The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is located in the Nairobi National Park. It serves as a treatment and rehabilitation center for wild animals. The Orphanage hosts lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys, baboons, and buffalo. Various birds can also be viewed including parrots, guinea fowls, crowned cranes, and ostriches.
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Amboseli National Park, formerly Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve, is in Kajiado County, Kenya. The park is 39,206 hectares (392 km2; 151 sq mi) in size at the core of an 8,000 square kilometers (3,100 sq mi) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The local people are mainly Maasai, but people from other parts of the country have settled there attracted by the successful tourist-driven economy and intensive agriculture along with the system of swamps that makes this low-rainfall area (average 350 mm (14 in)) one of the best wildlife-viewing experiences in the world with 400 species of birds including water birds, pelicans, kingfishers, crakes, hammerkops and 47 types of raptor.
It was at Shaba that Joy Adamson’s famous movie” Born Free” was filmed. The dominating feature in the whole reserve is the Uaso Nyiro River on whose banks the lodge stands. All along this river grow doum palms and acacia and other plants that have adapted well to the arid surroundings. Along the entire length of this river are many different species of wildlife and birds some only found in this hot and dry habitat. The Grevy Zebra, the Gerenuk, the Beisa Oryx, and the Somali Ostrich are some of the unique animals found only in this reserve. The reserve is also home to the big cats- lions and leopards, and also has a fairly large population of crocodiles.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve (also known as Maasai Mara and by the locals as The Mara) is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya; contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar: "Mara," which is Maa (Maasai language) for "spotted," an apt description for the circles of trees, scrub, savanna, and cloud shadows that mark the area.
Tanzaniaˌ officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a country in Eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. Parts of the country are in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and by the Indian Ocean to the east. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.
The Rift Valley lakes are a group of lakes in the East African Rift that runs north-south through the eastern side of the African continent, from Ethiopia in the north to Malawi in the south. These lakes include some of the oldest, largest, and deepest lakes in the world. Many are freshwater ecoregions of great biodiversity, while others are alkaline "soda lakes" supporting highly specialized organisms.
Fly-in safaris are recommended where time is a factor or where clients are interested in spending as much time as possible viewing game rather than on the roads. Many national parks in Kenya are located 4-5 hours away by road from Nairobi. Increasingly many holiday visitors are opting to fly into the national parks to maximize their game viewing exposure.
Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754 m above sea level. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in the rift valley of Kenya, and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake's abundance of algae used to attract a vast quantity of flamingos that famously lined the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons, and other large mammals. Eastern black rhinos and southern white rhinos have also been introduced.
Masai Mara Game Reserve is Kenya's most spectacular of all Kenyan parks and reserves, and here you have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five - lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant. The Reserve covers an area of 700 square miles and forms part of the Serengeti ecosystem and hence hosts the world-famous spectacle of the annual migration of up to two million wildebeest, thousands of zebra, and an escort of carnivores from the Serengeti plains, following the rains and succulent new grass. April is NOT migration month but still, visitors will be able to see a large variety of wildlife in their natural habitat which is what Maasai Mara is famous for.
Mt Kenya National Park is a high altitude park lying at an altitude of between 3100 and 5300 meters. It is home to a wide variety of exotic Kenyan plants as well different species of wildlife. Most famous as the home of Mt Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa, many visitors return here each year for the excellent climbing opportunities this park offers and the breathtaking scenery that includes moors and glaciers and tarns and glades and peaks.
Nairobi National Museum is a one-stop exhibition centre showcasing Kenya’s rich history and colourful cultures and traditions of the various communities that make up our Nation. Exhibits go back to prehistoric times, then span the centuries to our colonial past, through the struggle for independence and beyond to contemporary Kenya. A favourite place for both locals and tourists, adults and children alike, the Museum also offers within its grounds, the famous Snake Park, Botanical Gardens and Nature Trail.
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