Places To Tour In Kenya

What is a Tour?

Tour is a journey for business, pleasure, or education often involving a series of stops and ending at the starting point.

Places To Tour In Kenya

1. Mt Kenya

At 5,199m/17,057ft high, the largest mountain in Kenya is also the second highest in Africa after Kilimanjaro across the border in Tanzania.

The stratovolcano was created around three million years ago when the East African Rift (part of the Great Rift Valley) opened up. Today its lower slopes are covered in forests of bamboo and African rosewood trees and the mountain runoff provides water for over two million people.

2. Ol Pejeta

A Big Five conservancy in the foothills of Mt Kenya, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is known for its conservation initiatives.

It was where the last male northern white rhino, Sudan, died in 2018; the last females of the sub-species still live at Ol Pejeta, protected around the clock. The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is in the Laikipia Conservancy, too, providing a home for chimps rescued from the black market.

3. Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru National Park is home to a vast number of bird species, most notably huge flocks of flamingos – they have been known to number in their millions, though the lake has seen a decrease in recent times.

Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley lakes, and the birds are attracted to the high levels of algae in the water. Pelicans, cormorants, African fish eagles, Verreaux’s eagles, Goliath herons, and hammerkops are also seen around the lake.

4. Lamu Town

Kenya is not only noted for its safari reserves and savannah but also for its Indian Ocean coastline. The Lamu archipelago is amongst the most interesting places to visit in Kenya as an area brimming with history.

Lamu town was founded around 1370 as a Swahili port that has since been inhabited by Europeans, Indians, and Persians. As such, it’s a melting pot of multicultural influences. There are 23 mosques, a 19th-century fort, and traditional dhow boats bobbing offshore.

5. Samburu

In northern Kenya, Samburu National Reserve is considered one of the best safari destinations in the country. This region is also home to the Samburu people, famed for their many strands of brightly colored beaded jewelry.

Within the reserve, you’ll find elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetahs, plus over 450 species of birds. You might also spot rare sub-species such as the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and East African oryx, as well as the gerenuk (a long-necked antelope) and spotted hyena.

6. Masai Mara

How can we not mention the Masai Mara National Reserve? It’s one of the most famous safari destinations on the continent, but you can escape the crowds by heading to a private concession on the edge of the reserve.

Aside from not being accessible to the general public, concessions have the advantage of allowing activities not permitted in the national reserve: bush walks and night drives, for example.

The Masai Mara is one of the best places in Africa for big cat sightings: lions, leopards, and cheetahs are all easy to spot. Then of course, there’s the big-ticket draw: the year-round migration that sees nearly two million wildebeest, plus half a million antelopes and thousands of zebras, following the rains around Tanzania and Kenya.

What do tourists come to see in Kenya?

Amboseli National Park, Mt. Kenya, Lake Victoria, Lake Naivasha, Samburu National Reserve, Diani Beach, Manda Bay, The Great Rift Valley and many more.

How long does it take from Nairobi to Mombasa by bus?

approximately 7 hours and 45 minutes

On average, buses take approximately 7 hours and 45 minutes to get from Nairobi to Mombasa. Their prices are affordable and you can travel at different times of the day. Explore their available options and enjoy your trip to the coast!