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South and Central Island National Parks
These remote and wild parks, along with Sibiloi National Park, are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The park offers visitors some stunning scenery and excellent bird-watching opportunities with flamingos, pelicans and water birds.
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Arabuko Sokoke Forest National Park
Arabuko Sokoke is a few kilometres inland, between the towns of Kilifi and Malindi, 110 km north of Mombasa. It is the largest existing fragment of the tropical forests that once covered much of the East African coast...
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Mount Elgon National Park
Mount Elgon is Kenya’s second highest mountain. It lies 140 km north-east of Lake Victoria and is bisected by the Kenya-Uganda border. An ancient eroded volcano with a huge caldera, its summit has the spectacular flat-topped basalt column known as Koitobos
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Ndere Island National Park
Ndere Island, a newly gazetted park, is an island just off the northern shore of Lake Victoria and was opened in November 1986. Ndere means ‘meeting place’ in the language of the local Luo tribe...
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Marsabit National Park
Marsabit National Reserve covers an area of 1,500 square km and consists of a forested mountain that rises like an oasis in the middle of the desert wilderness and is the only source of permanent surface water in the region.
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Chyulu Hills National Park
The Chyulu Hills are situated 190 km south-east of Nairobi and 30 km south-west of Kibwezi. They are of relatively recent volcanic origin and the range is composed of ash cones and craters...
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Meru National Park
Meru is a savanna National Park, 35 km east of Maua town in the north eastern lowlands below the Nyambeni hills.
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Ruma National Park - Last retreat of the Roan Antelope
Ruma national park was established mainly to protect the Roan antelope, common only to this park.
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Sibiloi National Park
The park was partially established through the initiative of National Museums of Kenya to protect unique prehistoric and archeological sites some of which are linked to the origin of man.
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Saiwa Swamp National Park
Saiwa is the smallest park in Kenya, only 3 square km. It was established to protect the semi-aquatic sitatunga antelope and encloses the swamp fed by the Saiwa river together with its fringing belts of rain forest.
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Amboseli National Park
Amboseli lies immediately north-west of Mount Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. The Park covers 392 square km, and forms part of the much larger 3,000 square km Amboseli ecosystem...
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Mount Kenya National Park
Mount Kenya National ParkMount Kenya is an imposing extinct volcano dominating the landscape of the Kenyan Highlands. The mountain has two main peaks – Batian 5,200metres) and Nelion (5,188 metres).
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Tsavo West National Park
Tsavo West National Park covers approximately 30 per cent of Kenya’s park area, and contains a diversity of habitats, wildlife and a mountainous scenic landscape...
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ol Donyo Sabuk National Park
A rugged, hump-backed outcrop of ancient rock jutting high above the Athi Plains and hazily visible from Nairobi...
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Aberdare National Park
Aberdare National ParkThe Aberdares is an isolated volcanic range that forms the eastern wall of the rift valley, running roughly 100 km north-south between Nairobi and Thomson’s Falls. Soils are red and of volcanic origin, but rich in organic matter...
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Mount Longonot National Park
Mount Longonot National ParkThe name Longonot is derived from the Maasai word Oloonong’ot meaning mountains of many spurs or steep ridges. Longonot park covers 52 square km most of it being occupied by Mt. Longonot – a young volcano rising to 2,776 metres above sea level.
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Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo National Park is the largest park in Kenya and was established on 1st April, 1948. The park has an interesting and diverse history...
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Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National ParkLake Nakuru is a shallow strongly alkaline lake set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland. The landscape includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with a Euphorbia forest.
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Hell's Gate National Park
Hell’s Gate National Park covers an area of 68.25 square km and is situated in the environs of Lake Naivasha...
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Samburu National Reserve
Samburu National ReserveSamburu National Reserve is one of the lesser-known national parks, but is nevertheless teeming with life. Situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, there is plenty to attract wildlife from the surrounding savannah plains.
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