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Kenya National Parks Game Reserves

Kenya National Parks & Reserves; Kenya is home to a high number of great safari and wilderness destinations.  The National Parks and Reserves exist with the aim of protecting Kenya’s flora, fauna and ecosystems, as well as the diverse wildlife and birdlife.

Kenya’s national parks and game reserves are where people – Kenyans, visitors and tourists go to experience the best Kenyan safaris. It is home to over 50 National Parks & Game Reserves, including six marine parks in the Indian Ocean.

With 23 National Parks, 4 National Marine Parks, 28 National Reserves, 6 National Marine Reserves, and 4 National Sanctuaries, there is a wealth of protected areas for travelers to explore in Kenya.

For flora and fauna enthusiasts, we recommend safari tours to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo National Park, Aberdare National Park, Mount Kenya National Park, and Samburu Game Reserve.

The sight of annual migration of millions of wildebeests and zebras into the Masai Mara from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park can be a lifetime experience for you.

On safari in Kenya, you will find spectacular mountain sceneries, fabulous beaches and coral reefs, magnificent lakes and deserts, and widespread savannah grassland. 

Kenya also has remarkable multi-ethnic cities, known for their rich and charming culture and architecture. Below is a list of all the Game Parks in Kenya.

If you’re interested in making one or more of these parks your Kenyan safari destination, you’ll want to review the information on how to get to and around the parks, what to see and do, accommodations and camping sites, suggestions on how and where to book your safari, admission fees and the best time to visit each of the national parks in Kenya.

Below you will find list to more information to some of Kenya’s most popular and most unique parks and reserves.  It includes an overview, photos and interesting facts about each of the main Kenya national park. Each destination has its own highlights and attractions.

Kenya National Parks Game Reserves

Aberdare National Park

Aberdare National Park

Aberdare National Park is located in Kenya's central highlands at the very center of Kenya. The park covers an area of 766km². Aberdare is 160 km (99 miles) from Nairobi. The park is home to the second largest population of black rhinos. Other animals that may be observed in the park include lions, leopards, baboons, and black and white Colobus monkeys and Sykes monkeys. There are also over 250 species of birds, including hawks, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers. Aberdare National Park activities include game drives, bird watching, trout fishing, picnics, waterfalls, hike Lesatima and Kinangop peaks and nocturnal animal viewing from The Ark or Treetops lodges.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is situated northwest of Mt. Kilimanjaro on the Kenya/Tanzania border. The park covers an area of 392km² (151miles²). Amboseli National Park is 260 km (160 miles) from Nairobi, via Namanga (240 km) and (228 km) Emali - Mombasa road. The Park is known for its large herd of over 900 free-ranging elephants, views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Observation Hill, the Maasai people and bird watching. The Park is home to wild animals, such as elephants, buffalos, impalas, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests etc. Amboseli activities include bird watching, game drives, visit a Masai village, enjoy scenic views of Mt Kilimanjaro, and hike Observation Hill etc.

Arabuko Sokoke National Park

Arabuko Sokoke National Park

Arabuko Sokoke National Park is situated on the Coast of Kenya, at approximately 110 km (68 miles) north of Mombasa and about 18 km from Malindi. The park covers an area of 6 square kilometers/ 2.3 square miles and is popular for bird and butterfly viewing in Africa. Arabuko Sokoke national park contains endemic mammals, birds, insects, butterflies and many more. Animals seen include African forest buffalo, the bush buck, leopard, yellow balloon, bush babies, bushy tailed mongoose, civet, sykes monkey, golden monkeys, blotched genet to mention but a few. Activities include game drives, viewing reptiles, bird watching, guided nature walks, picnics, cycling and camping.

Central Island National Park

Central Island National Park

Chyulu Hills National Park

Chyulu Hills National Park

Hell's Gate National Park

Hell's Gate National Park

Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park

Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park

Kora National Park

Kora National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park

Malindi Marine National Park

Malindi Marine National Park

Malka Mari National Park

Malka Mari National Park

Meru National Park

Meru National Park

Mombasa Marine Park

Mombasa Marine Park

Mount Elgon National Park

Mount Elgon National Park

Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Longonot National Park

Mount Longonot National Park

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park

Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park

Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park

Ruma National Park

Ruma National Park

Saiwa Swamp National Park

Saiwa Swamp National Park

Sibiloi National Park

Sibiloi National Park

Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park

Watamu Marine National Park

Watamu Marine National Park

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