KENYA

MASAAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE:  The Park is located in the southern end of Kenya, bordering Kenya and Tanzania. The reserve was recently crowned as the new seventh wonder of the world; thanks to the annual migration of wildebeests between the reserve and the neighboring Serengeti in Tanzania between June to August. This park is home to the big five, though sadly few rhinos remain. It also has hundreds of bird species and much other plain game blended with the rich Masaai culture from the famous Masaai people. Masai Mara is 260 km from Nairobi and takes 5 ½ hour’s drive by road and 40 minutes by air.

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK:  Lake Nakuru National Park is renowned for its millions of flamingos and it is famously known as bird watchers paradise with over 400 species especially the fuchsia pink flamingos and fish eating pelicans. We also have many other animals in the park including the black, white rhino, waterbuck, antelopes and the Columbus monkey.  It is also one of the best places to see the leopard as well as the endangered Rothschild Giraffe.

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK:  It is famed for its unrivalled views of the tallest snow caped mountain in Africa; Mount Kilimanjaro and numerous herds of Elephant and much other plain game like herds of bathing buffaloes in the scattered Swamps and Marshlands in the park. The park is also famous for its often but harmless whirlwinds.  Within its base is the Lake Amboseli which floods during years of heavy rainfall.

TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK: This park has numerous wildlife and many herds of elephant including other attractions such as the Mzima Springs which is as a result of water that has filtered underground from chuyulu hills gushes from below a lava ridge into series of clear pools. Among the most picturesque views in the park are the red elephants, which appear red as a result of bathing and wallowing with the red sand found in the park. This is the home to the famous man-eating lions which prayed on linesmen building the Uganda railway at the turn of the century. It is also the location of the shooting of the movie The Ghost and the Darkness starring Micheal Douglas and Val Kilmer from the non-fiction book The Man Eaters of Tsavo by Lieutenant Colonel John Henry Patterson.

SAMBURU NATIONAL PARK: The park is beautifully located on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the arid heart of samburu National Reserve and covers 165 km².   the park overlooks out over riverbanks where herds of elephants, buffalo and zebra come daily to drink. The park is set on rugged landscape with a stunning backdrop of jagged mountains and its own indigenous wildlife unique to the region. It is also the place of semi-nomadic samburu people. A rare species of wildlife is found here this include Gravy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa Oryx and long-necked gerenuk antelope. Samburu National Reserve is located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River in Kenya and covers 165 km².  It is located in Samburu District of the Rift Valley Province.  It is one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the bestselling book and award winning movie Born Free.  It is also the home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting Oryx calves.

MT KENYA NATIONAL PARK: The Park is dominated by Kenya’s tallest mountain (Mount Kenya) standing at 5200 m above sea level and the second highest in Africa after Mt. Kilimanjaro. This is an extinct volcanic mountain. The mountain has two peaks Batian 5200 m and Nelion 5188 m. The major activities in the park are mountain climbing and game viewing. The best months for climbing are January, February, august and September. The climate, flora and fauna vary with altitude but the major vegetation includes forest, bamboo, scrub and moorland. Wildlife includes buffalo, lion, antelope and the rare bongo.

 

 

ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK: It is best known for being the home of the famous Treetops Hotel where Princess Elizabeth became Queen of England in 1952. The park has numerous waterfalls among them being the Guara Water fall which is the most prestigious falls in Kenya. The Queen’s cave pavilion was the site for the 1959 royal picnic lunch for Queen Elizabeth II and her husband prince Philip. The high moorlands of the mountain range are ideal for wilderness trekking. Wildlife includes rhino, warthog, bush pig, waterbuck, duiker, suni, dik dik, reedbuck and the rare bongo. Visitors can see elephants at a very close range at the suspended Ark Lodge as they come to lick salt on the basement.