Kenya is known for its beauty and natural landscapes that attract many tourists from outside countries. People from other countries have learned of the beauty of Kenya primarily through the internet. Apart from having the best marathon runners in the world like Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya is blessed with fascinating sites that can rejuvenate you. However, the interesting fact is that despite living in Kenya, many Kenyans are not aware of some of the exciting sites they should visit. Therefore, this is a list of fascinating places you should visit in Kenya.
1. The Brandy Bus
The brandy bus is a perfect place to escape, especially after a stressful week at work. It is a revamped old-school bus that has been turned into a cosy and distinct bed, breakfast and accommodation. The place is a lovely haven you should visit as it is situated in a serene environment within the beautiful Karen suburbs. Moreover, the brandy bus is close to the tourist attraction sites in Karen and restaurants. Therefore, if you visit it, you will not have challenges locating other social amenities. Therefore, if you are looking for a unique kind of overnight stay, purpose to visit the brandy bus. Apart from the services you will receive, you will enjoy a beautiful scene of the environment through the many windows of the bus.
2. Mahali Mzuri
This is one of the fascinating places you should visit. It is part of the Virgin Limited Edition range built by Richard Branson. The range is located in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. The luxury camp is strategically situated to ensure that visitors have uninterrupted exposure to a variety of wildlife. By visiting his camp, you will enjoy not only the settings within the camp but also a range of wildlife. Moreover, because it is situated at a descent eyesore landscape of the Mara, the camp provides excellent exposure for visitors to see different aspects of the Mara. Finally, there are varieties of outdoor activities you can indulge in if you visit the camp.
3. Rolf’s Place
This is an attractive and adventurous place you should purpose to attend. Located 25 minutes’ drive from Nairobi’s CBD, Rolf’s place offers an opportunity for people to relax especially after stressful working situations. The site is a Leopard’s cliff Mansion resembling a medieval fortress. This is the only place in Nairobi that provides an exciting view of Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Ngong Hills. Moreover, the site is near to parks; therefore, it offers an opportunity for visitors to enjoy wildlife.
4. The Coral Gardens of Wasini
This is a fascinating place you should visit along the Kenyan coast. It is located in Wasini Island about 95 Km South of Mombasa. The beauty of this forest is established by the mangrove forests surrounding it. Furthermore, the place provides nice environmental scenes to be enjoyed by a family. Apart from enjoying the scenic and best environment, the Coral gardens of wasini offers other activities that you can take part in as you enjoy the stay.
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5. The Gedi Ruins
Gedi Ruins is also among the fascinating places you should visit in Kenya. This is a mysterious historical and archaeological site In Kenya. Moreover, Gedi ruins is a depiction of a town that was founded in the 13th century. It seems interesting to visit such an old place. The advantage of visiting Gedi ruins is that it is the only place in Kenya that will provide an opportunity for you to see the remains of a Swahili town. As a result, apart from reading in history books about the Swahili community, you will have a chance to visualize what you learned or read on the internet.
Gedi ruins has a unique abandonment to nature that is attributed to several factors. Among the factors is the Wazimba raid along the coast of East Africa in 1589. The second factor is the removal of the Sheikh of Malindi and the arrival of Portuguese in Mombasa in 1593. Additionally, the site offers a nice view of the waterfall from the Great Mosque and finally, the overhanging menace of the Galla (A nomadic ethnic group from Somalia).
This is a beautiful small town found in Rift Valley province in Kenya. Among the towns in Kenya, Kapsowar is a picture-perfect place you should visit. This is to say; the area is filled with natural breeze, amazing landscape scenes, and charming flowing rivers. Furthermore, a visit to this place will provide an opportunity for you to learn the local culture and how the people attain their livelihoods here.
7. The Crying Stone
The crying stone of Ilesi in Kakamega, Kenya, is one of the fascinating places you should visit. This is not a stone like any other as you may be thinking. I can describe it as a unique stone because of its ability to “cry.” No other stone in the world has this ability. Moreover, the stone resembles a human being. It has a head positioned on weary shoulders. The evidence that this rock cries is a line of ‘tears’ flowing down. I believe you are fascinated enough to make a trip to Kakamega and witness this wonder.
8. Fort Ternan
Do you know where Louis Leakey found Kenyapithecus fossils in 1962? If you are a historian am sure your answer is Fort Ternan. This is a prehistoric site and a tourist attraction centre in Kenya. the suitability of this place in terms of its beautiful environmental scenes, the white settlers grabbed it when they settled in Kenya. Apart from being a prehistoric site, Fort Ternan hosts rolling hills, spectacular escarpments, and valleys. Therefore, these features make this place suitable for you to visit. The escarpments in this place were the reason for the fatal bus accident that killed more than 55 passengers.
9. Fort Jesus
The Portuguese built Fort Jesus from 1593 to 1596. The reason for building Fort Jesus was to protect the port of Mombasa from outside invaders. This is a site you should take a tour because it is one of the most visited places in Mombasa Kenya. Fort Jesus is among the fascinating places to visit as it has preserved the memory of Portuguese works in Kenya. Moreover, the place has preserved the 16th-century Portuguese military fortifications in Kenya. Giovanni Battista Cairati was the design adopted for the construction of Fort Jesus. Finally, the building serves as a reminder on how Kenya was identified by the colonizers.