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5 Reasons to Visit Kenya Beyond Wildlife & Safaris

Kenya is a true melting pot of culture, heritage, traditions, and some of the largest treasure of natural wonders in the world. The tourism industry has taken great advantage of this, making it a multi-million dollar economic sector. With that being said, Nairobi and other cities in Kenya offer a vast array of things to do and places to see outside of the natural wonders found in the country. Fortunately, AllTheRooms has put together a cool list of reasons to visit Kenya beyond its marvelous wildlife.

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Cultural Festivals in Kenya

When we talk cultural festival you are probably thinking shirtless people running around and having fun. Well, that would be most visitors when they attend these festivals, and not the locals. Haha! Cultural Festivals have grown leaps and bounds over the last 5 or so years. The interest in these festivals has grown, with visitors coming just for them from far and wide.

These are some of the famous festivals in Kenya. Continue reading “Cultural Festivals in Kenya”

SIBILOI, CENTRAL & SOUTH ISLAND NATIONAL PARKS

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  • Altitude 1,000 – 2,000ft.
  • Area Sibiloi 1,570 sq. kms.
  • Area Central Island 39 sq. kms.
  • Area South Island 5 sq. kms.
  • Distance from Nairobi 800 kms.
  • Airstrip at Turkwel Dam
  • Sibiloi Opened August 1973
  • Central Island Opened Jan. 1985
  • South Island Opened Jan. 1983
  • Origins of man: Koobi Fora
    Museum & Research Base
  • Thousands of Fossils including
    giant torroise behemoth,
    45 ft. long crocodile
  • Lake Turkana & Scenery
  • Birdwatching: Flamingo,
    Pelicans, Ducks
  • Shoreline gameviewing: hippo,
    crocodile, zebra giraffe

“THE CRADLE OF MANKIND” Continue reading “SIBILOI, CENTRAL & SOUTH ISLAND NATIONAL PARKS”

MARSABIT NATIONAL RESERVE

Before you read this, you will love the first and second part very important. They will give you a better understanding of the general area that is the Northern Circuit. Read through The Northern Treasures and SAMBURU AND BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVES.
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  • Altitude 1,000 – 5,000ft.
  • Area Samburu 1,482 sq. kms.
  • Distance from Nairobi 620 kms.
  • Two airstrips
  • Opened 1967
  • Untouched forest,
    scenic & wild landscape
  • Crater lakes
  • Diverse local cultures
  • Good game viewing:
    elephant & greater kudu
  • Former homeland of
    famous elephant ‘Ahmed’

“THIS PLACE IS GOD’S GIFT.” Continue reading “MARSABIT NATIONAL RESERVE”