Kenya 101: Top Ecotourism Attractions
Kenya is very famous for its classic savanna safaris. 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. The flourishing metropolis of Nairobi and the very colorful tribal cultures are its pride. You will find in this country a huge area of coral reefs and many freshwater lakes. It is considered by most people as the microcosm of East Africa recently, Kenya. The top tourist attractions for decades have been the wild safaris of Kenya.
This is the list of few of the best ecotourism attractions in Kenya.
Nairobi National Park. From the center of Nairobi the site is just 10 minutes away. Did you know that only a fence is separating the park’s wildlife from the metropolis? If you are in the park you can see the skyscrapers of Nairobi. The park boasts a huge and various wildlife populations despite the proximity of the park from the city and the relative size of it. Different migrating animals including wildebeests and zebras gathering during dry season in the park you can witness. The most famous and successful rhinoceros sanctuary in Kenya is this place.
Malindi. It is considered as the number one site for coastal tourist attractions in Kenya. The extensive coral reefs and beautiful beaches are found in this area. Like snorkeling, surfing, deep-sea fish observation activities, and some other water sports are the different things that you can do here. There is a nearby park protected from the urban crowd, the Malindi Marine National Park. A huge variety of colorful fishes are what you will find in this area as well as fine beaches with clear water. Locals loved two favorite destinations near Malindi, the Mombasa and Lamu areas.
Mount Kenya. It is the second highest mountain in the African continent, after Kilimanjaro but it is the highest mountain in Kenya. There are many beautiful sights this mountain can offer for you. Many series of peaks are crowned with snow. Green forests covering the slopes of the mountain. There are many easy destinations for any fit trekker including several lower peaks.
Samburu National Reserve. This is a very peaceful place which is a national park in the northern part of Kenya. It attracts huge wildlife mainly because of the presence of the Uaso Nyiro River. This place is a mixture of forest and grassland. You can all the big animals here including the three big cats that are lion, cheetah, and leopard can be found here.
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.