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Kenya in Pictures: 10 Beautiful Places to Photograph

Kenya offers plenty of photography opportunities throughout the country, so let’s look at ten great locations where you can practice your photography in Kenya.

1. Marsabit National Park

Lake-Paradise - Kenya in Pictures: 10 Beautiful Places to Photograph
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The Marsabit National Park is a national park and nature reserve located at Mount Marsabit in northern Kenya, near the town of Marsabit. It is located 560 km north of Nairobi in Marsabit County in the former Eastern Province and its reserve is noted for its zebra population and bird sanctuary.

2. Amboseli National Park

Amboseli - Kenya in Pictures: 10 Beautiful Places to PhotographAmboseli National Park is in southern Kenya. It’s known for its large elephant herds and views of immense Mount Kilimanjaro, across the border in Tanzania. Observation Hill offers panoramas of the peak and the park’s plains and swamps. Varied wildlife includes giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, and hundreds of bird species. The western section is dominated by vast Lake Amboseli, which is dry outside the rainy season.

3. Chalbi Desert

Chalbi-Desert - Kenya in Pictures: 10 Beautiful Places to Photograph
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The Chalbi Desert is a small desert in northern Kenya near the border with Ethiopia. It is east of Lake Turkana and contains North Horr. Marsabit is the closest major urban center.

4. Diani Beach

Diani-Beach - Kenya in Pictures: 10 Beautiful Places to PhotographDiani Beach is a major beach on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. It is located 30 kilometers south of Mombasa, in the nearby Kwale County. It has been voted Africa’s leading beach destination for the fifth time running since 2015.

5. Mount Kenya

Mount-Kenya - Kenya in Pictures: 10 Beautiful Places to PhotographMount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian, Nelion, and Point Lenana.

6. Hell’s Gate National Park

Hells-Gate-National-Park - Kenya in Pictures: 10 Beautiful Places to PhotographHell’s Gate National Park lies south of Lake Naivasha in Kenya, northwest of Nairobi. Hell’s Gate National Park is named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift Valley. It was established in 1984.

7. Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai-Mara-National-Reserve - Kenya in Pictures: 10 Beautiful Places to PhotographMaasai Mara National Reserve is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya, along the Tanzanian border. Its animals include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, and hippos. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual migration. The landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers. The area nearby is dotted with villages (enkangs) of Maasai people.

8. Chania Falls Aberdares

Chania-Falls-Aberdares - Kenya in Pictures: 10 Beautiful Places to PhotographLocated in the Aberdare National Park, Chania falls is easily accessible and perfect for photography.  It also offers plenty of hiking and exploring opportunities in the scenic area around it.

9. Giraffe Manor

Giraffe-Manor - Kenya in Pictures: 10 Beautiful Places to PhotographGiraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel, owned by The Safari Collection. Often referred to as one of the most Instagrammed properties in the world. One of the most fascinating things about Giraffe Manor is its resident herd of Rothschild’s giraffes who may visit morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.

10. Lamu Old Town

Lamu-island - Kenya in Pictures: 10 Beautiful Places to PhotographLamu Old Town is the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa, retaining its traditional functions. Built-in coral stone and mangrove timber, the town is characterized by the simplicity of structural forms enriched by such features as inner courtyards, verandas, and elaborately carved wooden doors.

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