Kenya is one of a kind

Kenya is one of a kind. Unique in many ways and a home to a wide range of amazing people. If you haven’t visited Kenya yet, it should be your next destination.

Kenya is a country found within Africa. In fact most people think of Kenya when Africa comes to their mind or conversations. Among the African countries we do shine.

Let's Explore Nakuru town, Kenya
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Some know Kenya for the bad light while others knows it from its awesomeness. Those who have visited us or live here now, can attest that Kenya is an amazing place to be.

Many are the times we have been brought down to our knees by terrorist, our own people and even leaders. We have been victims of many wars and unfairness. But we always rise above our pain and problems. We have learnt to move on and concentrate on the positive sides.

Kenya is a home for approximately 43.5 million people. It hosts both the locals, foreigners and refugees. Constitutes forty-seven tribes including the foreign tribes that were accommodated as natives.

Kenya’s Capital city is Nairobi. It’s a vibrant city and the largest one in the country. The official languages are Swahili and English. Making it easier for the visitors to communicate with the locals. Kenyans are very friendly people and easy to mingle with.

We love visitors and always assures them hakuna matata. Almost all our forty seven counties have conservation areas. In fact our country is named after a mountain in Nyeri ( Mt. Kenya).

Wildlife still roams freely among local communities in some parts of our country. The locals have a convenient relationship with the wildlife. Although sometime it may go south leading to serious human-wildlife conflicts.

We have a wide range of wildlife with famous one known as the big five. They can be easily sighted the conservation areas or areas neighboring them. Flora are not left behind either. From the indigenous ones to even the exotic one.

wildlife

Apart from wildlife, we have multiple places for fun. Including rock climbing, hiking, mountaineering, swimming, game-viewing, camping, among others. One of the things that make us one of a kind.

We have amazing tourism attractions. From the wildebeest migration, humpback whale migration, game viewing for the big five, cultural tourism and research. It’s rich with resources to learn from and have fun.

We have a national park in the center of our capital city. Which was once known as the city on the sun. But unfortunately that has changed with time. Due to climate change, overpopulation, pollution, land encroachment.

Kenya is a land of almost everything. From arid and semi-arid areas. Wetlands and rain-forest. The coast. Rivers, lakes and streams. The equator cut across our country.

Most tribes in our country still practice their tradition ways of living. Hence a good place to learn some of our cultural values. Some major cities like Nairobi, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, among others have embraced urbanization. And are mostly cosmopolitan.

The view was enough to make you smile
The view was enough to make you smile

Foal have brownish and white stripes.
Foal have brownish and white stripes.

Grevys zebra Thomson gazelles They are social animals

Turtle
Turtle
Snake skeleton at the Nairobi National Museum
Snake skeleton at the Nairobi National Museum
Elephant
Elephant

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Passion Is Everything

Passion is everything. It can help you understand something very well more than someone who had to under education program.

The sun was very hot, very normal for people living in Mombasa. As we made our way to the beach, it was already full despite being a week day.

The boats were ready
The boats were ready

People are quickly appreciating importance of having holidays and relax from their very busy day jobs. Many of the people here came as families.

It was really impressive to see parents and their children enjoying themselves at the beach. One of the families really caught my attention. Their dad was so funny and lively. He lied down and his wife together with their kids applied the sand all over his body. They covered almost every inch of his body, including his face. He was a big guy with a big tummy. But that seemed not to stop him from having fun.

They were happy to do it to their dad and didn’t stop laughing. It was hilarious. This motivated the other dad’s to request same from their family. The beach looked funny.

The view was enough to make you smile
The view was enough to make you smile

We decided to have a ride into the marine park before joining the fun. Several guys approached to offer boat ride services. One of them stood up. He was very persuasive and we decided to take his offer.

He knew the ocean like the back of his hand. From the different parts of the ocean to the different animals. He was a great swimmer and diver. With no equipment but just a pair of shorts.

The ocean was calm
The ocean was calm

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Conservation areas in Kenya that are managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service

Kenya Wildlife Service manages all the public conservation areas in Kenya ensuring that both people, flora and fauna are well taken care of. Kenya is the hot spot of adventure and discoveries. You get to enjoy beautiful birds, wonderful wildlife and magnificent flora. The conservation areas are diverse allowing hiking, expedition, cycling, boating, gaming viewing, rock climbing, camping, among others.

Almost every county have several conservation areas despite the urbanization and industrialization taking place in the country.

Southern Conservation Areas
Amboseli National Park
• Elephant are one of the species known as the big five and this park is their major home.
• You get to enjoy wildlife viewing, camping, picnicking, cultural tourism and bird watching.

Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park
• Still holds a lot of history.
• You can enjoy game viewing, trekking, wedding venue, butterfly & bird watching, camping, picnicking as well as historical tourism.
Nairobi National Park
• A park at the center of a capital city.
• Allows you close-up viewing of wildlife, educational tours, guided walks and animal adoption.

Coast Conservation Area
Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park
Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Reserve
• It’s the home of the Kenyan dolphins
• You can be able to enjoy swimming, crab lunches, dhow trips, boat safaris, sailing, snorkeling, diving, coral viewing and picnicking.

Kiunga Marine National Park
• If you love the underwater world, then this is the place to be.
• You can do snorkeling, water skiing, sunbathing, diving and coral viewing.

Malindi Marine National Park
Malindi Marine National Reserve
• They provide a home to the corals.
• Activities to enjoy include snorkeling, water skiing, sunbathing, diving, beach weddings, coral viewing and swimming.

Mombasa Marine National Park
Mombasa Marine National Reserve
• They are allure of natural beauty
• They allow you to enjoy snorkeling, water skiing, sunbathing, diving, beach weddings as well as coral viewing.

Shimba Hills National Reserve
• This is where we have the sable antelope.
• You can be able to enjoy game viewing, bird and butterfly watching, hiking, camping, picnicking, walking and coral viewing.

Watamu Marine National Park
Watamu Marine National Reserve
• They are a haven to the green turtles.
• What you get to enjoy involves includes snorkeling, water skiing, sunbathing, diving, butterfly watching, deep sea fishing and coral viewing.

Mountain Conservation Areas
Mount Kenya National Park
• If you want to touch the sky, then you need to climb this magnificent mountain.
• Apart from mountain climbing, you can enjoy the wildlife and scenic views, camping, cave exploration, sport fishing, picnicking, heli-tourism and walking safaris.

Aberdare National Park
• It’s has majestic peaks, moorlands and intriguing falls.
• You can enjoy hiking, horse riding, camping, trekking, walking, game viewing, night viewing of the wildlife at the ark and treetops lodges. Trout fishing is also available along the many ice-cold, clear and flowing streams.

Mwea National Park
• It’s an undiscovered oasis of tranquility.

• You can be able to enjoy game viewing, bird watching, picnicking, camping, trekking as well as boating on the Kamburu dam.

Central Rift Conservation Areas

Hell’s Gate National Park….

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Let’s Explore Nakuru Town, Kenya

Nakuru is the capital city of Nakuru County. Its one of the largest cities in Kenya. It was once named as the cleanest town in Africa. Sadly , that was taken away by increased population and urbanization.

Climate wise, Nakuru experience climate similar to the one in Nairobi. It lies 1850 meters above the sea level. Being within the great Rift Valley, Nakuru enjoys temperate climate throughout the year. But with climate change, this has changed slightly.

Nakuru is a fast growing city. It was ranked first in Africa and fourth in the world after a study conducted by United nation in 2011. Main source of income comes from agriculture, manufacturing and tourism.

Amazing spots to visit

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park

Nakuru is the home to the amazing Lake Nakuru. Lake Nakuru is an important part of lake Nakuru National Park. This park is a paradise haven for a wide range of birds. It’s the best place for a birdwatchers to spend some quality time. The park also provide home to various wildlife species.

Menengai Crater

Menengai Crater
Menengai Crater

Menengai crater is located in Nakuru. It’s a dormant volcano. Those of us who love hiking, this is the place to be. There are various caves found here. Some of these caves are used by the locals for prayers, so mindfulness should be observed. There’s also a forest that provide a conducive environment.

Hyrax Hills Prehistoric Site and Museum

Hyrax Hills Prehistoric Site and Museum
Hyrax Hills Prehistoric Site and Museum

This site is located within Nakuru town. It was gazetted as a National Monument in 1943 by the Kenyan government. It is a renowned archaeological research area as well as a reference point for prehistory investigations of East Africa. The public have been offered some sites for public viewing.

This site allows you to enjoy nature trail, camping site, picnic site, tortoise pit and a picturesque view of Lake Nakuru.

Egerton Castle

Egerton Castle
Egerton Castle

This castle is located within the Egerton University ground. It’s a mansion that was built in 1952 by Lord Maurice Egerton. The mansion has a wonderful story behind it as a result of love-hate. For the whole story just click here.

So how do you get there?

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