10 Best Places to Visit In Kenya
Hello Displorers, welcome to another exciting video presented to you by Displore. On this channel, we have been taking you round Africa telling you top 10 things you probably didn’t know about the beautiful countries on the Africa continent. Understanding that you now know a lot about Africa, we thought we bring to you top spots you should visit in each of these countries in our new series, ’10 best Places to visit’ in order to show the top spots you should have on your bucket list when visiting African countries. In this video, we shall be shinning the light on Kenya, bringing you 10 best places to visit in Kenya. Kenya officially the Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by elected governors. At 580,367km2, Kenya is the world’s 48th largest country by total area and a population of more than 47.6 million people, Kenya is the 29th most populous country in the world. The GDP of Kenya is $99.246 billion and the GDP per capita is $2,010. Kenya’s capital and largest city is Nairobi, while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. For more on this beautiful country click on the card on your screen for a dedicated video on top 10 things you didn’t know about Kenya.
If you are new here, welcome, be sure to subscribe and turn on notifications so you don’t miss any of our videos.
The English and Swahili speaking country is currently ruled by Uhuru Muigia Kenyatta and if you wish to visit Kenya, you need to know how to use the kenyian shillings which is the official currency of the country but first lets dive in and examine the 10 best places to visit in Kenya.
10. Mount Kenya National Park
In the Central Highlands, east of the Great Rift Valley, Mount Kenya National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site encompassing the country’s highest mountain at 5,199 meters, Mt. Kenya and providing the rare sight of equatorial snow. Formed by a series of volcanic eruptions, Mount Kenya is actually comprised of three glacier-cloaked peaks. The highest is Batian, although Nelion, the next highest, is a tougher climb. The lowest peak, Lenana, is considered the easiest climb, although unpredictable weather can pose challenges. Scenery varies from glaciers, lakes, and mineral springs to alpine forest and dense pockets of bamboo. The diversity of flora and fauna provides rewarding opportunities for safaris. Among the wildlife here, you may spot black and white colobus monkeys, buffalo, elephant, tree hyrax, leopard, and hyena. Nestled in the foothills, the famous Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is a luxury retreat with trout fishing, golf, and tennis. This national park was established to conserve the endangered wildlife of the surrounding areas of Mt. Kenya. It has now developed into a full-fledged tourist attraction and is one of the top Kenya sightseeing places that are known for its exhilarating wildlife safari tours.
9. Malindi and Watamu
North of Mombasa on the Kenyan coast, Malindi is a beach resort adorning the Southeastern coast of Kenya. Malindi is a popular resort town in the country having two different faces. One part of the city reflects its rich history, while the other half is a modern day tourist hotspot. It is one of the most popular Kenya attractions that lure tourists to explore its historical monuments, pristine beaches, and extensive corals. Thanks to its rich trading history, it is also a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, with a split personality. Part historic old town, part modern tourist hub, Malindi is where travelers come to sun on the white sands of Watamu Beach, dive the coral reefs of the Malindi and Watamu Marine National Parks; and soak up a dose of Swahili history in the historic town, dating from the 12th century. Other interesting places to visit in Malindi are the Jami Mosque, two pillar tombs from the 14th century, and the Church of St. Francis Xavier, one of East Africa’s oldest churches. On the promontory, the Vasco De Gama Cross is one of the oldest standing monuments in Africa. The beaches are a great place for indulging in exciting activities such as sunset sails, sunbathing, diving, and dolphin watching. The towns are also lined with plenty of luxury hotels, villas, and resorts.
8. Samburu, Buffalo Springs, and Shaba National Reserves
On the banks of the palm-lined Ewaso Nyiro River, Samburu, Buffalo Springs, and Shaba Reserves lie in an arid region in the remote north of Kenya. They are home to a wide range of animals such as leopards, elephants, zebras, and giraffes. A large population of birds has also been reported in these natural habitats. The Ewaso Ngiro River flows through the reserves and provides water to the wildlife. Other major highlights in this dry area are the Samburu people and Laikipia Plateau.
7. Lake Nakuru National Park