There are places in Kenya that you cannot afford to go back home without visiting. These popular sites are loved because of the interesting story behind their existence or the noble course that go on in these places that make them popular. If you would like to see the mighty elephant being rehabilitated and fed through a milk bottle, the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary is the place to go camping. Once, chimpanzees used to be caged and tortured, some hunted and killed for meet, not until the Chimpanzee sanctuary at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. These popular sites are the places to visit if you would like specific rehabilitated wild animal stories. Popular sites include giraffe center, David Sheldrick elephent orphanage, Ol Pejeta chimpanzee sanctuary and Fort Jeus.
Africa has the greatest diversity of rock art of any continent on earth. Rock art in Africa goes back tens of thousands of years; the oldest abstract engravings have been scientifically dated 77,000 years old, making them the oldest rock art in the world. Rock art in Africa represents history of which there are no other records. It has been continually produced and reproduced by a multitude of societies in a multitude of social, economic and environmental contexts. They express the ideas, beliefs and imagination of past and present human societies as well as their impressive technical and artistic ability. Rock art is part of our heritage –it informs us of who we are and of our common humanity.
Kenya possesses an interesting variety of rock art offering an extraordinary connection through time. Visiting rock art sites will give you the opportunity to support local communities who benefit from their local rock art and the tourism that it attracts. ock arts in Kenya include rock art in the Nairobi national park, rock art Kakapel, rock art of Mfangano island, rock art of Namoratunga, rock art in the Nairobi national park and rock art at Loiyangalani.
World heritage sites
Kenya is proud to be home to 6 unique world heritage sites identified by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Clustered in different categories, these sites have been identified precisely because of their cultural, historical, natural and archaeological value. These world heritage sites combine to form the ultimate quintessence of the nation. The heritage sites include Lamu old town, fort Jesus, lake Turkana national parks, mount Kenya national park, Kenya’s lake systems, Mijikenda Kaya forests.
Museum and monument
The doorway to Kenya’s history and origin is in the museums and monuments. With exhibits dating back to the prehistoric era, you can connect to the magical story of Kenya’s past. Museums in Kenya include Gede ruins and museum, fort jesus, Karen Blixen, Koobi Fora prehistoric site, Lamu museum, and Nairobi national museum.
The conservancy model of conservation was adopted in Kenya’s wildlife protection areas in order to create co-existence between wildlife and livestock of communities living near tourism attractions. Many conservancies can be described as playgrounds for both wild and domesticated animals to interact as they roam wildly. A conservancy safari in Kenya is unique because on horseback, or walking or while biking, you get the most up close and personal experience with the wildlife you love.
The experience is extra ordinarily unforgettable. For lovers of conservation, you can also experience some of the most endangered wildlife species with the help of professionally trained guides. Lastly, tourists are also given a chance to visit local community projects that the conservancy is involved in. Serves as a unique chance to interact with local community cultures and perhaps make friends. Kenya conservancies include Lewa wildlife conservancy, mountain Kenya wildlife conservancy, Mara Naboisho conservancy, Ol Kinyei conservancy, Ol Pejeta, Selenkay conservancy.
There is no natural world that can be more serene and bubbling with life than the world under sea. Marine parks in Kenya have been established at the Coastal Kenya to protect the rich aquatic life abound in the Kenyan waters. If underwater photography and underwater flora and fauna excites you, come to Coastal Kenya and enjoy your underwater paradise. From the Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park in Kwale up to the Kiunga Marine National Reserve in Lamu, these protected waters thrive with pure marine life, which brings color to this underworld. Marine parks include Malindi Watamu Mombasa and Kisite Mpunguti marine parks.