1 Kisumu Museum
Action-packed taxidermy and cultural illumination at one of Kenya’s best regional museums.
2 Ruma National Park
Verdant national park, home to rare roan antelope, Rothschild giraffes and black rhinos.
3 Thimlich Ohinga
Like a scaled-down Great Zimbabwe, this is the most impressive site of stone wall enclosures in western Kenya.
4 Islands in the lake
Prehistoric and historical sites vie with Nile perch-fishing trips at Rusinga and Mfangano islands in Lake Victoria.
5 Tea country
Kericho, the most important centre for tea production in the whole of Africa, is surrounded by an endless rolling sea of brilliant green plantations.
6 Saiwa Swamp National Park
Home to the unusual sitatunga antelope, rare monkeys and a huge variety of birds, Saiwa Swamp can only be explored on foot.
7 Mount Elgon
One of Africa’s biggest extinct volcanoes, Elgon’s slopes include the mysterious Elkony caves, whose walls are gouged by elephants for minerals.
8 Kakamega Forest
This unique patch of lowland rainforest off the tourist trail preserves wildlife that has more in common with central Africa than Kenya.