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5 Holiday Destinations in Kenya Outside Nairobi

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Watamu is a small town in the Coastal Region of Kenya. It is well known for its touristic sites and ambiance. Its sandy beaches, clear oceans and coral gardens define the scenic beauty of Watamu.

Watamu bears Watamu Marine National Park and Reserve that is divided into three bays: Watamu, Lagoon  and Turtle.

2. Diani

Located in Kwale County on the Indian Ocean Coast of Kenya, Diani Beach is rated among the top leading destinations in Kenya as well as in Africa.

hotel in DianiWhale sharks are reported to be appearing on the ocean surface and at times move towards the shores in the sandy beaches.

3. Lamu Island

Lamu Island is among the most visited islands in the country.

The Island trapped between the ocean is a favourable place to go for a relaxing holiday. Its locals are
welcoming and hospitable and always ready to take tourists on a tour around their island, making for a memorable experience.

Access to the Lamu island can be on boat rides as well as through flights that go in and out of the Island through Manda Airport on a daily basis. The fact that there are very few cars on the island makes it a smoke and fume free clean air zone from vehicles.

4. Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourist destinations, not just in Kenya, but also on the continent of Africa.

The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland. This reserve is a park to a variety of species of wildlife in Africa. There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over
400 birds species recorded on the reserve.

This Safari destination is well recommended for those who love nature and its surrounding to appreciate the
beauty of Kenya and Africa,

5. Naivasha

As a growing tourist town, Naivasha is one of the newest towns to visit with pleasant sites such as the Lake Naivasha Resort which hubs very fierce site seeing rhinos.

Other hotels include Enashipai, which is an exquisite place to stay on holiday as well as the Great Rift Lodge, a nice nature environment for relaxation.

Locals and tourists living as far as Nairobi can opt to go on a road trip to enjoy the scene at Naivasha with very great many things to see.

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Linnah Taliah
Linnah Taliah
Linnah Taliah is a journalism student at St Paul's University. She is on attachment at Business Today.
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