Where to go in Kenya's National Parks & Reserves
List of regions
Ol Pejeta, almost a million acres of dreamy African landscape, sits between the foothills of the Aberdares and the mighty outline of Mount Kenya. A non-profit wildlife conservancy, the reserve is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa.
The Masai Mara is where Big Five viewing is almost assured. The Mara also hosts one of the most stunning wildlife spectaculars in the world - the annual wildebeest migration into the neighbouring Serengeti, in Tanzania, stirring the dust along the plains on their way.
Amboseli has the perfect backdrop at all times - the flat-topped Kilimanjaro rising above it in dramatic fashion. It's a scene straight from central casting for perfect safaris - the daily cycle of life on the plains played out against the imposing snow capped mountain, the highest in Africa.
Tsavo, the largest national park in Kenya, is bigger than Wales. Split into two by the main Nairobi to Mombasa road, this vast park is famous for the man-eating lions that so terrorised workers constructing the railway in 1898.
Meru was always popular with old safari-hands in the know, but became even more of a magnet for wildlife safaris after its association with the Adamsons and the film Born Free.
Aberdares was named after an erstwhile president of the Royal Geographical Society, Lord Aberdare. It also goes by the Kikuyu name Nyandurua, or drying hide, due to its shape, akin to a pegged out animal hide.