Kenya National Parks and Reserves

Kenya National Parks and Reserves

Kenya was the first African country to establish national parks. there are also many large private reserves to explore, from the famous Maasai Mara to the dry Samburu, each offer a unique safari experience.

Aberdare National Park
This park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range, and encompasses fascinating landscapes. Kenya’s third largest park, its dramatic mountains, and lush jungle valleys gave rise to the Kikuyu legend that it is one of the homes of Ngai (God).

Amboseli National Park
Amboseli, in the Maasai language, means “Salty Dust”. Despite its dry appearance, it has an endless water supply that comes from Mt. Kilimanjaro’s ice cap. This year-round luxury attracts huge elephant herds and many other large mammals.

Maasai Mara National Reserve
This reserve is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. It offers breathtaking views, and an extraordinary density of animals including the Big Five. And during July through September it is home to the great migration.

Lake Nakuru National Park
This world famous reserve was created to protect its stunning flocks of lesser flamingo which literally turn its shores pink. It’s birdlife here is world renowned: a beacon for leading ornithologists, scientists and filmmakers.

Mt. Kenya National Park
At 16,000 feet, Mount Kenya is East Africa’s second highest mountain. As the altitude changes part of the Mountain’s fascination is the variation in flora, including the Giant Groundsel and Lobelia.

Samburu National Reserve & Buffalo Springs
These two reserves offer spectacular vistas of rounded rugged hills and undulating plains. The area is home to a wide variety of animal and birdlife and some of the rarer species, like Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra.

Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo-East is one of Kenya’s oldest and largest National Parks. It’s beautiful landscape and proximity to the coast make it a popular safari destination. Highlights include camel safaris and the world’s largest lava flow.

Tsavo West National Park
Over 7000 elephants make the park their home, making it the largest population in any Kenyan park. Fed by massive springs from Mt. Kilimanjaro the parks year round water supply attracts a wide variety of game year round.