National Parks

One of the most exciting parts of a safari is visiting the many National Parks in East Africa that protect the wildlife from fauna to flora. You can normally see the exciting ‘Big Five’ in most of the parks, whether you visit Tsavo East or the Serengeti. You can explore an incredible array of terrains, from boggy swamplands to dry plains, lush forests and mountainous landscapes. Many people imagine just one view when they visit Africa, but you’ll be stunned at how various ecosystems make up the many National Parks in the area to create and sustain life.

What are the best National Parks in East Africa?

One of the best reasons to visit a National Park in East Africa, is to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. A year-round event, the Wildebeest start in the Serengeti in Tanzania where they give birth to their offspring. During the latter half of the year they make the tiresome trek to the Masai Mara of Kenya where grasslands offer the promise of better pastures to graze on.

Every safari you choose with Cheetah Safaris includes a trip to at least one National Park. However, our team specialise in customised and private tours where you’re in control of your itinerary. Take a look at some of the best National Parks in East Africa below and see which ones pique your interest. Want to find out more? Simply get in touch with us here at Cheetah Safaris and our team will provide you with expert advice on any National Park.

Meru National Park

Meru National Park

Experience a plethora of terrains in the Meru National Park, from jungles to rivers to swamps. You can also spot the Big Five here, so make sure you bring your camera!

Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania

Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania

It might be one of the more smaller parks in Tanzania, but it certainly ranks for wow factor. There are eleven ecosystems to explore at Lake Manyara National Park, which house the elusive tree-climbing lions!

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park

The Nairobi National Park might be a small one but has been home to an amazing collection of animals since 1946 and is situated directly next to Kenya’s capital city!

Tarangire National Park in Tanzania

Tarangire National Park in Tanzania

Witness the elephant migration in Tarangire National Park. Many tourists skip Tarangire, but the sixth largest National Park in Tanzania is not an area that you want to miss.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda

If you’ve always wanted to go Gorilla Trekking, the Bwindi Forest National Park is for you. Get up close and personal with some of the most interesting animals in the whole of East Africa.

Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda

Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda

Perched on the shores of Lake Albert in Uganda, you can see elephants and hippos as well as chimpanzees and storks at the Murchison Falls National Park. Make sure you don’t miss out on this hidden gem of East Africa.

Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East National Park

One half of the largest protected area in Kenya, Tsavo East National Park is a mostly flat area, but still holds some spectacular views. Some of the animals you can see here includes elephants, buffalo and crocodiles.

Kibale National Park in Uganda

Kibale National Park in Uganda

Situated in Southern Uganda, the Kibale National Park is made up of mostly rainforest. The Batooro and Bakiga tribes call Kibale home as well as the many species of primates in the area.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park

Home of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Park is one to cross off your bucket list. Fun fact: Amboseli literally translates to ‘salty dust’ in the language of the Masai tribe.

Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park

The other part of the Tsavo protected area, there are a great range of activities that you can do at Tsavo West National Park, including rock climbing and river walks along the Tsavo river.

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