildlife safaris. Masai Mara National Reserve offers an extensive list of safaris that one can choose from. This national reserve hosts over 95 species of mammals and 570 recorded species of birds. To witness the best wildlife combination, this is the best place to visit.

Best Time to visit

With the wild beast migration, the best time to visit this place is in July and October. During this period, you will have an incredible view of the wildlife. Also, December through February are also good times to visit this place. Generally, this reserve is an all year visit place. Plan to spend three to seven days, to have a full view of the beautiful wildlife.

Accommodation and meals

Best accommodation place is Enkewe camp, Mara Bush camp and Matira camp. All these sites provide meals and accommodation. I fully recommend this place for your visit.

Diani Beach

Location

Located within the coastal region of Kenya, this beach is the most visited in the whole of Africa. This is another beautiful silvery place with shades of palm trees. It has the right places and beautiful spots where one can enjoy holidays.

Activities

Diani beach attracts most visitors because it offers various enjoyable activities like swimming, boat riding and many more. It is well known for its coral reefs and the Columbus monkeys. I know you are already wondering about these monkeys, visit this place and you will experience this. Located near it is the Shimba Hills national reserve. Therefore, visiting this place allows you to have a double experience.

Best Time to visit

The unique feature about this tourism site is that it can be visited at any time of the year. Therefore this beach is an all year visit place.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation lodges are readily available at affordable cost.  The best accommodation sites include, Diani House which offers luxury accommodation, Kinondu kwetu, Leopard Beach resort which offers both accommodation and meals. I recommend this place for your holidays. You will surely enjoy.

Happy visit to Kenya!

BARNABAS OBUYA

By BARNABAS OBUYA

I am a Kenyatta University student. A graduate in computer science, information systems option.

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