It really does not matter from which side of the compass you begin with, as long as you are in Kenya any place has something for you. The country is well known for its all-in-one basket tourist delicacies. Infact it is one country that all passions in the African dream safaris come true. The moment one touches the soils of this country, then the warmth of the African sun that reflects on its people is well visible and it is so spontaneous and so much that you can feel it.
The coastline is one place that no one can afford to miss. The white sandy beaches that cushions you as you bask gloriously under the sun with a coconut drink by your side. Surfing, kayaking and deep sea diving is what covers the lovers of the oceans day. The Old town of Mombasa, Vasco Da Gama, Fort Jesus among other historical sites are the exact places to dig up history. The coastal people who are known for their politeness and the matching Khanga are also great cooks and no one should miss any of their festivals.
As you climb inland, the sprawling endless plains are a sight to withhold. With animals like the elephants grazing. The plateaus and plains make for beautiful safari photos. Some of the Game parks are The Tsavo East and West and Amboseli.The epitome of it all being the Masai Mara Game Reserve the home of all the big Five.
The highlight is always the balloon flight where you have an awesome opportunity to view the plains and animals at an aerial view. The Mara is also famously known for its Seventh Wonder of the World, the migration of the wildebeest to Serengeti National Park. The wildebeest cross Mara River in millions making a feast for the crocodiles.
Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, also known as the city under the sun, has a lot of attractions including Nairobi National Park, Museums of Kenya, Giraffe Centre, Sheldrick Trust, Mamba Village and many other hot spots for various activities. After a tiresome shopping spree in Nairobi one can always find a relaxing hotel, restaurant or bar in town to relax. For the nature lovers Uhuru Park, Arboretum and Karura Forest are the ideal places to watch the birds.
As you move on, the geographical nature changes and you dive in to the heart of the Great Rift Valley. The lakes are among the interesting scenes you will come across. Lake Magadi the Soda Lake, Lake Naivasha a fresh water excellent for boat rides, hippo watching and Tilapias, Lake Elementaita the lake next to the archaeological site Kariandusi home of the early man, Lake Nakuru the home of the Greater and Lesser Flamingos and black and white rhinos, Lake Bogoria where you can boil your eggs naturally on the hot springs, Lake Baringo for the best water sports and Lake Turkana the crocodile firm.
Kenya is a haven for bird watchers as they have lots of bird sanctuaries to pick from. Lake Nakuru National Park has more than four hundred species of birds. Kakamega forest and Meru conservancy are also nature lovers aphrodisiacs as they burst with a lot to see and enjoy.
The highest mountain in Mt. Kenya is snow capped and it is just by the equator. It is an ideal place for hiking and mountain climbing. Mt Longonot is a dormant volcano that powers the Olkaria Geothermal power plant that recently launched the largest natural sauna in Africa. Kenya is a basket full of goodies for all kinds of tourists.