10 Amazing Places To Get Epic Views In Kenya

Kenya is surrounded with breath-taking landscapes, which are defined by scenic national parks and forests that uphold many beautiful places to see and things to do. The magical country has pretty places with big and stellar views that make people to marvel at its exquisiteness.

Here are 10 amazing places to get epic views in Kenya. If you are visiting Kenya, you should side-step the usual tracks and visit these stunning sites. Why would you ever want to visit Africa without seeing these epic views in Kenya?  They are magnificent and spectacular!

1. Minto’s Tarn

Minto's tarn

Photo Source: Franco Pecchio on Flickr

Even though, Kenya has amazing views, you will see so much by visiting the Minto’s Tarn. It is located on a plateau above Lake Michaelson in a beautiful surrounding, which is enhanced by some plants, massive groundsel and unusual rock formations.  For uncommon and breath-taking views of Lake Michaelson, head to Minto’s Tarn.

2. Mt. Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park

Photo Source: Diana Robinson on Flickr

According to KWS, Ambroseli National Park is Kilimanjaro’s Royal Court and it is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The National Park offers epic views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The mountain offers a beautiful backdrop for the National Park.

3. Lake Nakuru Views

Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Photo Source: Diana Robinson on Flickr

The sight of Lake Nakuru and the beautiful animals including Zebras is mind-blowing and somewhat hard to beat. The lake is located in the Rift Valley of Kenya, south of Nakuru. It offers spectacular and picturesque views, has an exclusive beauty.

4. Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya

Photo Source: John Spooner on Flickr

Mount Kenya is always a photographer’s favourite place. The mountain offers epic views, surrounded by precarious terrain, dense vegetation and several routes. The mountain’s peak is predominantly high and is covered by glacier.

5. Wildebeest Migration

Wildebeest Migration in Kenya

Photo Source: Wajahat Mahmood on Flickr

The Wildebeest Migration is a popular show in Africa and the most remarkable wildlife display in the world. This migration takes place in some National Parks and Game Reserves in Kenya and Tanzania, such as Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The migration is about the movement of a great number of wildebeest escorted by some impala, gazelles and Zebras annually. The migration process is amazing and a sight to behold.

6. Hot Air Balloon Safari at Maasai Mara National Reserve

Hot Balloon Safari

Photo Source: Wajahat Mahmood on Flickr

The best way to see the enchanting and grand views of Masai Mara Game Reserve is through the hot air balloon tour. You get to see the beautiful views of the scenery and the animals wandering about the park from the hot balloon in the air.

7. Mount Kilimanjaro 

mt. Kilimanjaro
Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa offers epic views in Kenya, even though it is located in Tanzania. For stunning views of the mountain, you should visit Ambroseli National Park, from the southern side of Kenya or  visit Loitokok town in Kenya, located on the north side of Mt Kilimanjaro.

8. Aberdare Range

Aberdares mountain range
Aberdare Range is quite amazing, and has a very pretty appearance. If you want to see beautiful animals like Cheetah, you should visit this destination. Located north of Nairobi, the mountain range offers splendid views of mighty waterfalls, stunning valley, streams and rivers. The mountain range is spectacular and picturesque, there’s much to enjoy in Aberdare Range.

9. Masai Mara Game Reserve

Hill and Zebra at Masai Mara

Photo Source: Tambako The Jaguar on Flickr

Masai Mara Game Reserve, home to a great number of amazing wildlife in Kenya, offers amazing views of scenic landscapes and wildlife. The game reserve is a remarkable natural wonder, with beautiful hills and plains. This place is a wildlife paradise with breath-taking views.

10. Lake Bogoria

Lake Bogoria
Lake Bogoria is one of the most exotic scenery in Kenya. It is an alkaline lake, located in the northern part of Nakuru in Kenya and home to a large number of bird species and animals. The salt lake has high level of mineral and salt due to high evaporation caused by boiling temperature. The lake offers the gorgeous views and it’s an exciting place to explore.

Ever been to these amazing places? Did you know an amazing place that offers epic views in Kenya? Share with us in the comment below:

Our Readers Comments

  1. Bogoria and Amboseli have been done. AMAZING vistas. Highly recommended

  2. I long to see these places. What place is Minto’s Tarn?

    • Minto’s Tarn is up in Mt Kenya.
      We can arrange safaris to all the places mentioned in the article.
      Send inquiries to info@tamasha-afrika.com

  3. Thank you so much for this. If you would Kindly add information on the prices as well, boarding and transport options to the locations and costs as well. In either kenyan currency or your preffered.

    Appreciate.

    • Hello Nelima, if you are serious about visiting Kenya, I can give you many contacts and information on how to get there, what to see and rough idea of prices. My facebook page is Barbara Namelok, and please do not post, use the message area! A vacation in Kenya is wonderful, but be warned the country gets a grip of you, and you just want to return again and again – like me you may even wish to go to live there!!!

  4. Apart from the first one the rest are well known! Can you please be more adventurous. Some of us want to go off the bitten path and Amboseli andMasai Mara which you have repeated are already famous – there is nothing new about them

  5. Mt Kenya is the best outdoor classroom. With the four seasons happening at the Equator. Interesting flora and fauna species. The mountain provide unparalled research and study experiences. I would recommend Mount Kenya as altimate destination.

  6. I happened to visit Mt. Kilimanjaro when i was at the age of ten but since then i had not been able to visit any of this sites but i have been watching them over the television in fact they are good place to visit and take the family out.

  7. Its ironic having all this withing us and for us while domestic tourism is less felt in our nation compared to nations like Spain, china , Australia, Thailand etc. Its not only education that’s hold our promise for the next generation, but also interpersonal involvement in travel industry. Always remember leisure is a book and those who don’t travel read only the cover page. just scroll it guys..wont you?

  8. lake nakuru and Bogoria are off my list!!anticipating for mt.Kenya and The Hot Ballon in Masai Mara.Cant wait

    • come with me and have adventure. check our website and follow us on fb or contacts listed.

  9. Awesome, i have never heard of Minto’s Tarn though; where is it?

  10. wow

  11. I lived for many years in Kenya, both near Mount Kenya and the Aberdares, and in Loita part of the Mara. Please note that if you wish to view cheetah, there are none in the Aberdares (though there are leopard, and if you are extremely lucky you may see the rare and beautiful antelope, Bongo). Mount Kenya itself no longer has lion (the last one was shot in the early 1990’s), though lion can be encountered on Solio Ranch outside Nyeri near Mweiga, and in Aberdare National Park itself.
    Loita is on the escarpment above the Maasai Mara at about 7,000 feet above sea level. Cheetah can be seen on the plains of the Mara, along with wildebeest; zebra; many types of antelope; lion etc etc. Loita is outwith the National Park, but as there are no fences, animals abound, and a huge bonus is meeting with Loita Maasai, who welcome visitors and are always keen to show them their beautiful hills and rainforest. Don’t miss it!

  12. Where is Michaelson lake and Mintos Tarn in Kenya. I have never heard about it and I have travelled alot in Kenya as a local tourist. In which part of Kenya is it located. Am not sure this is in Kenya.

  13. if you wanna visit amboseli and see mount kilimanjaro just make a date with me. i stay at loitoktok and a tour guide call 0725724529

  14. Samburu — stunning scenery plus the wildlife
    Tsavo – east or west…very different scenery in each and both wonderful. If you have the right guide to find the wonderful places!
    There is no place in Kenya I do not love

  15. Kenya is one of the most amazing tourist places on earth. For instance, the Masai Mara game reserve, Lake Nakuru national park, and Aberdare national park are among some of the places I have visited several times and would like to recommend also.

  16. this is amazing places to visit, like to be one of the places one day…please indicate the prices and any relevant information

  17. Kenyans should tour the country.Don’t rely so much on foreigners.

  18. it’s looks great i will like to share

  19. it’s great i will like to share

  20. the government should protect the great amazing
    areas so that kenyans can beneffit from it.

  21. I happened to visit Mt. Kilimanjaro…it is so amazing to be at the top and watch the as the clouds fade away to make the snow areas clearly visible…The place i need to be is Mt. Kenya region.

  22. Amazing Kenya, would love to visit mara for the great wild beast migration.

  23. I love traveling and take lots of photo that I would always want to share.

  24. I would like to suggest a group package to Maasai Mara Lodges only not camp so please kindly forward me the rates of this packages also transport to be picked and dropped off my number is 0721479422 don’t hesitate to call me I would like to travel on 1st may then come back on 3rd may give me a very good discount otherwise we are 2 adults at the moment have a lovely day mind you we are pure vegetarians take care.

  25. Kindly send me the rates for maasai mara group package and including transport charges we want to go on 1st May and return on 3rd May we are 2 adults only strictly pure vegetarians then I can book accordingly otherwise take care have a lovely day it is a safari package of 2 nites 3days also include the game park fees.

    Kind Regards

    Viren Joshi

  26. More details on Minto’s Tarn? location??

  27. You should also visit 14th Falls – easy day drive – great views

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