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3 days Maasai Mara
Budget safari

4-Days wildlife safari Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara

14 days wildlife and beach safari

Day tours in Nairobi

3 days Tsavo East and West safari, while on your Mombasa beach holiday

12 days safari, Nairobi, Mount Kenya, Samburu, Nakuru, Maasai Mara

3 days (2 nights) Maasai Mara from Mombasa by air

14 days safari, Watu Wangu Children's Centre - Tulia, Nakuru, Naivasha, Maasai Mara, Malindi.

8 days safari Nairobi, Nakuru, Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo East and West, Mombasa

10 days wildlife and beach safari

The Maasai Experience

Safari on demand: create your own itinerary!

Kirindon Guesthouse

Parks and National Reserves

Kenya is known for it's parks and national reserves. And rightfully so! Some of the most beautiful wildlife reserves and parks can be found within the bounderies of this gorgeous country (see map).

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve - great animal migration
Maasai Mara - great wildebeast migration

The Maasai Mara National Reserve has rightfully earned its place as the most visited destination in Kenya. The Mara is the embodiement of what a safari is supposed to be. The grassland spread over thousands of kilometers, the pride of lions lying under a tree, the herd of elephants slowly trekking, a sighting or two of a rhino or a buffalo. This reserve houses all the Big Five and numerous other animals. It is also a birds paradise. Take game drives by car and meet the animals of these great planes up close and nearly personal. Or take a hot air balloon ride over the Mara and enjoy the panoramic view of the expansive reserve.

From July through October millions of animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Of course there is the main show and New Seventh Wonder of the World: The Great Wildebeest Migration.

Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru
Lake Nakuru - flamingos

Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754 m above sea level. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in the Rift Valley of Kenya. It is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Black and white rhinos have also been introduced.

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha - panorama

Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies north west of Nairobi. It is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai'posha, meaning "rough water" because of the sudden storms which can arise.

Lake Naivasha is at the highest elevation of the Kenyan Rift valley at nearly 1,890 metres (6,200 ft) in a complex geological combination of volcanic rocks and sedimentary deposits from a larger Pleistocene era lake. It is surrounded by a swamp which covers an area of 64 square km, but this can vary largely depending on rainfall. Apart from transient streams, the lake is fed by the perennial Malewa and Gilgil rivers. There is no visible outlet, but since the lake water is relatively fresh it is assumed to have an underground outflow. Njorowa Gorge used to form the lake's outlet, but it is now high above the lake and forms the entrance to Hell's Gate National Park (see below).

The lake is home to a variety of types of wildlife including over 400 different species of birds and a sizeable population of hippos. The fish community in the lake has been highly variable over time, influenced by changes in climate, fishing effort and the introduction of invasive species. The most recent shift in the fish population followed the accidental introduction of common carp in 2001. Nine years later, in 2010, common carp accounted for over 90% of the mass of fish caught in the lake. There are two smaller lakes in the vicinity of Lake Naivasaha: Lake Oloiden and Lake Sonachi (a green crater lake). The Crater Lake Game Sanctuary lies nearby, while the lake shore is known for its population of European immigrants and settlers.

Hell's Gate National Park

Lake Naivasha
Hell's Gate National Park

Hell's Gate National Park is a tiny park named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift Valley. It is unique among Kenya's wildlife parks, as you are allowed to walk or cycle. There's dramatic scenery, with steep cliffs, gorges and basalt columns. The national park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, though many are few in number. Examples of little seen wildlife include lions, leopards, and cheetahs.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park - with Mt. Kilimanjaro

Amboseli National Park is nicknamed 'The Land of the Giants' and it is the second most popular park in Kenya. It is where you can come face to face with the world's largest land animals, the African Elephant, as they leisurely graze on the plains with the spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro serving as a backdrop. But the large number of elephants is not the only thing the park has to offer, you get to see the rest of the big five: Lions, Buffaloes, Leopards and the critically endangered Black Rhino.

Bird watchers are in for a treat as there are over 400 species of birds to marvel at. And the best part, the flat and low lying nature of the land will ensure you get a perfect unobstructed view of the animals.

While the land receives little rainfall annually, streams from Mount Kilimanjaro usually surface through the porous soil of the park and create an oasis of swampy wetlands. It's the stark contrast between the lush green oasis and the dry dusty environs that gives the park its amazing beauty.

Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve
Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve is a very peaceful national park in Northern Kenya. It attracts wildlife because of the Uaso Nyiro River that runs through it and the mixture of forest and grassland vegetation. All three big cats, lion, cheetah and leopard, can be found here, as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos. The Uaso Nyiro River contains large numbers of Nile crocodile.

Aberdare National Park

Aberdare National Park
Aberdare National Park

The Aberdare national park covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Range of central Kenya. The topography is diverse with deep ravines that cut through the forested eastern and western slopes. Animals easily observed in the park include: The black rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white colobus monkey and sykes monkey. Rarer sights include those of lions, the golden cat and the Bongo.

Tsavo National Park

Tsavo National Park
Tsavo National Park

Tsavo National Park is the largest national park in Kenya and one of the largest in the world. Due to its size the park was divided into Tsavo West and Tsavo East. The Tsavo West has spectacular scenery with a rolling volcanic landscape while Tsavo East has more open savannah than its western sibling. Tsavo National Park is the ideal destination in Kenya for people who seek solitude and privacy as well as the chance to explore the wilderness.


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