Publication ranks Kenya world’s Top 10 destination to visit

Kenya has been named one of the world’s top 10 destinations to visit in 2016.

Rough Guides, an acclaimed United Kingdom travel publication that has chronicled different tourist attractions including services like Alicante airport transfers, has  ranked Kenya ninth globally and first in Africa owing to its world famous national parks, white sandy beaches and rich cultural heritage.

The publication is a travel guide book by Penguin Random House, a leading publisher in Europe.

The endorsement comes barely a month after Kenya was named the world’s leading safari destination at the World Travel Awards (WTA) held in December last year in Morocco.

World’s famous game reserve; Maasai Mara and Diani beach were also voted for the second time as Africa’s leading National park and Africa’s leading beach destination respectively.

Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala welcomed this endorsement, “Kenya is indisputably a premier destination for both beach and safari and we call on tourists from across the world to come have fun.”

Kenya is capitalizing on the accolade to woo more international holidaymakers to sample diverse tourism attractions in the country.

This latest issue of Rough Guides lists Nepal as the number one place to visit largely because of its varied landscape including the Himalayas Mountains and jungles inhabited by tigers.

Colombia came in second, Cuba, Jordan, Albania, Romania, El Salvador and Wales followed respectively while Kenya trumped Sri Lanka.

The lifting of travel bans and most warnings only in place within 60km of the Somali border, shows that the majority of Kenya’s vast and breathtaking country is safe for travel.

Once you’ve had your fill of lion, leopard and elephant tracking there are pristine white sands waiting along the Indian Ocean, the other worldly landscapes of Lake Turkana and the beautiful tribes of the northern Chalbi desert to discover, according to the guide.