Get Inspired / East Africa Kenya: Sightseeing Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / East Africa Kenya: Sightseeing story by: Inspire Africa NAIROBI Kenya’s capital is lively, interesting and pleasantly landscaped. You’ll find Nairobi’s crowded markets and trading areas are full of energy, aspirations and opportunism where all matter of people mingle. The National Museum and National Archives feature exhibitions of handcrafts and paintings. If you have time, visit the animal orphanage and the Karen Blixen Museum – both only open for a couple of hours each day but are well worth seeing. MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE The Masai Mara National Reserve is the most popular game park in Kenya. This 320 sq km reserve abounds with wildlife and takes in a vast chunk of the Serengeti. Lions are found in large prides everywhere and it’s not unusual to see them hunting. A reserve rather than a national park (the Masai people are allowed to hunt animals here), the reserve includes a Masai village that is open to tourists. During July and August, millions of wildebeest and antelopes move en masse from the Serengeti in search of lush grass. They head south again around October. AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK At 392 sq km, Amboseli is full of huge herds of elephants. One of the highlights is seeing them cross the grassy plains with Tanzania’s Mt Kilimanjaro sitting proudly in the background. You can see a large variety of wildlife here. Most visitors approach Amboseli through Namanga, the main border post between Kenya and Tanzania. MOMBASA The largest port on the coast of East Africa, Mombasa is hot, steamy and historical. Mombasa’s Old Town is filled with ornate wooden shop fronts and balconies. Mombasa Island is connected to the mainland both north and south of the city. The railway station is in the middle of the island, close to plenty of good hotels, restaurants and entertainment spots. Enquire Now First name * Last name * Email address * Confirm Email Address * Phone number * How can we help? My local consultant or House of Travel store Select Outlet Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei How do you prefer to be contacted? EmailPhoneEither I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Take Your Cubs for a Walk on the Wildside Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Top 5 game parks in Africa Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.