Kenya is renowned globally for its world record beating athletes especially in marathon and long distance races. Apart from being one of the best athletic countries in the world, Kenya is one of the most vibrant tourism destinations in Africa. Here are the top reasons why you should visit Kenya.
The home of African safari
It is in Kenya where the popular African safari is at its best, in terms of the wide variety of exotic experiences and uniqueness of the expeditions. Kenya safari entails bush drives in the country’s vast game reserves and national parks that are inhabited by wide range of wildlife, such as the endangered white rhinos and a variety of rare bird species. As a visitor, you can affordably and safely organize to camp in the Kenyan wild reserves for an experience of a life time. You can also have a wildlife experience by embarking on bush drives or flying in hot air balloons.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve; the Eighth World Wonder
Maasai Mara National reserve is perhaps the most precious jewel in Kenya. The reserve is the theater of the Great wildebeest migration, one of the most amazing natural wonders in the world. The wildebeest migration is a phenomenal experience. It involves annual migration of over 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras and Thomson gazelles from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara Ecosystem in Kenya. During the migration, the animals cross River Mara, which is infested with the giant Nile crocodiles. Seeing the millions of animals swimming desperately across the river to avoid the hungry crocodiles and the predatory lions and cheetahs is a sight to behold.
The Kenya Lake System in Great Rift
The Kenya lake system in the Great Rift Valley is a recognized UNESCO world heritage site. The lake system comprises of three interlinked shallow lake basins, namely Lake Nakuru, Lake Elementaita and Lake Bogoria. This aquatic system is one of the richest ecological sites in Africa, comprising of a wide diversity of animals and some of the endangered species in the world. The ecosystem holds over 13 rare and endangered bird species in the world and it is crucial foraging grounds for millions of flamingo birds. If you wish to take a dip in the therapeutic geysers, the hot springs of Lake Bogoria is the perfect place for you to relax after eventful safari in the Great Rift Valley.
Olkaria, the Global Geothermal Power House
The demand for green energy has never been greater especially in the wake of adverse global warming effects. Olkaria, which is located in the floor of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, is home to one of the biggest power plants generating electricity from geothermal energy in the world. The plants have the largest potential in the world of producing over 10,000 Megawatts of electricity. The giant winding tubing and the white spurts of steam from the bowels of the earth are some of the most remarkable sights to behold in Olkaria.
It is a safe tourism Haven
Kenya is one of the safest countries to visit in East Africa and it takes the safety of foreign tourists seriously. In spite of having suffered several terror attacks, the country has robust security enforcement agencies and the people are warm, hospitable and very welcoming.