Safari Kenya national parks

Kenya National Parks

The Masai Mara National Reserve

The Masai Mara Reserve is the most popular wildlife park in Kenya. From July - October you can witness the incredible migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra. The Maasai tribesman also offer cultural tours which really add to the experience. The Mara showcases big families of elephants, buffaloes, lions and hippos among many more.

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru is famous for its species of birds, the park is also home to white rhino, leopard, warthog, giraffe, hippo, ostrich and lion.

Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya is Africa's second highest peak. Mount Kenya is a UNESCO World Heritage site and seat of the Kikuyu God, Ngai. The Park is home to rare species of animals as well as spectacular lakes, mineral springs and forests. The mountain is an incredibly important watershed, providing water for about 50% of Kenya's population and producing 70% of Kenya's hydroelectric power.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli is a popular park with breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania). The park is centered around Observation Hill, which offers great views of the plains below. The Maasai live around the park and other than their cattle, Amboseli is home to more than 50 species of mammal and over 400 species of bird. You can see elephant, hippo, cheetah, leopard and more.

Tsavo National Park

Tsavo National Park is split into Tsavo East and Tsavo West. The Tsavo parks are vast and the landscape is wild. Tsavo East is less developed than Tsavo West but more accessible. In Tsavo West you can watch elephants bathe among the hippos and the crocs from a unique vantage point of an under-water glass tank. The "Big Five" do live here, but you have to look carefully to spot them.

Aberdare National Park.

Aberdare National Park is as famous for its lovely waterfalls as its rare species of rhino and bongo antelope. The regular rains keep the park green year round and the temperatures cool, perfect for hiking.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Lewa is a private reserve set up primarily to protect black rhino, sitatunga, and the endangered Grevy's zebra. The park is excellently maintained, there are over 60 species of mammals and over 200 species of bird. You can even enjoy your game viewing on foot, on the back of a camel, or in a traditional safari vehicle.

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park is one of Kenya's most successful black rhino sanctuaries as well as hosting over 400 species of bird. This is all within a stone's throw of Kenya's bustling capital city, Nairobi. Walking trails offer visitors a chance to experience the African bush at its best.

Samburu, Shaba and Buffalo Springs National Reserve

Samburu, Shaba and Buffalo Springs are 3 Reserves bordering one another in the dry landscape of North Central Kenya. The wildlife congregates around the Ewaso Ngiro River which runs through the Reserves. Besides the wildlife (elephant, giraffe, leopard, zebra, blue-legged ostriches), a highlight of any visit is to meet the Samburu people. Camel safaris are on offer at most of the lodges and if you're in the area, visit the Laikipia Plateau.

Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve

Kisite is a marine reserve situated in the shallow Indian Ocean coastal waters of Southern Kenya. Traditional Dhows sail you back and forth to the underwater park where you can enjoy snorkeling or diving among its colorful coral reefs. Dolphins, turtles, manta rays, angelfish and parrotfish are regularly sighted.

Meru National Park

Meru National Park is located 350km (220miles) northeast of Nairobi and offers a spectacular view of Mt. Kenya. It is in this small savannah park, with its pristine landscape of wooded grasslands, thorn-bush and wilderness, that George Adamson and Elsa the Lioness lived.

Mount Elgon National Park

In Mt. Elgon National Park, located in Kenya's Rift Valley Province along the Kenya-Uganda border, you will find elephants living in caves. This park, situated on Kenya's second highest mountain, Mt. Elgon, is lush with fauna and flora, caves and waterfalls, hot springs and mountain peaks. Mount Elgon is an ideal reserve for trekking, rock climbing, bird watching and hiking.

Saiwa Swamp National Park

As the smallest park in Kenya, this 1.9m2 park lies below the the Cherangani Hills in the Rift Valley and is served by the Kitale airstrip. It is home to the semi-aquatic sitatunga antelope and various species of birds. This swampy park is so small that you don't need to drive. Simply walk over to camp at the park, enjoy the antelope or view the birds.

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