Amazing Places to Visit in Kenya this Festive Season

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Kenya can be many things for sure, the fascination does not end with her deep history of human evolution as the cradle of mankind, but also a vast hub of wonderful destinations.

From breathtaking sceneries and recreational sites to rich and diverse cultures, holidays open a window for most Kenyans to express their year-long accumulated gratitude towards life, rewarding themselves and their loved ones with their time as they create beautiful memories together.

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Beautiful holiday destinations

Most Kenyans decide to enjoy this time with their families, touring around the country, to fun destinations.

The mesmerizing beauty that renders Kenya attractive is contributed towards by attributes like Natural Features, Geographical landmarks, Architecture, History, Culture, Recreational sites, archaeological sites, and Shopping malls, among others.

These are some of the places to visit in Kenya during this holiday season, some for absolutely free while others may require some entry fee with foreign tourists paying a little bit more than locals.

Beaches

Most beaches are found in the coastal region of Kenya, with Diani beach being the largest. Coastal beaches are famed of the gleaming white sands that compliments the the shimmer of the clear Indian Ocean waters, giving the scenery a perfect tone from the lush greenery of the Palm trees and Palapas.

Other fascinating beaches include; Diani, Watamu, Nyali, Bamburi, Che shale, Spiaggia Delle Tartarughe.

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Diani Beach

Shopping Malls

Kenya has numerous shopping malls, with two rivers mall being among the most recent malls, with a great amusement park for children and some types of adults, variety offered when it comes to shops, including internationally known brands.

Variety of eateries and fun activities to pick from, indeed a place to spend time with family this holiday, with top notch security.

Other shopping malls include; Village Market, The Hub Karen, Westgate Shopping Mall, Two Rivers Mall, Yaya Centre, Junction Mall, Nakumatt Nyali, Sarit Centre, ABC Place

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Kenya free Holiday Destinations

Nature and Wildlife areas

Kenya spreads its beauty veil on different natural landscapes including, Deserts, Swamps, Mountain and, Forests.

She also wears a crown when it comes to wildlife, as she prides of the Big Five, the big cats like cheetahs, the smaller serval, civets, and the caracal.

Primates in Kenya include olive and yellow baboons as well as colobus, vervet, and golden monkeys.

Natural spots for a thrilling experience include, Karura Forest, Mzima Springs, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Giraffe Centre, Nairobi National Park, Tsavo East, Mara Triangle

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Mzima Springs

Historic sites
From ancient forts, to mysterious caves, to town centers, there’s something for every history buff in this country.

Some of the astounding sites include, Thimlich Ohinga, Slave Caves, Lamu Old Town, Old Town, Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site, Jumba la Mtwana, Eliye Springs, Olorgesailie Pre-Historic Site among an endless list.

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Lamu Old town

Gardens

Most gardens are full of trees and nature, it is a soothing environment, perfect for picnics and team building activities, outdoor fun, among others. This gardens include,
Nairobi Arboretum, Mamba Village Centre, American Embassy Memorial Garden, Jeevanjee Gardens, Sagret Gardens, Lang’ata Botanical gardens,

Islands
The enchanting islands mostly found in the coast of kenya as Lamu island has been marked out as a UNESCO World Heritage site; which by its very virtue makes it an extremely treasured location.

It is part of the Lamu Archipelago, which involves a bunch of other islands as,

  • Pate Island
  • Manda Island
  • Lamu Island
  • Kiwayu Island
  • Manda Toto Island

Isola dell’Amore Watamu and Mombasa island are great destinations too.

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Parks

With 23 National Parks, 4 National Marine Parks, 28 National Reserves, 6 National Marine Reserves, and 4 National Sanctuaries.

Kenya is rich of protected areas for tourists and travellers to explore in Kenya, as every destination has its own unique attractions.

Some of the fascinating parks include,  Aberdare National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Machakos People’s Park, Haller Park, Tsavo National Park,  Amboseli National Park, Maasai Mara, Mount Kenya National Park, Nairobi National Park, Samburu National park, among others.

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Flamingo lakes in the great Rift Valley

Geologic formations, Valleys
Kenya has spellbinding geologic features like, The Great Rift Valley, Marafa-Hells Kitchen, Great Rift Valley, Roaring Rocks, Coral Gardens, Chyulu Hills Lava Tube, Lewis Glacier among others.

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Kenya free Holiday Destinations

Art Galleries & Art Museum

Nairobi Gallery, National Museums of Kenya, Karen Blixen Museum, Kenya Railway Museum, Ndoro Sculpture Garden in Malindi (by appointment only), African Heritage House in Mlolongo, Lamu MuseuM, Bomas Of Kenya, Malindi Museum, among others.

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Karen Village

Religious sites

Kenya being a Religious Pluralism state where people of different faiths exist without discrimination. Some of the outstanding religious structure include, Jamia Mosque, Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple, All Saints Cathedral church, among others.

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Religious landmark

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