5 Kenya Parks and Reserves You Need to Visit in 2018

5 Kenya Parks and Reserves You Need to Visit in 2018

Kenya is home to several top parks and reserves that offer visitors the chance to explore the African wild in all its splendour. In Kenya, you’ll have the opportunity to watch some of the most impressive wildlife Africa has to offer up close and explore the African culture.

However, you most likely won’t have the chance to visit even half of them. But there are a few that stand out and that you should visit at least once in your life if you’re ever on the continent. Here are the top five Kenya Parks and Reserves you need to visit in 2018.

1. Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve
is one of the only two places you can go to experience the great wildebeest migration up close. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience that you have to see for yourself to truly appreciate. You have probably heard of the phrase 'survival of the fittest,' and now Masai Mara gives you the opportunity to see it in action. A visit to Masai Mara is something you’ll never forget, especially if you go during the high season between July to October.

2. Samburu Game Reserve

It may be small in size, but a wide variety of animals can be found on the
Samburu Game Reserve
. Among the many animals, you’ll find the Somali ostrich, Grevy's zebras, reticulated giraffes, elephants, lions, buffalos, leopards, and the beisa oryx. The lodges are magnificent, and the reserve offers camel safaris which are rare and a lot of fun.

3. Amboseli National Park

Have you ever thought of trekking up Mt. Kilimanjaro? Amboseli National Park will give you the opportunity to combine the mountain climbing and African safari experience. You’ll have the chance to experience remarkable views, beautiful stretched lands with untouched wilderness, and some of the largest elephants the world over. You should visit between June and October for a pleasurable trip and perfect weather conditions.

4. Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru is bar none one of the most scenic destinations in Africa. Bird-lovers should visit the Lake Nakuru National Park for its thousands of white pelicans and pink flamingos basking along the shallow soda lake. Tourists from all over the world come to visit it for picturesque experiences. It also features several waterfalls, and the lush greenery will leave you mesmerised.

You could visit Lake Nakuru National Park at any time of the year, which makes it perfect if you were planning a long safari holiday in Kenya, as its an ideal spot to stop off at on your tour. You can learn more about the safari tour to this national park at
African Sermon Safaris

5. Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park is one of the most exciting destinations in the world with its white-headed buffalos, hippos, cheetahs, crocodiles, rhino, impala and more. There are also underwater glass tanks that allow you to closely observe hippos and crocodiles in their natural habitat. You could also visit the Shetani Lava Flow to see remains of animals that fell into the series of lava flows. The best time to go for a safari in Tsavo West National Park is between May and October.

Kenya offers a lot of different parks and reserves with magnificent wildlife and fabulous resorts. Take your time and enjoy the pleasant weather, beautiful scenery and amazingly diverse wildlife the country has to offer.

Photo credit: Paul Mannix on www.flickr.com.

This article is a contribution from one of our contributing writers.


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