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.

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