Wildlife in Kenya is among the best tourism attraction aspects of the nation. The country is endowed with numerous national parks, marine and game reserves that are home to several captivating wildlife species. Majority of the wild animals on an adventurer’s wishlist can be found in Kenya. It is the Mecca of more than 50% of the globe's wildlife families. So let's take a look at some of these high-density parks and reserves.

NATIONAL PARKS

The list below entails some of the best national parks in Kenya. Over the years, they have become a dream destination point for most tourists worldwide. You can easily find them documented online or offline under different titles such as the best safari parks in Kenya. Whatever name used, these are the most beautiful parks Kenya has to offer.

Amboseli National Park:

referred to as the home of the elephant family. It is found the Rift Valley Province at the Loitoktok district. In Kenya, this is within Kajiado County.

Mount Kenya National Park:

situated in Meru, Nyeri and Kirinyaga Counties. Near towns include Meru, Nanyuki, and Embu. .

Tsavo East National Park

notably one of the vital safari parks in Kenya. It is in Taita-Taveta County near the town of Voi. .

Tsavo West National Park

adjourning the Tsavo East National Park in Coast province. They are separated by a railway. Thus, in the same county of Taita-Taveta. .

Lake Nakuru National Park

every list of national parks in Kenya must include this park. It is in Rift Valley Province in Nakuru County near Nakuru town .

Nairobi National Park

just as the name suggests, it is in Nairobi County in Kenya’s capital city. .

Aberdare National Park

one of the national parks found in 2 counties. That is Nyeri and Nyandarua. Its nearest town is Nyeri. .

Sibiloi National Park

: rarely mentioned in the list of the best national parks in Kenya, but it should be. It sits Turkana County on the northeastern side of Lake Turkana. .

Hell’s Gate National Park:

famous destination by a majority of local and international tourists. It is found near Nakuru town in Rift Valley Province. .

Mount Elgon National Park

: it is at the Kenya-Uganda border. The nearest Kenyan town being Kitale. .

Chyulu Hills National Park:

this park lies in between the Amboseli and Tsavo ecosystems, and it is found in Makueni County. .

Mount Longonot National Park

another park within the Rift Valley Province. It is located near the town of Naivasha. .

South Island National Park

part of Lake Turkana parks. It is near the town of Marsabit. .

Central Island National Park:

also known as the Crocodile Island. It is another part of Lake Turkana's parks, and it’s in Turkana County. .

Marsabit National Park:

a refugee centre for the enormous tusked elephants and it's in Marsabit County. .

Meru National Park:

it’s situated on the eastern side of Meru County near the town of Meru. .

Kora National Park:

a magnificent park located in the Tana River County. .

Saiwa Swamp National Park

: a habitat for the famous aquatic antelope called Sitatunga, and it's near the town of Kitale. .

Ndere Island National Park:

a tiny island within Lake Victoria in Kisumu County. .

Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park:

a magical destination within the beautiful Machakos County. .

Ruma National Park

found in Homa Bay County and it’s known as the “Last Retreat of the Roan antelope.” .

NATIONAL RESERVES

The wildlife in Kenya is not just in national parks. There are several game parks in Kenya and national reserves that give the national ones a run for their money. Let’s see some of these reserves. .

Shimba Hills National Reserve:

The only place you can view the Sable Antelopes. It’s in the Kenyan Coast, in Kwale County. .

Maasai Mara National Reserve:

among the most famous game parks in Kenya where you get to see the great migration of the wildebeest. It is located in Rift Valley within the county of Narok. .

Mwea National Reserve:

this is a nature reserve in the county of Embu within a place called Kiritiri. .

Kakamega Forest National Reserve:

constituents a natural tropical forest within the counties of Nandi and Kakamega. The closest town is Kakamega. .

Mwingi Game Reserve:

it’s in the north side of Mwingi town. .

Nasolot National Reserve:

an ideal destination to go with kids and in West Pokot County. .

Bisanadi National Reserve:

the best wildlife reserve within Isiolo County. .

MARINE PARKS

Marine parks in Kenya are another tourist magnet. Let’s mention a few good examples.

Mombasa Marine National Park

a perfect destination within the county of Mombasa.

Watamu Marine National Park:

the most famous marine destination among the marine parks in Kenya. It is in Watamu Town.

Malindi Marine National Park:

found in Kilifi County near Malindi Beach in the same town of Malindi.

Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park:

found in Kwale County off the Shimoni and Wasini islands.

Kiunga Marine National Park:

one of the most enchanting places to see in Lamu County.

WRAPPING UP

In Kenya, you are assured of an overflow of wildlife species. As seen, they are not only in national parks but also in the game and marine reserves. All these make Kenya the absolute best tourism destination in Africa.

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