Who doesn’t adore sunsets? The chasm between day and night, when the sky bursts with golden, vivid light to mark the previous day.
Kenya has some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world, set against breathtaking scenery. In all seriousness, a list of 20 or 30 sunset picks wouldn’t even come close to shortlisting the best Kenya has to offer. So, in no particular order, here are some: 10 sunsets that you should definitely experience in Kenya.
1. Nairobi National Park.
Nairobi National Park, the world’s only National Park on the outskirts of a city, is always visually appealing in any photograph. However, during golden hour, the sky starts to change color, creating an amazing juxtaposition of the city skyline with lions, rhinos, and other wild animals.
2. Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara is in a league of its own when it comes to sunsets!! The endless plains, tall grass, scarce trees, and animals in the area are what make the sunset so spectacular. So peaceful! It’s truly magical.
3. Samburu National Reserve
If you’ve been to Kenya before or are looking for a more off-the-beaten-path destination with plenty of creature comforts, Samburu National Reserve is an excellent choice. Samburu puts on an absolute show every night at sunset.
4. Ol Pejeta Conservancy
A sunset at Ol Pejeta is a truly Kenyan experience. You’ve probably seen it in countless photos and Instagram stories, but nothing beats seeing it in person. The energy is unrivaled.
5. Lewa Conservancy
6. Shela Beach
A sunset on Shela Beach should be on everyone’s bucket list. Located on the beautiful Lamu Island, it’s one of those places where you feel totally removed from real life, and you can just soak up the good vibes as the sun sinks into the water.
7. Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha is amazing because of the birds flying around, rushing to their homes as the sun sets. Their chirps and the lazy walks of flamingos in the water without a care in the world add to the magic of the sunset.
The atmosphere of a sunset over Kisumu’s famous Lake Victoria is unrivaled. Arrive early to sample the local delicacies of fried tilapia fish and ugali, and then settle in for a spectacular waterfront sunset on Dunga beach.
9. Ngong Hills
Climb Ngong Hills just before sunset to be rewarded with some of the best views in the area. It’s even better if you’re an artist or photographer because the view from the lower grounds becomes darker as the sun sinks deeper ‘into the ground.’
10. Rift Valley View Point
The best thing about the Rift Valley View Point, which is located just outside of Nairobi, is that there are numerous vantage points from which to watch the sunset. No matter where you go, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the rolling hills and valleys as the sky turns orange and then pink over the distinctive landscape.
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