The 8 Best National Parks in Kenya You Need To Visit

The 8 Best National Parks in Kenya You Need To Visit

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Kenya is an incredible country for people who are addicted to adventure and traveling. It is the home of the big five, beautiful animal parks with amazing sceneries, animals, unique trees, and plants. So, if you want to have an unforgettable safari, these best national parks in Kenya 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 rhinos among many others.

2. Lake Nakuru National Park

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Lake Nakuru National Park

Firstly, 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. Then, apart from birds, Lake Nakuru national park has also other animals like zebra, gazelles, rhinos, and giraffes. The lake itself is a natural attraction, and the park has waterfalls and cliffs for mountain climbing.

3. Aberdare National Park

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Aberdare National Park

If you want panoramic views, then this is the park to go for. It is located near the 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

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National Park of Amboseli

Amboseli is derived from a Masai word, “salty dust,” Amboseli national park is mostly known to host 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 sulfur springs. You can also interact with the Masai community and experience a diverse culture.

5. Arabuko Sokoke National Park

Arabuko Sokoke National Park

Arabuko Sokoke National Park

This park is located in Arabuko Sokoke forest, located in the coastal region. It is 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 extensive walk trails and drives 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 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 homes for terrestrial wild animals like leopards, striped hyenas, gazelles, cheetahs, northern topi, and lions.

7. Tsavo National Park

The Tsavo National Park is comprised of two parks. The Tsavo East National Park, and Tsavo West National Park.

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Tsavo East 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 red elephants, large mammals, buffaloes, lions, leopards, hippos, and crocodiles. You will also get to experience the vast birdlife species.

Tsavo west national park

Tsavo west national park

It is divided from Tsavo East national park by the Nairobi-Mombasa railway. It comprises of the rugged, arid landscape and volcanic hills. The lava flow outside the park makes great scenery, occasionally, the park offers a view of the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro.

8. Masai Mara National Park

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Masai Mara National Park

One of the iconic and best national parks in Kenya is located in Narok. Masai Mara National Park is the land of abundant wildlife, multiple plains, and many bird species. In addition, 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.

Author Bio

Mary Wanjiru was born and raised in the slums of Nairobi, Mukuru kwa Njenga. She was a business lady before discovering her passion for writing and adventure. She has traveled to many towns in Kenya including Lodwar, Kakuma refugee camp, Diani, Lamu, Watamu, Nakuru, and Masinga. Being able to travel to many towns inspires her newly found passion. She is passionate about writing, as she believes it is a way of connecting with readers’ hearts to mind. She spends her time reading articles and connecting with professionals of similar interests.