Top Kenyan Cities To Visit On Vacation

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Kenya as a tourist spot is destination popular for unforgettable safari experiences which offer adventure, nature, wildlife, relaxation, beauty, luxury, knowledge, adventure, and fun! But Kenya has much more than the wild side to offer. Tourists can also visit different cities in Kenya for a remarkable vacation!

From coastal escapes to urban adventures, there's plenty of fun to be had in Kenya. Here's are a list of 7 awesome cities to visit on your vacation.

7 Cities You Must Visit On your Kenyan Holiday

1. Nairobi

The capital city of Kenya, Nairobi, has luxurious hotels, local and international cuisines, and countless opportunities for fun and excitement! Nature lovers can visit Karura Forest and Nairobi National Park to witness wildlife such as zebras, lions, wildebeests, rhinos, hyenas, and giraffes, and offer some relaxation and tranquillity.  Those who seek knowledge can visit museums such as the Nairobi National Museum where visitors can learn about natural and political history, see ancient artefacts, and understand the anthropology of Kenya! The Giraffe Center allows visitors to get remarkably close to giraffes, which might even lick the person’s hand! 


View of Nairobi City The skyline as seen from Nairobi National Park

2. Kilifi

On the southern bank of Kilifi Creek, tourists can visit the ruins of the ancient Swahili city of Mnarani. The Great Mosque and its fine inscriptions are still preserved. At Kilifi,  Bofa Beach, guests can enjoy the beauty of swaying palms, the clear water, and the white sand. Kilifi Creek is a gorgeous location with cliffs, crabs, and camping opportunities!

3. Malindi

The gorgeous town of Malindi is surrounded by breathtaking tropical beaches. Malindi Marine Park offers scenic views, glass-bottomed boat rides, scuba diving and snorkelling experiences, crystal clear water, and marine creatures such as Mako sharks, whale sharks, and green turtles! The Crocodile Farm and Snake Park is a unique place to visit. Here, guests can see, and interact with these vicious animals! A vacation in Malindi is family-friendly and offers leisure, as well as comfort and tranquillity.

4. Mombasa

Mombasa, steeped in history, is a coastal city of Kenya where tourists can see old Swahili architecture in Old Town, see animals like Oryx, monkeys, and elands at Haller Park, relax on Diani Beach – referred to as the jewel of Africa's coastlines, enjoy scuba diving at the Mombasa Marine Park, swim at Nyali Beach, or see wildlife including antelopes, mongoose, and fruit bats, at Shimba Hills National Reserve!


Nyali Beach, Mombasa

5. Tiwi

Tiwi is another city that can act as a spectacular vacation spot. The beach is breathtakingly beautiful, with its marvellous, scenic views of coral reefs, white sands, skinny palms, and colourful starfish. The destination is perfect for relaxation, and activities like swimming, scuba diving, and snorkelling!

6. Watamu

Watamu is known for its beautiful coral gardens sandy beaches. Visitors can go to the Watamu Marine Park and Reserve which is home to many creatures such as corals, manta rays, and hawksbill turtles. Watamu Beach gives opportunities for diving and snorkelling. At Garoda Beach, tourists can enjoy water sports such as kiteboarding! Travellers should also the Gede ruins to see the extraordinary sight of ancient Swahili architecture surrounded by nature and unique wildlife.


Watamu Beach, Watamu

7. Nanyuki

Located in central Kenya, this city is a perfect holiday destination. It acts as a gateway to Mount Kenya, the majestic spot where visitors can enjoy the greenery, and visit the nearby animal orphanage! At Nanyuki, Mount Kenya National Park has wildlife such as Grevy's zebras, leopards, and elephants! Equator Marker is an interesting landmark where visitors can stand at both sides of the equator, at the same time! Ngare Ndare Forest Reserve allows tourists to visit waterfalls and see animals such as elephants.


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