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in kibo crater, kilimanjaro national park

Kibo Crater campsite
Altitude: 5730 m.a.m.s.l
An overnight resting point or campsite that is located on top of the Kibo volcanic cone, one of the three peaks of mt. Kilimanjaro. It lies close to the summit and serves as a resting point fo...
kilimanjaro

in northern Tanzania

Kilimanjaro national park
Mount Kilimanjaro national park is where Africa's tallest, mt. Kilimanjaro lies with the mountain making up most of the park. It is located in a northern region of Tanzania that also shares its name - Kilimanjaro. The area belonging to the parks is d...
duluti

in akheri, Arusha

lake Duluti
A crater lake that is located in a subsidiary vent for mount Meru. It gets its water mainly from rainfall and ground water that seeps into it, keeping it filled throughout the year. It is located just outside the city of Arusha - Tanzania....

in Tsavo west national park

Mzima Springs
An Oasis and the site of four natural springs that produce about 250 million litres of crystal clear water daily, most of which gush out from underneath volcanic rock. It is located on the northwestern end of Tsavo west national park, ...
ol jorowa

in Hell's gate national park

Ol Jorowa gorge
One of the most popular sites in Hells gate national park, and a hiking destination. Known for its picturesque — vertical walls, with patterns made from water gouged volcanic rocks, formed when Lake Naivasha used to drain through it. It is about 1...

in Nairobi national park

Nairobi Safari Walk
A compound in Nairobi national park that harbours several animals, housed in enclosures that resemble their natural habitats. It offers visitors the chance of viewing animals, behaving as they would in the wild. Some areas have raised boardwalks for ...
bomas of kenya

in Nairobi

Bomas Of Kenya
A compound in Nairobi that showcases the traditional houses and villages used by each of the 44 tribes of Kenya 1. Most of these are built and structured just like they would have been in the original villages. Also onsite are a restaurant named ...
nairobi national

in Museum hill, Nairobi

Nairobi National museum
The flagship museum for the National Museums of Kenya, opened in September 1930 by the colonial government of that time. It showcases artifacts from Kenya’s history, nature and wildlife, culture and contemporary arts. Also has an art gallery, a num...
lake nakuru

in western Kenya

Lake Nakuru national park
A national park in western Kenya, situated entirely in the great rift valley with lake Nakuru at its heart.
It is k...
uwanja wa mbogo (buffalos glade)

in Arusha national park

Uwanja Wa Mbogo (buffalos Glade)
A large grazing field for buffaloes, girrafe and warthogs where walking safaris to Tululusia waterfalls or mount Meru climbers normally go through. It is located a short distance west of the Momela gate....
ngurudoto

in Arusha national park

Ngurudoto crater
One of three beautiful craters located inside the Arusha region. Located just about 20 km from the city, it is the closest....
cave

in bangata, Arusha national park

Cave waterfall
a waterfall as well as one of the many water sources for the Arusha Urban Water Supply Authority that are located just a short distance inside the Arusha national park and on the slopes of mount Meru - Tanzania. They also serve as one of the tourist ...
maasai

in arusha rural, Arusha

Maasai crater
The Maasai crater is a large volcanic caldera that is located about 30 kilometres south west of the city of Arusha - Tanzania. From above, it is almost circular in shape, with a maximum length of about 1 kilometre, a minimum length of about 800 metre...
tululusia

in Arusha national park

Tululusia waterfall
Altitude: 1660 m.a.m.s.l.
A tall and beautiful waterfall that is located deep inside Arusha national park and on the slopes of mount Meru. It normally requires a short walking tour to get there from Momella gate, normally going through a buffa...
maio

in mount Meru, Arusha national park

Maio waterfall
Altitude: 2240 m.a.m.s.l.
One of the best waterfalls that we have seen so far on the slopes of mount Meru, despite its small size. The pools next to it hold catfish - a spectacular site at this altitude, and there is a natural evergreen lawn t...
equator

in Arusha

Equator hotel
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turkana

in northern kenya, Turkana

lake Turkana
A salt water lake in north western Kenya...
napuru

in Arusha

Napuru waterfall
A beautiful waterfall on the slopes of mount Meru, that normally requires a short walk to get to....
loduare

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Loduare gate
Altitude: 1760 m.a.m.s.l. The southernmost entrance gate into the Ngorongoro conservation area, and also the closest to a major city - Arusha. It is the most popular of all gates, normally filled with a multitude of tourists at all times.What to do th...
simba a

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Simba A campsite
Altitude: 2320 m.a.m.s.l. One of the public campsites inside the Ngorongoro conservation area, that is located on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater. It is the largest and most frequently used in the area, due to its proximity to the Loduare gate where...

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Simba B campsite
Altitude: 2320 m.a.m.s.l. A private campsite located on the south eastern rim of the , that is normally the location of a tented lodge. Prior booking is required to be able to use the campsite, but while used as a tented lodge, this has to be made wi...
olmoti

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Olmoti crater
Altitude: 3040 m.a.m.s.l. (rim - highest) 2800 m.a.m.s.l. (floor - lowest) One of three large volcanic calderas that are located inside the Ngorongoro conservation area, and the second highest in terms of altitude of the rim. Its crater floor is a ma...
kerimasi

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Kerimasi crater
Altitude: 2600 m.a.m.s.l. (rim - highest) 2300 m.a.m.s.l. (crater - lowest) A volcanic crater that is part of the great east African rift and located inside the Ngorongoro conservation area. Along with Ngorongoro crater, it is one of the older volcan...
nasera rock

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Nasera Rock
Altitude: 1800 - 1840 m.a.m.s.l. A gneiss inselberg that is located near the northern border of the ...
simba kopjes

in Serengeti national park

Simba Kopjes
A group of Koppie or rocky hills located inside the Serengeti national park - along the road to Seronera from Naabi hill gate. They act as a home to several plant and ...
seronera

in Serengeti national park

Seronera village
A small bustling village located at the heart of the Serengeti national park, inhabited by TANAPA staff and students in training. It is one of the only places in the whole park with shops, along with several bars and restaurants - all o...
small momella

in Arusha national park

lake Small Momella
One of the multitude of alkaline lakes that are located within Arusha national park's north eastern end, in northern Tanzania. It is the second largest in the park - by volume after big ...
lake manyara viewpoint

in Arusha

Lake Manyara Viewpoint
The only official view point for lake Manyara national park that is located outside it - nestled high above it on the rift valley wall, and on the road to Ngorongoro....
momella lakes viewpoint

in Arusha national park

Momella Lakes Viewpoint
Altitude: 1600 m.a.m.s.l. A picnic site that is situated atop a small hill, a short distance west of the Momella lakes. This makes it one of the few places inside Arus...

in Marsabit

Desert museum
Altitude: 384 m.a.m.s.l. Showcases the unique heritage of 8 communities living around lake Turkana, namely the El Molo, Turkana, Pokot, Rendile, Samburu, Gabbra, Watta and Dassanach. It was opened in june 2008 and has amazing views of the lake —...

in Udzungwa mountains national park

Sanje Falls Top Viewpoint
The top part of one of the Largest waterfalls in tanzania, located near the eastern border of Udzungwa mountains national park. A rock platform and a clearing amidst the rain forest, it offers birds eye views of the Kilombero plantation...
fort jesus

in makadara, Mombasa

Fort Jesus museum
One of East Africa's historical landmarks, built in 1593 by The Portuguese, high on a coral ridge with a good view of the entrance to the harbor that is Nyali creek today. Its main purpose was to secure the safety of Portuguese living in the Are...

in Trans nzoia

Kitale museum
The first of the Inland museums to be developed in Kenya. Originally known as the Stoneham Museum, privately owned by Lieutenant colonel Hugh Stoneham — an amateur naturalist who lived in Kitale. It was first opened in 1926, boasting the colonel�...

in Kasigau, Taita-taveta

mount Kasigau
Altitude 1641 m.a.m.s.l. A steep sided mountain in southern Kenya near the border with Tanzania. It along with two others named Dabida and Sagala are known as the taita hills, which are also a part of the eastern arc mountains. It has 2 peaks which...

in Tsavo west national patk

Shetani Lava Flows
The remains of a volcanic lava flow that originated from one of the hills in the chyulu hills range. Located on the northwestern end of Tsavo west national park, it measures about 8 km long, with a width that varies from a few hund...

in Masai mara national reserve

Musiara Swamps
Altitude: 1600 m.a.m.s.l. A large marshy area near the early stages of the mara river, in the northern end of Masai Mara national reserve. It is a prominent spot for game drives in the area, due to the large number of resident animals which includes ...

in rift valley, Nakuru

Menengai crater
Altitude: 2278 m.a.m.s.l. (highest) Said to be the second largest volcanic caldera in Africa with a diameter of 12 km. It is located inside a massive shield volcano just a few kilometres north of the Kenyan city of Nakuru. Its highest point — the r...
nakuru

in rift valley, Lake nakuru national park

lake Nakuru
One of the soda lakes inside the great rift valley, around which lies lake Nakuru national park. The lake is home to both lesser and greater flamingos, and about 450 species of water birds What to do thereHiking, camping, sight seeing, game drives, s...
lake nakuru main

in rift valley, Lake nakuru national park

Lake Nakuru Main gate
The main entrance point to lake Nakuru national park and also where the KWS headquaters for the park are. What to do thereAcquisition of permits, payments,...

in rift valley, Lake nakuru national park

Makalia waterfall
A waterfall on the southern end of lake Nakuru national park, along one of the rivers that flow into the lake. It has a drop of about 10 m off a sheer cliff, a large plunge...

in rift valley, Lake nakuru national park

Makalia campsite
A public campsite on the southern end of lake Nakuru national park, next to one of the rivers that flow into the lake. It is also next to ...

in Hell's gate national park

Elsa gate
The main entrance/exit point for Hell's gate national park, situated on its northeastern border. It has an ample parking area, KWS offices, a souvenir shop and a tourist information centre. What to do there...
fischer's tower

in Hell's gate national park

Fischer's Tower
A volcanic plug near the northeastern border of Hell's gate national park, with a height of approximately 25 meters. It was named after German explorer — Gustav Fischer, who was sent to find a route from Mombasa to lake Victoria. In Masai ...

in Hell's gate national park

Naiburta campsite
A public campsite inside Hell's gate national park, with facilities such as toilets, shelters where you could cook and eat, picnic benches, bathrooms and a fireplace. It has magnificent views of the cliffs, sitting across the valley from them. S...

in Hell's gate national park

Olkaria Geothermal Spa
A natural warm water spa in Hell's gate national park, heated by geothermal wells. It has a large pool for adults, a smaller one for children and is said to have health benefits, to both the skin and body. Other facilities include poolside bench...

in Nakuru

Lake View Point
A scenic picnic spot near Hell's gate national park, with amazing views of lake Naivasha. What to do there?Enjoy the scenic panorama of the lake — especially if you have a pair of binoculars, or view the wildlife and birds in the area. Picnics...

in Hell's gate national park

Kaparitan View Point
A scenic picnic spot in southern Hell's gate national park, with amazing views of the Central tower, and some parts of Ol jorowa gorge. What to do there?Enjoy ...

in Western, Nakuru

Kariandusi Pre Historic Site
Among the first discoveries of Lower Paleolithic sites in East Africa, found in 1928 by Dr. Louis Leakey and dating back to about 1 million years ago. It is believed to have been an Acheulian site, or stone age tools factory — with several being fo...
longonot

in Mount longonot national park

Longonot crater
Altitude 2545 m.a.m.s.l. (rim) One of the larger caldera's in Africa, and a part of mount Longonot — an extinct volcano in the rift valley. Today, the crater floor is home to a dense forest and a thriving ecosystem that remains off limits to t...
nairobi main

in Nairobi national park

Nairobi Main gate
Nairobi national park's most used entrance/exit, situated among dense urban forests on it's north western end. What to do there?Anything to do with park payments and permits, get information about the park, buy souvenirs, maps, bird watchin...

in Nairobi national park

Impala Observation Point
One of Nairobi national park's picnic sites and observation points, situated high on a hill and minutes away from the main gate. It has a picnic area, with facilities such as toilets, a parking area and a stone-built rondavel for those sunny day...
ivory burning site

in Nairobi national park

Ivory Burning Site
A historic location where 12 tonnes of ivory were burnt by former Kenyan president Daniel Arap Moi, in 1989. Most of it was intercepted before entering the market, stored then burnt to show Kenya's commitment to the conservation of elephants, a...

in Nairobi national park

Kingfisher Picnic Site
A riverside area in Nairobi national park that serves as a picnic site, with a lawn that turns green in the rainy season. It has a few picnic tables, toilets, a water supply, a small roadside car park and two small huts for cooking. Known for being a...

in Nairobi national park

Nairobi Animal Orphanage
An enclosure in Nairobi national park that shelters a number of orphaned, abandoned or wounded animals. Most of them are from other national park's and reserves in Kenya, spending their time here under professional care — until when they are f...
lamu

in Lamu

Lamu museum
A three storey stone building in Old town — Lamu, that showcases the area's history, traditions and culture of its people. Most exhibits are in the form of photos, documents and artifacts. Provides a good introduction to the unique ways of th...

in Nairobi national park

Hippo Pools Nature Trail
A short self-guided nature trail in Nairobi national park, that starts from a picnic area, following the Athi river banks. The route is patrolled by KWS...
karen blixen

in Nairobi

Karen Blixen museum
This is the house where Danish author Karen Blixen lived between 1917 and 1931, before moving back to Denmark. It was built in 1912, before being bought by her husband Bror Blixen in 1917 as their farmhouse. Its use and ownership changed through the ...
giraffe centre

in Nairobi

Giraffe Centre
A sanctuary for the Rothschild giraffe — an endangered species found only in East Africa. Here you may find giraffe of all sizes, being cared for until they can be reintegrated into the wild. It is owned and run by the African Fund for Endangered ...

in Aberdare national park

Kiandongoro Fishing lodge
Cabin accommodation in Aberdare national park, comprising of 2 separate stone-built cottages. Each of these comes fully furnished with 3 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a sitting and dining area, a veranda and a wood powered fireplace. Two of the...

in Aberdare national park

Karuru waterfall
Altitude: 2910 m.a.m.s.l. (top) The highest waterfall in Kenya, located inside Aberdare national park with a staggering 273 m drop, in 3 stages. The first stage is 117 m high, followed by a smaller 26 m one and finally a 130m drop to the plunge pool....
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