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Famous Tourist Destinations in Kenya

Explore all the famous tourist destinations in Kenya that fall within the former provinces also referred to as regions.

Well, Kenya has eight regions – these are:

  • Nairobi
  • Coast
  • Central
  • Eastern
  • North Eastern
  • Nyanza
  • Riftvalley
  • Western

Additionally, we have 47 counties that fall within the eight regions…

We shall cover a majority of the tourist destinations in Kenya by adding up-to-date tourism information about all the regions and the 47 counties as well.

Kenya is among the top tourist destinations in Africa and is a must-see tropical paradise in Africa.

From diverse wildlife to breathtaking landscapes, the country bears the most alluring safari destinations.

At Zunguka Africa Safaris we are pleased to inform you that we now have safari packages to all 47 counties.

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In this article, you will come across National Parks and Reserves, Museums, Beaches, Conservancies, Eco-Tourism spots, and much more.

In addition, We shall cover some of the best and famous tourist destinations in Kenya.

Just to let you know, your movement in Kenya will be blissful, the road network is amazing and smooth.

You will also come across the lovely Kenyan people, breathtaking sceneries, diverse cuisines, wildlife, birds, and much more.

For this reason, be prepared and ready to have fun and create everlasting memories.

We start off our tour destinations in Kenya with Nairobi County… Kindly read through this amazing article and learn more…

The Nairobi Region/County

Nairobi region wears many hats – it is the capital city of Kenya and also houses the government of Kenya.

It has a National Park, Rivers, Forests, and many other attractions. In addition, the road network is brilliant.

With an international and regional airport, you can be guaranteed that your movement within Kenya will be smooth, safe, and secure.

To add to the above, there are malls that house diverse shops offering thousands of products.

For this reason, you will not lack any necessity that you may require…

Some of the top tourist attractions that you can visit include:

  • Nairobi National Park
  • National Museums of Kenya
  • Two Rivers Mall
  • The Animal Orphanage
  • Karura Forest Reserve
  • Giraffe Centre
  • Karen Blixen Museum
  • Maasai Market

The Coast Region

This is one of the most visited tourist spots here in Kenya because of the beauty and amazing sceneries.

With an international airport and several regional airports and airstrips, rounding off the coast region is a possibility.

Additionally, the road network is great and your drives are bound to be thrilling.

The cuisine, people, and different cultures will allure you very much…

And yes, the Indian ocean that has several beaches and islands will take your breath away.

Counties that fall under the coast region are:

  • Mombasa County
  • Kwale County
  • Kilifi County
  • Tana River County
  • Lamu County and,
  • Taita-Taveta County

While at the coast, you can tour these places:

  • North Coast Beaches
  • South Coast Beaches
  • Old Town
  • Lamu Island
  • Mombasa Tusks
  • Mamba Village
  • Mida Creek
  • Chale Island
  • Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Centre
  • Mombasa Go-Kart
  • Lake Chala
  • Fort Jesus
  • Gede Ruins
  • Haller park
  • Mombasa Marine National Park

The North Eastern Region

The hottest and most arid region in Kenya, North Eastern is a safari hub with multiple destinations that you can enjoy visiting.

It borders the federal republic of Somalia to a large extent – the porous border notwithstanding, your security is guaranteed.

Well, Isiolo county is home to an international airport and yes, the road network in this region is good.

In addition, the area has a desert, several national parks, and much more. It is a region to behold and tour at least once in your lifetime.

Counties that fall under the North Eastern Region are:

  • Garissa County
  • Wajir County
  • Mandera County 
  • Marsabit County
  • Isiolo County

The amazing spots you could visit while in this region are:

  • Chalbi Desert
  • Malka Mari National Park
  • Wagalla Monument
  • Marehan Sandstone
  • Lake Yahud
  • Elewak Ancient wells
  • Wajir Museum
  • Kora National Park

Happy that you have read to this point… Which tourist destinations in Kenya have you picked so far?

If non, kindly read more below…

The Eastern Region

My travel to the eastern region was memorable. I will be back there soon. The long drive was amazing and quite engaging.

This region is widely known for the production of Khat and is also a major agricultural area in Kenya.

It is divided into two smaller areas… The lower eastern and the upper eastern.

In addition, the area is characterized by plains – you should visit and see what I am saying…

The Eastern region is semi-arid and houses 6 counties;

  • Meru County
  • Tharaka-Nithi County
  • Embu County
  • Kitui County
  • Machakos County
  • Makueni County

There are several tourist destinations that you can visit while in this region.

They include but are not limited to:

  • Meru National Park
  • ol donyo sabuk national park
  • Machakos Peoples Park
  • Several Caves
  • Maanzoni Sanctuary
  • Buffalo Springs National Reserve
  • Bisanadi National Reserve
  • Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
  • Makindu Sikh Temple

Central Region

Formerly the white highlands, the central region is a true gem. Here you will get several attractive safaris and tour spots.

Mt Kenya is the main attraction in the Central Region… Climbing this nostalgic mountain is a fulfilling feat.

This region is generally cold and to a large extent a food production area in Kenya.

Cash crop, horticulture, floriculture, and dairy farming are the main activities in this region due to the good climatic conditions.

In addition to the above, there are exquisite destinations that you can tour and run away with beautiful memories.

Counties in the Central region are:

  • Nyandarua County
  • Nyeri County
  • Kirinyaga County
  • Murangá County
  • Kiambu County

Some of the fantastic spots you can visit in this region are:

  • Aberdare National Park
  • The Buxton Tunnel
  • Fourteen Falls
  • Thomson Falls
  • Solio Game Reserve
  • Subukia Shrine
  • Evergreen Park

The Rift Valley Region

With fourteen counties, the Rift valley region is the largest (former) province in Kenya.

This brilliant region is host to diverse cultures, tourism spots, rivers, lakes, wildlife, and much more.

Well, if you are looking at experiencing diverse tourism, then this is the region to tour.

Boasting of top athletes, Iten training grounds is one spot I would urge you to visit and engage with these athletes.

In addition, while here, visiting Kericho tea highlands is another activity that you should engage in.

Masai Mara game reserve and other major parks all lie within the rift valley… And yes, the Eldoret international airport is also in this region.

Well, there are other smaller airports and airstrips – and the road network is brilliant – making your movement smooth…

In essence, this is a tourism hub in Kenya and should be on your travel bucket list this year.

The counties found in this region are:

  • Turkana County
  • West-Pokot County
  • Samburu County
  • Trans-Nzoia County
  • Uasin-Gishu County
  • Elgeyo-Marakwet County
  • Nandi County
  • Baringo County
  • Laikipia County
  • Nakuru County
  • Narok County
  • Kajiado County
  • Kericho County
  • Bomet County

Some of the magnificent spots to visit in the Rift Valley are:

  • Masai Mara National Park
  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Lake Turkana
  • Ngong Hills
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Hells Gate National Park
  • Lake Bogoria
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Olduvai Gorge Museum
  • Soysambu Conservancy
  • Saiwa Swa National Park
  • Narok Museum
  • Hyrax Hill Musuem
  • Kabarnet Museum among others

The Western Region

Known as the Mulembe Nation, the western region is home to the Luhya in Kenya.

The main dish here is chicken and is also referred to as Engoho in the Luhya dialect… You must have Engoho while on a visit here to stamp your presence.

I have been to the four counties in Western Province and my, it is a beautiful place…

Driving to the western province which is more than 500 Km is pure bliss. You will pass through two counties to get there.

Well, the road network has been improved much and your tour there will be enjoyable.

Additionally, the western region is a sugar cane farming zone. Mumias, Nzoia is among the many sugar factories in this region.

The four counties in the western are:

  • Kakamega County
  • Vihiga County
  • Bungoma County
  • Busia County

Some of the safari spots that you could visit are:

  • Mt Elgon National Park
  • Kakamega Forest Reserve
  • Saiwa Swamp National Park among others

The Nyanza Region

Home to lake Victoria, the Nyanza region is the place to tour – you will love the fish and other delicacies…

A warm and humid place, you will love it… The great road network and the Kisumu international airport guarantees you smooth movement.

Driving from Nairobi takes you 5 – 6 hours depending on the specific county you want to visit.

In addition to the above, the Nyanza region will avail you of several great safaris and tourism spots.

Counties within Nyanza are:

  • Siaya County
  • Kisumu County
  • Homa-Bay County
  • Migori County
  • Kisii County
  • Nyamira County

Some of the wonderful places you can visit in this county are:

  • Lake Victoria
  • Kit-Mikayi
  • Kisumu Museum
  • Ramogi Hills
  • Thimlich Ohinga Historic Site

To sum it up

Are you planning on visiting Kenya for your holiday or vacation? If yes, welcome… If not, start planning.

Kenya is a brilliant country with safari destinations in all corners… The above guide share this info and much more.

The transport, wildlife, nature, culture, and people aspects make Kenya a bespoke tour and safari destination in the globe.

I would urge you to make it a point of touring Kenya annually and to go ahead and explore the hidden beauty of this breathtaking country.

Kindly engage our experts to get more information on several packages and offers that we have on offer for you…

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