Kenya is home to breath-taking landscapes, magnificent beaches, diverse natural ecosystems, wide range of wildlife species, and hospital people thus making it an exhilarating destination for safaris. Kenya is a must-visit place and should be in your bucket list. Whether you want to soak up in the sun, watch birds and glorious sun sets, see the Big Five animals up close, experience bush camping; then here are the best national parks to visit.
Tsavo National Park
Located between Nairobi and Mombasa, tsavo has two major Parks: the East and the West Tsavo national park. Together they form one largest national parks in the world, covering around 4% of Kenya with sundry of wildlife and birds.
The sight of torrential crystal clear water spouting from the under parched lava rock forming the Mzima Springs and the Shetani lava flows is just a piece of the picturesque rugged wilderness. The Savannah environment comprises of vast open grasslands, scrublands, Acacia forests, belts of lushly vegetation, and rocky ridges that house the spectacular gaming views.
Maasai Mara National Reserve
One of the oldest and most loved Safari destination in the African Continent. This is the land of awe-inspiring vistas, abundant wildlife, and vast plains. It is renowned for the great migration that happens around July to September annually of wild beast, antelopes, and zebras from Serengeti in Tanzania into the Mara in search of pasture and water. The great Wild beast migration across the wide Mara River justly deserves a world recognition as one of the world’s most amazing spectacles.
Nairobi National Park
Right in the city, this is another must-visit park with panoramic views and interesting sights. At your comfort in the city you can enjoy and evening safari and get to view the lush grassland, stunning scenery, variety of wildlife and birdlife, and magnificent picnic sites, campsites and walking trails for hikers in the park.
Amboseli National Park
This is the home to the many of Kenya’s elephants and a fascinating stance to the exceptional views of the enormous Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It is definitely a photographer’s blissful haven as it offers scenic landscapes, abundant wildlife such as elephants, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, wild beast, and Zebras, and an innumerable number of bird species.
Aberdare National Park
The Aberdares is a remote volcanic range that forms part of the eastern wall of the Rift Valley located in central Kenya next to the beautiful Thompson falls. It is very cool compared to the Savannah and offers a unique perspective compared to other parks in the country. The park lies above the tree line and has amazing scenery from the mountainous topography covered by thick tropical forests enfolded in mist. The park boasts of a range of black rhino and the extinct black leopards, and the other members of the Big Five. The park lures those who are looking for more than just a safari, it much more of flora and fauna coupled with high waterfalls, dense forests and marvellous hikes.
Mount Kenya National Park
The Mount Kenya national parks borders the second tallest mountain in Africa that dares tourist to touch and a feel of the skies. It is an incredible sight offering a range of wildlife species, amazing plant life and even birdlife. The awesome sight makes the park an adventous pick for travellers.
The park is minutes from the equator, and houses glaciers that shape the famous throne of Ngai (Agikuyu god). To date, the gates to this shrine are open and the public are welcome to offer their prayers. Together, the park and the mountain have the rare honour of being a UNESCO world heritage site and a UNESCO biosphere reserve.
When sorting out your itinerary, the above are some of the stop-overs or destinations to visit and get a taste of not only Kenyan and African exclusivity, but also the magic of God’s creation.