Tourist attractions in Kenya are something to be proud of. They sell Kenya as a beautiful country with so much to offer. They are constantly attracting international tourists, ready to take in scenic views, the wildlife and the colorful culture and history. It is the ultimate tourist destination. Kenya’s rich culture and history is however lost on some Kenyans, especially the younger generation. This is despite the fact that there are so many activities and attractions where both Kenyans and outsiders learn and get knowledge about the country and its people.
We have already established that Kenyans love a great time. Some Kenyans would rather party than visit a ‘boring’ tourist attraction that would help them gain some knowledge. In past posts, we noted that Nairobians particularly are always celebrating and there is always a party or event going right around the corner.
Some top tourist attractions in Nairobi and activities are very popular with the locals but some not so much. While some locals do not visit them because they find them ‘boring’, some feel that visiting these attractions is costly. They are wrong on both counts. For today’s post Yululate is listing tourist attractions sites in Nairobi that are not only fun to visit, but provide you the knowledge about Kenya’s history and culture. These places are affordable as well so you do not have any reason not to visit.
The national museum is among the top rated tourist attractions in Kenya. It offers to all an in depth and interesting history of Kenya. Their displays representing wildlife and art as well as a guide to provide you all the information will leave you all that much knowledgeable about the country. It is a great place to take the kids as well. Located at Museum Hill, it’s jut ten minutes from the city center.
This one of the most affordable tourist attractions in Kenya. You will not miss school going kids on trips to the National archives. The archives has a huge library of information on Kenya, its people, their cultures and history. The National archives is located at the CBD, you can’t miss it.
Bomas of Kenya is one of the longest standing tourist attractions, with displays of different aspects of Kenyan culture, including living styles, crafts, music and dancing. A favorite are the traditional villages belonging to the several Kenyan tribes which provide you an opportunity to learn a thing or two about them. It is located at the Langata/Forest Edge Road and open everyday
The Nairobi gallery showcases Kenya’s cultural heritage and political history through exhibitions of artworks including paintings, wood carvings, and soap stones sculptures. It is located at the corner of Kenyatta Avenue and Uhuru Highway.
No other tourist attractions in Kenya harbors so much art. It is also home of The Murumbi African Heritage Collections, a private collection amassed by the late vice-president, Joseph Murumbi.
The restored residence of the famous Danish author of the book, “Out of Africa”, Isak Dinesen is one of the best tourist attractions in Kenya. A trip to the museum will have all your questions about the book and the movie answered. The grounds have also been described as beautiful and peaceful.
This wildlife sanctuary provides the opportunity to learn more about one of the Big five animals. This elephant orphanage houses rescued elephants and you get to know their stories and see how they are taken care of.
Kenya has many tourist attractions and we could only list the ones in Nairobi. It is possible to gain knowledge and still have fun so the next time you are looking for places to visit in Kenya try these places. Other places where you can get information on Kenya include African Heritage House, Nairobi Railway Museum, and Kenyatta International Conference Center. If you are still not feeling then you can browse through our Food and Travel page to get many more destinations and places that make for wonderful tourist attraction.
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