Best National Parks In Kenya
Kenya is one of the top safari destinations in Africa where tourists could ever choose to travel to while planning to travel on an adventurous safari because this country has around 24 national parks, 6 marine parks and 15 national parks where tourists can visit. And the unique thing about these game parks is that each has different tourist attractions which lead many people to move from all over different parts of the world to see. More so, it is ranked as a good wildlife safari destination due to the fact that it is a home to the “big five” animals however, kenya is not only seen to have national parks as their attraction but it is also surrounded with breathtaking landscapes, stunning beaches, different cultures which tourists can visit the local people and get a good cultural experience, mount Kenya. More so, while exploring within this country, individuals can opt to participate and enjoy a few activities such as; hiking, cultural encounters, wildlife viewing, game drives, guided nature walks, bird watching, community visits and many others. and to have a great wildlife safari in Kenya, tourists can visit one of the best national parks in the country and these include the following below;
What are the best national parks that are found in Kenya?
- Maasai Mara National park.
Maasai Mara national park is located within the Southwestern region of the country and it is considered to be largest and most visited national park in the country because of its wildebeest great migration. And it shares boarders with Serengeti national park in Tanzania. More so, it is considered as one of the top places to visit while on a wildlife safari in the country because it is a home to over 95 mammal species more especially the big five animals such as; lions, leopards, rhinoceros, cape buffalos, elephants and 570 bird species which are always available in the park for individuals to see.
- Tsavo National Park.
Tsavo national park is located within the middle of nowhere and it is one of the oldest national parks in the country which is divided into two sections such as; Tsavo East national park and Tsavo west national park. more so, this national park is situated a few kilometers away from Mount Kilimanjaro which is seen as the roof of Africa and it is a nice destination to travel to because it is sorrounced with a unique vegetation, beautiful landscapes, rocky terrain, extinct volcanoes, scarce grasses and large numbers of wildlife species.
- Amboseli National park.
Amboseli National park is located at the bottom of Mount Kilimajaro which is famously known for hosting a hundred numbers of massive elephant species other wildlife species which are usually spotted within their natural habitats. More so, Amboseli national park has a variety of eco systems and touring around this game park is always the best experience which helps you see and observe how the marshes transform into savannah and sulphurous springs .
- Nairobi National park.
Nairobi National park is located within the outskirts of Kenya’s Capital city which is a home to many assortment of animals such as; zebras, buffalos, rhinos, lions among others. more so, tourists can opt to embark on games drives which is always one of the best ways on how to explore well through the park as it gives you chances to sight see many wildlife species at dawn or dark.
- Aberdare National Park.
Aberdare National park is one of the best national parks found in Kenya and it is located along the clifs if the Aberdare mountain range which was established with a main purpose in order to protect and safeguard the moorland and the mountain’s slopes. More so, the advantage about the strategic location of this national park is that it helps it receive regular rainfalls due to the fact that it is situated on an area of high altitudes. Aberdare national park is famously known and commonly visited because it is has a large population of the endangered black rhinos and other wildlife species such as; bongo antelopes, black leopards and African elephants among others.
- Lake Nakuru National park.
Lake Nakuru National park is one of Kenya’s most popular national parks which is famously known for its pink flamingos that are always spotted along the edges of the lake hence creating a beautiful views of shades of pink covering the water together with a white fluffy clouds and a blue sky for tourists to see. More so, this national park has many ecosystems, 550 plant species and other animals like; baboons, monkeys, rhinos among others.
Hell’s Gate National park.
Hell’s gate national park is also one of the top game parks found in Kenya which was dominated by the stunning geological features such as; the fischer’s tower which is a rock formation that appears inform as if it belongs to the American Midwest. More so, this national park consists of magnificient ravines and gorges and other attractions like; the gloomy hell’s gate gorge and visiting within this park, tourists can always troll through the tiny walls until the gorge opens up and lead them into the large gorge .
However, apart from the mentioned above, there are many more other national parks in the country where tourists can visist and some of these include; Samburu national reserve, Ruma national park, Sibiloi national park, Mount Kenya National park, Saiwa swamp national park, Kora national park, Mount Elgon national park, Shimba hills national reserve, Meru national park, Tsavo West national park, Watamu Marine national park, Malka Mari National park and many others.
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