5 Top rated attractions in Kenya

Whenever the name “Kenya” comes to our mind, “safari” comes simultaneously. Both these words seem to be synonymous, isn’t it? I cannot remember any other places except Kenya that emits such a spark of adventure and wilderness.

The country is diverse enough to give you the essence of both safari and hiking. You can enjoy everything from the wild animal during the great migration in Maasai Mara to the tradition and ancient tribes.

Here is a checklist of places that includes 5 top-rated attractions in Kenya.

1.   Maasai Mara National Reserve

If you are looking for the best safari tour in Kenya, what else can top the Maasai Mara National Reserve? This is one of the most magnificent reserves in Africa and a spot that makes the continent famous. The place is named after the significant, striking red-cloaked Maasai tribe who thrives in the land and gazes animals for centuries now.

The Great Migration of the rainless July to October is the most famous when thousands of animals travel from and toward the Serengeti. It creates a great time for visitors to witness Thomson’s gazelle, wildebeest, and zebra. In addition, the park is home to predators like lions, leopards and cheetahs. The Mara River also houses throngs of crocodiles and hippos.

2.   Lake Nakuru National Park

The Lake Nakuru National Park is located in Central Kenya and is popular for its abundant flocks of pink flamingos. The bird flocks cover almost one-third part of the park’s total area which is also one of the soda lakes in the Rift valley. This land ranges from the sweeping grassland along the border of the lake to the woodland and rocky cliffs.

Other than that, the park has been the home of over 450 species of birds since 1961 when it first opened its door. Alongside, this park has a record to be the habitat of various species like lions, warthogs, leopards, white rhinos, pythons, etc.

3.   Samburu, Buffalo Springs, and Shaba National Reserves

The Ewaso Nyiro River bank is a place in northern Kenya that comprises these spots. You must remember the famous movie “Born Free” where a couple raised Elsa, the most faithful lioness. Shaba National Reserve is one of the places where the movie was filmed.

The amount of water in the rivers determines the amount of wildlife in these three reserves. While some of them migrate to a better place for survival, some adapt to the parched condition. Somali ostriches and gerenuks, Grevy’s zebras, the long-necked antelope, etc are some of these species.

Other than that, the local watering holes are the top attraction in Samburu National Reserve. Known as Sarara Singing Wells, the holes are famous for the warriors to sing their traditional songs while pulling drinking water to their cattle.

4.   Malindi

If you want to take your eyes off a little bit from the savanna’s grasslands and arid region, Malindi is calling you. This famous beach town is an old historic town along with a modern tourist spot. Situated in the North of Mombasa on the coast of Kenya, this city hosts many European travellers with its sunbathing-worthy beaches.

The top attraction of this place is the Watamu Marine National Parks, turquoise Watamu Beach, and a dive to the coral reefs of the Malindi. Alongside, you can also indulge in the history which dates back to the 12th century.

5.   Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya National Park is located in the eastern part of the Great Rift valley of the central highland. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites to serve you a scarce view of equatorial snow. In the middle of the arid region, Mount Kenya is a spot of glacier-cloaked peaks.

If you know how to book an African safari, just head towards the mountains to enjoy the picturesque spectacles of mineral springs, glaciers and lakes.

Happy wandering!

These are the 5 top-rated attractions in Kenya that you cannot miss out on. So, if you are up for a trip to the country, make sure to add these on your list.