About Kenya : What to See

Tourism Information About Kenya

Kenya is located in East Africa and is a leading travel destination in the world, due to its scenery,
magnificent wildlife and pleasant year round climate.
Safaris actually first started off in Kenya.

You may see below some basic facts about Kenya related to travel.
You can also go to our Safaris and Kenya Hotels sections
or Contact us in case of a query.

Kenya Facts Tourist Map of Kenya Photos of Kenya

12 Best Places of Kenya

Kenya is famous for a variety of beautiful tourist places worth visiting
however here is our brief list of the 12 Best Places to See in Kenya.

Meru National Park – Pristine, unspoilt park with plenty of wildlife and fewer tourists.
Masai Mara Game Reserve – famous especially for its annual wildebeest migration. See more about Masai Mara here
Amboseli National Park – Special because of its location close to Kilimanjaro
Lake Nakuru National Park – Scenic Bird Sanctuary and one of the best places to see Rhino & Leopard.
Tsavo ~ East & West – Classic Africa, with large expanses of area, though animal densities are lower.
Samburu Game Reserve – Unique semi-arid landscapes as well as animal species only found here.
Lamu, Kenyan Coast – An idyllic beach town seemingly unaffected by time – just completely relaxing.
Mount Kenya – Snow capped mountain – a more challenging climb than Kilimanjaro.
Laikipia – A region rich in wildlife, protected under a system of conservancies – the future of wildlife conservation.
Aberdare National Park – A highland park, and one of the few where trekking is allowed.
South Coast, Mombasa – the best beaches in Kenya – fine white sand, clear blue water and sunny skies.
Nairobi – a large city that offers a few selected ‘Gems’ , such as the Nairobi National Park, Elephant Animal Orphanage, Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen Museum.

Tourist Map of Kenya

Below is a Map of Kenya indicating the major tourist destinations such as
National Parks and major cities. Click here to see a detailed Map of Kenya which can be downloaded free as a PDF and may be printed.

Photos of Kenya

Kenya & East Africa are naturally photogenic locations not surprising considering the stunning landscapes,
often stretching for as far as the eyes can see, as well as the great lighting conditions thanks to a generally blue-sky climate
and ofcourse there’s the magnificent wildlife too.

Click here to see Beautiful images of Kenya

Tourism Arrivals Facts

Kenya Tourism arrivals for the year 2019 stood at 2,048,834 foreign visitors compared with 2,025,206 international arrivals in 2018. Approximately 63% of all the visitors were on holiday, 14% on business and 10.5% visited family and friends. This data was captured from the State Department of Immigration’s PICSES system, that captures total arrivals at all gazetted and active points of entry with the various modes of entry which include.

  • All international scheduled flights into the country.
  • All international commercial charter flights (particularly significant at MIAM)
  • All private charters originating from outside of the country
  • Entry through all the land borders connecting Kenya to its neighbors
  • All entry through the Indian Ocean along the Coast and through Lake Victoria.

The arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport were 1.42 million followed by Moi International Airport with 128,222 visitors. United States of America(USA) took lead with 245,437 travellers followed by the UK with 181,484; India with 122,649; China with 84,208; Germany with 73,1509; France with 54,979 and Italy with 54,607 travellers.

Kenya Visitor Arrivals 2019

Country Number of Travellers
USA 245,437
Uganda 223,010
Tanzania 193,740
UK 181,484
India 122,649
China 84,208
Germany 73,1509
France 54,979
Italy 54,607
South Africa 46,926
Rwanda 42,321
Canada 41,039
Ethiopia 40,220
Netherlands 37,266
Nigeria 32,906
Somalia 32,268
Burundi 31,218
Australia 27,867
Spain 26,398
South Sudan 24,646

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