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Kenya National Parks and Game Reserves


Kenya National Parks Map
Kenya National Parks Map

About 8% of Kenya's land area is protected for wildlife viewing with over 50 National Parks and Reserves throughout the country.

Kenya is one of the world's premium safari destinations with great opportunities of wildlife viewing all year round. You can combine your Kenyan safari with a relaxing beach holiday or a city break.

Kenya is famous for its birdlife in the Rift Valley lakes, it's magnificient array of wildlife including the BIG 5, which you have a very good chance of spotting.  It is perfect for a beach holiday with several protected areas marine parks .

Whilst on your holiday you will also have the chance to experience and learn more about the people and culture.

Kenya is one of the top destinations for a family safari with most lodges and camps being children friendly.

We have a full range of itineraries including budget camping safaris, luxury lodge safaris, fly in safaris and for the more active Climbing Mt Kenya, offered by expert safari operators, based in Kenya, who will work with you and customise your own bespoke itinerary.

If you wish to witness the annual Wildebeest migration then the best time to go on safari in Kenya, specifically a safari in the Masai Mara, is from July to October, . You should be aware that this is also the time when there will be most tourists, therefore lodges will get booked up early in the year and there are more safari vehicles on the roads, which in turn causes more disturbance to the wildlife.

The dry seasons January to March and July to October are also an excellent times for wildlife viewing, as the animals gather in huge numbers round water holes, rivers and lakes and the vegetation is less dense which makes for easier viewing of the wildlife from a distance.

Kenya National Parks: best wildlife viewing times

Situated 314 km from Nairobi in Central Kenya, off the Uaso Nyiro River, being a semi-desert. It is the natural habitat for the Grevy Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, and Gerenuk, only found in this part of Kenva. There are also herds of Elephants, plenty of Lions, Cheetah, Crocodile, hundreds of species of birds and other game.

This is Kenya's most remote national park, lying right in the north of the country bordering with Lake Turkana. The region is hot, dry and windswept, but surprising has a large variety of wildlife and birds. These include Grevy's zebra, ostrich, gerenuk, oryx, tiang and a large population of Nile crocodile in the lake. The park's petrified forest is proof that this region was once lush and densely forested.

Due to the remoteness and inhospitable terrain most people visit this area in organised groups.

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