Once again the holiday season is here with us. You have worked and saved your hard earned money for almost a year. Now it’s time for you to take a break and go for a vacation somewhere – either in Kenya or abroad. Whether on your own, with your friends or your family, you deserve it!
Work has drained you and taken most of your time. You are now wondering where to spend your few days holiday before heading back to work.
Worry yourself no more. We are here to help. We’ve got you.
Our team has compiled for you a list of top ten places to visit in Kenya this holiday season. Places that will leave you completely refreshed and ready to resume work with great energy.
To learn which Counties in Kenya have the best tourist attractions and holiday spots, keep reading.
Top Ten Holiday Destinations in Kenya
- Mombasa County
For a long time, Mombasa County has been the tourist’s choice. The county has great attractions and some of the best spots to relax. While in Mombasa you can visit the beach, go clubbing, visit historical sites or just chill by the hotel’s swimming pool while sipping your favorite drink.
- Diani, Kwale County
Diani – South coast as many refer to it – is another top Kenyan destination. Tourists from all over the world flock the beach front during holiday seasons. Diani is a good place for you if you love connecting with people, white sands and extreme adventures like skydiving.
- Watamu, Kilifi County
Do you love diving and snorkeling? Are you attracted to Marine parks and Historical sites? If yes, then Kilifi County is the places to be. Watamu Marine Park, Malindi Marine Park, Arabuko Sokoke National park and many Historical sites are located in Kilifi County.
- Lamu County
Lamu old town is one of the few places in Kenya listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This old town is unique and rustic. If you want to travel back in time and still have a great experience, go to Lamu.
- Meru County
Some people don’t like crowds so much – You may be one of them. During the holiday season, the Kenyan coast is usually crowded especially along the public beaches. For this reason, some people opt for the countryside. If that is you, Meru County is a Great option. Other than the amazing Meru National park, there are other good places to visit in the County.
- Nakuru County
Just like Mombasa, Nakuru County has been a darling to tourists both local and international. The lake ecosystem in Nakuru County and luxury hotels could be what you are looking for. Some of the best places to visit include Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru National Park, Hell’s Gate National Park, and Lake Elementaita among others.
- Turkana County
Do you love adventure? Are you attracted to the less traveled roads? Is cultural, heritage and history tourism one of your interests? If yes, visit Turkana County. Other than Lake Turkana, Central Island National park and Lodwar, there are many other things to do in Turkana. The County is slowly becoming a great holiday destination.
- Kisumu County
You might have come across Suzanna Owiyo’s “Kisumu 100” song and wondered if the song matches what is on the ground.
“Ayaee tera adhi aba Kisumu, Kisumu ber Kisumu, Tera adhi aba Kisumu”.
The truth is, Kisumu County is a better holiday destination than most of the more publicized ones. The shores of Lake Victoria, the vibrant city and the people will make your holiday the most memorable.
While in Kisumu, you can check out Rusinga Cultural Festival which takes place in the neighboring Homabay County every year in December.
- Machakos County
Machakos County – Place to be – is also becoming a preferred holiday destination, especially by the locals. If you are looking for something simple with your family or friends, visit Machakos County.
- Nairobi County
Nairobi County is home to many attractions sites and hotels. While staying in the city, you can visit the Nairobi National Park, Giraffe center, Crocodile Park, Animal orphanage, Historical sites, Nairobi Museum, and Nature Trails.
- Laikipia County
Laikipia County is the “Camping, Glamping, and experiential accommodation capital of Kenya”. If you are looking for an offbeat, rustic, and experiential holiday, go to Laikipia.
Which county are you going to visit this holiday season and why? Share with us.
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Top Places to visit in Kenya
- Maasai Mara
- Amboseli National Reserve
- Tsavo National Park
- Samburu, Buffalo Springs, and Shaba National Reserves
- Lake Nakuru National Park
- Lamu Island
- Lake Naivasha
- Nairobi National Museum
- Nairobi National Park and The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
- Mombasa Marine National Park
- Watamu Marine National Parks
- Mount Kenya National Park
- Hell’s Gate National Park
- Ol Pejeta Conservancy