How Many National Parks Are In Kenya? Kenya is the best destination to travel to while planning a safari because it is a beautiful country surrounded with many attractions and the Kenyan society is divided into three communities such as; the Bantus whereby their population forms about 67%, the Nilotic who make up about 30% ,the Cushitic speakers and many other different cultures. Therefore, all these lead tourists who travel to this country to have a good cultural experience during Kenya safari.

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More so, Kenya is a good destination to visit while on an adventurous safari because it has around 24 national parks, 6 marine parks and 15 national reserves, which makes tourists, get to see many wildlife species and the unique thing about these parks is that they all have different attractions and physical features that individuals can see. Therefore, some of these national parks include;

Lake Nakuru National park.

Lake Nakuru national park is located in the North-west of Nairobi in Nakuru district within the Rift Valley province, this national park was first gazette as a game reserve in 1968, and then it was later established as a national park in 1961. Lake Nakuru national park covers a total surface area of about 188 square kilometers and Lake Nakuru is a fresh waterbody, which lies within the park, and it covers about a third of the entire national park.  more so, this lake is surrounded with alkaline swamps, edges of the blue green waters, savannah grass lands, acacia dry forests, bushlands with rocky hillsides, scrub on the escarpensentsand ridges and the blue green cyanophyte spirulina platensis plant which is considered as the major food source for the flamingoes that reside within the park.

Touring around Lake Nakuru national park blesses tourists with chances to sight see at many wildlife species such as;  lions, zebras, hippos, waterbucks, leopards, impala, stripped hyenas, reedbuck, golden cat, baboons, the rare long-eared-nosed bat, rock hyrax, the white and black rhinos,  the greater and lesser flamingoes, bat-eared fox, wild cats, golden cats, warthogs, water birds and many others.

Meru National park.

Meru National park is located in the Central region of Kenya within the Eastern part of Meru and it approximately 348 kilometers from Nairobi and it was established as national park in 1968. This national park is situated right on the Equator and stands at an area of an altitude between 1000-3400 feet.  For tourists exploring with in Meru national park always get chances to overlook at wildlife species like; elephants, cheetahs, gravy’s zebras, elands, bush pigs, leopards, giraffes, hippopotamus, hartebeest, puff udder, python, buffalo and it is also a home to over 300 bird species. More so, they can also get opportunities to engage in many interesting activities like; bird watching, camping and game drives.

Amboseli national park. 

Ambos Eli national park is located within the Southwestern region of Kenya in Loitoktok district within rift valley province and it is approximately 260 kilometers from Nairobi and it shares boarders with other countries like Tanzania. This national park was first gazette as a game reserve in 1968 and it was later established as a national park in 1974 covering a total surface area of about 392 square kilometers.

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Amboseli National Park

Amboseli national park is surrounded with rocky thorn bushes, woodlands, marshes and swamps among others. In addition, it has an endless water supply through the volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro ice cap, which makes their way into the hearts of the national park. more so, touring around this game park gives you chances to spot very many wildlife species such as; Rhinos, zebras, crocodiles, wild dogs, cheetahs, leopards, buffalos, giraffes, lions, Mongoose, Dik-dik, hyrax, lesser kudu, porcupine and it also harbours around 400 bird species. Tourists can also embark on interesting activities like; game drives, guided nature walks, community visits, bird watching, wildlife viewing and camping among others.

Tsavo west national park.

Tsavo west national park is located in the Southeastern region of Kenya along the western highway of the Nairobi Mombasa road approximately about 240 kilometers from Nairobi. This national park is situated within the coast province covering a total surfaces area of about 9,065 square kilometers and about 30% of the whole of the Tsavo ecosystem. More so, Tsavo national park has a magnificent scenery whereby it is surrounded by open plains, savannah bush, semi desert scrub, rocky ridges, acacia woodlands, outcrops, belts of riverine vegetation, isolated hills, chyulu hills, palm thickets and mountain forests which all act as good natural habitats to the wildlife species.

Exploring in Tsavo national park blesses tourists with chances to engage in different activities during their free time such as; game viewing, cave exploration, camping, caving at the shetani caves, underwater hippo and fish watching, guided nature walks and bird watching due to the fact that it is a home to over 600 bird species. more so, this national park is a home to several wildlife species such as; cheetahs, red skinned elephants, leopards, giraffes, mongoose, nocturnal porcupine, dik-dik, hyrax, zebras, lesser kudu and many others.

However, apart from the mentioned above, there are many other national park and reserves where tourists can go to while on their adventurous safari in Kenya and these include; Tsavo East national park, Nairobi national park, Masai Mara reserve, Kakamega forest national park, sweetwaters private game reserve, Mombasa Marine national park and reserve, Buffalo springs reserve, Samburu national reserve, Tsavo reserve, Mount Elgon national park, Longonot national park, mount Kenya national park, Aberdares national park, Hells gate national park, Lake Bogoria national reserve, Lake Baringo national reserve, Shaba national reserve and many others.

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