Kenya wilderness experience
Wildlife and Kenya are two words which have become synonymous to each other. Kenya has come to be recognised as one of the best destination for wildlife tourism and is flocked by wildlife lovers from all over the world. Wildlife and bio diversity of Kenya is preserved in over 40 national parks and forest reserves spread over the whole country. Kenya offers you a perfect mix of wildlife adventure and cultural tourism which sticks to your mind and heart for ever.
Here is a list of National Parks of Kenya:
Aberdare National Park, Amboseli National Park, Arabuko Sokoke National Park, Central Island National Park, Chyulu Hills National Park, Hell's Gate National Park, Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Malka Mari National Park, Malindi Marine National Park, Marsabit National Park, Meru National Park, Mombasa Marine Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Longonot National Park, Nairobi National Park, Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park, Ruma National Park, Saiwa Swamp National Park, Sibiloi National Park, Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park, Watamu Marine National Park.
Kenya also has some reserve forests and protected marine parks.
Arawale National Reserve, Boni National Reserve, Buffalo Springs National Reserve, Dodori National Reserve, Kakamega Forest National Reserve, Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, Masai Mara National Reserve, Mwaluganje elephant sanctuary, Mwea National Reserve, Samburu National Reserve, Shimba Hills National Reserve, Tana_River_Primate_Reserve, Witu Forest Reserve (Utwani Forest Reserve), Kiunga Marine National Reserve, Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park, Malindi / Watamu Parks and Reserves, Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve, Mpunguti Marine National Reserve, Tana Delta Reserve.
Kenya has attracted wildlife lovers from all over the world for ages and is known to give a wilderness experience which you will never forget. Known as ‘Big game country’ rich and famous from America and European countries visit Kenya on a regular basis. Kenya’s wildlife has featured in many books and films as well which has given a big boost to its tourism industry. Kenyan government and local hospitality industry has recognised and worked with responsible tourism guidelines involving local tribal population which has resulted in sustainable use of resources and helped in wildlife conservation.
The biggest advantage to Kenya has been its location in the Great rift valley with lots of fresh water lakes which has always been a migration path used by humans and animals. It is here that you see one of the rarest sites in the world of equatorial snow on the peak of Mt. Kenya. You can see Lion, Cheetahs, Wild Dogs, Leopard, Jackals, Hyena, Elephants, Zebra, Giraffe, Gazelle, Buffalo, Hippos, Crocodiles and Topi in Kenya's wilderness. Spectacular sea life and coral reef can bee seen in the protected marine areas and birds can be spotted almost everywhere.
The famous Masai tribe lives in Kenya and has come in the fore front of wildlife conservation and cultural tourism. Interested tourists can visit their villages and even go on foot with them to explore the wilderness.
Today Kenya handles thousands of tourists from all market segments be it the budget friendly to the rich once very comfortably. Kenya has good forests, grasslands and marine eco system and offers mammals, birds and marine life to wildlife enthusiasts. Wildlife photographers from all over the world visit Kenya to spot the ‘Big five’ and photograph them especially at the time of Wild Beast migration period.
Kenya is a perfect destination for wildlife holiday with family or for wildlife photography tours.