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Kenya National Parks

Discover Kenya’s National Parks, 21 of which are located across five major regions.

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Explore the beauty and diversity of Kenya’s national parks. Learn about the location and attractions of each park, from Amboseli’s big five to the pink flamingos of Lake Nakuru. Discover the best things to do and see in each park, and plan your next Kenyan adventure. Some of the most popular national parks in Kenya include:

The Central Island Game Park is located within Lake Turkana and appears to be a small active volcano with three alkaline crater lakes: tilapia, flamingo, and crocodile.

Mount Elgon Game Park is unique in that it is divided by the Kenya-Uganda border and is controlled by the respective countries’ parks administrations.

South Island Game Park in Kenya is one of three national parks in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lake Turkana. 

Central Island Game Park

One of the most powerful pictures in Tsavo East Game Park is of dust-red elephants wallowing, rolling, and splashing one other with the midnight blue waters of the palm-shaded Galana River. 

Tsavo West Game Park is a stunning, rocky environment, with fifty million gallons of crystal pure water streaming out of the under-parched lava rock that is the Mzima Springs to the Shetani lava flows.

Sibiloi Game Park, which lies on the wild and mountainous shores of Lake Turkana, the cradle of humanity, is home to notable archaeological sites such as Koobi Fora, whose fossil remains have contributed more to the study of human evolution than any other site on the continent.

Saiwa Swamp Game Park is a forested paradise rich with unique flora, trees, and birds, making it a veritable haven for nature lovers

Kora Game Park, which was once home to George and Joy Adamson, offers a pristine wilderness filled with lofty inselbergs and graced by the Tana River, which is home to the Adamson’s Falls, Grand Falls, and Kora Rapids.

Ruma Game Park promises unknown animal treasures and undisturbed serenity with its tapestry of landscapes ranging from riverine woods and undulating grasslands to majestic escarpments and towering cliffs. 

Ol Donyo Sabuk Game Park is home to 45 species of birds including the white-browed sparrow weaver, grey-headed sparrow weaver, African pied wagtail, mourning dove, augur buzzard, African hawk-eagle, and purple-breasted sunbird. 

Ndere Island Game Park offers stunning views of the Homa Bay Hills to the south, Mageta Island to the east, and Kampala, Uganda, beyond the horizon to the southwest

Nairobi Game Park is a short drive from Nairobi’s central business center. 

Marsabit Game Park is home to massive tusked bull elephants, as well as a variety of birds and reptiles.

Meru Game Park, which straddles the equator, is bisected by 13 rivers and other mountain-fed streams, making it a lush green oasis in comparison to Kenya’s other parks.

Mount Longonot Game Park features an extinct volcano rising like a monolith from the Great Rift Valley’s floor.

Mount Kenya Game Park features Africa’s second tallest mountain, rising to 5,199 meters.

The magnificent Lake Nakuru Game Park is located on the Great Rift Valley’s floor, bordered by woodland and bushy grassland.

The Hells Gate Game Park is a spectacular sector of the Great Rift Valley, named for the strong geothermal activity that occurs inside its bounds.

Chyulu Hills Game Park is a mountainous wilderness with some of the greatest views of Kilimanjaro, still bearing indications of its volcanic origins.

The Aberdare Game Park is located inside the Aberdare Mountain Range, a spectacular and diversified location with craggy peaks up to 3,930 meters and deep ravines cutting through the forested slopes.

The Amboseli Game Park, which is crowned by Africa’s tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, is one of Kenya’s most popular parks.

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