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National Parks in East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania Uganda and Rwanda

National Parks in East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania Uganda and Rwanda

Your all in one informational guide to East Africa’s most conspicuous and interesting national parks known for mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, insects, trees and flowers as an essential companion on any safari to the region.

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National Parks of Kenya

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Southern Kenya

Masai Mara Game reserve is located In the great Rift valley in southern Kenya bordering the Serengeti in Tanzania.

Amboseli National Park

North West of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Amboseli National park lies immediately North West of Mt. Kilimanjaro, on the Kenya / Tanzania border. Amboseli is known as the best place in Africa for getting up close to free-ranging elephants. The population is so robust here that sightings are guaranteed!

Samburu National Reserve

Rift Valley province of Kenya

Samburu national reserve is situated at the Southern Corner of Samburu District in the Rift Valley province of Kenya. Elephants? Samburu boasts over 900 of these peaceful creatures… the herds gathering at the life sustaining river. Meanwhile beneath the river’s muddy brown waters, a significant population of Nile crocodile can be spotted, waiting for their prey.

National Parks of Tanzania

Serengeti National Park

Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration

Lake Manyara National Park

Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.


An Extinct Volcano Filled with Wildlife

Visiting Ngorongoro Crater is like stepping into an adventure movie: a sprawling, forested volcanic crater teeming with lions, cheetahs and flamingoes! Stretched out before you in this near-perfect blue-green caldera resides the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa. You only have to descend the crater walls with your guide to enter one of the most extraordinary habitats on the continent.

National Parks of Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park

'The Widest Variety of Wildlife'

Why is Queen Elizabeth National Park the most popular in Uganda? Some think it’s the dazzling variety of landforms you will discover – grassland savannah, acacia woodland, wetlands, and lakes.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Misty Hillsides, Thick Jungle, and Gorillas

How many parks can boast of having half the world’s population of gorillas? Welcome to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park! Its rich rainforests host over 600 mountain gorillas – giving you plenty of opportunities for trekking and discovery. It’s a not-too-be-missed African safari experience.
Bwindi’s population of mountain gorillas is comprised of 36 families, 19 of which are habituated – that is, they are used to visitors trekking in to observe them. With a professional guide, your chances of finding a gorilla family are excellent.

Kidepo Valley National Park

'A Brilliant Wilderness of Wildlife'

Perhaps one of the most remote parks in Africa, Kidepo Valley National Park is not on everyone’s must-see list. But that would be a mistake, as Kidepo presents some of the most striking safari scenery in Uganda. Plus, there is wildlife found here that’s not seen elsewhere in the country.

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National Parks in East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania Uganda and Rwanda