Kenya’s beauty goes beyond being the mother of athletic champions, with beautiful landscapes endowed with the magical sites of aesthetic, cultural, historic and social -economic importance. The value of these features has over the years put Kenya on the face of the world, creating employment, promoting cohesion and national pride to Kenyans not forgetting the maintenance of the Kenyan culture.
Visiting of any of these unbelievably amazing sites , as an individual, group or family will leave you perplexed as every step you make, every story you hear and everything you see will turn out to be a whole new adventure!
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has commissioned 6 WORLD HERITAGE SITES in Kenya and others sites are have also been submitted for the same.
These following are the 6 sites and their years of commissioning:
- Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley (2011)
- Lake Turkana National Parks (1997)
- Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest (1997)
- Mombasa Old Town (1997)
- Lake Nakuru National Park (1999)
- Lake Naivasha (1999)
- Lake Bogoria National Reserve (1999)
- The Historic Town of Gedi (2010)
- The Mfangano-Rusinga Island Complex (2010)
- The African Great Rift Valley – The Marakwet Escarpment Furrow Irrigation System (2010)
- The Thimlich Ohinga Cultural Landscape (2010)
- The African Great Rift Valley – Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site (2010)
- Aberdare Mountains (2010)
- The Eastern Arc Coastal Forests (Arabuko-Sokoke Forest and Shimba Hills National Reserve) (2010)
- The Kakemega Forest (2010)
- The Meru Conservation Area (2010)
- The African Great Rift Valley – Hell’s Gate National Park (2010)
- The African Great Rift Valley – The Maasai Mara (2010)
- The Great Rift Valley – The Kenya Lakes System (2010)
- The Tana Delta and Forests Complex (2010)
- Tsavo Parks and Chyulu Hills Complex (2010)
Have you visited any of these sites? No? You should, because these actually are the true representation of natural beauty you won’t wake up everyday to.
Links courtesy of UNESCO.