Game drives are one of the most popular ways to see wildlife in Kenya. Kenya is famous for various types of National parks like the Masai mara. Kenya is blessed with over 40 national parks and wildlife reserves which have been set aside for the conservation of wildlife and natural habitat. The social behaviors of some of the wildlife such as the elephants capture the hearts of people around the world and you can witness the heart-touching interactions of these creatures at the foothills of Kilimanjaro at Amboseli and also in Tsavo national parks.
A short drive out of Nairobi’s city center is the famous Nairobi National Park, Kenya’s oldest national park and the only one in the world that is situated amidst a capital city. The park hosts a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse birdlife with over 400 species.
Lake Nakuru National Park is a must for your central Kenya tour of the Great Rift Valley with seasonally firsthand visits by flamingos where the alkaline water of the lake has their favorite food. The park is also part of the Great Rift Valley Lake System that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park covers 73 square miles (188 square kilometers) that not only includes the lake, but also savannah, forests and swamps, and the southern end of the park also encompasses the Makalia Falls. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching. Some of the other attraction in this park include: 56 different species including white rhinos, waterbuck, Lion hill, and Baboon cliff.
Other parks which are ideal for game drives include: Meru national park, Samburu national park and shimba hills national parks