This is the only National Park located within a capital city in the world. The Nairobi National Park is home to the king of the jungle – the Lions! It is also home to the endangered Black Rhino. Visitors can plan a day trip and picnic in the wilderness with the Nairobi skyline painted in the background!
Masai Mara is one of the premier destinations in the bucket list of anyone visiting Africa or National Parks around the world! It (along with Serengeti) has been voted one of the 7 New Wonders of the Natural World due to the Great Migration where millions of Wildebeest, Zebras, and Antelopes cross-over to Serengeti in the pursuit of food and breeding. Masai Mara has been the setting for some of the best wildlife documentaries.
Amboseli National Park is an Elephant sanctuary and has a Lion population with unique short mane due to the hot and dusty environment. Visitors also get a magnificent view of the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro – The Roof of Africa!
Lake Nakuru National Park serves as both a Rhino sanctuary and a Bird lovers paradise! Many Flamingos carpet the Soda Lake from time-to-time. There is also a thriving Leopard population in the hilly forest section of the Park.
Samburu National Reserve is probably Kenya’s best kept secret, featuring a wealth of species unique to the Northern region. Visitors can view the ‘Special Five’ consisting of the Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Grevy’s Zebra, Gerenuk, and the lesser known Kudu.
Tsavo East and West national parks form the largest conservation area in Kenya, and are home to significant populations of the Big Five. This is where the original pair of the notorious Man-Eater Lions from the movie ‘The Ghost and the Darkness’ roamed.
Home to some of the conservation success stories, Laikipia is tucked away between Mount Kenya and the northern deserts. Many endangered species, such as the Black Rhinos, African Wild Dogs, Grevy’s Zebras, and Reticulated Giraffes are closely managed by technology and manpower. Visitors may participate in wildlife conservation activities and also enjoy bird watching.
Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya, located on the Indian ocean and famous for its beaches, marine life, Swahili culture, and rich history. Tourists have the option of visiting several white sandy beaches, engaging in water sports, and Golfing in a sunny climate, with Diani being one of the ten best beaches in the world. One may immerse themselves in the history of the city by visiting Fort Jesus and the Old Town.
Lamu is the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. The interaction between Bantu, Arabs, Persians, Indians, and Europeans has translated into unique town planning and architecture. This is a place to relax and learn about local culture. Dhow safaris can take tourists into the surrounding archipelago where a lot of isolated villages and ancient ruins lie.