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Parks and reserves :

Masai Mara National Reserve
The Masai Mara National reserve is a large game reserve in the south-western part of Kenya. It is named by the Maasai people (traditional inhabitants of the area) and famous for its exceptional population of big cats, games, and the annual migration of zebras, gazelles and wildebeest from the Serengeti, from July to October. It is not uncommon to see large prides of lions hunting, or even cheetahs reaching to speed in the distance. The reserve covers 1510 km2 and is the area where you will have the best opportunity to see the big five (lions, buffaloes, elephants, rhinos, leopards).

Tsavo National Park
The Joint mass of Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks forms one of the largest National parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area. Tsavo East the larger of the two, lies to the east of the Nairobi –Mombasa road, equidistant between Nairobi and Mombasa, and offers a vast and untapped arena of arid bush which is washed by azure and emerald meandering of Galana River. Guarded by the limitless lava reaches of Yatta plateau and patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds in Kenya, it is 13,747 sq. km and is locates in the South East  of Kenya, inland from the Coast, it is Warm and dry. The Park is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and pods of hippo, crocodile, and waterbucks, Kudu, Gerenuk and Hirola, and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species, its activities include Game viewing, Camping, Trekking and Bird watching. Tsavo West covers 7,065 km of rolling plains and volcanic hill. It is renowned as land of lava, springs, and the man-eating lions which preyed on linesmen building the Uganda Railway at the turn of the century.

About Mzima Springs in Tsavo ?
Mzima Springs are a series of four natural springs in Tsavo National Park, Kenya. Mzima is one of Tsavo's most popular wildlife attractions owing to its resident populations of hippos and Nile crocodiles. Fruiting trees such as date and raffia palms, water berrys and figs grow beside the water, using their submerged roots to absorb nutrients. Their fruits are a source of food for vervet monkeys and a variety of birds. Below the water's surface, the invertebrates which feed on the hippo dung are preyed on by fish and cormorants. Mzima: Portrait of a spring, which featured underwater footage of the hippos and crocodiles. They were also the subject of the Survival Special Mzima: Haunt of the River horse in 2003, which featured the first footage of a hippo infanticide.

Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is in Kajiado District, Rift Valley Province in Kenya. The park is 39,206 hectares (392 km2; 151 sq mi), in size at the core of an 8,000 square kilometers (3,100 sq mi) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The local people are mainly Maasai. It is the second more visited park of Kenya after Masai Mara, thanks to its large population of animals and the Mount Kilimanjaro proximity. The park protects two of the five main swamps, and includes a dried-up Pleistocene lake and semi-arid vegetation. The visit can easily be done in a weekend. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet Maasai and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. There is a small airport in Amboseli, the Amboseli Airport (HKAM).

Aberdares is best known for being the home of the famous Treetops Hotel where Princess Elizabeth Became Queen of England in 1952. Part of the range is protected as the Aberdare National Park that encompasses a 70km long narrow massif that branded as a world-class tourist destination and a conservation area. The forests of the Aberdare range are renowned for their botanical riches and torrential waterfalls plunging from cloud-shrouded heights to spray filled ravines. The high moorlands of the mountain range are ideal for wilderness trecking, complete with panoramic views, clear and tumbling streams and glorious flora. The Aberdares forest is rich in wildlife; it is estimated that 2000 elephants roam the clouded hills. Other animals found there are rhino, warthog, bush pig, waterbuck, dikdik, the shy and rare bongo, etc.

Lake Nakuru
Its located 160km northwest of Nairobi and only 4km from Nakuru town, we have a national park which is a home to millions of fuchsia pink flamingos, the fish eating pelicans as well as over 450 other species of birds. It’s also a good location for game viewing of the black rhino, the lion, the waterbuck, buffalo and antelopes. It is one of the best places to see the leopard as well as the endangered Rothschild giraffe. The national park was gazette to protect the flamingos and also provide sanctuary to endangered species like the Rhino.

It refers to both the people and the location. It is considered the heart of the eastern slope for its evergreen lands, hilly slopes and adorable weather, and has plenty of fruits, vegetables and cereals. The Meru National Park holds the Adamson’s falls, the leopard rock and great wildlife.

Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park is one of the greatest parks in the world. It covers 117 km2 and is situated only few kilometers from the city center. This is the only park in the world that is with a capital city. You can almost see all the species of the Kenyan fauna. The landscape is a mixture of savannah and swampland and is home to the highest concentration of black rhinos in the world (over 500). The concentration of wildlife is higher in the dry season as animals migrate into the park where water is almost always available.

It is situated north of Nairobi above the equator. It is home to the gerenuk species also known as “Giraffe necked antelope” due to its long neck adapted for browsing the high bushes. Also found here is the Grevy’s zebra, which differs from the common zebra by having wide stripes that do not go all the way under its belly. Most felines can be found as well as 365 species of birds.

Hells Gate
The name of this National park explains it all: the dry, dusty and unusually hot weather conditions. This is one of the parks whereby you can walk or bicycle around without being escorted by an armed guard or a vehicle. The principal activity of this small park (68km2) is to go down by feet the gorges. In that place occurs a very important geothermic activity (15% of electricity production in Kenya come from geothermic). The movie Tomb Raider II was partly shot in this National Park.

Ruma National Park, formerly Lambwe Valley National Reserve, was established in 1966 but is one of the least visited parks in Kenya. Ruma National Park was established mainly to protect the Roan antelope, which are only found in this part of the country. On the border of Ruma National Park is the Kanyamaa Escarpment, this area is suited to rock climbing. Other wildlife found within the park includes oribi, Jacksons Hartebeest, Rothschild giraffe, cheetah and leopard. Over 145 different bird species have been recorded in Ruma National Park including the fish eagle and white egret. The globally threatened Blue Swallow is seen here regularly as it arrives from its breeding ground in Tanzania. Hobbies & Activities category: Climbing activity; Fishing opportunity; Hiking opportunity; Natural area; National park; Wildlife area, bird sanctuary