With Mount Kilimanjaro as the postcard-perfect background, this 392 square km national park is one of the most popular in Kenya. Most visitors come here for up-close encounters with African bush elephants and a chance to visit an authentic Maasai village.
Large populations of wildebeests, impalas, giraffes, and cheetahs also inhabit the park. Over 600 bird species also call the park home. The park is home to a number of very different sub-ecosystems, including the large open savannah, wetlands with sulfur springs, and low-density forests.
Because of its unique volcanic soil, visiting the park during the rainy season is almost impossible, as the ground becomes impassable even for off-road trucks.
Because of its proximity to Nairobi, the park can be visited as a day trip, but spending longer at the park is also possible. For example, 3-day trips are available, which include overnight accommodations and longer days out on safari. Weeklong trips add visits to the Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru, and more.
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