Top Kenya Wildlife Parks

In partnership with right choice safaris, get to enjoy the beautiful and unique wildlife parks in Kenya. As a Safari destination par excellence, Kenya offers a powerful interaction with nature. Focus is on the 5 must-see parks to explore vast savannah lands while getting a glimpse of the Big Five and witness the fascinating spectacle of wildlife.

Kenya ensures the protection of flora and fauna in all its 26 national wildlife parks and 35 nature reserves. It is one of the best preserved countries in Africa, which also has a plethora of private reserves, where walking safaris are organized. In this parks, you come face to face with Kenya wildlife.

The best time to visit to Kenya? 

During the dry seasons (December to March and June to October), when animals congregate around water points

Other times of the year, at dawn, when the savannah wakes up, or at sunset, when predators start their hunt

#1 The Masai Mara, Hub of Kenya Wildlife

This is the flagship Kenyan park. It is simply a must visit destination. But, hey, first wait, to get to Masai Mara, you have to cross the Rift Valley. the Rift Valley’s landscapes of grassy savannah, escarpments and marshes characteristic of East Africa will take you to the rolling plains of the inevitable Masai Mara National Reserve, which extends to the Tanzanian park, Serengeti. With right choice safaris, we offer packages that will take you across into the Serengeti.

At Masai Mara, you encounter the kingdom of the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Rhinoceros, Buffalo, Leopard) which becomes, every summer. It is also the favorite place for the great migration of herbivores. It offers more than 1,500 square kilometers of playground to indulge in the joys of photo safaris and the path to greener pastures for more than a million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles. In their wake, the herbivores attract many predators that seek out the weakest. On the banks of the Mara River, hippos drink and crocodiles lie in wait. Quite a spectacle, at right choice safaris, we make it a reality.

Masai Mara lions preying on the weakest

Masai Mara lion

#2 Amboseli Savannahs and Marshes Harboring Kenya Wildlife

You Kenya tour safari will be incomplete without a visit to Amboseli. Here, it’s time to observe elephants with Kilimanjaro in the background. Crowned by Kilimanjaro, “roof of Africa” ​​with eternal snows, Amboseli National Park is a mythical setting for the African continent.

Of more than 380 square kilometers, it  prides in the presence of the largest concentration of elephants in Kenya (around 1,500). The elephants frolic in the marshes and make amazing spectacles, tusks against tusks, in front of astounded visitors. Little shy, they move by the dozen in a long procession. Further on, in the heart of the acacias, a Masai giraffes, Grant’s gazelles and ostriches parade. There are also surprise buffaloes escorted by Ibis, Burchell’s zebras, blond-bearded wildebeests, and herds of cows led by their Maasai shepherds. The beasts watch at bay ready to pounce and enjoy a fresh gush of blood, here you meet the mighty African lions.

Amboseli elephant, the great of Kenya wildlife

encounter with Amboseli elephant

#3 The hilly bush of Samburu

If you love specie varieties, this is your one amazing stop to encounter Kenya wildlife. North of Kenya tour safaris takes you to the less frequented, more sparse (the animals are therefore easy to spot). The Samburu national reserve, together with the neighboring Shaba and buffalo springs reserves, forms a vast ecosystem. It is a haven for kudus, lions (without mane), cheetahs, leopards and rare species such as Grevy’s zebra, the Somali ostrich, the gerenuk gazelle or the elegant reticulated giraffe and the Oryx Beisa, which looks like a unicorn. The Ewaso Nyiro River crosses the dry bush capped with Rocky Mountains. This oasis shelters elephants that come to bath. Its sandy banks are flanked by rows of acacias, doum palms and tamarind trees. Nile crocodiles and monitor lizards can also be spotted basking in the sun.

A leopard taking a rest

Keenly watching leopard

#4 Lake Nakuru Park, Rhinoceros Sanctuary

Here, you will experience the greatest density of wild animals. On the road connecting Nairobi to the Masai Mara, the Rift Valley lakes region lies in wait. This is a real ornithological paradise with more than 400 species of birds.  Listed by UNESCO and fully fenced to ensure the protection of animals, Lake Nakuru National Park offers an idyllic setting. Its turquoise lake stretched between volcanoes, meadows and beautiful forests of acacia is amazing. Further, you get to interact with the endemic black rhino and white rhino which can be seen near Lake Nakuru Lodge. Here, you will also encounter the Rothschild Giraffes, Leopards Napping Perched on a Tree, Buffaloes, Gazelles, Large Defassa Cobes and Hippos.

Flamingos part of Kenya Wildlife

Flamingos at Lake Nakuru

#5 Tsavo National Park

Tsavo lions Kenya Wildlife

An image of Tsavo lions

To the west, arid bush land shaped by a long volcanic plateau, clumps of doum palms and Mzima Springs fed by the melting glaciers of Kilimanjaro, home to crocodiles and hippos. To the east, the great red plains planted with baobabs. The Tsavo, divided into two sections, covers 4% of Kenya’s land area, making it the country’s largest national park, and one of the oldest. While it is traditionally populated by hordes of elephants, big five, giraffes, zebras, leopards, antelopes. It is the impressive palette of sublime and wild landscapes that makes the difference, and the proximity of Mombasa.

Our recommendation: Guided tour 12 days / 9 nights the mountains. Experience the best hotels in Kenya while enjoy interaction with the best nature and wildlife at its best. Right choice safaris will make it happen.

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