Tour attractions in Kenya
Kenya is a diverse country, with many different cultures represented. Notable cultures include the Swahili on the coast, pastoralist communities in the north, and several different communities in the central and western regions. Today, the Maasai culture is well known, given its heavy exposure from tourism, however, Maasai make up a relatively minor percentage of the Kenyan population. The Maasai are known for their elaborate upper body adornment and jewelry.
Kenya’s two largest cities have all played a vital role in the nations eventful history. Mombasa is an island city whose magnificent fort and harbour have been centre stage for hundreds of years of turbulent history. The beginning of the 20th century saw a railroad begin to wind its way from this port town inwards towards central Africa. The railroad made it first distant outpost in a swampy highland plain that became the small town of Nairobi, now the Kenya's busy modern capital. The rail link between the two cities forged a link of national unity and become the lifeblood of Kenya. Together these two cities paint a vivid portrait of Kenya. They create a diverse melting pot of races and traditional and modern cultures, with a history as rich as the natural wealth of the country itself.
Nairobi is a city that never seems to sleep. The entire town has a boundless energy, and is thriving place where all of human life can be found. This is a place of great contrasts where race, tribe and origin all become facets of a unique Nairobi character.
The city has not lost its sense of the past, with an excellent museum and the historical home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa open to visitors.
Modern Mombasa is a city of great diversity and life. This is a town were all are welcomed and quickly absorbed into this great coastal melting pot. Mosques, Hindu Temples and Christian churches surround streets that thrive with a world of cultures.
Mombasa is a place where both history and progress are greatly valued, where a busy harbor existence is lived at its own unique, tropical pace.
Kenya is a heaven for the wildlife enthusiasts. And if you fall in this category, the thing that you will love most is the Kenyan safari. These safaris provide an amazing opportunity to explore the wild and wilderness of the country. While in Kenya, you must explore the various national parks like the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo National Park, Aberdare National Park, Mount Kenya National Park, and Samburu Game Reserve. The scene of annual migration of millions of wildebeests and zebras into the Masai Mara from Tanzania's Serengeti National Park can be a lifetime experience for you. A number of tour operators regularly arrange various safaris. A luxury safari could well be the highlight of your Kenya tour.
Lakes and Mountains
Kenya offers endless opportunities for adventure and recreation. Mt Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro and the Western Highlands in Kenya offer superb conditions for trekking and hiking. The breathtakingly beautiful lakes of Kenya are other must see tourist attraction in the country. Kenya is also the home to some of the most spectacular lakes in the world, including the Lake Victoria, Lake Baringo, Lake Turkana, Lake Rudolf and Lake Naivasha. The lakes of Kenya are renowned for their enchanting natural beauty as well as rich and diverse avifauna.
Named after the Elgonyi tribe who once lived in the huge caves here, Elgon is basically an extinct volcano on the Uganda-Kenya border. It is also known as the 'Ol Doinyo Ilgoon' or the Breast Mountain in Maasai.