The national park system of Kenya is maintained by the Kenya Wildlife Service. There are two main types of terrestrial protected areas in Kenya: national parks, and national reserves; there are also marine parks and marine reserves.

Aberdare National Park

The Aberdare National Park is a protected area in the Aberdare Mountain Range in central Kenya located east of the East African Rift Valley. It covers the higher areas and the Aberdare Salient to the east...

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park, formerly Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve, is a national park in Kajiado South Constituency in Kajiado County, Kenya. The park is 39,206 hectares (392 km2; 151 sq mi)[2] in size at the core of an 8,000 km2 (3,100 sq mi) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border...

Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve

Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve

The Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve is located on the coast of Kenya, 110 km north of Mombasa and is protected as a national Forest Reserve...

Central Island

Central Island, also known as Crocodile Island, is a volcanic island located in the middle of Lake Turkana in Kenya. It is also the location of Central Island National Park, which is governed by the Kenya Wildlife Service.

Chyulu Hills

The Chyulu Hills is a mountain range in Makueni County, South Eastern Kenya. It forms a 100-kilometre-long volcanic field in elongated NW-SE direction. Its highest peak is 2188 metres high.

Hell’s Gate National Park

Hell's Gate National Park lies south of Lake Naivasha in Kenya, north west of Nairobi. Hell's Gate National Park is named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift Valley. It was established in 1984.

Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park

Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park is situated on the southern coast of Kenya near Shimoni and south of Wasini Island in Kwale District near the Tanzanian border. Kisite Park covers 11 square kilometres while Mpunguti reserve covers 28 square kilometers...

Kora National Park

Kora National Park is located in Tana River County, Kenya. The park covers an area of 1,788 square kilometres. It is located 125 kilometres east of Mount Kenya. The park was initially gazetted as a nature reserve in 1973...

Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1,754 m (5,755 ft) above sea level. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in the rift valley of Kenya and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake's abundance of algae used to attract a vast quantity of flamingos that famously lined the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Eastern black rhinos and southern white rhinos have also been introduced...

Malindi Marine National Park

Malindi Marine National Park is located in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Kenya. It is claimed to be oldest marine park in Africa. The park lies at Malindi, about 118 km north of Mombasa and is protected and administered by the Kenya Wildlife Service. Along with Watamu Marine National Park, Malindi Marine Park is enclosed by the Malindi Marine National Reserve...

Malka Mari National Park

Malka Mari National Park is a national park of Kenya, situated along the Dawa River on the Kenya-Ethiopia border.[1] It is approximately 1,500 square kilometres (370,000 acres) in size. It is accessible via the Mandera Airport, and is probably the least visited national park in the nation. The park is mostly semi-arid bushland and scrubby grassland with riparian woodland and along the river...

Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara, also sometimes spelled Masai Mara and locally known simply as The Mara, is a large national game reserve in Narok, Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people, the ancestral inhabitants of the area, who migrated to the area from the Nile Basin...

Meru National Park

Meru National Park is a Kenyan national park located east of Meru, 350 km (220 mi) from Nairobi. Covering an area of 870 km2 (340 sq mi), it is one best known national parks in Kenya. Rainfall in this area is abundant with 635–762 mm (25.0–30.0 in) in the west of the park and 305–356 mm (12.0–14.0 in) in the east. The rainfall results in tall grass and lush swamps...

Mombasa Marine National Park

Mombasa Marine National Park

Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve is a marine park and national reserve in Mombasa, Kenya. The park is 10 km2 (2,500 acres) while the reserve is 200 km2 (49,400 acres). It is located on the coast near tourist areas and is a popular beach because of the snorkeling and diving. It is the most heavily visited of Kenya's marine parks. It has coral reefs in its waters...

Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya National Park 

Mount Kenya National Park was established in 1949 to protect Mount Kenya, the wildlife and surrounding environment, which forms a habitat for wild animals, as well as acting as an area for the catchment of water, to supply Kenya's water. A small portion of this park's borders near heavy populations have electrified fences to keep the elephants out of the surrounding farmland...

Mount Longonot 

Mount Longonot is a stratovolcano located southeast of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, Africa. It is thought to have last erupted in the 1860s. Its name is derived from the Maasai word Oloonong'ot, meaning "mountains of many spurs" or "steep ridges".A forest of small trees covers the crater floor, and small steam vents are found spaced around the walls of the crater...

Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park

Ol Donyo Sabuk (in Maasai)

Ol Donyo Sabuk (in Maasai), or Kyanzavi in Kamba, is a mountain and an adjacent small town near Thika Kenya. The town is located in Kyanzavi Division, Machakos County. The peak, height 2,145 metres (7,037 ft), was named by Maasai pastoralists, meaning big mountain...

Ruma National Park

Ruma National Park

Ruma National Park is the only terrestrial park in Kenya's Nyanza Province. Dubbed the "Last Retreat of the Roan Antelope", the park protects the only indigenous population of rare roan antelopes within Kenya. At present, the population is on the verge of extinction with individual populations numbering approximately 40. The park was established in 1966 as Lambwe Valley Game Reserve...

Saiwa Swamp National Park

Saiwa Swamp National Park

Saiwa Swamp National Park is located near Kitale, in Trans-Nzoia County, Rift Valley Province, Kenya. It is the smallest national park in Kenya, only 3 km2, and was created as habitat for the Sitatunga, a rare aquatic antelope. There are a variety of trees at the national park...

Sibiloi National Park

Sibiloi National Park

Sibiloi National Park is located on the wild and rugged shores of Lake Turkana – the cradle of mankind - Sibiloi is home to important archaeological sites including Koobi Fora where the fossil remains have contributed more to the understanding of human evolution than any other site in the continent...

Gede ruins

Originally built in the 12th century, the present-day structure of Gede Ruins dates from the 15th and 16th century...

Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi

Famed as the real-life setting of the classic memoir "Out of Africa," Karen Blixen Museum stands frozen in time, a monument to the life and times of the late author..

Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi

Set within lush botanical gardens, Nairobi National Museum presents a rich and varied collection of natural history...

Lamu Old Town, Lamu Island

A blend of Arab and African architecture characterizes Lamu Old Town, the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement on the East African coast...

Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa

The World Heritage Site of Fort Jesus Museum ranks among the best-preserved examples of 16th-century Portuguese military architecture...

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, Nairobi

Walk in the footsteps of the famous colonial-era Danish writer at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, built at the site of the original farmhouse and coffee plantation...

Bomas of Kenya is a tourist village in Langata, Nairobi. Bomas (homesteads) displays traditional villages belonging to the several Kenyan tribes...

Old Town, Mombasa

Take in the blend of international merchant traditions at Old Town, a collection of 18th-century buildings and tapered streets. Local Arabs and Asian, Portuguese, and British settlers have made their home in this vibrant small town..

Nairobi railway museum, Nairobi

See an innovative handcar moved by a modified bicycle at Nairobi railway museum, a museum of the East African railways adjacent to a key railway station. View curious items on display like tortoise calculators, wooden box and Bakelite phone sets, brass bells, and a Kenya-Uganda Railway water filter...

Lamu Museum, Lamu Island

Learn about the Swahili culture showcased through artifacts found in Lamu Museum, housed in an elaborate Swahili warehouse...

Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA), Nairobi

Boasting a long and distinguished history thanks to its notable members, Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA) serves as the hub of all commercial and private aircraft activities in this part of the country...

National Archives, Nairobi

In the heart of Nairobi, National Archives keep the memory of the nation alive by storing an impressive collection of reference materials and documents...

Mnarani Ruins (Museum), Kilifi

Dating from the 15th century, Mnarani Ruins (Museum) holds the ruins of two mosques...

Kisumu museum, Kisumu

See traditional Luo homesteads and endemic wildlife at Kisumu museum, dedicated to the peoples and nature of Western Kenya. Opened in 1980, the natural and cultural museum features traditional Luo artifacts and glass cages with reptiles and amphibians...

Kibera, Nairobi

Possibly Africa's biggest urban slum, Kibera remains one of Nairobi's poorest and least developed neighborhoods...

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