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Attractions :: Kenya

For a country of its size, Kenya sure packs a lot in: mountains and deserts, colorful tribal culture, beaches and coral reefs, and some of Africa’s best wildlife attractions.
Have a look at some of the locations that Amicabre can guide you to discover and enjoy. .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lamu 
Lamu is a place of fantasy and other-worldliness wrapped in a cloak of medieval romance. With an almost exclusively Muslim population, Kenya's oldest living town has changed little in appearan..
Lake Turkana
Turkana is home to a burgeoning population of crocodiles, who are unmolested, by poachers because the lake's waters are heavily alkaline: a trait that makes their skin worthless. Consequently,..
Loita Hills
The Loita Hills are one of Kenya's last remaining 'true wilderness' areas. There are no roads, tracks or footpaths, and the likelihood of our seeing anyone else on the trek is remote. Indeed t..
Marsabit National Park
This northern park is home to Kenya's larger mammals including lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, warthogs, zebras, giraffes, hyenas and gazelles. Because the area is thic..
Lake Nakuru
Nakuru means "Dust or Dusty Place" in Maasai language. Lake Nakuru National Park, close to Nakuru town, was established in 1961. It started off small, only encompassing the famous la..
Lewa Downs Sanctuary
At the foothill of Mt. Kenya lies a treasure that goes beyond conceivable thought. Lewa Downs Sanctuary is a heaven for the one time almost extinct African rhino. Initially a vast ranching are..
Sweetwaters Private Reserve
Amidst 20,000 acres of privately owned Kenyan wilderness, at the heart of the Laikipian plains lies a private reserve with some of the most captivating scenery. Sweetwater’s, as it is co..
Meru National Park
Meru National Park, Bisanadi and Rahole National Reserves and Kora National Park Meru National Park is, of course, the lonely wilderness which became world famous as the place Elsa, the lioness, was..
Soysambu Wildlife Sanctuary
Great Rift Valley, the world's largest fault, is 2,500 feet deep, 30 kilometres wide and some 2,500 kilometres long. It is home to a chain of fascinating lakes, millions of Flamingos and other..
Lake Elementaita
The shallow Lake Elementaita lies 1,942 metres above sea level, 20 metres higher than the Lake Nakuru Flamingo Sanctuary, some 30 kilometres away. The beautiful mansion, situated a few kilomet..
Maralal
Some of the Laikipia settlers would have dearly liked to set themselves up around the cool, conifer-draped highlands of Maralal. But even before British administrators made this the district c..
Mt. Elgon
Mount Elgon, whose peak on the Kenya-Uganda border rises to 4,320 m, represents the remains of a once powerful volcano. There is no permanent snow on Mount Elgon, but the high altitude peaks c..
Chalbi Desert
Kenya is best known for its abundant wildlife, rolling hills and traditional cultures. With this comes the famous safari and hospitality from the many communities. The coast is also known for..
South Coast
The coastal paradise of Kenya stretches from the northern area, Lamu and Malindi, through to the southern parts, which include the Wasini Island. South coast is an enchanting part of the coast..
North Coast
The north coast, reached by crossing Nyali Bridge, offers beautiful beaches and a number of other interesting places worth a visit. Bamburi Farm has a nature trail, nursery, fish farm and croc..
Mombasa
The largest port on the coast of East Africa, Mombasa is hot, steamy and historical. Its earliest history dates back to the 12th century. A Muslim haven for centuries, it was attacked by the P..
Nairobi
The cosmopolitan capital of Kenya, today home to 1.5 million people, began as a swampy tent city at the turn of the century. Until the late 1800s, it was nothing more than a watering hole for..
Mt. Kenya
Africa's second highest mountain is one of the continent's most popular destinations for mountaineers and trekkers. Its two highest peaks, Batian (17,058 ft./5,199 m.) and Nelion (17,023 ft./5..
Lake Baringo
A part of the Earth's great scar, the Rift Valley, Lake Baringo is largest the largest amongst the sting of lakes across the valley floor. Together with Lake Naivasha, these are the only two f..
Amboseli National Park
The most distinguishing feature of Amboseli is its dramatic setting. Mt. Kilamanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, raises a majestic 19,340 feet (5,895 meters) just across the Tanzanian border,..
Samburu National Park
Samburu National Reserve lies north of Nairobi, adjoining with Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserve. The lifeline of these three sanctuaries, the palm fringed Uaso Nyiro River, attracts vast and..
Masai Mara National Park
It is located in East Africa, and covers an area approximately 1500 km2 . Masai Mara is known as the “Jewel of Africa”, a site with of the largest and the most spectacular animal migra..
Aberdares National Park
The Aberdares National Park is part of the Aberdares mountain ranges; the mountain range slopes on the western side of the wall, adjacent to the Rift Valley, are steep compared to the eastern..
Rusinga Island
Indulge yourself in a time of island enchantment and relaxation. Rusinga Island has an interesting history as the birthplace of the late Tom Mboya a prominent minister in the first free Kenyan..
Thika
Off the tourist route, Thika’s claim to fame is its literary reference in Elspeth Huxley's book about colonial life in Kenya, 'The Flame Trees of Thika.' However there do not seem to be..
Nairobi National Park
Nairobi is the only city in the world which neighbours a natural game protection area, harbouring more than 100 species of mammals. The park borders the traditional South Kapiti Plains and Kit..
Wasini Island
Only five kilometres long and one across, Wasini is a great place to escape into. Heavily wooded with no cars, roads or running water, you have guaranteed peace here. It takes a couple of hour..
Carnivore
Nairobi Carnivore Experience Kenya A Carver at Carnivore The Charcoal Grill Pit Ranked among the top 50 Restaurants in the world, the world famous Carnivore is a must for anyone who loves Barb..
Lake Naivasha
The highest of the Rift Valley lakes Naivasha lies at about 1880 m. The lake level varies quite considerably - in 1926 it was reported 6 m higher. Eons ago it was a great deal higher than that..
Bomas of Kenya
This is a dance arena for all 42 tribes of Kenya. Every day there is a spectacular perfomance of some of the most acrobatic dancers. The terrain also has a sectiom where many of the homesteads..
Lake Bogoria National Park
Most of the reserve is occupied by Lake Bogoria, which is a spectacular sight reflecting searing blue skies and the rose pink of flamingo. It has significant ornithological interest with 135 speci..
Mt. Longonot
Standing over the shores of Lake Naivasha, at 2886 metres this massive dormant volcano dominates the landscape for miles around. The brooding hulk of the Mountain is lined with spectacular fiss..
Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Centre
Karen Blixen Museum is located on the outskirts of Nairobi on Karen road. Its history dates back to 1914, during the First World War, with the arrival of Karen Blixen from Denmark. At the foot..
Kericho
This is Kenyan tea country! Kenya is the world's third largest producer of tea after India and Sri Lanka and Kericho is in the heart of Kenya's tea plantations. There are rolling hills carpete..
Shimba Hills National Park
Even if your primary interest is the beach and the sun, you should not pass up an opportunity to explore at least one of Kenya's game parks. Easily accessible from the coastal highway (Mombasa..
Kisumu
Located on the eastern shore of Lake Victoria, Kisumu is Kenya's third largest city. At one time, Kisumu was a transportation center, having a railroad line from Mombasa and the water routes o..
Lake Victoria
Lake Victoria is the world's second largest freshwater lake covering an area of 67,850 sq km. This vast expanse, about the size of the Republic of Ireland, forms the headwaters of the River Ni..
Hell's Gate National Park
Despite its name, Hell's Gate is an ideal family getaway for a day trip from Nairobi or stopover en-route to Lake Nakura or the Masai Mara, located just beyond Lake Naivasha. Famous for its na..
Crater Lake
Another attraction in the Lake Naivasha region is the privately owned Crater Lake Game Sanctuary. Situated on part of the former estate of Lady Diana Delamere, the scenery around the lake loca..
Kakamega National Reserve
The Kakamega National Reserve is 36-km2 in size and situated at the north end of the Kakamega Forest, in Western Province Kenya. Along its eastern edge rises the partially forested Nandi escar..
Taita Hills Sanctuary
The Taita Hills Sanctuary is a privately owned game ranch operated by the Hilton Hotels International who own and manage two game lodges within the sanctuary. In relation to its giant neighbou..
Tsavo-West National Park
Tsavo West National Park is a 9,000 sq km game park in southern Kenya, located about 200 km south-east of Nairobi. Separated only by the Mombasa/Nairobi road from Tsavo East, Tsavo West is par..
Tsavo-East National Park
Tsavo East National Park covers an area of about 12,000 km2, 40% of Kenya's parks' total area. This vast park lies in low semi arid country at the eastern edge of the inland plateau, north of..
Gedi Ruins
The Gedi Ruins are one of Kenya and East Africa's great mysteries. The puzzle surrounding this abandoned town adds to its haunting beauty that captivates and frightens locals and tourists alik..