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* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport 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 What you need to know about the Africa Big Five Read more Add or remove from Wishlist National Geographic Journeys with G adventures Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.