The main tourist attractions are photo safaris through the 19 national parks and game reserves. Other attractions include the mosques at Mombasa; the renowned scenery of the Great Rift Valley; the coffee plantations at Thika; a view of Mt. Kilimanjaro across the border into Tanzania; and the beaches along the Indian Ocean.
Beach tourism, eco-tourism, cultural tourism, and sports tourism are all part of the tourism sector in Kenya.During the 1990s, the number of tourists travelling to Kenya decreased, partly due to the well publicised murders of several tourists. However, tourism in Kenya is one of the leading sources of foreign exchange along with coffee.