Nairobi National Park

Contiguous with a modern city is vast savannah with lions, zebras and ostriches raising their young. Photo © Michael Plagens

Close to the the financial and business hub of East Africa lies a large national park where wild encounters with many of the iconic African megafauna can be experienced with ease.

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Kakamega Forest

Kakamega Forest is the easternmost segment of the Africas equatorial rainforest. Photo © Michael Plagens

The most easterly portion of Africa's great equatorial rain forest. The forest is located north of Kisumu about 65 km from the shores of Lake Victoria.

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Amboseli National Park

Kakamega Forest is the easternmost segment of the Africas equatorial rainforest. Photo © Michael Plagens

Two of the most iconic visions of Africa: Elephants and Mount Kilimanjaro.

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City Park @ Nairobi

Entirely within the city limits is large city park with montane woodlands, walking trails, ponds and the Murumbi Memorial. Photo © Michael Plagens

Entirely within the city limits is a large city park 'City Park' with montane woodlands, walking trails, ponds and two kinds of monkeys.

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Lake Bogoria National Park

Lake Bogoria is an alkaline lake in a geologically active spot in the Rift Valley. Photo © Michael Plagens

Geysers, boiling water and an alkaline lake offer habitat for Flamingoes and numerous shore birds in the Rift Valley.

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Iten & Kerio View

Iten and Elgeyo Escarpment photo © Michael Plagens

High above the Kerio Valley the Elgeyo Escarpment offers brisk cool climate, unbelievable views, and remnant montane forests on the steep slopes.

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Saiwa Swamp National Park

Saiwa Swamp park in western Kenya. Photo © Michael Plagens

The Sitatunga is an antelope adapted to inhabiting flooded forest and grasslands. Saiwa, in western Kenya, is the most reliable place to see this animal.

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Menangai Crater

Menangai is a dormant volcanic crater near Nakuru in the Rift Valley. Photo © Michael Plagens

On the floor of this massive crater is a geo-thermal energy facility. Foot trails and tourist vehicles go to the rim of the crater. The view of the crater and the Rift Valley is beautiful.

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Naiberi River Camp

Masai Giraffe, photo © Michael Plagens

Good acommodations, excellent meals, and safe campsites sit amid diverse gardens and abundant bird life convenient to the city of Eldoret in the Rift Valley.

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Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page updated 19 Nov. 2011,
updated 14 Sept. 2016.