Kenya is world-renowned for its wildlife safaris and natural beauty, and there’s no doubt about it. The east African country is home to the “Big Five” and has a number of interesting national parks with unique plants, savannah grasslands, majestic animals and the most picturesque views. Take a look at a few of them:
Nairobi National Museum
The first park of Kenya, Nairobi National Museum is an amazing place where you can discover Kenya’s nature, history, art and culture. It is one of the most successful black rhino sanctuaries and hosts more than 400 species of birds. From artefacts and ancient clothes to utensil and weapons, there are a lot of interesting things to spot and explore. You can plan a day trip to the museum with your family and friends and have a great time learning about the different aspects of this place.
Tsavo East National Park
One of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya, Tsavo East National park is where people from all over the world visit for the best safari experience. Located in a semi-arid area previously known as the Taru Desert, this place is where you can spot the Masai Lion, Black Rhino, Cape Buffaloes Leopards, and Elephants. You can also spot a few birds here such as Crowned Cranes, Love Birds, Sacred Ibis and Black Kites. The ideal time to visit the park is from June to October and from January to February when the conditions are favourable for wildlife watching.
Shaba National Reserve
Another amazing spot located in Isiolo County in northern Kenya, Shaba National Reserve is a park with dramatic gorges, open plains and extinct volcanoes. It is where you can spot wildlife including elephants, zebras, ostriches, leopards, baboons and monkeys. Bird lovers would also love to spot a number of eagles here. Whether you plan to go on a safari or like to explore hiking, you are sure to have a breathtaking experience here.
Nairobi National Museum
Located at the Museum Hill, a 10-minute drive from the Nairobi city centre, Nairobi National Museum is an ideal place to discover the rich history, nature, culture and contemporary art of Kenya. Built in 1929, it is the flagship museum for the National Museums of Kenya, designed with dining and shopping facilities. The museum comprises the famous Snake Park, Botanical Gardens and Nature Trail, and thus makes for an ideal place for family outings. A fine collection of artefacts, and ancient clothes, utensils and weapons is another major draw of the museum.
The highest mountain in Kenya and second highest in Africa, Mount Kenya is just a beautiful place popular among tourists from all over the world. If you love hiking and would want to scale a magnificent mountain, do not miss to explore this breathtaking delight. Also called Mount Kenya National Park, it is not just the place for hiking; you can also try snowboarding and spot a lot of wild animals in their natural habitat. There are trained professionals ensuring a safe and memorable snowboarding experience.