Kenya is an incredible country for people who are addicted to adventure and travelling. Kenya is the home for the big five, beautiful animal parks with amazing sceneries, animals, unique trees, and plants. If you want to have an unforgettable safari, these best national parks have different special characteristics and features that will blow your mind.
1. Nairobi National Park
This national park is located in the heart of Nairobi; the acacia trees, variety of animals and buildings, enhance its beauty. It is easily accessible from Nairobi city. Also, it is home to animals like lions, cheetahs, and rhino among many others.
2. Lake Nakuru National Park
The Lake Nakuru national park is the home of thousands of flamingoes that create a mind-blowing pink view. Flamingoes feed on fish and algae. Apart from birds, Lake Nakuru national park has other animals like zebra, gazelles, rhinos, and giraffe. The lake itself is a natural attraction, and the park has waterfalls and cliffs for mountain climbing.
3. Aberdare National Park
If you want panoramic views, then this is the park to go for. It is located near Mount Kenya region. Being located in the highlands, it is very cold but with beautiful waterfalls and attractive ranges. There is also Aberdare forest that offers camping, hiking, mountain climbing activities and game drives.
4. Amboseli National Park
Amboseli is derived from a masai word, “salty dust,” Amboseli national park is mostly known to host the big elephants. Elephants move in groups. You also get a view of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Other features include Lake Amboseli, savanna woodlands, and sulphur springs. You can also interact with the maasai community and experience a diverse culture.
5. Arabuko Sokoke National Park
This park is located in Arabuko Sokoke forest, located in the coastal region. It is a home to a variety of birds and butterflies species, there are magnificent beaches, reefs, and wild animals like elephants not forgetting the monkeys that keep the forest alive. It has an extensive walk trails and drive a trail that allows you to see the park at your own pace.
6. Sibiloi National Park
Known as the cradle of humankind, it is located on the shores of Lake Turkana. It is a home to archaeological attractions like koobi Fora, where the fossils contributed to the history of human evolution. Volcanic formations of Mount Sibiloi are bonus attractions. It is also a breeding home for crocodiles and home for terrestrial wild animals like the leopards, stripped hyenas, gazelles, cheetahs, northern topi and lions.
7. Tsavo National Park
The Tsavo national Park is comprises of two parks. The Tsavo East National Park, and Tsavo West National Park.
You will experience the view of the longest lava flow in Africa, the Yatta Plateau. Tsavo East is the largest and one of the best national parks in Kenya. It hosts the red elephants, large mammals, buffaloes, lions, leopards, hippos, and crocodiles. You will also get to experience the vast bird life species.
It is divided from Tsavo East national park by the Nairobi-Mombasa railway. It comprises of rugged, arid landscape and volcanic hills. The lava flow outside the park make great scenery, occasionally, the park offers a view of the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro.
8. Masai Mara National Park
This is an iconic park located in Narok. It is the land of abundant wildlife, multiple plains, and many bird species. It delivers many attractions like the great wild beast migrations, you encounter with diverse wildlife including the big five. There are several lodges and camp zones. You can also experience interesting safaris and excursions.
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