5 Most Exciting Kenyan Landscapes You Must Visit


If you ‘re planning to travel to Africa, make sure Kenya is on your list. In Kenya, you’ll get to see the most beautiful natural landscapes, wildlife, magnificent culture, homely ambience and crystal blue beaches.

Besides that, you’ll get to enjoy Kenya’s most anticipated wildebeest migration that starts in July and ends around November.

There are plenty of places to visit while in Kenya but these are our 5 best landscapes you must visit.

1. The Great Rift Valley

The Rift valley is one with the most landscapes in Kenya. Just like the name suggests, it has a valley that cuts Kenya into two.

The views of the landscape are breath-taking, and that’s just a reason. The Rift Valley has plenty of things to see as well as leisure activities to participate in.

Places to visit include:

  • Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is a 2-hour drive from Nairobi. It has plenty of activities to do and that makes it an ideal place to visit while you visit the rift valley.

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  • Lake Turkana

Lake Turkana is the world’s largest permanent desert lake and the world’s largest alkaline lake. It is located in the north rift of Kenya, an 8-hour drive from Nairobi.

Lake Turkana people are popularly known for their rich history and cultural elegance.

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  • Lake Baringo

Lake Baringo is famed for its water resource that hosts flamingos and other 500 species of birds. Besides, the lake is home to hippos.

It takes a maximum of 10 hours from Nairobi.

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  • Lake Elementaita

Like Lake Baringo, Elementaita is an awesome place to admire flamingos and other bird species.

It takes a maximum of 3 hours drive from Nairobi.

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2. Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Kenya. It is a home to the Maasai community, who are renowned for their obdurate culture and great hospitality.

Besides that, it homes thousands of animals including cheetahs, rhinos, zebras, lions, elephants, and wild dogs.

Things you can do at Maasai Mara:

  • Daytime and Night game drives
  • Sit around a glowing campfire and listen to the lions’ roar
  • Nature walks
  • Bush camping
  • Interacting with the Maasai people
  • Balloon safaris

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