Explore Kenya's National Parks

Take a step inside five of Kenya's spectacular national parks

By National Museums of Kenya

Kenya has an extensive system of national parks and national reserves, which are managed and maintained by the Kenya Wildlife Service. Take a Streetview tour of Mount Elgon National Park, Aberdare National Park, Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, Marsabit National Park and Reserve, and Nairobi National Park.

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Mount Elgon National Park

Mount Elgon National Park spans 1,279 square kilometers across both Kenya and Uganda, and is situated 140 kilometers northeast of Lake Victoria. It takes its name from the nearby extinct volcano, Mount Elgon, and is home to elephants, buffalo, antelopes, monkeys, and many birds.

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Aberdare National Park

Aberdare National Park covers 766 square kilometers of the Aberdare Mountain Range in central Kenya, 100 kilometers north of Nairobi. It is home to many of Africa's most iconic species, including lions, leopards, bucks, buffalo, baboons, monkeys, and East African wild dogs.

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Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

The Kisumu Impala Sanctuary houses many African species, including lions, leopards, buffalo, hyenas, baboons, jackals, cheetahs, impalas, tortoises and monkeys. It is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, and also provides open grazing for the nearby hippopotamus population.

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Marsabit National Park and Reserve

Located in Marsabit County, 560 kilometers north of Nairobi, Marsabit National Park and Reserve is home to elephants, zebras, buffalo, monkeys, leopards, and more, as well as a huge diversity of birds and reptiles.

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Nairobi National Park

Kenya's first national park, established in 1946, Nairobi National Park is located 7 kilometers south of the capital, and covers 117 square kilometers. It is home to buffalo, baboons, rhinos, zebras, cheetahs, hippopotamus, leopards, lions, impalas and giraffes, among others.

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