National Parks to Visit in Kenya
Kenya is a country which lies on the east of the African continent and has a coastline on the Indian Ocean. The country has a lot to offer in terms of tourism and tourist attractions. Here is a list of the top national parks and reserves that you should visit on your next trip to the country.
1. The Masai Mara National Reserve
This is the most popular game reserve in the country. It is internationally acclaimed for the annual wildebeest migration that takes place around July to October. over two million animals migrate from Tanzanias Serengeti National Park to the greener pastures of the Masai Mara National Reserve. This event is dramatic as predators such as crocodiles, hyenas and lions lie patiently ready to attack the weakest of the migrating herds.
2. Lake Nakuru National Park
Also known as the bird-watchers paradise, the lake Nakuru National Park truly lives up to its name. It is best known for thousands, or rather, the millions of flamingos that come to nest along the shores. The major attractions of this park include the lake itself, different bird species along the shore, eastern black rhinos as well as the endemic southern white rhinos, cheetahs, lions, pythons and so much more! You can book a our with us here: http://www.mervinsafaritours.com/excursions/2-days-lake-nakuru-with-nairobi-city-tour for a chance to experience Lake Nakuru National Park.
3. Tsavo East National Park
This is amongst the largest parks in Kenya covering an area of 13,747 square kilometers and is located in a semi-arid area formerly known as the Taru Desert. The major attractions of this park include: the worlds largest plateau, the Yatta Plateau, the Lugard Falls, Mudanda Rock, the Aruba Dam and an array of mammals including Tanzanian cheetah, African civet, dik-dik, African hunting dog, African dormouse, blue duiker, bush duiker, red duiker, eland, elephant, bat-eared fox, greater galago, gazelle, large-spotted genet, small-spotted genet, gerenuk and so much more!
4 . Tsavo West National Park
Covering an area of 9,065 square kilometers, the Tsavo W. National Park together with the Tsavo E. National Park comprise the Tsavo Conservation Area. the major attractions in the Tsavo west National park include: bushbaby, hartebeest, lesser kudu and Masai giraffe amongst others. You can also enjoy other adventurous activities such as rock climbing.
5. Amboseli National Park
The Amboseli national Park is home to elephants, Cape buffaloes, impala, Masai lions, cheetahs, spotted hyenas and so much more. The park is located on the foot of the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro. This means that other than wildlife, you shall also get to see the magnificent views of the Kilimanjaro.
6. Shimba Hills National Reserve
The reserve boasts of hundreds of elephants, various bird species and Kenya’s only population of Sable Antelope. the Sheldrick Falls is also a major attraction at the reserve.
7. Samburu National Reserve
Located on the banks of River Ewaso Nyiro, is the Samburu National Reserve. The reserve is home to olive baboon, warthogs, Grant’s gazelle, Kirk’s dik-dik, impala, and waterbuck. The rhinoceros population is no longer present in the park due to heavy poaching. The reserve also hosts a variety of bird species such as grey-headed kingfisher, sunbirds, bee-eaters, Marabou stork, tawny eagle, Verreaux’s eagle, bateleur, vulturine guineafowl, yellow-necked spurfowl and so on. Be sure to visit the reserve on your next trip to Kenya