NATIONAL PARKS TOURS WORLDWIDE

HIGHLIGHTS, WHERE THEY ARE AND HOW TO VISIT THEM: EAST AFRICA

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NATIONAL PARKS OF KENYA

 

Welcome to NATIONAL PARKS WORLDWIDE with the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of all countries of the world. National parks are the prime locations of wild and untamed nature; in many countries they are the most exiting places to visit, if you can find them. This website is your first help for getting to the national parks of Kenya. In many developing countries, the protected areas are still difficult to get to. That is the reason why local travel agencies are often reluctant to take you there, while others have their own agenda, favoring a lodge in a private reserve with insignificant forest or nature. And yet, with the proper knowledge, transportation and gear, visiting national parks is usually relatively affordable, provided that you don't expect 5 star accommodations.

 

On this pages you find a list of Kenya's protected areas. Criteria for the selection of National Parks of Kenya include natural beauty, unique geological features, unusual ecosystems, and recreational opportunities. Enjoy planning your vacation in Kenya.

 

National Parks of Kenya

For their lasting conservation, protected areas need a lot of visitation, something that is lacking in developing countries. In order to promote visitation to national parks, we created this website. The accuracy of our list varies considerably per country and is still incomplete for most countries of the world, but we are continuously working on improving them. As the lack of visitation continues to be one of the prime drawbacks for their conservation, we decided - after long hesitation - to organize national parks tours that are guaranteed to take you to the best national parks of each country, one country at the time. Currently we offer fantastic National Park tours to Ecuador , Peru, Ethiopia India and Uganda.

 

Protected Area

Management type

Size in hectares

Marine area

IUCN Category

Latitude

Longitude

Creation date

Arabuko Sokoke

Nature Reserve

4332

11.97195400000

7.65540900000

South-Western Mau

Nature Reserve

43032

III

45.38141500000

-63.41527500000

Loita Hills

Cloud Forest Site

20000

10.79615500000

6.30294000000

Ndoto Mountains

Cloud Forest Site

10000

10.78184500000

11.32164100000

Karisia Hills

Cloud Forest Site

29000

10.75412500000

8.51822100000

Mathews Range

Cloud Forest Site

24000

11.93075300000

7.79863600000

Mount Nyiro

Cloud Forest Site

18000

11.87514100000

12.91018900000

Namuluku

Forest Reserve

10

IV

46.36087700000

6.60886900000

1/1/1984

Imbirikani Group Ranch

Private Reserve

128485

60.23305900000

25.14386900000

Nanyungu

Forest Reserve

22

60.23442600000

23.86602900000

Ururu

Forest Reserve

438

60.23200400000

24.04365700000

Ol Jogi Rhinoceros S

Private Reserve

7284

47.30000000000

12.80000000000

1/1/2002

Utunene

Forest Reserve

174

60.22662200000

23.88231800000

Kalimani

Forest Reserve

192

60.22484400000

23.93348700000

Sokta Hill

Forest Reserve

170

III

45.33523500000

-60.97188500000

Nduluni-kalani

Forest Reserve

106

48.04000000000

14.33000000000

1/1/2002

Tumeya

Forest Reserve

577

60.21962800000

20.93727000000

Tulimani

Forest Reserve

328

11.79701900000

12.98898700000

Mbulia Group Ranch

Private Reserve

15783

11.73528400000

7.50851300000

Muringato Nursery

Forest Reserve

24

II

73.74714000000

-119.29524200000

1/1/1992

Kaptaroi

Forest Reserve

318

II

69.11066700000

-139.85847900000

1/1/1984

Kioo

Forest Reserve

44

II

60.24296300000

-114.03505700000

1/1/1922

Momandu

Forest Reserve

144

II

59.11391700000

-113.01471800000

1/1/1922

Mosegem

Forest Reserve

205

II

57.79257300000

-93.27419900000

1/1/1996

Kapchorua I

Forest Reserve

141

II

53.60828700000

-112.86011800000

1/1/1913

Mtarakwa

Forest Reserve

110

II

51.54405400000

-116.12445100000

18850101

Nairobi Arboretum

Forest Reserve

30

III

-36.29956300000

175.50652400000

Nyeri Hill

Forest Reserve

200

11.71026900000

10.88301000000

ADC Mutura Ranch

Private Reserve

25637

11.67186500000

13.27295800000

Sekenwo

Forest Reserve

863

60.21523900000

24.14087300000

Kabiok

Forest Reserve

14

60.21206600000

25.23977700000

Tutwoin

Forest Reserve

11

60.21081600000

25.23798000000

Kitumbuuni

Forest Reserve

74

60.20391800000

23.93136000000

Tarda Emali Ranch

Private Reserve

850

60.20278400000

23.91589900000

Kisima Farm Rumuruti

Private Reserve

17806

60.19710100000

25.13609000000

Kinyo

Forest Reserve

339

III

-36.63017700000

174.42409700000

Kilala

Forest Reserve

161

60.18984600000

24.71305300000

Kyai

Forest Reserve

109

II

53.96300100000

-106.36958800000

1/1/1927

Magumo North

Forest Reserve

240

II

52.85149100000

-117.98333200000

1/1/1907

Ntugi

Forest Reserve

1386

60.18909400000

23.93082700000

Kijabe Hill

Forest Reserve

740

60.18590600000

25.15146600000

Lisa Ranch

Private Reserve

2233

60.58474000000

27.81920700000

West Molo

Forest Reserve

277

11.66751800000

13.53492300000

Kilungu

Forest Reserve

145

12.39301700000

13.15278600000

Galana Ranch

Private Reserve

647484

47.20000000000

9.77000000000

1/1/2002

Leroghi

Forest Reserve

91794

VI

-30.26000000000

-61.13000000000

1/1/1998

Laikipia Ranching

Private Wildlife Sanctuary

16187

48.08000000000

14.45000000000

1/1/2002

Colcheccio Ltd

Private Reserve

26305

II

51.38459700000

-116.52612000000

18860101

Wanga

Forest Reserve

95

48.46000000000

14.36000000000

1/1/2002

Braemar Farm

Private Reserve

1821

60.14099300000

23.03404000000

Western Mau

Forest Reserve

22748

41.67367300000

75.34120800000

Karura

Forest Reserve

1045

II

51.27007300000

-117.52424500000

18860101

Mount Londiani

Forest Reserve

30152

12.22943800000

11.64989900000

Ol-bolossat

Forest Reserve

3269

II

-42.80755200000

-71.89900000000

1/1/1937

Aberdare

National Park

76619

47.78000000000

16.58000000000

1/1/2002

Kiunga

Marine National Reserve

25000

12.38209800000

9.46475600000

Bisanadi

National Reserve

60600

12.20014600000

7.44336300000

Kipkunurr

Forest Reserve

15892

12.17654700000

6.26347100000

Mutharanga

Forest Reserve

293

12.20779100000

14.27357400000

Nyambeni

Forest Reserve

5454

60.14501800000

19.96075000000

Lake Bogoria

National Reserve

10705

60.12914700000

24.64500900000

Shaba

National Reserve

23910

60.12796600000

24.81859900000

Ngamba

Forest Reserve

1141

12.18842200000

10.12591800000

Katimok

Forest Reserve

2019

60.12155900000

24.83031400000

Diani-Chale

Marine National Reserve

7500

60.11663700000

24.64783000000

Kapolet

Forest Reserve

1625

Y

Ia

-25.16300300000

-47.45980500000

1/1/1986

Kiambu

Forest Reserve

149

Y

II

-34.86296500000

135.94653100000

1/1/1941

Kakamega

Forest Reserve

17838

51.56875100000

-55.53873900000

1/1/1978

Mutito

Forest Reserve

1975

12.17217100000

13.06618400000

Maji Mazuri

Forest Reserve

7809

11.66907100000

10.22838700000

Losai

National Reserve

180680

11.63530400000

7.14744000000

Marmanet

Forest Reserve

22644

IV

53.82327000000

-0.94148400000

1/1/1990

Dagoretti

Forest Reserve

774

60.22954500000

25.18710800000

Masai Mara

National Reserve

151000

II

50.96277900000

-116.04119100000

1/1/1920

Ngong Hills

Forest Reserve

3081

11.64473800000

10.22155700000

Njuguni

Forest Reserve

1987

10.69345900000

11.35084000000

Ngong Road

Forest Reserve

1039

10.59504400000

7.30649100000

Kiptaberr

Forest Reserve

12801

10.65716400000

12.21824500000

South Turkana

National Reserve

109100

10.55846000000

11.81387200000

Ndotos Range

Forest Reserve

93205

60.22993100000

23.93514200000

Saimo

Forest Reserve

727

60.21947000000

23.88338000000

Southern Mau

Forest Reserve

128

60.21647000000

24.72521400000

Loitokitok

Forest Reserve

766

60.21507300000

23.87341900000

Kyemundu

Forest Reserve

147

III

-36.63206300000

174.42091000000

Mpunguti

Marine National Reserve

1100

60.21438300000

23.90835400000

Mataa

Forest Reserve

48

Ia

-29.95000000000

117.45000000000

1/1/1974

Kaisungor

Forest Reserve

1089

Ia

-23.07038800000

-44.60192400000

1/1/1990

Tana River Primate

National Reserve

16900

UA

50.71000000000

-4.45000000000

1/1/1990

Mailuganji

Forest Reserve

1685

UA

53.80000000000

-0.63000000000

1/1/1989

Mwachi

Forest Reserve

381

10.51446900000

12.15149700000

Kapkanyar

Forest Reserve

5764

10.39850500000

7.33408400000

Mukogodo

Forest Reserve

29931

11.46988500000

7.50029600000

Gonja

Forest Reserve

861

11.44346700000

14.23802200000

South Laikipia

Forest Reserve

3500

46.58000000000

14.59000000000

1/1/2002

Lelan

Forest Reserve

14516

UA

51.76000000000

-1.28000000000

1/1/1986

Kikingo

Forest Reserve

1203

IV

43.85704900000

1.23591000000

1/1/1988

Tsavo East

National Park

1174700

60.21272800000

24.68591200000

Tsavo West

National Park

906500

60.20379000000

21.93834900000

Samburu

National Reserve

16500

60.20118000000

25.18794400000

Kieiga

Forest Reserve

573

60.19892200000

25.13562500000

Munguni

Forest Reserve

189

60.19714000000

23.91849600000

Meru

National Park

87044

60.60569400000

26.78780400000

Kapchemutwa

Forest Reserve

8874

II

51.09379700000

-118.04518700000

1/1/1914

Maralai

Game Sanctuary

500

III

50.20805600000

-64.12621700000

1/1/1984

Nuu

Forest Reserve

2532

III

50.21407400000

-63.54643100000

1/1/1984

Metkei

Forest Reserve

1958

48.32000000000

14.34000000000

1/1/2002

Malindi

Marine National Park

630

47.82000000000

13.36000000000

1/1/2002

Kaptagat

Forest Reserve

12985

IV

48.15000000000

16.55000000000

1/1/2002

Maragoli

Forest Reserve

470

IV

48.18000000000

16.52000000000

1/1/2002

Upper Imenti

Forest Reserve

10402

Ia

-34.28000000000

117.96000000000

1/1/1962

Katende

Forest Reserve

933

47.67000000000

13.67000000000

1/1/2002

Kabarak

Forest Reserve

1395

47.18000000000

9.91000000000

1/1/2002

Witu

Forest Reserve

4002

47.00000000000

16.48000000000

1/1/2002

Embobut

Forest Reserve

21689

IV

47.00000000000

14.51000000000

1/1/2002

Makuli-nguuta

Forest Reserve

1676

IV

46.78000000000

13.56000000000

1/1/2002

Ngaia

Forest Reserve

4314

Ia

-34.29000000000

117.84000000000

1/1/1968

North Kitui

National Reserve

74500

UA

52.43000000000

-0.18000000000

1/1/1985

Londiani

Forest Reserve

106

UA

51.11000000000

0.36000000000

1/1/1986

Transmara

Forest Reserve

34457

IV

47.78000000000

14.31000000000

1/1/1976

Kasigau

Forest Reserve

202

IV

47.28000000000

10.00000000000

1/1/1968

Mumbaka

Forest Reserve

444

IV

47.03000000000

9.81000000000

1/1/1963

Kamiti

Forest Reserve

171

IV

47.20000000000

9.90000000000

1/1/1959

Nyeri

Forest Reserve

1214

Ia

-26.51000000000

113.64000000000

1/1/1961

Marenji

Forest Reserve

1519

IV

47.10000000000

9.66000000000

1/1/1958

Mrima

Forest Reserve

390

Y

V

51.14211900000

-3.65126900000

1/1/1954

Kisite

Marine National Park

2800

60.58826500000

26.78700800000

Kessop

Forest Reserve

1971

11.40534500000

11.67356400000

Mount Elgon

Forest Reserve

73089

11.25316300000

6.85133100000

Kipipiri

Forest Reserve

5077

60.58860200000

26.89477800000

Molo

Forest Reserve

915

III

50.20865100000

-63.81528100000

1/1/1984

Mutejwa

Forest Reserve

1318

III

50.21535000000

-63.99031700000

1/1/1984

Makongo-kitui

Forest Reserve

2447

III

50.20061200000

-63.32526700000

1/1/1984

Mkongani West

Forest Reserve

1408

III

50.21612400000

-63.14818300000

1/1/1984

Longonot

National Park

5200

III

50.20786200000

-63.74599100000

1/1/1984

Ololua

Forest Reserve

639

UA

55.23000000000

-6.39000000000

1/1/2002

Uaso Narok

Forest Reserve

1966

III

50.21373600000

-63.88841100000

1/1/1984

Rahole

National Reserve

127000

UA

53.51000000000

-2.61000000000

1/1/1989

Mombasa

Marine National Park

1000

11.27100700000

3.84988900000

Kikuyu Escarpment

Forest Reserve

37619

11.32755300000

12.23781500000

Kapsaret

Forest Reserve

1008

11.31132200000

9.69530000000

Taressia

Forest Reserve

375

60.58741300000

27.81826200000

Kimojoch

Forest Reserve

762

10.28169200000

6.53675000000

North Nandi

Forest Reserve

11345

10.38196500000

12.17903200000

Sekhendu

Forest Reserve

804

10.38996100000

7.41904900000

Namanga Hill

Forest Reserve

11904

10.38995800000

12.76625600000

Mukobe

Forest Reserve

747

UA

56.65000000000

-6.48000000000

1/1/1993

Kijege

Forest Reserve

3303

II

50.82958700000

-100.20133400000

1/1/1929

Buffalo Springs

National Reserve

13100

III

50.75666700000

-96.54224500000

1/1/1913

Kitalale

Forest Reserve

2070

III

50.26902800000

-63.82100000000

1/1/1984

Buda

Forest Reserve

670

III

50.24153400000

-63.06462900000

1/1/1984

Sogotio

Forest Reserve

3555

60.56537600000

25.03878200000

Kenze

Forest Reserve

189

60.55919100000

21.43371300000

Bunyala

Forest Reserve

808

IV

46.32591400000

-0.54693900000

1/1/1992

Ndare

Forest Reserve

5627

Ia

-31.01000000000

118.23000000000

1/1/1980

Thuuri

Forest Reserve

732

11.56965500000

8.40431700000

Thunguru Hill

Forest Reserve

554

11.90499600000

11.93774700000

Matthews Range

Forest Reserve

97392

II

48.28846400000

-85.89831700000

1/1/1978

Mount Nyiru

Forest Reserve

45496

60.50877600000

27.64717700000

Marsabit

Forest Reserve

15778

11.97160700000

11.29905100000

Shimba Hills

National Reserve

19251

11.94940500000

12.92618200000

Turbo

Forest Reserve

10814

10.30442500000

8.89867300000

Muguga

Forest Reserve

225

49.08451200000

-106.69375000000

1/1/1988

Jombo

Forest Reserve

887

11.17565600000

10.73701100000

Malaba

Forest Reserve

721

60.11375800000

24.71620600000

Ngai Ndethya

National Reserve

21209

11.01007300000

8.66841700000

Kibwezi

Forest Reserve

5850

11.21688800000

7.49675600000

Kiagu

Forest Reserve

1361

11.19219700000

8.08447600000

Lusoi

Forest Reserve

268

Y

II

-35.81324900000

139.29534700000

1/1/1966

Hell's Gate

National Park

6800

11.05951300000

9.02345100000

Timau

Forest Reserve

295

60.11321100000

24.68647100000

Mwea

National Reserve

6803

60.09996700000

21.73116500000

Timboroa

Forest Reserve

5813

Y

II

46.85034200000

-64.96553200000

1/1/1979

Kitondu

Forest Reserve

1093

60.09687500000

21.75455600000

Central Island

National Park

500

60.09557800000

24.69997300000

Mkongani North

Forest Reserve

1165

IV

46.23762300000

-0.60244500000

1/1/1990

Lugari

Forest Reserve

2193

Y

II

46.65836600000

-60.40670900000

1/1/1936

Embakasi

Forest Reserve

591

Y

II

52.73150700000

-131.61042400000

1/1/1996

Northern Tinderet

Forest Reserve

26285

Y

II

52.76353600000

-131.57143500000

1/1/1996

Eastern Mau

Forest Reserve

66067

-46.29004100000

167.80618800000

Lariak

Forest Reserve

4988

60.07477000000

24.34660000000

Perkerra Catchment

Forest Reserve

4414

47.05000000000

9.75000000000

1/1/1966

Bahati

Forest Reserve

10101

48.54000000000

16.88000000000

1/1/1973

Kerrer

Forest Reserve

2241

60.07806900000

24.48135700000

Dodori

National Reserve

87739

60.07616600000

24.48054600000

Ol Donyo Sabuk

National Park

1842

III

-45.55484600000

169.02089700000

Mau Narok

Forest Reserve

851

Ia

-34.92000000000

118.46000000000

1/1/1961

Nairobi

National Park

11721

10.30579300000

11.44218700000

Eburu

Forest Reserve

8736

10.32726400000

10.66049600000

Kipkabus (Elg-Marak)

Forest Reserve

6760

10.17706800000

9.19426000000

Kerio Valley

National Reserve

6570

10.24756800000

11.04181900000

Nasolot

National Reserve

19400

10.23123200000

11.25241700000

Chepalungu

Forest Reserve

4977

47.36000000000

11.50000000000

1/1/1933

Leshau

Forest Reserve

198

Y

II

52.41917300000

-131.51714600000

1/1/1996

Kierera

Forest Reserve

777

Y

II

52.73555400000

-131.60266900000

1/1/1996

Nakuru

Forest Reserve

631

Y

II

52.66111400000

-131.41898800000

1/1/1996

Chemorogok

Forest Reserve

1338

Y

II

52.64355200000

-131.41281400000

1/1/1996

Arawale

National Reserve

53324

10.22550800000

9.86606000000

Chyulu

National Park

47090

10.10797900000

8.84467500000

Nzaui

Forest Reserve

1001

10.65989200000

11.20816600000

Ruma

National Park

12000

III

-46.51520400000

168.21997000000

Aberdares

Forest Reserve

103316

III

-46.02773800000

168.51404200000

Tinderet

Forest Reserve

28167

V

47.76000000000

16.56000000000

1/1/1970

Kora

National Park

178780

Ia

-32.38000000000

118.37000000000

1/1/1978

Boni

National Reserve

133900

IV

48.81000000000

15.88000000000

Menengai

Forest Reserve

5737

III

-46.42914300000

168.78274300000

South Island

National Park

3880

III

-44.44166800000

168.14110700000

Watamu

Marine National Park

12500

IV

51.77060000000

0.85569000000

1/1/1983

Chemurokoi

Forest Reserve

3979

IV

51.76613300000

0.89356700000

1/1/1983

Ol-arabel

Forest Reserve

9738

IV

52.32611600000

0.57301100000

1/1/1952

Mount Kenya

Forest Reserve

199538

10.74438500000

11.87092400000

South Kitui

National Reserve

183300

Y

II

52.53753300000

-131.54570600000

1/1/1996

Rumuruti

Forest Reserve

6551

Ia

-23.13567700000

-44.68696500000

1/1/1990

Nthangu

Forest Reserve

845

10.65128700000

7.42944600000

Lake Nakuru

National Park

18800

10.58043800000

10.19615700000

Gogoni

Forest Reserve

824

UA

52.70000000000

-2.46000000000

1/1/1989

Sibiloi

National Park

157085

Y

II

52.67744900000

-131.41057500000

1/1/1996

South Nandi

Forest Reserve

19568

IV

50.82994600000

-1.89841200000

1/1/1985

Ol-pusimoru

Forest Reserve

17258

Y

II

52.67403200000

-131.41365100000

1/1/1996

Amboseli

National Park

39206

Y

II

52.66531600000

-131.41784600000

1/1/1996

Kilombe Hill

Forest Reserve

1534

Y

II

52.66240400000

-131.67790900000

1/1/1996

Kipkabus (Uasin/Gishu)

Forest Reserve

5827

10.60787900000

13.03461700000

Thank you for visiting Nature Worldwide on Kenya. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of Kenya provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of Kenya. In this linked net of country pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks. National Parks of Kenya provides a list of all the the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of Kenya. In Nature of Kenya you can find links to nature related websites, like on birding, birdwatching, general ornithology, nature, nature conservation, national parks, protected areas, nature reserves, etc. Birds of Kenya provides a checklist of the birds of Kenya. It is a complete birdlist or bird list listing all the birds of Kenya in ornithological taxonomic order, and on Mammals of Kenya you can find the list of the mammals in taxonomic order.  Click on the following links for our web pages on Kenya.

http://www.birdlist.org/kenya.htm  http://www.nature-worldwide.info/kenya.htm  http://www.mammals-worldwide.info/kenya.htm 

 

 

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