Safari in Kenya by Kola Beach Resort
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The most exciting experience in Africa is certainly a safari and Kenya boasts 23 National Parks and 28 National Reserves protected by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), a Kenyan state corporation that was established in 1989 to conserve and manage Kenya’s wildlife.
Tsavo East National Park
Opened in 1948, it's one of the oldest and largest nature reserve in the country with its 14000 km squares.
Most of the park consists of semi-arid grasslands and savanna and it's where the Athi and Tsavo rivers converge to form the Galana River.
Its popularity is mostly due to the vast amounts of diverse wildlife that can be seen, including the famous 'big five' consisting of lion, black rhino, cape buffalo, elephant and leopard.
Tsavo West National Park
Divided by the Nairobi-Mombasa road from its east side, the Tsavo West has a great archaeological and historical importance thanks to the Late Stone Age sites found in this area.
Tsavo West National Park has a variety of wildlife, such as eastern black rhinoceros, hippopotamus, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard and lion.
There are also other smaller animals that can be spotted in the park, such as the bushbaby, hartebeest, lesser kudu and Masai giraffe.
Maasai Mara National Reserve
It is located on the border with Tanzania and is one of the most populated parks in the world. Its name in the Maa language, the Maasai dialect, means "in spots" and refers to the variety of its vegetative mantle.
In the reserve there is the highest number of lions in all of Kenya and it's theater of one of the most famous nature's scene in the world: the great migration from the Natural Reserve of the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya.
Easily reached by plane from Malindi airport, the Masai Mara is without doubt the park that offers more chances to see the big five at close range.
Amboseli National Park
The park is famous for being the best place in the world to get close to free-ranging elephants.
Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet Maasai and visit a Maasai village.
The park also has views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.