Reason for Adding Kenya to your Bucket List

Kenya is considered one the best destinations for nature lovers.  Kenya has a vast array of lakes, mountains, islands and wildlife.  Here are a few attractions to add to your bucket list.

Masai Mara National Park

The Masai Mara National Park should be top of your list.  The best time to visit is during summer when the Wildebeest migrate.

Another great sight is the leopards and lions.

Lake Nakuru National Park

The Lake Nakuru National Park is known for its spectacular wildlife.  This park is known for its multitude of flamingos that come together at Lake Nakuru.

The park also has other species of birds as well as warthogs, baboons, giraffes and the sought after black and white rhinos.

Ngong Hills

The Ngong Hills can be found in the Great Rift Valley and are great for hiking and walking.  The hills are found not far from the capital city, Nairobi.

Samburu National Reserve

The Samburu National Reserve is another area where visitors can spot birds, crocodiles and warthogs.  This reserve also has a range of landscapes and large forests and the Ewaso Ng’iro River.

Mombasa Marine National Park

The Mombasa Marine National Park encompasses large areas of ocean with an array of aquatic life.  Visitors to this park can snorkel and dive where they will be able see crabs, fish and starfish.

Shimba Hills National Reserve

Shimba Hills National Reserve is important for its plant life and many rare plants can be found here as well as types of endangered cycads and orchids.

This area is also known for its birdlife and butterflies.  There are about 700 elephants her and the sable antelope has been spotted.

Menengai Crater

An interesting attraction is the Menengai crater, which is an extinct volcano, found in the Great Rift Valley.  This is a good area for hiking and camping and for day trips.

There are various caves for adventurous explorers.  Religious pilgrims visit here often, so visitors should be respectful of this.

Manda Island

Manda Island is located next to Lamu and has a beautiful beach, perfect for lazing on, reading a book or enjoying a spot of NZ sports betting on your mobile device.

There are luxury resorts for overnight stays but the Island is also great for day trips and the prehistoric ruins of Takwa are a popular attraction.

Lake Naivasha

This area has a multitude of bird species and is home to many hippos.  The lake is not far from Nairobi and is an excellent weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The word Naivasha is a Masai name from the word Nai’posha which means rough water.  This part of Kenya is known for the sudden onset of storms.

Lake Turkana

This is a UNESCO Heritage site.  This is a part of Kenya that is not often visited and is found on the border with Ethiopia.  It is a large desert and has an alkaline lake.

There is a wide range of birds, wildlife and Nile crocodiles and there is a population of indigenous Kenyan people living here.