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Amboseli

National Park

The Park is located on the border with Tanzania, Kajiado District, South Kenya; Covers 392km2 Amboseli lies immediately North West of Mt. Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania and forms part of the much larger 3,000 Km2 Amboseli ecosystem. Large concentrations of wildlife occur here in the dry season, making Amboseli a popular tourist destination. It is surrounded by 6 communally owned group ranches. The National Park embodies 5 main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland) and covers part of a pleistocene lake basin, now dry. Within this basin is a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, that floods during years of heavy rainfall. Amboseli is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty - the landscape is dominated by Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Major Attraction

  • A view of Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • A view of Mt. Meru
  • Lions, Herd of Elephants
  • Observation Hill which allows an overall view of the entire park especially the swamps and Elephants

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Aberdares

National Park

The Aberdares ranges are running roughly north south between Nairobi and Thomsons Falls with a range of almost 13,000 ft. The topography is diverse with deep ravines that give way to gentler valleys separated by steep hills and rocky outcrops. The park is an important water catchment area providing water to the Tana and Athi rivers and part of Central Rift and Northern drainage basins making the climate wet and moist.

Major Attraction

  • Animals - Elephants, Buffalo, Bongo and Black Rhino, Lions, Leopards, Baboons, black and white Colubus, Skype Monkeys, elusive Forest Antelopes.
  • Birdlife recorded more than 250 species
  • Falls -karuru forest, – the tallest waterfall in Kenya, Gura falls
  • Queen Cave pavilion were Queen Elizabeth II and husband had a picnic
  • Freedom fighters - Dedan Kimathi hideout
  • Mau Mau freedom fighters caves, Forest and ranges

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Tsavo East & West

National Park

Located in South Eastern Kenya, inland from Mombasa, and the altitude ranges between 200 - 1000m. The park is a vast expanse of savanna stretching from Mtito Andei and south to the Tanzanian border. The Park covers 7,065 km2, approximately 30% of Kenya's area under parks, and contains a diversity of habitats, wildlife and a mountainous scenic landscape. There are numerous rocky outcrops and ridges and part of the park, towards the Chyulu Hills, is of recent volcanic origin with lava flows and ash cones including the Shetani lava flow, an example of a recent volacano. In the far south western corner on the Kenya Tanzania border is Lake Jipe, part of which is in the park. This very attractive lake is fed by runoff from Mt. Kilimanjaro and the North Pare mountains. At Mzima Springs, in the North of the park, water that has filtered underground from the Chyulu Hills gushes from below a lava ridge into a series of clear pools.Temperature ranges from 20 - 30º C and rainfall from 200mm - 700mm. Two ran seasons: Long rains - March/April & Short rains - Nov/December

Major Attraction

  • large herds of Jumbos and other wildlife
  • it is easily accessible by road, air (light aircraft) and railway
  • popular legend of Tsavo “The Man-eaters of Tsavo”
  • Yatta plateau – It is about 290Km long and is one of the worlds longest lava flows
  • Lugards Falls on the Galana river – This is not a true falls, but a series of rapids where visitors can walk down to the river for a view.

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Mt Kenya

National Park

Mt. Kenya lies about 175 km North, North-East of Nairobi with its Northern flanks across the Equator. The mountain has two main peaks - Batian (5200m) and Nelion (5188m). Its slopes are cloaked in forest, bamboo, scrub and moorland giving way on the high central peaks to rock, ice and snow. It serves as a water catchment area, supplying the Tana and Northern Ewaso Nyiro systems. It covers 715 km2, and includes the Peaks consisting of all the ground above 3200m with two small salients extending lower down to 2450m along the Sirimon and Naro Moru tracks. Surrounding the park is Mount Kenya National Reserve with an area of approximately 2095km2.

Major Attraction

  • Pristine wilderness, lakes, tarns, glaciers
  • geological variety, forest, mineral springs
  • endangered species of animals
  • Species of endemic plants
  • Source River Chania
  • High altitude adapted plains game, Unique montane and alpine vegetation.

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