Kenya 101: Top Ecotourism Attractions
Its classic savanna safari made Kenya a very famous place in the world. You will witness dramatic extremes and classic contrasts in this beautiful country. Did you 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. In this you will find country a huge area of coral reefs and many freshwater lakes that seldom you see from other countries. 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. 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. If you are in the park you can see the skyscrapers of Nairobi. 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. You can witness different migrating animals including wildebeests and zebras gathering during dry season in the park. This is also the place considered as the most successful rhinoceros sanctuary.
Malindi. This is Kenya’s number one site for coastal tourist attractions. The extensive coral reefs and beautiful beaches are found in this area. You can do the following here in this area like deep-sea fish observation activities, snorkeling, surfing, and some other water sports. 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. Close to Mombasa and Lamu are two of the favorite destinations of locals.
Mount Kenya. In the African continent, after Kilimanjaro, it is the second highest mountain and also 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. The slopes are covered with green forest. Several lower peaks are easy destinations for any fit trekker.
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. The Uaso Nyiro River that runs through it attracts huge wildlife all year round. 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.