Top 5 National Parks to Explore in Amazing Kenya

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We present to you our top 5 National Parks to explore in Magical Kenya;

1. Masai Mara National Reserve

masai MaraMasai Mara National Reserve is a unique forest reserve which shares a border with Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

The park is home to a diversity of inhabitants such as leopards, cheetahs, zebras, wildebeest and many other wildlife animals. Several ranches are located in the park.

Masai Mara National Reserve is known for its breathtaking oasis, endless plains, scenic hot air balloon safaris and black-maned lions.

Marvel at the ornate foliage and the incredible attractions in the park.

The Reserve is 270km from Nairobi and takes about 5 hours by road and 45 minutes by charter flight.

2. Amboseli National Park

AmboselliSprawled over 39000 hectares of undulating terrain, beautiful surroundings area with savannah grassland, shady trees and swamps.

Amboseli National Park is located in Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Keep a lookout for the free-ranging elephants, birds, other wildlife species and views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The park is 240 km from Nairobi

3. Tsavo National Parks

TsavoTsavo National Parks is divided into two Tsavo West and Tsavo East by A109 road and railway.

The two parks are one of the largest National Parks in Kenya.

The parks are sprawled over 22000 km², about 12 km² for the eastern part and 10 km² for the western part.

Tsavo River flows through the National Parks from west to east.

Tsavo West is known for its magnificent scenery, springs, lava flows, underwater hippo, caves, rock climbing and guided walks along Tsavo River.

Major wildlife attractions include rhino, elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, and bird species.

Tsavo East features about 500 bird species,lion, leopard, crocodile, waterbucks, Hirola, Gerenuk and many other wildlife animals. Special attractions include Elephant in Eden, Aruba Dam, Mudanda Rock and Lugards Falls.Tsavo National Parks have unique and spacious landscapes that suit the natural habitats.

You get the opportunity to see the Masaai people. This park provides a enlivening refuge for nature lovers.

4. Lake Nakuru National Park

NakuroLake Nakuru National Park is Nakuru’s premier park, sprawled over an area of 188 km² and is reputed for its thousands of flamingos nesting along Lake Nakuru shores.

Keep a look out for the flamingos,many of them are spotted at Baboon Cliff.

The park is home to other bird species, Rhino, lion, cheetah,leopard, Rothschild’s giraffe, large sized pythons and other species of mammals.

Special attractions include Lion hill, Makalia Waterfalls, Unique vegetation of about 550 different plant species, yellow acacia woodlands and scenic landscape.

5. Meru National Park

MeruMeru National Park is one of the famous parks in Kenya, sprawling over 215000 acres. 

This beautiful park features 13 rivers, several bird species – both local and foreign species, mammals and wild animal species.

Special attractions include Tana river, Adamson’s falls, rivers and riverine habitats, former home of George and Joy Adamson, the grave of Elsa the lioness and of course views of Mount Kenya.

Enjoy verdant greenery in this refreshing terrain.

 

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