Go Places Visitors Guide Kenya
Travelers from any country can now obtain a multiple entry visa that will allow entry to the Republic of Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda for tourism over a period of 90 days. This visa is the result of a joint initiative made by the Heads of States of these respective partner countries to boost regional travel and create opportunities for tourists to explore the diversity of East Africa
Nairobi is a charming, cosmopolitan city, and the only city in the world with a National Park within its precincts. Known as the ‘ Green City in the Sun’, Nairobi is the largest city as well as the capital city of Kenya. Nairobi is the main commercial center of Kenya and has a welldeveloped infrastructure with modern facilities to match.
Mombasa is Kenya’s principal port and the country’s second largest city. It is a colourful island town with a picturesque blend of ancient and modern buildings. The old town and its labyrinth of narrow twisting allies display beautifully carved doors and Arab verandas, bazaars with curios and antique shops. The coastal city of Mombasa is one of Africa’s major tourist destinations, with some of the best beaches in the world
Historical Sites and Museums Nairobi Kenya conjures all the romance and adventure of its colorful colonial days. Its rich history and tribal culture is brought to life by its excellent museums and historical sites.
Nairobi National Museum
The museum houses celebrated collections of Kenya’s History, Nature, Culture and Contemporary Art. The Nairobi Snake Park is located within the museum compound.
Kenya National Archives
Situated at the edge of the central business district in downtown Nairobi, along Moi Avenue. The Kenya National Archives is a reservoir and a living example of historic and ethnographic knowledge.
Bomas of Kenya
The Bomas of Kenya is a cultural centre located in Langata Nairobi. Bomas (homesteads) displays traditional villages belonging to several Kenyan tribes.
The Railway Museum
The museum exhibits 10 old steam engines built between 1923 and 1955, as well as other materials that portray the country’s history and role played by the railway in growing some of Kenya’s major towns and cities.
Mombasa Fort Jesus
This is Mombasa’s monumental piece of architecture that was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese. The fort has a museum that displays various artifacts from the era where Mombasa served as a transit point for slave trade
Old Town is a part of Mombasa that is reminiscent of the days when the Arabs exerted a heavy influence on the town and its culture, and especially in the architecture and language. It is well known for its ancient buildings, extravagant art designs and curio shops.
The Gede Ruins are located in Gede off the Malindi-Mombasa Road along the road to Watamu. It dates back to the late 13th century and was abandoned in the early 17th century.
Vasco Da Gama Pillar
The pillar is situated on the seafront road in Malindi and is one of the oldest remaining monuments in Africa. Vasco Da Gama pillar was built in 1498 by the great Portuguese explorer as a sign of appreciation for the welcome he was given by the Sultan of Malindi.
Adventure & Activities
Kenya offers an unparalleled combination of landscapes and unique cultural experiences that will make any tourist want to come back for a second and third trip.
Diving At The Coast
The best places for diving in Kenya will be found in the numerous marine reserves. From Malindi to Shimoni, scuba diving and snorkeling is the norm in the midst of some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. Watamu and Wasini island have some of the most spectacular snorkeling experiences.
Mountain Climbing And Trekking
Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa is popular for trekking safaris, so are the Ngong hills close to the capital city of Nairobi. The scenic view is bound to be a moving experience for any visitor to the country.
A balloon safari over the vast savanna plains of Kenya Maasai Mara complete with a view of the animals in their natural habitat is an experience that will never leave you.
There are exceptional opportunities for trout fishing, especially in the Mount Kenya and Aberdare regions in the central parts of the country. Nile Perch fishing takes place in Lake Victoria and the Lake Turkana regions.
River Rafting / White-water Rafting
The best times for rafting in Kenya are late October to mid-January, and from early April to late July. There are plenty of rapids, waterfalls and chutes on the Athi/Galana and Tana Rivers as well as on the Ewaso Nyiro river near Isiolo.
Cycling / Mountain Biking
Mountain biking and cycling trips at the Hell’s gate National Park around the great Rift Valley region are great breathtaking experiences.
Take a breathtaking view of a variety of birds at Rusinga Island, Lake Nakuru and Lake Bogoria.
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is located at the Nairobi National Park and serves as an orphanage for baby elephants as well as some rhinos.
The Giraffe Center is an amazing place to visit. The center was built initially as a rehabilitation project to rescue the Rothschild Giraffe. It is home to a number of endangered species and a unique ecosystem
Nairobi Mamba Village is located in Nairobi’s leafy Karen suburb, about 13 kilometers away from the city center. Mamba Village is famous for its Crocodile Farm.
Paintballing is a warlike game where guns are substituted with air pressure driven paintballs, which burst on impact! Enjoy some paintballing action at Paintball Fury- Karen, Jungle Paintball Kenya – City Park or at Kitengela Paintball Polo.
Kenya Archery Association is the official national Archery association. Archery training grounds include: Twiga Centre- Parklands Sports Club, Strathmore Univesity Grounds and East Africa Bow Sports Ltd