Man-Made Tourist Attraction sites in Kenya.

Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum
Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum

Man-made tourist attraction sites in Kenya are many. A man-made site is a creation by humans with a motive to leave a lasting mark on the world. However, Man-made tourist attractions can be separated into two. Attractions that are made for tourism purposes and attractions that are made for other purposes. Therefore, the purpose of the below sites is tourist to attract both local and foreign tourists.

Mau Mau Caves attraction site.

The Mau Mau caves are the hideout of the MauMau Freedom Fighters. However, in 1959, unfortunately, the caves were badly damaged during the tumultuous Mau Mau Rebellion. Although, with a stiff 3-hour walk just to get to the caves. However, opening hours are daily.

Menengai Crater tourist attraction.

Menengai Crater’s statistics are impressive, to say the least. However, it measures 12km across and 500 meters in depth. Therefore, it is hard to get a sense of its sheer size. It certainly helps to view the crater from a lookout point. The Menengai crater is reached after a fairly long hike, although this can be made shorter if a taxi is found. In addition, opening hours are daily and the admission fee is free.

Gedi Ruins.

Watamu is an impressive collection of ruined palaces, mosques,s, and houses. The ruins were uncovered in the 1920s by the famous archaeologist and naturalist Louis Leakey. Opening hours are daily from 7.00 to 18.00 p.m.

Mnarani Ruins.

Mnarani man-made attraction site is located in Kilifi district. The ancient Mnarani settlement is said to date back to the 14th century. However, the coastal site fell into decay after the 17th century, following a period of war and failed water supplies. The best-preserved run at Mnarani is the Great Mosque. Opening hours are daily and the entrance fee is free.

Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum.

This is the final resting place of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. Located in the parliament building in Nairobi County. Kenyatta took up office as a prime minister of self-governing Kenya in 1963. However, Kenya became a Republic with Kenyatta as the first president. The Mausoleum often features Nairobi city tours. Opening hours are daily.

Bomas of Kenya.

The word Bomas means “residence”, in which it is a thrilling tour taking visitors through the significant tribes of Kenya. The Bomas, establish by the government in 1971. The Bomas of Kenya is located just 10km from Nairobi. Its aim is to promote Kenyan culture, the Bomas has become one of the top attractions in the country.

in addition, visitors are given the opportunity to take a leisurely guided tour of the homesteads, making this a good way to gain an insight into Kenyan culture.

State House.

Statehouse is located in state house road, Nairobi county. Formerly known as the Government House. The statehouse serves as the official residence for Kenya’s president. The landmark occupies an area covering approximately three square kilometers. However, opening hours are daily but one can only view from outside.

Lake Victoria.

This vast lake is claimed by three countries, Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. The Kenyan part of the lake is located in the northeastern part of the country. As well as being notable as the second-largest freshwater, lake Victoria stands out for its remarkably beautiful scenery and pre-historic remains found around the lake edges.

Fort Jesus.

Fort Jesus is located in Mombasa County. The impressive fort overlooks the entrance to Mombasa’s old port. The part of the fort that is still habitable is now home to a museum with displays of trade ceramics and pots. The fort Jesus lies a distance of about 490km from Nairobi city. However, people know it as a testament to the first successful attempt by a western power to establish influence over the Indian ocean.

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