The Kenian Highlands are a range of landscape and mountain regions, which lie to the south and west of the country. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kenya with visitors numbering in the tens of thousands every year. The beauty of the area has been recognized internationally, with numerous awards including the “Best Natural Holiday Destination” from the World Travel Awards.
The Kenian Highlands are home to a variety of natural attractions. The Halle’s Falls is one of the most striking natural wonders in Africa. It is one of the largest waterfall in the world with a drop of more than fifty meters. The falls is easy to reach by a paved foot path that travels along the base of Halle’s falls. It is also possible for mountaineers to enter the falls. This is possible only during the winter as the main foot path to the top of Halle’s falls is blocked by snow for safety reasons.
The Ngorongoro Crater is the second highest mountain in Kenia. It is also one of the seven natural wonders of Africa. The crater is covered completely with an acidic soil. Because of this fact, it is difficult for anything other than specially made-water purification systems to survive here. The most popular attraction at the site is the Gorongoro geyser, which is capable of sending water up to thirty feet into the air.
Another attraction of the Kenyan Highlands is Mount Kilimanjaro. This is Africa’s tallest mountains. It was the home of Emperor Kamehameha II, who is also the famous explorer of the era. Kilimanjaro has a crater shaped like a smiley face, which serves as a place of rest for the local tribes, and tourists.
Lake Naivasha is Africa’s largest freshwater body. It is also one of its main natural wonders. The lake has an astounding depth of about two hundred meters, which is greater than Everest. Its greatest attraction is the giant crocodiles that can be seen swimming across its waters.
The Rift Valley has a special status among Kenya’s national parks. This is because it has remained virtually unchanged from all the human history. The landscape of the valley is completely unchanged from the time of human beings. This makes it one of the best places to trek through and discover.
Tsavo National Park
The Tsavo National Park is another popular destination. The park houses many high altitude photographic opportunities, but due to its remote location, it is never reached by visitors from the major cities. One must make a visit to the Tsavo on holidays to Kenya, which will allow you to see this most beautiful park. The Tsavo is also well worth making a stop off at the Mara Game reserve. The Mara is Africa’s largest grassland, which is home to a variety of different species of wildebeests, lions, elephants, and zebras.