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Kenya Game Parks, Kenya National Parks, Kenya Wildlife Sanctuaries


MAASAI MARA:


SAMBURU AND SHABA NATIONAL RESERVE:

These National Game Reserves are situated in the northern part of Kenya, on the fringes of the hot and sparsely populated dry region. The attract a different range of wildlife species unique to the area, among which are the gerenuk, the beisa's oryx, the reticulated giraffe, the blue legged ostrich and the grevy's zebra.


ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK:


GREAT RIFT VALLEY


AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK:

The Might Kilimanjaro forms a beautiful backdrop. Amboseli Game Sanctuary is famous for elephants, buffalos and birds.


TSAVO NATIONAL PARK:

One of the largest game parks in the world surrounded by the beautiful Chyulu hills and the Pare mountains. Mzima springs, a natural and clear watering point is great for game viewing. Tsavo is also famous for its large number of elephants among other species of the animal kingdom.


KAKAMEGA FOREST:


MOUNT ELGON NATIONAL PARK:

This unspoiled national park is famous for caves, game viewing and hiking. Situated on Kenya /Uganda border, the highest peak on Kenyan side (Koitobos) is about 4,200 meters high. Kitum cave (place of ceremonies) extents 200 meters into the mountain. At night animals go in to feed on the rich salt deposits. An unforgettable sight is of the elephants licking away at the salt walls in these caves.


NDERE ISLAND NATIONAL PARK

(Meeting Place): This place is where Mikaye (the mother of Luo) rested after her long journey, before she found shelter on this island close to the rock that goes by her name. Ndere Island is also home to a large population of crocodiles, swamp antelopes and birds. Fishing can also be done nearby. Situated in northern part of Lake Victoria near Kisumu, Ndere Island National Park can only be accessed by boat.


RUMA NATIONAL PARK:

This rarely visited national park is home to a number of Kenyan animals and birds. Famous for Roan antelopes (hippopotamus equines ) which are an endangered species of antelopes.


MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK:

Surrounded by 130,000 acres of forest reserve. Visible from the mountain top on a clear day are Mount Kilimanjaro to the south, Mount Elgon to the west, Marissa Mountain to the north and the Indian ocean to the east. Hiking, climbing and game viewing for rare mountain wildlife can be done here.


LAKE TURKANA NATIONAL PARK:


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Contents update last at 26.12.2007