Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range, a region of stunning and diverse landscape where jagged peaks soar up to 3,930m and deep ravines cut through the forested slopes and many clear streams and waterfall. These mountain ranges are an important water catchment area providing water to the Tana and Athi Rivers – two of the longest rivers in Kenya.
Kenya National Parks, Game Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuaries.
Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District on savannah grassland spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border. Amboseli National Park is famous for being the best place in Kenya to get close to huge herds of free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species.
Lake Naivasha is a fresh water lake, the highest of all the Rift Valley lakes in Kenya. Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia Xanthophlea, known as the yellow fever tree. These forests abound with bird life and Naivasha is known as a world class birding destination.
Park Size: 188 sq. Km
Distance from Nairobi (Capital City of Kenya) - 160km
Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya is world famous as the location of the “greatest bird spectacle on earth”. The National Park surrounds the lake offering a wide ecological diversity from lakeshore, woodland, grassy plains to rocky escarpments and ridges.
The LUMO Community Wildlife Conservancy (simply called Lumo Conservancy) is located in the Tsavo eco-system, in Taita Taveta County in Southern Kenya. The conservancy is an innovative community-run wildlife sanctuary formed from three community-owned ranches (Lualenyi, Mramba and Oza whose first letters form the word LUMO). It is partly funded by the EU and involves local people at every stage of the project, from the park rangers to senior management.
Area: 1,510 km²
Governing body: Trans-Mara and Narok County Councils
Nearest town: Narok
Facts: The BBC television show titled 'Big Cat Diary' is filmed in both the reserve and conservation areas of the Masai Mara.
By Road: 6 to 6.5 hours from Nairobi
By Air: Twice daily Nairobi/Mara/Nairobi, once daily Mombasa/Nairobi - 1 hour
The Masai Mara National Reserve is probably the most famous and most visited Reserve in Kenya. It offers breathtaking views (as seen in the film "Out of Africa", much of which was filmed here), an extraordinary density of animals including "Africa's Big Five" (lions, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros) and may varieties of plains game.
The Shimba Hills National Reserve is a small National Reserve in the Coast Province of Kenya, 50 km from Mombasa City Centre. The reserve is an area of coastal rainforest, woodland and grassland. It is an important area for plant biodiversity – over 50 % of the 159 rare plants in Kenya are found in the Shimba Hills National Reserve, including some endangered species of cycad and orchids. It is also a nationally important site for birds and butterflies.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 90,000 acre wildlife conservancy situated between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snowcapped Mount Kenya.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals including the non-indigenous chimpanzees and the big 5 (the endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion). The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience.
Taita Hills Game Sanctuary is a private game sanctuary in Southern Kenya separated from the vast Tsavo West National Park only by a road. Animals roam freely between the park and the sanctuary. Taita Hills Game Sanctuary is more remote than the most of the other visited parks and reserves in Kenya , the perfect destination for anyone looking for an opportunity to get away from it all and relax in the wild.