Besides being known for its rift valleys and mountain highlands, Kenya is one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations.

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There aren’t many other places on the planet that conjure the spirit of adventure and romance like Kenya.

For first-time visitors, there are several activities to partake in.

Should you desire a tropical vacation and proper relaxation in a serene environment, take a trip to Kenya and be sure to visit these five places.

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Lake Victoria
Lake Victoria

This massive lake, commonly known as Nyanza, is twice the size of Wales and forms a natural boundary between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

It is the largest of the great African lakes and the second largest freshwater lake in the world.

Located on the western frontier of Kenya, it is the ideal location for relaxing and unwinding.

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Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park

The name Amboseli comes from a Maasai word which means salty dust. It is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close.

Nature lovers can explore different habitats here; ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands.

Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park, the first in Kenya, was established in 1946. It is home to a wide array of wildlife.

Lions and hyenas are commonly sighted within the park while its wetland areas are home to approximately 400 bird species.

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Diani beach
Diani beach

Diani is a major beach resort on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya.

Apart from its serene setting, Diani beach is known for its restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, and several shopping centres.

For easy access, a small airstrip is located between the beach area and the Mombasa-Lunga Lunga road.

Malindi beach
Malindi beach

Malindi is a beach resort located in the north of Mombasa on the Kenyan coast. The beach is also popular for its hotels, restaurants, bars and shops.

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