There are at least three things to consider when traveling in Kenya. One, where you are going. Two, who you are going with. And three, where you can get the perfect Instagram pic. So get your cameras ready and take a look at the best Kenyan spots to get that wow factor for the ‘gram.
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The African Heritage House is a cultural hot spot for residents of Nairobi and visitors alike. It is located on top of a hill looking over the Nairobi National Park and it was built by Alan Donovan between 1989 and 1994. What sets this house apart is the collection of artifacts from all around Africa, so diverse and valuable that it has turned the house into a national monument.There are different rooms that can be found here that are each decorated in a wide array of styles that represent different African cultures.
Location: Next to AIC Kasina Church, Mlolongo, Mombasa Road, Nairobi
Contacts: 0721 518389
Spend some time with nature and take in the magnificent views. Get lovely pictures of the sky that looks close enough to touch, as well as the rolling green plains. Likewise, don’t forget to get a good shot of the windmills.
Location: 25 kms from Nairobi city
How to get there: If using public means from Nairobi, take matatu number 111 from the Railway Station terminus. You can then walk or hire a boda boda (motorbike) to Ngong Police Station, the starting point for a hike.
If using a private car from Nairobi CBD, drive to Langata Rd, then Southern Bypass and Ngong Rd to Ngong
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The historic Swahili town has a lot to offer for any traveler. You’ll probably never run out of awesome pictures while in Lamu. There’s lots to capture from the beach to the perfect sunsets, for example. In addition, the amazing architecture everywhere will have you constantly snapping your camera.
How to get there:
By road: Get on Mombasa Road (A109) and follow it till you get to Mombasa. Take the ferry to Lamu Island and then head straight to your destination.
By air: The easiest route is to take a flight from Nairobi to Manda Airport, then take a bus, cab or boat to Lamu Island
Via SGR: Take the train from Nairobi to Mombasa, and then take a bus or a cab from the Mombasa SGR station to Lamu Island
This is a rescue and rehabilitation centre for orphaned and abandoned animals. You can expect to find elephants, rhinos and other animals there. Ever bottle fed a baby elephant? Let that, therefore, be your perfect Instagram pic when you go there.
Location: KWS Central Workshop Gate, Off Magadi Rd, Nairobi
Contacts: +254 (0) 202 301 396
This lovely spot for a weekend getaway overlooks Lake Elementaita. It’s pretty colorful with interesting designs, as well as cute places for the perfect Instagram pic.
Location: Kasambara Building, Naivasha
Contacts: 0720 879139
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