National Parks & Game Reserves

 

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL GAME RESERVE is located about 280 km southwest of Nairobi and is a 5 hour drive and 1 hour by air. It borders the Serengeti National Park to the south. The Mara, as it is popularly known is a “must” for everyone to visit as one is able to see all species of animals and birds. Click here for more... 

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK Located 260 km southeast of Nairobi, it takes about 4 hours by road and 40 minutes by air. This 392 km² park is the home of the Elephant, biggest land animal. Others are Buffalo, Hippo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Leopard, Cheetah and Lion. Click here for more...

TSAVO NATIONAL PARK  is home to the “Red” elephant which derives its color from the red soil of the Tsavo. Tsavo is the largest of the Kenyan parks covering over 21,000 km². For administrative purpose, it is divided into 2 units of parks -Tsavo East and Tsavo West with the Nairobi-Mombasa highway dividing them. It is best known for “Man-eating Lions” that terrorized builders of the Mombasa-Kisumu railway line in the late 19th century. Click here for more...

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK, the smallest National park is just a 30 minutes drive south of Nairobi city center. Standing safely next to a pride of lions, one is able to see the metropolis at a distance. Click here for more...

LAKE NAIVASHA & HELLS GATE, an hour’s drive northwest of Nairobi is one of the Great Rift Valley lakes. Most of the land surrounding the lake is privately owned with a high concentration of flower farms utilizing the fresh-water of the lake. The lake is home to a variety of wildlife particularly over 400 species of birds. Click here for more...

LAKE ELEMENTAITA This 18 km² Great Rift Valley soda lake is located 120 km northwest of Nairobi. The lake serves as a transit ground for visiting flamingo while its surroundings are to be found grazers such as Zebra, Gazelle, Eland and Warthog. It is an ideal spot for long site-seeing walks and bird-watching. Click here for more...

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK Better known as the “Flamingo Park”, this famous park located on the floor of the Great Rift Valley is 160 km northwest of Nairobi. This alkaline lake houses millions of Greater and Lesser flamingoes and many other species of water birds such as Pelicans and Cormorants. Click here for more...

ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK The park is about 100 km North of Nairobi and covers an area of about 760 km² of the Aberdare Mountain Range covering a wide landscape of 2,100-4,300 M above sea level. It has deep valleys intersected by streams, rivers and waterfalls and dense forest cover.Click here for more...

OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY Situated near Nanyuki town (Mt. Kenya region), this 364 km² conservancy is a 3 hour drive from Nairobi or a 30 minute direct by air. It is a non-profit conservancy committed to conservation of wildlife, particularly the black and white rhinos and chimpanzees that have been saved from poachers and animal traffickers. Click here for more...

MT. KENYA NATIONAL PARK Established in 1949, this 715km² park protects the region surrounding Mount Kenya which is largely a forest reserve. The park is 195 km Northeast of Nairobi via Thika town. It may be approached from the air via Naro Moru airstrip. Click here for more...

SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE Located 350 km north of Nairobi is this 165 km² game reserve that runs along the crocodile infested Ewaso Ng’iro (Ewaso Nyiro) River. It is the home of Kamunyak, the famous lioness that adopted oryx calves in the recent past. This is the best place to see the Gerenuk (with its long neck and how it stands on its hind legs reaching out to food at great heights), the Grevy’s Zebra that is to be found exclusively in this region and the rare Reticulated Giraffe.  Click here for more...

MERU NATIONAL PARK This beautiful park is located 350 km northeast of Nairobi via Nairobi-Thika-Nanyuki road or by air through the Mulika Lodge Airport or through two airstrips of Kina and Elsa’s Kopje Lodge. It covers an expansive 870 km² that falls on the Equator and is bisected by rivers and streams that harbor crocodiles and hippos. Click here for more...

LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY Also called Lewa Downs, this 251 km² conservancy is only 4 hours drive from Nairobi towards Mt. Kenya region or 40 minutes direct by air. The conservancy is the brainchild of the Craig family, who firstly settled there in the early 1920s and practiced cattle rearing for over 50 years. Click here for more...

LAKE BOGORIA NATIONAL RESERVELocated 260 km northwest of Nairobi is this saline, alkaline lake with an area of 30 km² that is fed by two fresh water rivers and many volcanic hot springs containing large concentrations of sodium (bi)carbonates making it favorable for the growth of algae, the major food for flamingoes. Click here for more...

 

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