World Heritage Sites in Kenya

Lake Turkana National Parks

(formerly Sibiloi/Central Island National Parks)

( 4.00 N 36.33 E)

Mount Kenya National Park / Natural Forest

(0.17 S 37.33 E)

Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa. It is an ancient extinct volcano last active 3.1–2.6 million years ago. The evolution and ecology of its afro-alpine flora also provide an outstanding example of ecological processes.

Lamu Old Town

( 2.25 S 40.75 E)

The Mijikenda Kaya Forests

Fort Jesus, Mombasa

(4.063 S 39.679 E)

Portuguese fort built in 1593-1596 to the designs of Giovanni Battista Cairati to protect the port of Mombasa.

Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley

(0.442 N 36.24 E)

The site is comprised of three inter-linked, relatively shallow lakes (Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementaita) in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It is home to 13 globally threatened bird species and has some of the highest bird diversities in the world. It is the single most important foraging site for the lesser flamingo anywhere, and a major nesting and breeding ground for great white pelicans.

Thimlich Ohinga Archaeological Site

(-0.805 S 34.445 E) --
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Meaning "frightening dense forest" in the Dholuol language, this complex of stone built ruins in the Lake Victoria region dates back 600 years.

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Last updated: February 20, 2021