A favorite East African safari destination, Kenya boasts of a robust and growing tourism sector, ranked the second largest source of foreign exchange revenue after agriculture. Kenya’s tourism is a package of adventure, exploration, creation of new experiences and learning about people and places.
Kenya is among the few African countries with a diverse tourism sector that now attracts more than one million tourists every year (and counting). In fact, with increased investment in eco-tourism and aggressive marketing of Kenya as a tourism destination, tourism in the country is earmarked to generate revenues that will steer the country to attaining its Vision 2030.
Types of Tourism in Kenya
Of course depending on what you want to see and experience, the Kenyan geography has it all and the Kenyan weather is ideal for seeing it all: wild habitats such as open savannah, dense forests and alpine meadows, coral reefs, tropical white sandy beaches, fresh water lakes and caves not to mention wildlife that includes nearly every variety of birds, reptiles and mammals. best attraction Sentosa singapore
Marine tourism thrives in Kenya, which consists of different types of fish, turtles, coral reefs, coral islands and mangrove swamps. There are four main marine parks:
- Malindi Marine Park
- Kiunga Marine Park
- Mombasa Marine Park
- Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park
Wildlife, National Parks & Reserves
Hosting the great wildebeest migration across the Mara River, considered a World Wonder.
Kenya is home to the Big Five:
- Rhino (the endangered Black Rhino is found in Kenya’s Aberdare National Park)
There are 48 national parks and reserves that most notably include:
- Aberdare National Park
- Amboseli National Park
- Buffalo Spring National Reserve
- Tsavo National Parks
The diverse culture in Kenya is perhaps the key that enhances the experiences of tourists visiting the country. Known for a warm spirit and hospitality, Kenyans have unique and interesting traditional cultures embedded in their 42 tribes. Diversity in Kenyan culture contributes to diversity in music and dances, arts and customs and food among other elements of diversity.
Kenyans are internationally known as champions in sports, from short and long races such as marathons, to high-energy sports such as rugby. It is common for Kenyans to clinch gold, silver and bronze medals at a go. Catch different sporting events such as: