5 Best Places in Kenya to Visit for Your Christmas Holiday

It is approaching the Christmas season and most people are now preparing themselves for the amazing short holiday. Traveling services are now being thronged with people booking travel space ahead of Christmas.

Many people would like to fully enjoy their time during Christmas and here is an idea of the best places you would spend your time with no regret;

Diani Beach

This is a Mombasa-based beach in Kwale County, just 30 kilometers south of Mombasa town. It is located between the beach area and Mombasa’s Lunga Lunga road. Diani beach has been voted severally to be the leading beach destination in Africa.

Despite the sparkling white sand, the beach has beautiful umbrella shades that give you a view of blue shades of seawater. The refreshing drinks, camel rides, and bike rides to the neighboring villages give every tourist the best experience

Diani Beach.

Diani beach has favorable friendly weather with an average of between 28 and 29 degrees Celsius with a beach umbrella where you can rest as you take your refreshing drink. The beach has also a camel ride experience for the tourist and also one can enjoy a bike ride to the neighboring village.


Aberdare National Park is located in the great rift valley of west-central Kenya. The park covers about 765 kilometers. It has beautiful sceneries ranging from mountain peaks, waterfalls of up to 270 meters, attractive ridges, and rivers among others.

It also affords perfect wildlife animal habitats for Cape buffalos, leopard, African Elephant, black rhino, olive baboon, black and white colobus monkey, spotted hyena Sykes monkey, cape buffalo, warthog, common zebra among others

Part of animals in Aberdares.

Tourists can also enjoy fishing in the rivers, picnics, trout fishing, and camping in the Moorlands. The park has also different bird species and the visitors can enjoy the bird viewing and whistling of the birds.

Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara national park is located in the southwest of Kenya along the Tanzania border. The park covers a range of 1510 kilometers with many attractive sceneries. Being the most famous and important wildlife conservation and wilderness area in Africa, it has an exceptional population of wildlife animals including the lion elephant, buffalo, giraffe, and cheetah together with the migratory wildebeest and zebra. Every tourist who has paid visit testifies of the good experience they had at Masai Mara national park.

Mount Kenya

A view of Mt. Kenya.

It is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest mountain in Africa. It is situated in the Mount Kenya National Park and covers 277 square miles to the lower edges of the mountain. The vegetation land from the foot of the mountain to the top makes the place a more beautiful site. The park and its surroundings contain a variety of big animals, including elephants, buffalo, black rhino, and leopards. Several rare and rare species, such as Sunni buck and albino zebra, also live there

Lake Nakuru

On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and scenic ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnic, and game drives.

Flamingos found in Lake Nakuru.

Other attractive sites in the park include; Mammals which have 56 different species including white rhinos, waterbuck, etc.

  • View-points: Lion hill, Baboon cliff, and Out of Africa.
  • Hills: Enasoit, Honeymoon, Lion hill ridge, etc.
  • Waterfalls: Makalia.
  • Unique vegetation: About 550 different plant species including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa, Picturesque landscape, and yellow acacia woodlands. Cycle with rhino event every September yearly

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