Nairobi is the capital of Kenya. The city is located in the southern part of the country at an altitude of 1800 m. It was founded in 1899, and in 1905 acquired the status of the capital of Kenya. The most popular attraction in Nairobi is the National Park of the same name, which is located 7 km from the city. The park is a small piece of savanna where animals typical of Kenya live. Its area is 117 sq. km. The national park is interesting because, walking along it, you will always see the silhouette of the capital of the country.
At the entrance to the park there is a shelter for animals. Baby animals are brought here and raised. In the city itself, be sure to go to the Clock Tower, the Parliament Building with the mausoleum of the first president of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, walk through the Indian quarter with several Hindu temples that were built by the Nairobi Indian diaspora, and visit the National Museum with an extensive anthropological exposition, which displays the most ancient human remains. found in Kenya. Uhuru Park and Central Park are also suitable for walking, where among the lush vegetation there are monuments dedicated to the presidents of the country. Nairobi is also the starting point for safari tours in the country’s National Parks.
According to Top-mba-universities, not far from the capital, in a place called Bomas, a theater with 3,500 seats puts on performances every day with traditional dances. Here are several settlements of various tribes that live on the territory of Kenya.
Mombasa is the ancient capital of Kenya and the second largest city in Kenya. It is located in the southern part of the Kenyan coast. The historic center of Mombasa is located on an island in a small bay, which is connected to the mainland by dams. Here stands the ancient Portuguese fort of Jesus, which rises above the entrance to the harbor. This is one of the oldest European forts in Africa. It was built by the Portuguese in 1593. Now there is a museum that tells about the history of Mombasa. Of the architectural sights of the city, one can also highlight the summer residence of the President of Kenya, and Bishara Street is known for its shops and souvenir shops.
Not far from Mombasa, the Seabed and Snake Park is interesting, in Bamburi – a butterfly breeding farm, in Freetown – the Mamba crocodile farm, in the village of Ngomongo – Cultural Village, which represents the culture and way of life of 11 local tribes, in Bombolulu – A cultural village with a center for handicrafts, where there are many shops and souvenir shops. Fans of ecotourism can be advised Shimba Hills National Reserve. Here on an area of 192 sq. km stretches a dense forest, which is home to a large number of leopards and the only population of black antelopes in Kenya.
North of Mombasa, 125 km along the coast, is the city of Malindi. Here, in addition to the beaches, the Old Town is interesting. Right on the coast of Malindi rises a cross erected in honor of Vasco da Gama, who was the first European to land on the coast of Kenya in 1499. The old city is built in a colonial style and it contrasts sharply with the New city, which is full of hotels, restaurants and shops. 16 km south of Malindi are the ruins of Gede (an ancient African city). It was built in the 13th century and destroyed in the 17th century by the Somalis. Now it is an archaeological park where excavations are underway. Here were found city walls, gates, towers, residential buildings, mosques, crypts, the Sultan’s palace and many other buildings.
Nakuru is located in the Rift Valley, 230 km northwest of Nairobi. It is the third largest city in Kenya. On the main street of the city there are numerous souvenir shops. Near the city lies Lake Nakuru with the National Park of the same name. Once upon a time, half of all pink flamingos living on Earth lived here. Now the park’s population of pink flamingos is one of the largest in the world. Also, about 450 other species of birds live here – pelicans, cormorants, herons and others. Nakuru is home to the oldest rhinoceros nursery in Kenya.
Not far from Nakuru are the Hairex Hills, where archaeological excavations are taking place. Here, settlements were discovered that date back to the third millennium BC, with ancient burials, where an extensive collection of household items was found.
City of Kisumu located on the shores of Lake Victoria in the southwestern part of the country. It is a trading city through which goods are exported to Uganda and Tanzania. Almost all the inhabitants of Kisumu are employed in the fishing industry and in the production of cotton. Lake Victoria is the second largest freshwater lake in the world. Its area is 67850 sq. km. Kenya owns the smallest part of the lake (3785 sq. km). There are three interesting islands in the lake – Rusinga, Mfangano and Takaviri. The islands have a well-developed infrastructure – there are hotels and campsites. On the islands, tourists can go fishing and birdwatching, especially from March to July. A large colony of flamingos lives on the shores of the lake.