Kenya National Parks​ and reserves

Best National reserves and Parks in Kenya


National Parks & Reserves in Kenya

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Kenya is one of the best safari destinations in Africa. It has some of the most Iconic National Parks and National reserves that host amazing wildlife species, endangered wildlife species, and other magical safari experiences. Kenya National Reserves and Parks are distributed evenly in the country covering almost a quarter of the size of the country. 

These Kenya National Parks and Reserves are managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service and the communities around them. These Kenya National Reserves and Parks make your safari authentic and real sightings of wildlife in their real habitats. Enjoy sightings of big cats and big five wildlife special hunting and raising their cubs and young ones. 

There is much that Kenya can offer including hiking and summiting mountains and hills and enjoying a diving session to see the marine life in the Indian Ocean on the Kenyan Coast. Enjoy amazing Kenya Safari Holidays that our experts recommend you book to visit the major safari parks and reserves in Kenya.

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What are the best National Parks in Kenya?

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Some of the best Kenya National Parks include the Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Meru, Tsavo West, East, Aberdares, and Nairobi National Parks. These National Parks are known for their uniqueness and deliverability of authentic wildlife safari experiences.

Most Kenyan Wildlife Protected Areas are managed by the government organization, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). They are protected areas that host different wildlife species all over the country. Amboseli is known for the big elephant giants while Lake Nakuru is known for greater and lesser flamingos. Fly to Meru and visit the Elsa sights and learn how George Adamson lived with lions in Meru National park.

The largest National Park in Kenya is the Tsavo East and West ecosystem. These parks hot the largest number of elephants population, the famous man eaters and wild dogs. There are other different wildlife species like the klingspringers, kudus, zebras, giraffes, and dik-diks. Amazing attractions are found here too like the Mzima Springs and the Shetani lava among many others.

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Lake Nakuru National Park

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Aberdares National Park

East of the East African Rift Valley, Aberdares National Park stretches over a wide variety of mountain peaks, waterfalls and forests, encompassed with game animals

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Tsavo West National Park

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Tsavo East National Park

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Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park

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Meru National Park

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Popular Reserves in Kenya

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Kenya National Reserves are managed by communities and County governments, unlike the National Parks. National Reserve offers more opportunities to locals living around these protected for revenue generation and wildlife-human conflict management. Some of the best reserves in Kenya include the Masai Mara, Samburu, and Shaba National Reserves. 

The Masai Mara is the most common and popular National Reserve in Kenya. Surrounded by the Maasai Community, this reserve offers lots of revenue to the communities around but as well plays a big role in wildlife and nature conservation. You will love your stay in Masai mara with the big cats and the sightings of wildebeest crossings. 

Samburu and Shaba offer authentic remote and wild safari experiences. Although the Samburu and other communities live around, these reserves are not as busy as Masai Mara. You will be lucky to spot the special five wildlife species, such as the somlai Ostrich, Grevy Zebras, Reticulated Giraffes, Beisa Oryx, and the Gerenuk. There are big cats too such as lions, cheetahs, and leopards. 

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Masai Mara National Reserve – Kenya

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Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve

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Buffalo Springs National Reserve

Buffalo Springs National Reserve

Buffalo Springs National Reserve – Complete Tourist Guide Located closely to the Samburu National Reserve and around 345km from Nairobi, the Buffalo Springs National Reserve

Best Time To Visit Kenya

When to Visit Kenya

Generally, Kenya is best to visit in the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildlife viewing is dramatic, easy, and action-packed. 


1st April to June 15th and 15th Nov to 15th Dec

If you are looking for an intimate exclusive safari but affordable Kenya Safari, this is the best time to visit. 

The best places to visit include the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, and lake Nakuru among many others.

high SEASON:

Jan 10th to 1st April and 1st Nov to 15th Dec

One of the most considered seasons to travel and visit East Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. 

Easy to spot the big five and the big cats of the Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Samburu other major parks.


15th June to 30th Oct, 15th Dec to 10th Jan

An action-filled season to witness the great wildebeest migration and crossings in Kenya is during this season. 

In case you are looking for the best adventures, then this is the best fit for you

Kenya National Parks FAQs

Kenya Safari Bookings Q&A

If you have any questions regarding any of our Kenya National Parks and Reserves safari tours, you may find your answer below in our most frequently asked questions. However, don’t be afraid to get in touch if your query is not included in order for our experts to help you design your best African Holiday Safaris. 

Our team is happy to help discuss any of our safari packages, destinations, or general information, so you have peace of mind! Get in touch with us now.

How many national parks are in Kenya?

There are some 54 + Kenya National Parks and Reserves, with many sanctuaries and private conservancies all over the country. KWS is responsible for managing the National Parks, to protect the wildlife from poaching and from bush meat opportunists, which is a huge problem all over Africa.

What are the most visited national parks and reserves in Kenya?

The most visited national parks and reserves in Kenya include:- 

  • Masai Mara National Game Reserve 
  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Amboseli National Park 
  • Lake Nakuru National Park

Which is the largest park in Kenya?

Tsavo National Park
Tsavo National Park, national park, southeastern Kenya, east of Mount Kilimanjaro. The largest (8,036 square miles [20,812 square km]) of Kenya’s national parks, it was established in 1948. Later that year, for administrative purposes, the park was divided into two smaller units: Tsavo East and Tsavo West.

Which is the oldest national park in Kenya?

The Nairobi National Park is the oldest of Kenya’s national parks. The wildlife sanctuary was established in 1946 and is located four miles south of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. It covers 45.26 square miles in size making it one of the smallest parks in the Kenya.

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