Kenya is one of the most sought after destinations in Africa. Much as it has gained reputation in terms of trade, athletics, and in the political scene around the world; the country boosts a lot of tourism attractions. Kenya is located in East Africa at the coast of the Indian Ocean and it neighbors with Somalia, Ethiopia, South-Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The country’s capital and largest city is Nairobi and there are other major urban cities throughout the country such as Mombasa, Eldoret, Nakuru, and Kisumu. The country relatively big with an area size of 581,309km2.Kenya has a population of over 49million people who are diverse in terms of culture, it is recorded that the country inhabits over 42 tribes with the most popular tribe being the Maasai. The country’s official languages are Swahili and English.
In terms of Wildlife, Kenya should be one of your bucket-list countries to visit. The country has over 25 national parks which are populated with various species of wildlife. Kenya is a famous destination to spot the big 5-Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Rhinoceros, and the Buffaloes. In terms of convenience, Kenya outcompetes any African destination- Kenya is the only nation in the entire world with a National park which is so close to the city; Nairobi National park which the oldest National park in Kenya is just 7kms away from the Nairobi’s central business District. It is also possible to drive to several national parks and do 1 day tours. There are so many rare and endangered wildlife species to look out for when in Kenya and these include the Sitatunga Antelopes, Burmese star tortoise, Aardwolf, and others. One of the most successful wild events which attract hundreds of thousands of Tourists to Kenya is the great migration. During the great migration, millions of wildebeest, thousands of Thomson’s gazelles, Topis, elands and zebras are seen crossing from Serengeti National park to Maasai Mara in search of the green pastures.
With abundance of water bodies within Kenya and at its borders, there are a lot of birds which are attracted to such environments. The country is populated with over 1000 species of birds which can be viewed once you take a trip to most of the country’s national parks and game reserves.
Kenya boosts a number of Marine parks where snorkeling, diving, fishing, boat cruise, picnic and camping is possible. Most of the marine parks contain a rare ecosystem of aquatic animals, sea grass, coral reefs, and several species of fish and birds.
Historically, there are various prehistoric fossils which have discovered in Kenya and most of the fossils are a center of tourism.
Cultural tours especially the Maasai tours have been successful in the country as tourists visit to witness the way of life of these unique cultures. Kenya is a truly magical destination and visit to the nation shall reveal and fulfill your hidden travel agendas.
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