Kenya Game Parks
|Aberdare National park||
Aberdare national park is located in the range of the same name, described by Joseph Thomson in 1883 during his journey through the Maasai Land. Kikuyu people still use the range's traditional name, Nyandarua. From 1947 to 1956, the misty and rainy forests in the range served as a hide for the Mau-Mau guerrilla. The park was gazetted in 1950 with an extension of 584 km², but was afterwards enlarged to 770 km², making it the third largest park in the country.
The Aberdare range, 160 km long, is located in the Central Highlands, Central Province, west of Mount Kenya and north of...
|Amboseli National Park||
Amboseli National Park offers one of the most classic and breathtaking views of Kenya, the gigantic Kilimanjaro mountain, with its 5,985 m dominating the plains like a powerful god ruling the world from his silver throne. Before the discovery of the mountain for the western world by the missionary Johannes Rebmann in 1848, ancient swahili and arab legends used to tell about a great inland mountain, in the summit of which lived a terrible god who punished those who dared to approach his dwelling by paralysing their hands and feet. In this very poetic way the inhabitants of the tropical...
|Lewa Wildlife Conservancy||
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy works as a model and catalyst for the conservation of wildlife and its habitat. It does this through the protection and management of species, the initiation and support of community conservation and development programmes, and the education of neighbouring areas in the value of wildlife. For local communities, Lewa represents much more than the wildlife it protects.
To the people who neighbour the Conservancy, Lewa provides the chance to maintain their traditional way of life in a modern and sustainable context through progressive...
|Masai Mara Reserve||
Whenever you think of Kenya and you've never been there before, what you're thinking about is Masai Mara (also spelled Maasai Mara). Its grass-carpeted smooth rolling hills, the chocolate waters of the Mara boiling with frolicking hippos, and the teeming wildlife, all of it fulfills the expectations of any visitor longing for the African landscapes portraited in "Out of Africa" or "Mogambo".
Except for particular tastes or special requirements, this is the park on top of the 'must' list in the country: no trip to Kenya would be complete without a visit to Masai Mara. It's true that...
|Nairobi National Park||
Nairobi National Park is one of Kenya's most successful black rhino sanctuaries, it also enjoys its own wildebeest migration 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.
The reserves complex formed by Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba is one of the most interesting places in Kenya and can be ranked as unique for several reasons. They are the most accessible and visited of the protected areas in the country's rough north, right at the edge of what was formerly called Northern Frontier District (NFD). Or, in other words, they are the most remote among the most popular reserves. It is also the place to see some species which are rare in Kenya or difficult to spot in other parks, like Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and beisa oryx.
|Tsavo National Parks||
Tsavo is made up of two separate parks, Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park. Located in Coast Province of Kenya in between Nairobi City and Mombasa.
Tsavo is nearly 22,000km2, being the largest national park in Kenya and one of the largest in the world. The park was split into two due to the railway going from Mombasa to the interior of Kenya.
Accommodation: There are plenty of places to stay in the two parks. These range greatly and most of them have a water hole close to the property making game viewing easier.