KENYA TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
Located near Mombasa, Diani Beach is one of Kenya’s most popular beach resorts.
Kenya’s second largest city, Mombasa, and the nearby Mombasa coast are some of the country’s best-known beach resorts. Mombasa is located about 500 kilometers from Nairobi.
The city of Mombasa is located on an island on the mainland. The city is a charming mix of Arab, African and European cultural history. The tourist should definitely visit the old town as well as Fort Jesus.
Diani Beach is one of the most important tourist areas on the coast of Mombasa. The natural beaches of the coast are long and white sand, there are good quality hotels in the area and there are many activities such as diving and snorkeling. Diani Beach also has many shopping opportunities in the form of souvenirs as well as a lively nightlife.
Malindi is located on the shores of the Indian Ocean, about 120 km from Mombasa. The town is known for its magnificent beach and protected underwater nature park, with colorful fish and turtles living on its coral reef. The nature park can be explored by snorkeling or glass-bottomed boat.
Malindi also has a lot of good quality hotels, services and great shopping. However, the most popular pastimes are sun worship and water sports.
Lamu Island is located off the coast of Kenya and covers an area of about 150 square kilometers. The island is known as a beach and backpacker destination. Lamu’s narrow alleys, houses whipped by the salt wind and Muslim culture make it a unique travel destination that many tourists list as the best in Kenya. The island’s nominated city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lamu can be reached by ferry from Mokowe, for example, and from the neighboring island of Manda, which also has an airport.
Manda is an island in the Laman Archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The island is known for its two ruined port cities. Mandalla has a lot of luxury hotels as well as a few smaller hotels.
Manda also has the only airport in the Lamu archipelago to fly only domestic flights. There are also no permanent staff at the airport.
The capital of western Kenya, Nairobi, is home to about 2.5 million people. It is one of the largest cities in Africa and offers a lot to see for the tourist as well. The Nairobi National Museum provides a comprehensive overview of Kenya’s history. The museum of the Danish writer Karen Blixen can also be found in Nairobi. Blixen is best known for his book My Africa, which has also been made into a blockbuster film.
Caution is needed in Nairobi, as crime is rife in the city. Especially in the dark, you should avoid moving.
Near the city is its designated nature park, Nairobi National Park. Many tourists use Nairobi as a base when visiting a national park. It is not possible to stay overnight in the park, which is known for its savannah landscape and abundant animal population. However, you can explore the area on a day trip, enjoying lunch at one of the area’s several picnic areas.
Mount Kenya National Park
About 175 kilometers away is Mount Kenya National Park, which protects the nature surrounding Africa’s second highest mountain. The mountain rises to just over 5,000 meters and its peak is covered with snow and ice.
The flora and fauna of the area vary according to altitude. Elephants and rhinos can be seen in the lower areas while antelopes and mongooses can be encountered as you rise higher. You can also admire the mountain lakes and explore the caves in the area.
In the area of the national park you can stay in a few inns as well as several campsites. It is a good idea to reserve cash for park and accommodation fees.
THE BEST OF KENYA
A visit to the Masai tribe is an interesting experience.
Try these in Kenya
- Safari to Masai Mara Natural Park
- Diving in the Indian Ocean
- Island jumping on the coast
- A day at Diani Beach
- A tour of Mombasa’s Old Town
Taste at least these dishes
- Ugali cornballs
- Tusker beer
- Dawa drink