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Best Places to Visit in Kenya of 2017

  • 01 Hindu Temple

    Hindu Temple
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    Kenya is a home to a number of Hindus who visit the Hindu Temple to worship their Almighty. It is a prominent attraction that sees a number of visitors which includes not only the locals of Kenya but also by people from across the globe.

    Highlights: Hindu Temple is a great place of worship that has idols of the local deities worshipped here. Considered a pious place of worship, people have a belief that whatever you desperately desire will be granted if you wish for it with a pure heart in front of the deity. You must make a visit in the morning to meet the locals who come here in large numbers.

    Location: Hindu Temple is located in Kenya in Africa.

    Price: Entry to the Hindu Temple is free.

    Timings: Open round the year.


  • 02 David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

    David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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    One of the most popular wildlife conservation charities that have been founded in Kenya, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has been in existence since the year 1977. The trust was formed by Daphne Sheldrick, the widow of David Sheldrick, in his fond memory.

    Highlights: The main highlight of the trust is the aid that it lends to the Kenya Wildlife services. It assists the Kenya wildlife services by managing a full fledged orphanage, specifically for elephants and rhinos. The trust is headed on its way to popularity from its recent YouTube video release, which was aimed at celebrating ample fan following on social media. One can practically adopt an elephant here, at the bare minimum Price of 50 USD for a year only.

    Location: The trust is located at the famous Magadi road in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Timings: Mon-Sun: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Price: 500 shillings


  • 03 Che Shale Beach

    Nestled on the Kenyan coast, the Che Shale Beach is a beautiful beach of Kenya that attracts several tourists all round the year.

    Highlights: Visibly calmer, this alluring beach is known for its clear waters and soft sands which are the main reasons why visitors are attracted to the beach. Ideal for water sports and activities like swimming, diving and snorkelling, you can make a visit to this beach with your friends, family or colleagues just to enjoy the mystic atmosphere that the beach offers.

    Location: Che Shale Beach is located on Mambrui, Malindi in Kenya. There is a beautiful beach hotel by the same name located on the beach that makes for a great choice of stay.

    Timings: Open all round the beach.

    Price: Entry to the Che Shale Beach is absolutely free.


  • 04 Kitale Nature Conservancy

    Kitale Nature Conservancy
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    Kitale Nature Conservancy looks more like a place that which has been designed by the Frankenstein after he converted to Christianity and dropped acid.

    Highlights: Kitale Nature Conservancy is an incredible place that is great for play parks and picnics. Some of the significant activities here include bird watching and spotting of the butterfly. This conservancy is a part of the Cherangani hills ecosystem and the Mt Elgon. The woodlands and the grasslands used to be the home of the vast variety of wildlife that has been wiped out due to hunting. This effort now reveals a variety of Rothschild giraffes, Sitatunga, Kongoni, Reed Buck, Black Rhino, Bongo and elephants.

    Location: The Kitale Nature Conservancy is located at A1 Hwy Kitale in Kenya.

    Timings: The Kitale Nature Conservancy can be visited during 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

    Price: The admission fee of the Kitale Nature Conservancy is US $ 10.


  • 05 Fourteen Falls

    Fourteen Falls
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    Fourteen Falls is a spectacular waterfall in proximity to the Thika town. It offers a complete 27 meter deep scenery.

    Highlights: There is so much to see and do at the Fourteen Falls. Some of the most prominent activities of the region include plant identification, photography, boating, bird watching, fishing, among the others. The falls get its name from the 14 different waterfalls that can be found on the broad section of the popular Athi River. To best explore the waterfall and the surrounding regions, you can take a guided tour to the place.

    Location: These falls are located near delmonte fld 59 in Kenya. It lies about 65 kilometres in the north eastern end of the Nairobi. The entire view and the area is drool worthy, so don’t miss out on it.

    Timings: The Fourteen Falls are open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    Price: 400 KES is the admission fee.


  • 06 Kapkuro Bandas

    Kapkuro Bandas are the self catering cottages that are managed and owned by the Kenya Wildlife Service, KWS.

    Highlights: Kapkuro Bandas is equipped with 2 cottages. Each of the two cottages have 2 self contained bandas. Both of the bandas will have 1 bedroom that is furnished with single and double bed. Besides this, it will also have a sitting room, a bathroom and a kitchen that is equipped with glassware, crockery, gas stove, cutlery as well as kitchen utensils. The outside dining area of the Kapkuro Bandas has chairs, table and barbeque. Shower water that you get here is heated by the fire, booster or kuni.

    Location: Kapkuro Bandas lie in the Mt Elgon National Park and is located 1 km from the Chorlim Gate. It is also 35 kilometres from Kitale and 470 kilometres north west of the Nairobi.

    Timings: Open round the year.

    Price: NON-RESIDENT PRICE is $40.00 and RESIDENT PRICE is 3,000.00 KES


  • 07 Rift Valley

    Rift Valley
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    Rift Valley is a lowland that is lineal shaped. It lies between a number of mountain ranges or the highlands that were created as a result of the geologic fault or rift and that is how it gets its name - Rift Valley.

    Highlights: Formed on the divergent plate boundary, the Rift Valley is a crustal extension that goes apart of the main surface. The valley is consequently deepened by the forces of erosion. When the environmental forces were robust enough to cause the splitting apart of the plates, a center block caused a depression between the two blocks at the flanks which lead to the formation of a graben. This very feature is the commencement of the rift valley however as the process of formation continues the valley widens until it finally becomes a vast basin that is brimming with the sediments from the surrounding regions and the rift walls.

    Location: The rift valley is located in Kenya in Africa.

    Timings: Open round the year

    Price: Entry is free.


  • 08 South Coast Beaches

    South Coast Beaches
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    The south coast of Kenya has a far more rustic appeal in comparison to Nyali or the other suburb beaches that are located immediately north of the Mombasa. This can be largely attributed to the logistical dislocation from the island-bound city which is connected by the steady but slow Likoni ferry service and not the road bridge.

    Highlights: The three most prominent destinations here include the Diani Beach, Shimba Hills National Reserve and Kisite-Mpunguti Marine Park. In the Southern edge of the ferry, the surfaced A14 sticks that go up to 1 to 2 miles of the sea shore for a major chunk of its length, veering the further inland just as it heads to the Lunga Lunga border with Tanzania that lies some 72 miles south of Mombasa.

    Location: These lie over 30 km south of Mombasa.

    Timings: Open round the year.

    Price: Entry is free.


  • 09 Old Town

    Old Town
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    Old Town is a prominent area located in the Mombasa region of Kenya. Spread over an area of 72 hectares of the land, the Old Town is inhabited by a blend of local British, Asian, Arab and Portuguese settlers.

    Highlights: In the year 1997, the Old Town and Fort Jesus were nominated by the National museums of Kenya for finding a place in the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Buildings that you spot in the Old Town are largely inspired by the trade culture of Mombasa with several references from the Islamic and Portuguese architecture. One prominent tourist attraction here is the Portuguese Fort Jesus.

    Location: Old Town lies on the south east end of the Mombasa Island adjacent to the Tudor Creek in Kenya.

    Timings: Open all round the year.

    Price: Entry to the Old Town is free. You may however have to pay specific prices for visiting the attractions in the Old Town.


  • 10 Ngong Hills

    Ngong Hills
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    The word Ngong is taken from a Maasai phrase - "enkong'u emuny" which refers to the rhinoceros’ springs that comes from the spring which lies in proximity to the Ngong Town. It is a prominent weekend destination for visitors from around the country.

    Highlights: A lot of people visit Ngong Hills to take long walks while others come here to have a hearty Timings picnicking. Both amateur and professional runners as well as joggers also come here. The whole mountain range is actually a gazetted forest reserve that is spread over an area of 21,000 sq. km. Here the highest peak is located at 2460 meters above the sea level and is in the shape of a knuckle.

    Location: Ngong Hills is in close proximity to Nairobi. It lies about 22 km south west of the city.

    Timings: This hill is open all through the year.

    Price: Entry into the hills is free of Price.


  • 11 Nairobi Gallery

    Nairobi Gallery
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    Dive into a plethora of history and culture from this land at the Nairobi Gallery, where you can immerse yourself in a rich collection of some of the most relevant collections of all Timingss.

    Highlights: You would need a good number of hours, almost an entire morning, if you are planning to go through all the collections at the gallery. You can always choose to be accompanied by a guide for more knowledge at the museum. The museum is also famous for its collection on Malian mud cloth, Kente cloth and more such collections. The immense array of African arts can be found in rich means right here.

    Location: The museum is located centrally in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Timings: Mon-Sun: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

    Price: Adults: 300 KSH; Children: 150 KSH


  • 12 Bomas of Kenya

    Bomas of Kenya
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    There is an abundance of culture and history, hidden in Kenya. The Bomas of Kenya, is perhaps, the best way to get a good grasp of the authentic Kenyan culture.

    Highlights: Displaying the culture and history of Kenya like a miniature, the Bomas of Kenya allows its visitors to relive and experience the deep culture of this place. You will find an array of living styles, music, crafts and dancing styles, peculiar to this place, at display, in The Bomas of Kenya. Several shows and acrobatic dances are organised here from Timings to Timings. If you are visiting Kenya, these are definitely worth the wait. Different shows are hosted as per event calendar over here.

    Location: The Bomas of Kenya lies 10 kilometre ahead of Nairobi national park in Kenya. The show opens even on public holidays.

    Timings: Mon-Sun: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Price: 600 KSH


  • 13 Nairobi National Park

    Nairobi National Park
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    The Nairobi National Park was established in the year 1946 and happens to be the first national park in Kenya. The speciality of this park lies in the electrical fences that keep the wildlife within the park and the metropolis, separate from each other.

    Highlights: The national park has a dry climate, which is host to a vast open grass plain and special Acacia bushes, as well as a thriving population of giraffes, leopards and ostriches. This park is the main attraction in the locality. A special Kenya Wildlife service takes tourists through a safari walk, highlighting the main attractions in flora and fauna of the park. The dry season witnesses large migration of herbivores in this park.

    Location: The Nairobi National Park lies 7 kilometres towards the south of the city’s capital.

    Timings: Mon-Sun 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM

    Price: To enter the Nairobi National Park the adults will have to pay a price of 500 KSH. On the other hand, the children will be required to pay 300 KSH.


  • 14 Maasai Mara

    Maasai Mara
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    Maasai Mara is one of the most incredible game reserve of the world. Nestled on the border of Tanzania, Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti. It makes for the wildlife corridor between the two countries Tanzania and Kenya.

    Highlights: Maasai Mara is christened after the dignified and red cloacked people of Maasai who reside here and graze their animals here. In the local language, Mara refers to mottled which is perhaps a reference to the play of shadow and light from the acacia trees as well as the cloud-studded skies on the vast spread grass lands. The park is majorly known for its Great Migration when several thousands of zebra, wildebeest and Thomson's gazelle travel to and fro from Serengeti in the months from July to October.

    Location: Maasai Mara is located on Narok County in Kenya.

    Timings: 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

    Price: Non Resident Adults Inside the park – US$ 70 Non Resident outside the park – US$ 80 Non Resident Children inside the park – US$ 40 Non Resident Children outside the park -US$ 45 Non Resident Student Adult – US$ 40 Non Resident Student Children – US$ 20 EAST AFRICAN CITIZEN (Ksh) Citizen Adults – Ksh. 1000 Citizen Children – Ksh. 200 Citizen Student – Ksh. 200 EAST AFRICAN RESIDENTS (Ksh) Resident Adult – Ksh 1,200 Resident Children – Ksh 300 Resident Student – Ksh 300


  • 15 Narok Museum

    Narok Museum
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    Narok Museum is the solo official attraction of the town. It is a small museum that displays contemporary and traditional Maasai culture as well as that of the different Maa speaking people including the Ndorobo, Samburu and Njemps peoples.

    Highlights: The Narok Museum also known as the Maa Museum is a home to the exquisite variety of artefacts and pictures that very well preserve the strength and beauty of the rich traditional culture of the people who speak Maa. You can also found exceptional ethnographic portraits of Joy Adamson.

    Location: The Narok Museum is located in B3 of Narok in Kenya.

    Timings: Narok Museum remains open from 9:00 AM in the morning to 5:00 PM in the evening.

    Price: For adults the admission fee is Ksh 500 and for the children the admission fee is KSH 250.


  • 16 Watamu Beach

    Watamu Beach
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    Watamu Beach also known as the Turtle Beach is a rather more secluded and unadulterated beach of Kenya. Given its azure waters and white sand, the Watamu Beach is arguably one of the finest beaches in the world.

    Highlights: Watamu Beach is a long stretch of beach that is some 7 km long. The beach is majorly known for its clear waters, soft white sands and the local reefs. It brings forth phenomenal swimming opportunities for the visitors. You can also engage in activities such as sunbathing, surfing or simply taking long walks on the beach side. It is indeed an ideal beach to spend a calm and relaxing day by the sea.

    Location: Watamu Beach is located on the Indian Ocean coast of the Kenya. It lies some 15 km South of Malindi.

    Timings: The beach is open all round the year.

    Price: Entry to the beach is free.


  • 17 Kitale Museum

    Kitale Museum is the first domestic museum that was opened in Kenya. It was opened for the general public in the year 1924.

    Highlights: Kitale Museum was initially known as the Stoneham Museum that was christened after the Colonel Hugh Stoneham who was a major collector and contributor of the artefacts that were held within the Museum until his death that occurred in the year 1966. Only in the year 1974, when the museum was established by the National museums of Kenya it was renamed as Kitale Museum.

    Location: The Kitale Museum is located on Kwanza - Kapenguria Rd, Kitale, Kenya

    Timings: You can make a visit to the Kitale Museum on Monday to Friday from 8 in the morning to 6 in the evening. On Saturday and Sunday, the museum stays shut.

    Price: For adults, the admission fee is KSH 500 while for the children the entry fee is KSH 250.


  • 18 Kiboko Bay

    Kiboko Bay
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    Kiboko Bay is a people friendly resort that offers striking views of the lake. It is definitely the choicest locations for those seeking luxury stay in Kenya.

    Highlights: A beautiful resort, Kiboko Bay is a fascination for tourists who visit Kenya. It is largely popular for activities such as hippo spotting, sandy beaches, bird watching, boat rides and the numerous walks. Anyone who comes here to relax and unwind in luxury, this can be a great pick.

    Location: Kiboko Bay is a fantastic resort that is located on the shores of the Victoria Lake. It lies in proximity to the tiny fishing village of Dunga that is situated some 5 km from Kisumu.

    Price: Prices here are usually variable.

    Timings: Open round the year.


  • 19 Hippo Point

    Hippo Point
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    Lying at an altitude of 6200 feet, the Hippo Point has a near perfect micro climate. You can spot more than 1,200 resident animals wandering around the grounds and some 350 species of birds co existing here.

    Highlights: Hippo Point is the ideal place to visit when you wish to let go of your monotonous life and enjoy in the company of nature. It is the place where you can catch up with yourself and enjoy in the company of friends and family. Gazing at the sky filled with stars, fall asleep under the Russian linen sheets soothed by the sounds of Hyenas and Hippos calling out for you in the nights. Wake up early to the cool breeze and enjoy a session of yoga here. You can also jog with Zebra, go biking, meditate, swimming or just unwind while having your breakfast.

    Location: Hippo Point is an exquisite private wildlife conservancy that lies on an isthmus between the Lake Oloidien and the Lake Naivasha.

    Price: You’ll have to pay a small entry fee to visit the point.

    Timings: Open round the year.


  • 20 Kisimu museum

    Kisimu museum
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    Kisimu museum exhibits focus on the cultural and the natural history of Western Kenya. The museum features a vast collection of local flora and fauna.

    Highlights: South of the town center, the Kisimu museum has three prominent sections. The first section of the museum covers the three key linguistic groups of the western Kenya – Kalenjin, Luo and Bantu. Second section of the museum is a traditional homestead of Luo which brings forth on display the fictitious life of Onyango as he undergoes the rite of passage which was used to establish his own family compound. Third and the last section of the museum is a small aquarium which displays the aquatic assets of the nearby lakes and a reptile house which presents examples of all the local snakes you’ll probably not wish to meet.

    Location: The Kisimu museum is located on the Nairobi Road in Kisumu, Kenya.

    Timings: The Kisimu museum remains open from 8 in the morning to 6 PM.

    Price: To enter the Kisimu museum you’ll have to pay an entry fee of KSH 500.


  • 21 North Coast Beaches

    North Coast Beaches
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    The coastline lying north of Mombasa is in itself a world of fascinating natural beauty and history.

    Highlights: Lined with pristine beaches filled with palm trees and the calm waters of the Indian Ocean, the beaches are broken by a huge mouth of the Kilifi Creek whose blue waters are a prominent port of call when it comes to the international yachting circuit. Kikambala, Vipingo, Shanzu and Nyali are a home to a vivid range of top rated resorts that serve fine cuisines and assure authentic services. On the other hand, the peaceful and quiet beach havens of Takaungu and Mtwapa offer the perfect escape from the outside world with its endless deserted beaches.

    Location: The gateway of the North Coast Beaches is Mombasa. So, to get there, you can directly fly to Malindi.

    Timings: Open round the year

    Price: Entry to the North Coast Beaches is free.


  • 22 Haller Park

    Haller Park
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    Haller Park is a nature park that comprises of Fish Farm area, small demonstration, giraffe viewing platform, Game Sanctuary, Palm Garden, Crocodile pens and a Reptile Park. Together these provide the visitors with an umpteen variety of options to educate and entertain themselves.

    Highlights: At present, Haller Park is a home to a vivid range of wildlife such as buffaloes, giraffes, hippos and antelopes. Several smaller mammals and birds can also be found in the park. It has been lauded with several awards and recognitions. The park is also the first recipient to be lauded with the United Nations Environmental Program Global 500 Roll of Honour award. This award was given to acknowledge the successful and unique rehabilitation undertaken by the park. A must visit for the nature lovers, the park is visited by over 160,000 people round the year.

    Location: It is located Off Mombasa- Malindi Road in Bamburi.

    Timings: Open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Price: Entry fee is KES 1400.


  • 23 Karura Forest

    Karura Forest
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    Bordered by the suburbs of Peponi, Muthaiga, Ridgeways, Gigiri, New Muthaiga, Mathare North and Runda, the western end of the Karura Forest is known as the Sigiria Forest.

    Highlights: Nestled at 1041 hectares, Karura Forest is one of the largest urban gazetted forests of the world. This far fetched topographical area is one of the most prominent backwoods on the planet that lies completely within the constrains of the city. The forest houses about 605 species of wildlife that are found Nairobi. This also includes 3 different types of antelopes. It is managed and operated by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS). Some of the most prominent activities that can be undertaken in the Karura Forest include Bird Watching, Cycling, Picnicking, Butterfly watching, Forest Drives and Forest walks.

    Location: Karura Forest is located towards the northern end of the Nairobi city.

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm

    Price: 600 KES


  • 24 Giraffe Centre

    Giraffe Centre
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    Like most other trusts and sanctuaries in the region, the Giraffe Centre was established for the conservation of the Rothschild species of the Giraffe, which is typically found only in the grasslands of East Africa.

    Highlights: Initiated by Jock Leslie Melville, the centre was originally started as a captive breeding place for a captured baby giraffe. Since then, the centre has seen many different species of giraffes coming up in its precincts. The centre is also equipped with an education centre for tourists. Visitors can entertain themselves with the heart warming views of feeding giraffes from a raised platform. You can also view a number of warthogs in the centre. Check out the cute baby giraffes in here.

    Location: The centre lies at a little distance of 5 kilometres from central Nairobi, at Karen.

    Timings: Mon-Sun: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

    Price: Adult: 700 KSH; Child: 250 KSH


  • 25 Mara Naboisho Conservancy

    Mara Naboisho Conservancy
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    The Mara Naboisho Conservancy is a private conservancy which is a ground breaking project of tourism.

    Highlights: Visitors coming here for exploration and can encounter a lot of personal space, wildlife and freedom. Camping can be a good fun here. You can set up the camp on the plains of the African savannah and wake up to the sounds of the zebras right from out of your tent. This conservancy is also a home to the big cats in vast numbers. A variety of wildebeest, elephant and giraffes can also be spotted here. Unlike its neighbour Masai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Naboisho Conservancy strictly keeps a count on the number of tourists who visit the place.

    Location: Mara Naboisho Conservancy is located in Kenya and lies adjacent to the Masai Mara National Reserve.

    Timings: The Mara Naboisho Conservancy remains open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

    Price: You’ll have to pay a small entry fee to take admission in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy.


  • 26 Mau Forest

    Mau Forest
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    The Mau Forest is the largest indigenous montane forest enclosures in the whole of East Africa. It is also a place which receives the highest rainfall in Kenya and thus you must avoid going here during monsoon. The forest is also the largest water catchment area in Kenya and due to all these facts, it has started attracting a number of people. Highlights:You will find numerous plant and bird species in the forest and for this reason is termed as a heaven for bird watchers. You can also spot various local ethnic groups with whom you can interact during your visit. The Rift valley is a must visit place inside the Mau Forest complex.Location:It is located at Nairobi Road, Elburgon, Kenya. Timings:The place is open throughout the day and night. Price:There is no particular price for visiting the forest but you can donate an amount for the conservation of the forest.

  • 27 Saiwa Swamp National Park

    Saiwa Swamp National Park
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    Saiwa Swamp National Park is the smallest national park of Kenya. Spread over an area of 3 square km, the park was created as a habitat for the Sitatunga which is a rare aquatic antelope. You can find a number of trees in the national park.

    Highlights: The Saiwa Swamp National Park is a veritable haven for all the nature lovers. It is a forested paradise that is lined with exotic trees, flowers and birds. The park is also a natural habitat for the rare and endangered Sitatunga antelope and the rare De Brazza’s monkey.

    Location: Saiwa Swamp National Park is located near Kitale in the Rift Valley Province. It lies 22 km from the town.

    Timings: The Saiwa Swamp National Park is open from 8 in the morning to 5 in the evening.

    Price: For citizens of Kenya Adults: KSH 350 Child: KSH 200 For residents of Kenya Adults: KSH 600 Child: KSH 350 For non residents of Kenya Adult: USD 25 Child: USD 15


  • 28 Lake Nakuru

    Lake Nakuru
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    Lake Nakuru is a beautiful lake of Kenya that is largely known for its humongous variety of pink flamingos. A large number of birds’ throng on the lake every day.

    Highlights: Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes which comprises of almost one third of the Lake Nakuru National Park area. The park here was established in the year 1961 and houses more than 450 species of birds that live here. It also has a rich wildlife diversity. Some of the animals that can regularly be seen near the lake include the warthogs, lions, pythons, waterbucks, leopards and white rhinos. The landscape here elevates from the rocky cliffs to the sweeping grasslands and the woodlands.

    Location: Lake Nakuru is located in Central Kenya

    Timings: Open 24 hours.

    Price: To visit the park Kenyans will have to pay Sh1,000 and visitors will have to pay Sh6,960.


  • 29 Kariandusi Museum

    Kariandusi Museum
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    Kariandusi Museum is an early stone age site that has been in existence for some 1 million years ago. In the year 1928, the site of the museum was discovered by Louis Leakey when he was here on an exploration.

    Highlights: Kariandusi is a home to an exquisite archaeological site. It is also one amongst the first discoveries of the Lower Paleolithic sites of the East Africa. This is indeed the first Acheulean site to have been explored in the Situ of East Africa. You can find several hundreds of Acheulean hand axes as well as stone Artifacts that are housed here.

    Location: It is located on the Lake Elmenteita in the south eastern end of the Great Rift Valley.

    Timings: The museum can be visited between 8:30 AM in the morning to 5:30 PM in the evening.

    Price: KSH 500 for non residents KSH 250 for others


  • 30 Kraftyartz

    Kraftyartz
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    Kraftyartz works with a small yet extremely talented team of local Kenyan artisans. The team takes immense pride in hand painting and hand crafting a beautiful array of gift products. The products found here range from coasters to beautiful tablemats, tea towels, tea pots and mugs.

    Highlights: Kraftyartz is a small workshop that serves as an impeccable platform for the local artists of Kenya who offer a vast output in the gift and homeware items. It is a must visit for every art lover. The workshop is your one fine chance to personally explore the skills of the young and talented artists. If you are lucky enough, you may actually get a chance to work with these artists. To best explore the place, you can take a 2 hour long guided tour.

    Location: Kraftyartz is located on Harvester Road, Nakuru, Kenya

    Timings: Kraftyartz remains closed on Saturday and Sunday while on the other days of the week you can make a visit between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Price: The Price usually starts from INR 2650 per person.


  • 31 Bamburi Beach

    Bamburi Beach
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    Bamburi Beach is an incredibly calm beach that boasts of fine soft sand and calm waters. It is definitely one of the most ideal places to go in order to experience a fantastic vacation with family.

    Highlights: Ideal destination for sun lovers and sand seekers, the Bamburi Beach is a must visit for anyone who enjoys walking or swimming or unwinding on the beach. It offers everything you expect from a beach. The beach is also widely known for its nightclubs, restaurants and the modern hotels that are found in abundant here. You can enjoy water sports like scuba diving and snorkelling here. Camel rides are also a prominent activity here. Visit the beach to find some relaxing peace Timings with self.

    Location: Bamburi Beach is located on the Northern Coast of Mombasa in Kenya.

    Timings: The beach is open for public all round the year.

    Price: Entry to the beach is free.


  • 32 Mombasa Tusks

    Mombasa Tusks
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    Mombasa Tusks is one of the most prominent landmarks of the Mombasa city of Kenya. These metal tusks though a prominent landmark have no specific attraction here.

    Highlights: The tusks were built n the year 1952 to commemorate the Queen Elizabeth's visit to the country. Symbolizing the entry way to the city of Mombasa, here you can spot a number of shops, markets, banks and attraction. The intersecting Mombasa tusks form an M which is the initial letter of the port city – Mombasa.

    Location: Mombasa Tusks are located in the Moi avenue of Mombasa, Kenya

    Timings: These tusks can be visited all round the year.

    Price: There is no entry fee to view the majestic metal Mombasa Tusks.


  • 33 Fort Jesus

    Fort Jesus
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    Fort Jesus is a Portugese Fort that was built between the period spanning from 1593 to 1596 by the order of King Philip I of Portugal.

    Highlights: The Fort Jesus was built with an object of protecting the Old Port of Mombasa in Kenya. Between the period from 1631 to 1875, the fort was won and lost some 9 Timingss by the nations who were fighting to acquire control over Kenya. It was only in the year 1958 that the Fort Jesus was regarded as the historical monument. Built in the shape of a man, the fort was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2011. It is also regarded as one of the most phenomenal and well preserved examples of the 16th-century Portuguese military fortifications. At present, it also houses a museum.

    Location: It is located on the Mombasa Island in Kenya.

    Timings: The fort remains shut on Sundays. Rest of the days, it is open from 8 in the morning to 6 in the evening.

    Price: Entry fee USD$ 10.00 for non residents and for residents KSH 200 for adults KSH 100 for children.


  • 34 Nairobi National Museum

    Nairobi National Museum
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    Established by the State Corporation, the national museum finds its existence through an act of the parliament. The museum is entrusted with collection, preservation and documentation of the Kenyan cultural heritage and also engage in scientific research.

    Highlights: This is the perfect place to reach, if you wish to gather ample knowledge of Kenyan culture and past. The place is abundant in natural heritage. The museum is responsible for the management of regional museums and monuments. This is a rather relevant and important landmark in Kenya, for its remarkable contribution to the welfare of the human race. One can buy several castings, and get venue hire at reasonable prices. There are both, permanent as well as temporary exhibits to explore at the museum.

    Location: The museum lies at Kipande Road in Nairobi, Kenya

    Timings: Mon-Sun: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

    Price: Adult: 300 KSH; Child: 150 KSH


  • 35 Karen Blixen Museum

    Karen Blixen Museum
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    Built by a Swedish engineer, back in the year 1912, the museum is left open for the general public on all days, who can take part in guided tours of the museum.

    Highlights: The museum features décor items which date back to its original Timings, as well as certain props. Even the grounds are open for touring, which can also be rented for hosting weddings and corporate functions. There is a small gift shop, which sells souvenirs. The location of the bungalow was carved out of coffee farms in the earlier day. One can get here easily by public transport. The museum is home to some of the prized possessions of Karen Blixen that she left behind post stay.

    Location: The Karen Blixen Museum lies approximately 10 kilometres outside of Nairobi in Kenya.

    Timings: Mon-Sun: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

    Price: Adult: 300 KSH; Children: 150 KSH


  • 36 Tsavo East National Park

    Tsavo East National Park
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    The Tsavo East National Park is not only one of the oldest parks but it also among the largest ones in the country. Most tourists visit Kenya for its wildlife and visiting the Tsavo East National Park must definitely be in your travel itinerary. Highlights:The major attractions of the National Park include the Mudanda Rock which is 1.6 km of stratified rock. You can also spot various elephants and other wildlife animals from this point. Other attractions include the Yatta Plateau, Lugard falls, Aruba Dam and much more. Location:The park is very close to the town of Voi in the Taita Taveta County in Kenya. Timings:The Timings for the National Park are from 8 in the morning to 5 in the evening. If you are planning a trip, make your schedule accordingly. Price:There is an entry fee to park which varies upon your age and residence. It starts from KSH 600 and ranges up to KSH 1200.

  • 37 Watamu National Marine Park

    Watamu National Marine Park
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    Watamu National Marine Park was established in the year 1968. Back then, it was one of the first marine parks of Kenya.

    Highlights: Situated in Kenya, the Watamu National Marine Park is located some 90 miles north of the Mombasa which is the 2nd largest city of Kenya. The coral gardens of the park are merely 900 feet from the sea level and are a home to approximately 110 species of stony coral, 600 species of fish and innumerable molluscs, invertebrates and crustaceans. The temperature at this place usually varies from 20 degrees to 30 degrees. In the year 1979, the park acquired the status of a biosphere reserve.

    Location: The Watamu National Marine Park is located in Watamu, Malindi, Kenya

    Price: For citizens of Kenya Adults: KSH 130 Child: KSH 125 For residents of Kenya Adults: KSH 300 Child: KSH 170 For non residents of Kenya Adults: USD 17 Child: USD 13


  • 38 Art Markets

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    Kenya is widely known for its fantastic art and the artists. There are abundant art markets in Kenya that deserve your attention and appreciation.

    Highlights: For every art lover or artists, the art markets of Kenya have a lot on offer. You can find paintings, craft items and local souvenirs of Kenya housed in the markets. These are exquisitely prepared by the skilled local artists of Kenya. If you have a love for art and enjoy collecting these as a token of love and appreciation for Kenya and the artists of Kenya, then do shop to your heart’s content in these fine markets of the country.

    Location: The art markets Can be spotted in the different parts of Kenya.

    Timings: The opening and closing timing may vary from market to market.

    Price: Prices will depend on the type of souvenir you pick for yourself.


  • 39 Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

    Kisumu Impala Sanctuary
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    Kisumu Impala Sanctuary is nestled on the shore of the largest fresh water lake of Africa i.e. the Lake Victoria.

    Highlights: It is a relaxing and a very peaceful place where you can unwind and enjoy the natural beauty that abounds here. The Kisumu Impala Sanctuary is a home to impalas which is the rare Sitatunga antelope. Further, a number of several primate species and cheetahs, big cats, giraffes and buffalos can be spotted here. Home to the 5 campsites, camping here can amplify the fun given the spectacular views of the Lake Victoria. Other activities that can be enjoyed here include nature walks, bird watching and glass bottomed boat.

    Location: The Kisumu Impala Sanctuary lies 355 km north west of Nairobi. It lies 3 km from the city of Kisumu near the Hippo Point.

    Timings: The Kisumu Impala Sanctuary remains open from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening. Price: For citizens of Kenya Adults: KSH 215 Child: KSH 125 For residents of Kenya Adults: KSH 300 Child: KSH 170 For non residents of Kenya Adults: USD 22 Child: USD 13


  • 40 Mount Elgon National Park

    Mount Elgon National Park
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    Mount Elgon National Park is spread over an area of 1279 square kilometres. It is distinctively split down the middle by the border of the Uganda and Kenya. About 169 square kilometre of the park lies in the Kenya while the 1110 square kilometre of the park lies in the Uganda.

    Highlights: Mount Elgon National Park is high in the mist wreathed hills of the western Kenya which towers the giant volcano and is cascaded by streams, crowned by the majestic caldera etched by glacial tarns, fissured by valleys and honeycombed by labyrinthine caves. Visitors coming to the Mount Elgon National Park can explore the forest and enjoy activities like biking and hiking. Exploration of elephant caves is another fun activity.

    Location: Mount Elgon National Park is a national park that lies 87 miles north east of Victoria Lake.

    Price: For citizens of Kenya Adults: KSH 300 Child: KSH 215 For residents of Kenya Adults: KSH 600 Child: KSH 300 For non residents of Kenya Adults: USD 26 Child: USD 17


  • 41 Lord Egerton Castle

    Lord Egerton Castle
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    Highlights: The Lord Egerton Castle is fascinatingly known as the castle without a prince. Fort of the castle stands proudly like a pendant in the ravishing countryside of Nakuru. This is one of the most widely known tourist attraction. The inviting and marvelous mansion of the castle has expansive lush lawns and alluring colourful gardens on each of its side. Many even refer to the castle as the last remaining memorabilia of the Lord and his patronage. This archaic architecture which is a symbol of Timingsless beauty will teleport you back to a different era.

    Location: The Lord Egerton Castle is located Off Nakuru-Kisumu Highway inNakuru.

    Price: Adults are supported to pay Sh 150 to enter the castle. While the children are charged somewhere between Sh 50 to Sh 75 to take a tour to the 53 rooms of the castle.


  • 42 Mzima Springs

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    Mzima Springs is composed of a series of four different natural springs in the Tsavo East National Park. It is located towards the western region of the park and is a major tourist attraction inside the park.

    Highlights: One can spot hippos as well as Nile crocodiles in the vicinity but tourists aren’t allowed to go that far, you can however spot them from a distance. There are beautiful trees that bear fruits in the region which provides for a good photo opportunity. Location:The springs are located inside the Tsavo East National Park in Kenya.

    Timings: Since the National Park Timings are from morning 8 to evening 5, you can visit the springs during this Timings slot only.

    Price: There is no additional price for visiting the springs, it is included in the fees you pay while entering the Tsavo East National Park.


  • 43 Treasures of Africa Museum

    Treasures of Africa Museum
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    Treasures of Africa Museum is an important museum of Kenya which houses the personal collection of Mr. Wilson. Wilson was an erstwhile colonial officer from Uganda who indeed had a distinct character.

    Highlights: The artefacts and the collection of the Treasures of Africa Museum is largely based on the experiences of Wilson with the people of Karamojong of northern Uganda. This small museum illustrates the theory that even during the ice age universal worldwide agricultural culture existed.

    Location: The Treasures of Africa Museum is located in Kitale in Kenya.

    Timings: The Treasures of Africa Museum remains open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. On Sunday, the museum stays shut.

    Price: Entry to the museum requires an admission fee of KSH 500.


  • 44 Kit Mikayi

    Kit Mikayi
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    Kit Mikayi is a tor, a rock formation that is some 40 meters high. It means the "stone of the first wife" or the "the stone of the first woman" in the Luo Language, Dholuo.

    Highlights: The locals residing in the region around the stones are referred to as the Luo-Kakello clan. This site is majorly associated with the sacrifices as well as the many legends belonging to the pre-Christian Timingss which bring forth several stories that explain the meaning of the name. It is a prominent sightseeing spot in Kenya especially amongst the neighbouring Luo tribes. Over the years, the Kit Mikayi has also become a prominent local pilgrimage site for the people who come here to the rock to pray and fast for several weeks at length.

    Location: The Kit Mikayi lies in western Kenya about 29 km west of the Kisumu town. It is also a km away from the Kisumu-Bondo road.

    Timings: Open round the year.

    Price: Entry is free.


  • 45 Ndere Island National Park

    Ndere Island National Park lies on the Lake Victoria. It is the haven for the birds.

    Highlights: Enveloped majorly in the grassland, the island offers phenomenal scenic views of the Mageta Island to the east, Homa hills to the south and the glance of Kampala in Uganda beyond the south western horizon. The beautiful lake shore is a home to a wide range of animals such as monitor lizards, hippos, snakes, rare sitatunga antelopes, monitor lizards, baboons, water bucks, warthogs, Nile crocodiles, impalas, several fish species, zebras and snakes. Besides this, there are more than 100 different species of birds that can be found here. Some notable birds found here include grey headed kingfishers, black headed gonoleks and African fish eagles.

    Location: The is Ndere Island National Park is located in Kisumu, Kenya

    Price: For citizens of Kenya Adults: KSH 350 Child: KSH 200 For residents of Kenya Adults: KSH 600 Child: KSH 350 For non residents of Kenya Adults: USD 25 Child: USD 15


  • 46 Menengai Crater

    Menengai Crater
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    Menengai Crater is a huge shield volcano that is largest calderas of the Kenya and the second largest in the Africa. Naturally, it is also one of the biggest volcano caldera of the world.

    Highlights: Nestled on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, the volcano was formed some 200,000 years ago. On the other hand, the prominent 12 x 8 km caldera was formed 8000 years ago. The entire caldera floor is enveloped with several post caldera lava flows. It is definitely one of the best preserved Krakatau-style calderas of the world. Hiking through the beautiful crater makes for a great vacation.

    Location: Menengai Crater is located 10 km north of Nakuru which is the 4th biggest city of Kenya.

    Timings: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Price: You’ll have to pay KSH 200 to enter the Menengai Crater.


  • 47 Mamba Village Centre

    Mamba Village Centre
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    Mamba Village Centre lies in Nyali. It is indeed the largest crocodile farm of East Africa.

    Highlights: At the Mamba Village Centre you can learn a lot about the behaviour and the life cycle of the world’s most fascinating amphibians – crocodiles. Besides, several horseback riding facilities can also be availed here. Prominent attractions of the village centre include the botanical garden and an aquarium. The specialty here are the aquatic plants and orchids. Besides this, the gardens here also display the carnivorous species. One major highlight for the visitors coming here is watching the crocodiles fight for the morsels during their feeding Timings. Definitely a favourite attraction in Kenya.

    Location: Mamba Village Centre is located on the Beach Road Round About, Off Links Road, Nyali, Mombasa, Kenya

    Timings: Open all round the year from 9 in the morning to 6 in the evening.

    Price: 700 KES or 10 USD


  • 48 Mombasa Marine National Park

    Mombasa Marine National Park
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    Mombasa Marine National Park is a national reserve and a marine park situated in Mombasa in Kenya. Spread over an area of 2500 acres or 10 km square, the reserve of the park spans over 49.400 acres.

    Highlights: Established in the year 1986, the Mombasa Marine National Park encloses within it a part of the back reef, lagoon as well as the reef crest habitats of the Bamburi Nyali fringing reef. Both the park and the reserve are usually utilized amongst the marine protected areas. This is one of the most visited marine parks of Kenya. You can easily spot the coral reefs in the waters here. The coastline of the park is incredibly facilitated with innumerable tourist activities. Most prominent activities here include diving, snorkelling, etc.

    Location: The Mombasa Marine National Park is located on the coast in proximity to the tourist area. It lies on the Nyali Road in Mombasa, Kenya.

    Timings: Monday to Friday: 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM. The park remains shut on weekends.

    Price: For the citizens of Kenya Adults: KSH 130 Children: KSH 125 For the residents of Kenya Adults: KSH 300 Child: KSH 170 For the non residents Adults: USD 17 Child: USD 13


  • 49 Mara Triangle

    Mara Triangle
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    The Mara Triangle is a part of the Maasai National Reserve which is famous for camping and watching wildlife animals. You can also carry your own camping gear and stay at a private or public campsite or just get it from a club there. Highlights:Wildlife enthusiasts will just love what the Mara Triangle has to offer. Along with an exotic range of animals, there are various varieties of birds to watch as well. If you like camping and staying in midst of a jungle, it is one of the most fantastic places to be at.Location:Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.Timings:You can visit it whenever you please but since it is a jungle, it is better to settle there before dusk falls.Price:The pricing depends on your nationality as well as the place you will be staying inside the conservatory. Check the latest pricing of the conservation fees before visiting.

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  • 01 Nairobi

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    Telling people about what you like in Nairobi is more like expressing a guilty secret. Yes, the reputation of Nairobi predates it. More so, Nairobi actually is a city that rewards to keep your wits about you. That does not take away from the fact that there are many people who don’t like Nairobi but who really wouldn’t want to live anywhere else? For rest who do call it home, the city’s metropolitan muscular charm includes exciting nightlife, incredible places to eat, vibrant cultural life and comfortable places to stay. In case you are just making a pass, this melting pot of attractions and people has the compelling National Museum, an irresistible elephant orphanage, Karen Blixen's former home, unusual National Park brimming with black rhinos, ground zero for the Rothschild’s giraffe, and so much more. Nairobi is also the gateway to the most prominent safari parks of Kenya that is known to have captivated adventure seekers for over a century. So, come visit one of the most dynamic cities of Africa, Nairobi a place where you’ll certainly pass through and the one where there’s lot to like and learn, if only you give it just half a chance it deserves. 

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