Kenya is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa . That explains why it is one of the most visited along with Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, South Africa or Tanzania.
Mount Kenya National Park, Lake Turkana, Samburu National Reserve or Amboseli National Park are some of the places that explain why tourists decide to visit it. In addition, its cities should not be underestimated, the most important being the ones I mention below.
The capital of Kenya has more than 3 million inhabitants, which makes it the most populous in East Africa. Its name, which comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyorobi, means "the place of fresh waters", although in reality it is better known as "Green City in the Sun." There are many things that you cannot miss, such as the National Museum, which focuses on rock art, or the house museum of Karen Blixen, a Danish writer who left her experiences in Kenya for posterity. It is one of the most important cities in Africa and that is perceived both economically and politically.
It is a city that has grown tremendously in recent years. It is located to the west and is the third with the most inhabitants in the country, since more than 400,000 people live there. It was created in 1901 and is quite popular for its gastronomy, but also for its incredible sunsets and for its national parks. It is on the shores of Lake Victoria and you could say that life is much more relaxed than in Nairobi, which is why some have preferred to move from the capital to Kisumu. In addition, it can also be said that it is a quiet city, although it is true that there are areas like Kondele that should be avoided when it gets dark.
It is a city located to the south that has access to the sea. It is the second most populous in Kenya with about 1,200,000 inhabitants. Its port is the main port in East Africa, which explains why it is a perfect place to live because of the jobs that are generated. All coastal tourism passes through there, through a place that he saw as his first "tourist" was Vasco de Gama, who arrived in 1498 looking for new routes to India. 70% of its population is of Muslim origin, something that is especially noticeable in shops. Finally, it is interesting to note that it is the final destination of the famous lunatic train, a railway that departs from Uganda and travels weekly from Nairobi to Mombasa (and vice versa) for just over 30 euros (more than 20 euros in second class ).
Lakes and national parks make Nakuru a must see. It has more than 300,000 inhabitants and is about 2,000 meters above sea level. What is usually visited is the crater of the dormant Menengai volcano, the Hyrax Hill of prehistory with an archaeological museum included and Lake Nakuru, where it is possible to enjoy one of the greatest spectacles in Africa : the pink flamingos that bathe and they stroll in style through its waters.
To finish this compilation, we must talk about Eldoret, a city with around 300,000 inhabitants and which is located in the west of the country, near Kisumu. It is a quite important commercial and agricultural center that rests on a temperate plateau just over 2,000 meters above sea level. Its climate is the best there is in Kenya and the landscapes that can be seen are simply spectacular. It is a very quiet place where you can enjoy life being aware of the history behind it, since the Sirikwa, the Masai and the Nandi passed through there.
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