Kenya Holiday:Go Wild With Kenya Holidays

Written By Arman Zulhajar on Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 1:13 AM

By John Roney


With its breathtaking scenic beauty and overwhelming wild life Kenya holidays have everything to offer that a perfect vacation would call for. Lying along the eastern coast of Africa its beautiful beaches are bordered by the Indian Ocean. The country's name Kenya originates from the Kikuyu, Embu, and Kamba words "Kirinyaga", "Kirinyaa" and "Kiinyaa" all names of Africa's second largest peak Mount Kenya. In English all three words translate to mean the 'resting place of God'.

Kenya Tourism, Tourism is the second major source of foreign exchange revenue after agriculture. Kenya holidays offer visitors with a variety of options from natural to man made attractions. Some of the key tourist points in the country are mosques at Mombasa, the Great Rift Valley, the Thika coffee plantations, view of Mount Kilimanjaro and the beaches along the Indian Ocean. However, apart from all these magnificent locations majority of the tourists are lured towards the wild life adventures that Kenya is renowned for.

Lakes: Kenya has a pool of great lakes, with each lake providing unique sight and scenery. Lake Nakuru provides tourist with one of the Kenya's tourism icon; Thousands of Flamingos flocking the shores. Lake Naivasha provides a stunning sight. Small Soda Lake called Elementetaita is surrounded by amazing landscape. Lake Bogoria is still volcanic active, and has its western shore lined with geysers, spurting steam and bubbling geothermal pools. Other Lakes include Lake Magadi, Lake Turkana and Lake Victoria.

The fact that Kenya has 48 national parks, including marine parks, is proof in itself about the great wild life reserves the country takes pride in. It would not be an easy task to list down all of the national parks, their reserves, and the attractions each one has to offer, so wide a variety exists. To get a tiny glimpse of the larger picture some of the well known national parks are:Amboseli National Park - this low rainfall area offers one of the world's best wild life viewing experiences. Lake Nakuru National Park - this park is best known for the millions of flamingos that nest along the Lake Nakuru shores. Mount Kenya National Park - the national park along with forest reserve was declared a World Heritage Site since 1997. Nairobi National Park - established in 1946 it became the first national park of the country and is one of the country's most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries.

Golf in Kenya: For those who enjoy teeing off during holidays, Kenya provides you with just that. Kenya's fine weather provides an ideal location for all year round golfing. Golf courses offer spectacular landscapes like no other. You will find golf courses from coastal region to highlands. These are some of the features that make Kenya one of the great Kenya Holiday destinations in the world. This can only be said to be the tip of the ice berg, visit Kenya and experience holiday like no other.




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