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Kenya

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Introduction

Kenya is a country located in East Africa. It drives her name from Mount Kenya, the tallest mountain in the country and the only mountain on the equator with snow. It is a country with a rich history and is a wildlife haven famous for the Big 5 i.e. Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard.

Kenya is said to have it all from the Kenyan coastline that boasts of some of the finest sandy beaches and coral reefs in the world, to dense virgin forests, mystical deserts, savannah grasslands, mountains to its rich wildlife and diverse people.

 

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8 circuits of Kenya

Nairobi Circuit

Nairobi, Kenya’s capital is also known as “the city under the sun” and the only city in the world with a National Park dubbed “the world’s only wildlife capital”. It is also home to several other attractions like the Nairobi Safari Walk, Daphne Sheldrick Elephant orphanage, The Giraffe Center, Butterfly Center, Karen Blixen Museum, Mamba Village, Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi Arboretum and the Nairobi Gallery Museum.

Central Circuit

Is the region that lies around and on Mt Kenya. It has stunning views of rolling hills carpeted with all manner of vegetation. The climate is generally cooler than the rest of Kenya due to its high altitude. It is home to a variety of attractions including: Mt. Kenya National Park, Aberdare Ranges and National Park and Mt Longonot National Park.

North Rift Circuit

Is the region north east of Kenya. Other than the Rift Valley, this region has other important attractions e.g. Lake Turkana, Central Island National Park, Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria, Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy, Chalbi Desert and Sibiloi National park.

South Rift Circuit

Is the region south east of Kenya. It is located in the Great Rift Valley an area rich in breathtaking sceneries and thousands of wildlife species. The main attractions in the area include Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Hells Gate National Park and Lake Naivasha.

Eastern Circuit

Is located in the eastern part of Kenya. It is a bit dryer as compared to other regions of Kenya but has very unique geographical and wildlife attractions. Major attractions in the area are: Samburu National Reserve, Shaba National Reserve, Meru National Park, Mwea National Reserve, Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park and Kora National Park.

Western Circuit

This region boast of farm country with evergreen vegetation, beautiful rolling hills, vast maize, sugarcane and tea plantations. This region does not attract a large number of visitors compared to other regions in Kenya with most attractions being untouched. The region’s main attractions are: Lake Victoria, Kakamega Forest National Reserve, Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, Ndere Island National Park, Ruma National Park and Saiwa Swamp National Park.

Southern Circuit

This region lies in the southernmost part of Kenya. It boasts of home to Kenya’s Largest National Park, Tsavo National Park. Other attractions in the area are: Chyulu Hills National Park, Amboseli National Park with views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa.

Coastal Circuit

The Kenya coast is littered with white sandy beaches lined with palm trees, warm sea, aquamarine life, coral reefs, and golden sandy dunes making it a haven for the perfect holiday.

Attractions in this region include: Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve, Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park, Kiunga Marine Reserve, Malindi Marine Park & Reserve, Mombasa Marine National Park, Shimba Hills National Reserve, Tana River Primate Reserve and Watamu Marine Park, Historical attractions include Vasco da Gama Pillar, Gede Ruins, Hell’s Kitchen, Fort Jesus, Mombasa Old Town, and Malindi Museum among other sites.