Kenya 101: Top Ecotourism Attractions
It is a very famous for many classic savanna safaris which the people of Kenya are proud of. In this beautiful country you will witness dramatic extremes and classic contrasts. It is wonderful to know that deserts and alpine snows are found both in Kenya. In this country you will see lots of open plains and huge forests. Nairobi’s flourishing metropolis and the different colorful tribal cultures are contrasts that Kenyans take pride in. You will find in this country a huge area of coral reefs and many freshwater lakes. Recently, Kenya was considered by most people as the microcosm of East Africa. For decades, Kenya‘s wild safaris have been the top tourist attractions.
This is the list of few of the best ecotourism attractions in Kenya.
Nairobi National Park. This site is just 10 minutes away from the center of Nairobi. The park’s wildlife is separated only by a fence from the metropolis. If you are in the park you can see the skyscrapers of Nairobi. The proximity of the park from the city and the relative size of it has boasts the park a huge and various wildlife. Different migrating animals including wildebeests and zebras gathering during dry season in the park you can witness. This is also the place considered as the most successful rhinoceros sanctuary.
Malindi. This is Kenya’s number one site for coastal tourist attractions. This area has extensive coral reefs and beautiful beaches. You can do the following here in this area like deep-sea fish observation activities, snorkeling, surfing, and some other water sports. The Malindi Marine National Park is a nearby park protected from the urban crowd. A huge variety of colorful fishes are what you will find in this area as well as fine beaches with clear water. Close to Mombasa and Lamu are two of the favorite destinations of locals.
Mount Kenya. It is the second highest mountain in the African continent, after Kilimanjaro but it is the highest mountain in Kenya. A huge number of beautiful sights are what this mountain can offer for you. Crowned with snow are the many series of peaks throughout the year. Green forests covering the slopes of the mountain. For any fit trekker, the several lower peaks are easy destinations.
Samburu National Reserve. In the northern part of Kenya, this national park is considered as the most peaceful place in the country. Because of the Uaso Nyiro River that runs through it attracts huge wildlife. You will find forests and grasslands in this place. You will also see elephants, buffalos, and hippos.
Hell’s Gate National Park. This small park is named after a narrow break in the cliffs.
Today, Kenya is inviting you to visit all of its ecotourism attractions.