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Kenya 101: Top Ecotourism Attractions

Kenya is very famous for its classic savanna safaris. You will witness dramatic extremes and classic contrasts in this beautiful country. These are found both in Kenya, deserts and alpine snows. It has lots of forests and open plains. Kenya’s pride is found in the different colorful tribal cultures and the flourishing metropolis of Nairobi. Huge areas of coral reefs and many freshwater lakes are what you will find in this country. By most people in Kenya, it is considered as the microcosm of East Africa recently. 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. Just 10 minutes away from the center of Nairobi is this park located at. The park’s wildlife is separated only by a fence from the metropolis. As a matter of fact if you are in the park you can see the skyscrapers of Nairobi easily. A huge and various wildlife populations despite the proximity of the park from the city and the relative size of it is what the park boasts. 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. Like snorkeling, surfing, deep-sea fish observation activities, and some other water sports are the different things that you can do here. It is protected from the urban crowd is a nearby park called 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. This mountain has a lot of things it can offer you, mostly beautiful sights. Many series of peaks are crowned with snow. The slopes are covered with green forest. There are many easy destinations for any fit trekker including several lower peaks.

Samburu National Reserve. This peaceful place is a national park in the northern part of Kenya and is a sanctuary of almost all African animals. Because of the Uaso Nyiro River that runs through it attracts huge wildlife. This place is a mixture of forest and grassland. You will also see elephants, buffalos, and hippos.

Hell’s Gate National Park. This is most unique among Kenya’s wildlife parks, as you are allowed to enter, walk, and cycle here without a guide.

These places are the top ecotourism attractions that you can find in Kenya today.