Do you have plans of visiting your best ideal places in the pride of Africa? Then the time is now where you have to get off your comfort zone and pursue your travel dream. Travelling to Kenya’s best tourist destination is the right choice many travellers have made of recent and rewarding natural experience for lifetime awaits those who have not made up their minds yet. Nature is therapy and those who have a taste of it are totally cured. The world of nature is all that you need to get relived from your day to day work, fresh your body, mind and soul. Go on self drive in Kenya and explore its best national parks during your holiday and fall in love with what nature has to offer in abundance.
Nairobi is the major capital city of Kenya and the center that connects travellers to national parks offering a mixture of modernity and traditions. Travellers in Nairobi choose to make Nairobi city tour during day and have a great night life tour for those that want to enjoy a tour in this magnificent city. Nairobi is positioned in the south central part of Kenya and a welcoming city to those that pride in it. A safari in this magnificent country introduces travellers to wildlife, night life and culture.
Nairobi national park
Nairobi national park is the oldest and popular park in Kenya. Nairobi introduces adventurers to unknown world of thrilling experiences of encountering wildlife in the great surrounding. Nairobi national park, diverse cities economic culture, sprawling, grass plains and scattered acacia. Nairobi national park derives its name Nairobi the capital city of Kenya. It is easy to access Nairobi national park by road because it takes 10km south of Nairobi city and a travel time of 20-45 minutes. It can also be accessed by air through Jomo Kenyatta international airport and Wilson airport.
It is referred to as the Kenya’s wildlife capital and adventurous destination exposing travellers to nature at close range with magnificent sights of a variety of wildlife species including cheetahs, lions, leopards, buffaloes, giraffes, hyenas, impalas, wildebeest, endangered rhinos and over 400 bird species spotted in their natural haven by birders. Some of the activities to engage in include game viewing, camping, birding, picnic among others. Do not expect to find elephants at Nairobi national park because they are not there.
Lake Nakuru national park
This is found in Nakuru city and an excellent rhino world just like Nairobi national park it is known for harboring thousands of pink flamingoes that are found walking along the shores of Lake Nakuru. The park derives its name from Kenya’s popular flamingo lake Nakuru. It takes a distance of 180km/111mi from central Nairobi to Lake Nakuru and a travel time of around 3 ½hours. Visitors get to see other park creatures such as tree climbing lions spotted regular black and white rhinos, hippos, baboons and bird species. All park activities conducted include bird watching, game drives, hiking, picnic other interesting attractions sighted in the park during a safari include Menengai crater, volcanic crater and Hyrax hill prehistoric sites.
Tsavo national park
Accessing Tsavo national park is very easy and their many ways used by an adventurer depending on the size of their wallet. Determining the central distance becomes difficult since every guide driver drives on his own pace, including stopovers and normal traffics. Tsavo National Park is divided into Tsavo West and Tsavo East and each with different travel distances and time. Tsavo East takes a distance of 240kms with a travel time of 5 hours coming from Amboseli through Mtito Andei gate from Nairobi. Those coming from Mombasa, Chyulu, Maktau and Ziwani west of Tsavo takes approximately 250kms. You can enter Tsavo East through any of the four gates which Voi, Buchuma, Sala and Manyani. Travellers usually use Manyani gate and has a travel distance of 300km and a travel time of approximately 6hours. Come explore a variety of Tsavo’s unique attraction including wildlife, Mzima springs Lugard falls, spectacular views of Gala river hike Modana rock among others.
Amboseli national park
Road tripping is adventurous when in doing it in an African country most especially in Kenya. It takes a travel distance of 215km /134mi and about 4 hours’ time to access the park. Those using Namanga from Nairobi using the main highway takes a distance of 140km. It’s a famous elephant herd’s destination found in the southern Kenya. Tourists are offered additional stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro across Tanzania border. This popular park is blessed with a variety of wildlife species such as Giraffes, Zebras, Cheetahs, Wildebeests, Lions and numerous attractions like the Maasai encounters, Vegetation (open plains and grasslands), Sinet delta, Birds, Lake Amboseli and many others
Mount Kenya National Park
This is every hikers favorite most especially those who are fit to summit the peak. Mount Kenya national park derives its name from the gigantic Mount Kenya which occupies the largest part of the park. The park was established in 1949 as a national park to protect its biodiversity including the roaming Wildlife and the natural surroundings. It takes a distance of 137.4km and a travel time of 61/2hours to access the park from Nairobi. Tourists can engage in interesting activities such as hiking, bird watching, guided nature walks, fishing and game viewing.
Aberdare national park
This amazing national park was established in 1950 to protect the park’s biodiversity and the surrounding environment comprising of the Aberdare mountain ranges and thick rainforests, wild open moorland, and cool climate found in the rim of the East African rift valley. It takes a travel distance of 140km and a travel time of 2-3 hours. The park is under the management of Kenya wildlife Service and this protected area brings nature close to tourists.
The park is blessed with a variety of breath taking attractions such as peaks, glaciers, tarns, mineral springs, dense flora like forests and fauna comprising of the large herd of elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, leopards, warthogs, bush bucks and primate species such as olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys and many others. Rarely sighted creatures in the park include; serval cat, African wild cat, golden cat, Giant forest hog, African civet cat, blue duiker and many more. History has it that this park is where Princess Elizabeth became Queen in 1952 after the death of his beloved father King George VI while at Treetop hotel. Activities around the park include camping, game viewing guided nature walk in the forest, mountain climbing and caving.
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