Let’s face it, no one else can build our country better than we – Kenyans. And in the midst of travel advisories and terrorist threats, there is no better way to support our motherland than by engaging in domestic tourism. At Kuza Biashara, we just want to give you a sneak peek to some of the wonderful places that you can arrange to visit at your own time.
Briefly, about domestic tourism
In simple words, domestic tourism involves Kenyans visiting local tourist destinations. According to the Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, this form of tourism can be used to cushion off our tourism industry during low periods of international tourist arrivals. As we speak, Magical Kenya & Kenya Tourism Board are running a vigorous social media campaign to promote domestic tourism under hashtag #tembeaKenya.
Moving on swiftly…
The beauty of Mombasa
Mombasa has a lot more to offer than just beautiful beaches and an outstanding culture. It has a long, wonderful history that every one of us should strive to learn. Besides that, it is surrounded by dozens of animal parks e.g the world famous Tsavo National Park, Bamburi Nature Trail and Shimba Hills National Park. Why not arrange for a quick trip to this picturesque region?
While in Mombasa you can always consider sampling the idea of destination weddings in Mombasa. There is a lot in this little city for you to enjoy.
The warmth of Nairobi
If you don’t have plenty of time to spare for a long holiday, why not take a brief visit to the Nairobi National Park? The park features a wide variety of both natural and artificial environments. Talk of the Big 4 (Buffalo, Lion, Leopard and Rhinos), 400 migratory bird species, giraffes, ostrich and hyenas; the Nairobi National Park truly has everything that every weary traveler would long to see. The following activities are available at the park’s entrance:
- Animal Orphanage
- Safari Walk
- Board Walk
If you’re in Nairobi, you can get to this wonderful park via local matatus route number 124 or 125 or any Matatu that plies the Lang’ata – City route.
The Picturesque Views of Amboseli
Located approximately 250 Kilometres South of Nairobi, the Amboseli Park offers the most spectacular wildlife experiences in the world. It is home to leopards, cheetah, giraffe, rhino, buffalo, hyrax, dik-dik, lesser kudu and nocturnal porcupine. Besides that, the park offers an uninterrupted view of the snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, which is the tallest mountain in Africa.
The rare sightings of the Aberdare
Located some 150 kilometres north of Nairobi is the ever-magnificent Aberdare Park. The park boasts deep ravines that cut through lush mountain slopes. Wildlife variety comprises of: Reedbuck, game animals, black rhino, spotted hyena, colobus monkey and buffaloes. Along with wildlife, get a rare sighting of gorgeous waterfalls. The three-stepped Karuru waterfall is the most popular.
The Amazing Western Circuit
The Western circuit is the latest addition to Kenya’s bag of goodies. It comprises the beautiful, Kit-Mikayi, Lake Victoria, Mt. Elgon and lately Ko’ogello (the birthplace of USA president Barack Obama). The best part about touring the Western Circuit is that it has immense diversity in terms of culture, scenery and topology. If you are someone who enjoys taking frequent road-trips, then this is a must-visit circuit.
These are just but a few examples of places you can visit in our beloved country. You can be sure to learn even more about some wonderful places to visit by visiting the official Tembea Kenya portal.