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East Africa is one of the best regions to visit in the continent of Africa. Kenya being in that region, is regarded as a home of adventure, conservation, culture, road and travel trips

Nairobi, the capital of Kenya is a coastline on the Indian Ocean and it encompasses savannahs, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands.

Nairobi National Park in Nairobi

The Nairobi National Park is very close to the city, located seven miles from Kenya’s capital Nairobi and a good place for urban Kenyans to explore natural life. There’s no other place where you can view endangered animals such as rhinos, giraffes, white rhinos, hippo, ostrich, eland, gazelle buffalo, lion, leopard, baboon, zebra, wildebeest and cheetah against a view of sky scrapers. There are over 100 diverse endangered mammal species, and about 400 migratory and endemic bird species. Above the wooded ravine, you might find a pride of lions strutting along as well as rhinos.

To see the elephants however, you need to go to Masasai Mara, Tsavo or Amboseli as years before, the Maasai people grazed herds there before the government of Kenya set up the Southern Game Reserve.

To visit the Nairobi National Park, you can hire a six-seater Land Cruiser with a driver and guide for a half-day safari. You’re going to need warm clothing as the safari vehicle roof is open! Pick up and drop off is also available in the hotels. For accommodation, the park is close to the suburbs such as Langata (Giraffe manor) and Karen which offers guest houses to five-star hotel accommodation. 

Nairobi Tented Camp is the in-house accommodation that includes nine permanent tents all with en-suite bathrooms and solar lighting, meals served in the dining tent, under the stars or in the bush! The thrill of the safaris is unbeatable and as the sun rises, there’s a heat mirage across the horizon with the sound of wild creatures.

Mombasa

This city is made up of coasts, coral reefs and beaches like Diani, Nyali and Shanzu with the palms swaying. Thanks to its legacy as the largest port in East Africa, Mombasa is a cultural melting pot. British, Asian, Arabic, Omanis, Indian, and Chinese immigrants have enriched the city’s architecture and cuisine, and many mosques and temples grace the city streets. In the Old Town, where fragrant spices waft from local markets, you can step back in time and explore the ancient buildings. Beyond the city, wildlife parks, dolphin spotting shows, snorkeling, deep seas fishing round out the wealth of water-based fun.

Ukunda: Diani Beach

Diani beach was voted for the fifth time since 2015 as Africa’s leading beach destination. It is known for the Shimba Hills National Reserve, Coral reefs, wildlife, colobus monkeys.

The beach is popular for snorkeling, jet skiing, surfing and sky diving. In addition, the Kongo Mosque built around the 16th century is great for sight-seeing.

Lodwar: Sibiloi National Park and Museums

Regarded as the cradle of mankind as it contains fossil remains and acts as an archeological site. This place boasts of wildlife as well as semi desert ecosystem, which was created to protect pre-historic archeological sites. You can camp here and view game and wildlife such as hippos, giraffe, crocodile. On the other hand, opt for bird watching of flamingos, pelicans and ducks as well as the Giant Tortoise.

Eldoret: Chepkiit Waterfall

Chepkiit waterfalls are a better option for the dry season, because they are safer, and you can spend the day there in a picnic, without the risk of having to run to the car due to the sudden change of weather. Chepkiit Waterfalls is half an hour away from Eldoret and there you can view about 37 bird species including Colobus monkeys, monitor lizards, rock hyraxes, geckos and snakes.

There are distinct views of the waterfall. For instance, through the bridge you can see the water flowing beneath you and instantly disappearing into the waterfall. Also, on both sides you can get a clear view of the river.

Flights are available to these amazing places and more from Kenya. Visit wakanow.co.ke to make your booking.

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