NURALI SAFARIS KENYA
PARK - RESERVE - CONSERVANCY
PARK - RESERVE - CONSERVANCY
One of the most enchanting places to visit is definitely Kenya, in the heart of Africa, which with its breathtaking views, parks and nature reserves, offers its visitors unique emotions.
In 1989, an amendment to the Wildlife Act gave rise to the parastatal organization Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). The main objectives of the KWS, established on 15 January 1991, are: to preserve natural environments and their flora and fauna, to use environmental resources in a sustainable manner for the development of the nation and for the benefit of the population living in protected areas and to protect people and property from damage caused by wildlife.
In Kenya the nature reserves and parks cover most of the territory, in particular, there are 64, including Nature Reserves, National Reserves, Parks, Marine Parks and private Ranch.
National Reserves are assigned by the local councils and are administered by the district councils.
National Marine Park: in these areas the flora and fauna are fully protected. Transit and anchoring of boats is allowed with a free permit for the required period. Other activities such as swimming, water skiing and sailing are permitted.
Kenya is the country in the world with the widest variety of animal species in the wild. Even the vegetation varies from park to park and with it the microclimate and natural life.
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
It is one of the most popular park in Kenya for the splendid scenery dominated by the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro and the salt basin of Lake Amboseli, dry most of the year, which turns into a lake teeming with life during the rainy season. Among volcanic rocks, swamps, sulphurous springs and thorny scrub we meet large groups of elephants, lions, buffaloes, cheetahs.
Located in the Rift Valley, 140 km from Nairobi, Lake Nakuru National Park is a small volcanic lake with alkaline waters, home to the most exciting bird show in the world: thousands of pink flamingos gathering together to feed on algae and to nest with their flights and movements, a floating pink wave. Nakuru also hosts leopards, rhinos, rare Rothschild giraffes and many other species, with the exception of elephants.
Lake Turkana The "Jade Sea" one of the least known and most spectacular places in Kenya. Possibility of excursions on foot, by camel; the local population consists of Turkana, Samburu, Rendille, Boran, and El Molo.
The most famous national reserve in the country with the highest faunal concentration in Africa and the scene of the Great Migration (Jul-Sept), a unique natural spectacle in the world that sees millions of herbivores crossing the Mara River in search of new pastures. Animals: wildebeest, elephants, zebras, hyenas, hippos, antelopes, gazelles, impalas, baboons, giraffes, black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs. The Maasai Mara extends for 1.510 square kilometers of grassy savannah. It can be reached by car (5 hours) or by flights from Nairobi and from the airports of the coast in just over an hour.
MERU NATIONAL PARK
National park made famous by the book and the movie "Born Free", composed of rainforests, marshes and grasslands where many species of fauna and flora live. Recently repopulated with large ungulates, it hosts elephants, big cats but above all rare species like Grevy's zebras, reticulated giraffes, kudu and gerenuk, buffalo, monkeys, crocodiles and birds including the palm vulture and Marshal's eagle. This beautiful park is outside the usual circuits.
The highest mountain in Kenya 5,199 meters and second in Africa. Considered the home of Ngai, god of the Kikuyu one of the tribes of Kenya. Spectacular landscape (glaciers, rocks and forest) and flora (giant camphor trees and euphorbia, ferns, orchids, giant lobelias and cineraries). Elephants, buffaloes and black panthers meet on its slopes. Paradise for trekking and birdwatching.
TSAVO EAST & WEST
With its 22,000 sq. Km. Tsavo East and West is the largest national park in Kenya. The West is characterized by magnificent landscapes, dense vegetation, marshes and springs, while semi-arid and desert scenarios are typical of the fascinating East part, immense and not very touristy. Easily accessible from the seaside resorts along the coast.
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