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Tourism in Kenya, a World Famous Tourist Attraction

Updated on October 30, 2017
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Top Five Tourists Attraction Features in Kenya

Tourist Attraction Sites in Kenya

Kenya is a beautiful country that one would enjoy living in, travelling with the aim of sightseeing, and spending your holiday. Kenya, one of the East African countries has a favourable climate, good environment, diverse wildlife, and friendly people making it a number one tourist attraction country in the world. The tourism industry is the major source of income followed by Agriculture. There are many tourist attraction features in this beautiful country.

Do not Miss the Wildebeest Migration

Wildebeest Migration
Wildebeest Migration | Source

Tourism is Divided into Domestic and International

Domestic tourism involves the citizens who tour within their country; while international tourism is where tourist from other countries comes to visit Kenya. A lot needs to be done to improve the domestic tourism which can bring in a significant income to the country. International tourism is the main source of income compared to domestic tourism. Of late, the international tourism has been slightly affected by threats posed by Al- Shabaab terrorist group. However, this threat is being dealt with accordingly especially with the launch of KDF attacks on the Somalia Al-Shabaab.

I Took This Photo at Nairobi City Park

A Sykes Monkey staring at visitors at Nairobi City Park
A Sykes Monkey staring at visitors at Nairobi City Park | Source

You Can Visit Kenya for:

  • Business Travel
  • Wildlife Safari
  • Beach Safari
  • Adventure Safari
  • Cultural Safari
  • Eco Safari
  • Sport Safari
  • Golf Safari
  • Birding Safari among others.

Part of Mt. Longonot

Mt. Longonot at  a distance
Mt. Longonot at a distance | Source

Features That Attract Tourists in Kenya

There are many attractive features and sites in Kenya that have made the Tourism sector set aside National Parks, Game Reserves, Museums, Archives, Historical Towns, best Safari beaches along the Indian Ocean and Animal Orphanages across the country. Just to mention but a few, these are some of the things that make Kenya a popular destination:

  1. Diverse wildlife made up of thousands of different kinds of animals, for instance, the big five (Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Cheetah, and Rhino).
  2. Rivers, Lakes, Oceans, hot springs and geysers, waterfalls, and beautiful landscapes.
  3. Mountains, ranges, hills and the Great Rift Valley are the other sources of tourist attraction. For instance, Mt. Kenya, which is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa, has a peak crowned with snow despite being in the equator. Mt. Longonot (protected by Mt. Longonot National Park), which was formed by volcanic activity, has a creator at the peak.
  4. Picnic sites within and outside Nairobi - for instance, Oloolua Nature Trail, Nairobi Arboretum, Nairobi City Park, Central Park, Uhuru Park, Ngong Hills and much more.
  5. The Seventh wonder of the world – to crown it all, you can time your holiday to coincide with the great wildebeest migration when over 1.3 million wildebeests are migrating from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during the month of July through to October.

A Curio Shop With all Kinds of Souvenirs

Remember to buy a souvenir from the curio shops
Remember to buy a souvenir from the curio shops | Source

Good Infrastructure and Hotels With High Rating

Kenya is a fast-growing economy, which has good roads connecting most of the tourist attraction points. Superhighways have started emerging starting with the Thika Super Highway making it possible for the tourists to arrive at their intended destinations fast.

Lodges, Motels and Hotels are also located near the tourist attraction sites. One does not worry for a place to eat, take shower, be entertained by various communities who live in Kenya. Eventually, there will be a place to sleep soundly only perhaps to be awakened by a roaring lion in the distance, if not the silly giggles of a hyena. Camping gears are also available. We have the best beachfront hotels in the Kenyan Coast right on the beach, with large cool rooms.

All types of food are available from traditional dishes to modern foods. And if you leave Kenya without tasting the mouth-watering Nyama Choma delicacy (roasted meat), do not even bother telling people you were in Kenya for holiday.

Some Popular Destinations That You Can Visit:

  • Maasai Mara Game Reserve
  • Mt. Kenya - Conquer Mt. Kenya
  • Amboseli – a land of giants
  • Lake Nakuru – see millions of flamingoes
  • Lamu – a peaceful tropical island
  • Fort Jesus
  • Hell’s Gate National Park
  • Nairobi National Park
  • Nairobi Animal Orphanage
  • Samburu National Reserves and countless of other places that will leave you dreaming about the wild African experience.

Make a Point of Touring Various Places and Even Countries

If you haven’t visited Kenya, for sure it is time to make arrangements for that. You will enjoy the visit. There are many tourist firms that will cater for all your needs as you visit Kenya. For Kenyans, you should also take a step forward and start visiting various parts of your country and for a moment escape the hustles of daily life. It will be immense benefit both for you and the country.

When travelling, make sure you have all the necessary gears more so the ones to capture every moment of your tour.

Karibu Kenya,
Hakuna Matata.

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Wildebeest Migration - Crossing of the Mara River

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      Patrick Kamau 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      I have to agree with you RTalloni that we have a beautiful land in Kenya and people fall in love with my country. Thanks for the comment.

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      My friend moved to east-central Kenya about 10 years ago and she loves the people in that beautiful land.

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks KenDeanAgudo for reading and commenting. Yes Kenya is beautiful country and it is good to know more about other people. I get much traffic from your Country (Philippines). I hope one day I might be able to visit your country.

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      Kenneth C Agudo 4 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      love to see and know the culture and places of other countries

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      Patrick Kamau 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks a lot lucy patrick. It is a beautiful country and we should take initiative of visiting various places within the country. Thanks for your visit.

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      lucy patrick 5 years ago

      Hi, i am in Kenya and i will take a step to vist my country. Beautiful hub patkay

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      Patrick Kamau 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Peggy W, when you pay us a visit, do not forget to bring your video camera, where to write and you end creating a hub as you watch the lions take a nap. Thanks for reading, commenting, voting and sharing.

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      Patrick Kamau 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      one2get2no, "the best holiday ever." Thanks for confirming this. There is a lot to see that you can not exhaust it in one visit. Thanks for the vote, visiting kenya and my hubs.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      It would be wonderful to see the natural beauty combined with all of the wildlife in Kenya. It would certainly make for a memorable vacation! Up and interesting votes + sharing.

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      Patrick Kamau 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Pavlo Badovskyy for reading and commenting, you are welcome to Kenya. You will definately enjoy your visit.

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      Pavlo Badovskyi 5 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Kenya is definitely worth visiting. Hopefully I will do it some day...

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      Philip Cooper 5 years ago from Olney

      I loved my safari holiday in Kenya it was the best holiday ever. Voted up.