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n the Central Highlands, east of the Great Rift Valley, Mount Kenya National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that provides the rare spectacle of equatorial snow. It encompasses the country's namesake highest mountain at 5,199 meters.Formed by a series of volcanic eruptions, Mount Kenya is actually comprised of three glacier-cloaked peaks. The highest is Batian, although Nelion, the next highest, is a tougher climb. The lowest peak, Lenana, is considered the easiest climb, although unpredictable weather can pose challenges.Bring your camera. The striking scenery varies from glaciers, lakes, and mineral springs to alpine forest and dense pockets of bamboo.The diversity of flora and fauna provides rewarding opportunities for safaris. Among the wildlife here, you may spot black and white colobus monkeys, buffalo, elephant, tree hyrax, leopard, and hyena.

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Abu Simbel

Even in a country festooned with temples, Abu Simbel is something special. This is Ramses II's great temple, adorned with colossal statuary standing guard outside, and with an interior sumptuously decorated with wall paintings.Justly famous for its megalithic proportions, Abu Simbel is also known for the incredible engineering feat carried out by UNESCO in the 1960s, which saw the entire temple moved from its original setting to save it from disappearing under the rising water of the Aswan dam.Today, exploring Abu Simbel is just as much about admiring the triumph of this international effort to save the temple complex as it is about gaping in wonder at Ramses II's awe-inspiring building works, itself.

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The Ancient Nok Settlement, Nigeria 

Nok settlement is located in Jaba Local government area in the southern part of Kaduna State, northern Nigeria; within a rock-shelter where remains of granaries can be found. This village has been underdeveloped for years even after the discovery of Nok art.

The settlement was where the famous terracotta figurines of the Nok civilisation, one of Africa’s oldest, were first unearthed. The discovery was made by Bernard Fagg, a British archaeologist employed by the Nigerian government in the 1940s. Fagg lived at the Nok site and the remains of his house serve as a tourist attraction. Nok village also hosts a government established museum where casings containing unique terracotta carvings and antique objects are kept.

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