World’s Heritage Sites
Kenya is proud to be home to 6 unique world heritage sites identified by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Clustered in different categories, these sites have been identified precisely because of their cultural, historical, natural and archaeological value. These world heritage sites combine to form the ultimate quintessence of the nation.
Lamu Old Town
The oldest and best- preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. Lamu Old Town is built of coral stone and mangrove timber. Narrow lanes are lined with historic houses enriched by inner courtyards, verandas and elaborately carved wooden doors. Stepping into lamu feels like a step back into history.Read More
Located in Mombasa, the fort is a Portuguese stronghold on solid coral rock with walls three feet thick in places. Fort Jesus stands an outstanding example of 16th century military architecture. Read More
Kenya’s Lake System
The World Heritage Committee inscribed Kenya’s Lake Systems of Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementaita on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001. Read More
Lake Turkana National Park
Lake Turkana teems with wildlife including migrant waterfowl, the Nile crocodile and hippopotamus. On the eastern shore, the incredible KoobiFora site boasts important fossil remains invaluable to our understanding of Plio-Pleistocene evolutionary processes.
Mijikenda Kaya Forests
Eleven separate forest sites spread along 125 miles of Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast. These forests shelter the remains of numerous fortified villages, known as kayas, of the Mijikenda people. The kayas are revered as sacred sites. Read More
Mount Kenya National Park
The second highest peak in Africa, Mt. Kenya is an extinct volcano with rugged glacier-clad summits and forested slopes. It is one of the most impressive landscapes of Eastern Africa. The scenery surrounding this designated world heritage site is breathtaking. Read More