Amboseli National Park
Surface: 392 km². It is located next to the Tanzanian border to the northwest of the Kilimanjaro. It offers one of the most classic images of Kenya: the highest mountain of Africa, the Kilimanjaro, with its 5.985 metres dominating the plains, even if curiously it does not belong to Kenya but to Tanzania. Amboseli has a very fragile ecosystem, subject to great seasonal variations. The land is essentially dry, with few annual precipitations. The fragile ecosystem of Amboseli homes an incredible variety of animals, with more than 50 species of mammals. The kings of Amboseli are without any doubt the elephants, found in great numbers and easy to observe.
Masai Mara National Reserve
Surface: almost 1.500 km². It is the most popular park of Kenya, the Kenyan area of the evocative plains of the Serengeti, with its great concentration of wild fauna: Big Cats like the lions, cheetahs, leopards apart from elephants, hyenas, giraffes and many more. The main attraction of the Mara is without any doubt the annual migration of wildebeest, when they move to the north from the Serengeti.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Surface: 180 km². Like the majority of the lakes in the Great Rift Valley, this one is a quite shallow soda lake, coloured by the pink of the flamingoes. It is an ornithological paradise with more than 400 species of birds and an ideal place to see the white rhino. There are many other things apart from the lake: grasslands, shrubs, acacias, warthogs, antelopes, gazelles and many more.
Aberdare National Park
60 km from north to south it forms part of the magnificent Aberdare Mountain Range and the National Park covers almost 800 km ² .The volcano heights are part of the Rift Valley fault and its skirts lodge a great variety of wild life. Rare species like the black rhino, the bongo antelope, the wild pig and the giant warthog can also be found. Here it is typical to lodge at Treetops hotel, literally built into the tops of the trees as a treehouse with a nearby waterhole where buffalos and herds of elephants attracted by the salt scattered under the viewpoints can be seen. At night it is also easy to see hyenas and rhinos approaching.
Samburu National Reserve
Surface: 165 km². Barren savannah of hawthorns, dry scrub and scattered stunted acacias. In fact, the semidesert savannah is the habitat preferred by certain mammals adapted to this hard and inhospitable ecosystem, some of which are less frequent in other less rigorous climate parks. Among them, the Grevy´s zebra, the Beisa oryx, the reticulated giraffe and the gerenuk can be seen. The carnivores are well represented by lions and cheetahs who dominate the driest areas and go to drink and rest in the shade of the riverine forest.