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Nairobi National Park
Hell's Gate National Park
Mount Longonot National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Bogoria National Reserve
Lake Kamnarok National Reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve
Aberdare National Park
Mount Kenya National Park
Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park
Mwea National Reserve
Mount Elgon National Reserve
Saiwa Swamp National Park
Kakamega Forest National Reserve
Meru National Park
Samburu and
Buffalo Springs National Reserves

Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo West National Park
Amboseli National Park
Mwea National Reserve

The Mwea National Reserve is located 180 km from Nairobi and covers an area of about 68 square kilometers. In the reserve, the Tana and Thiba rivers meet. The Kaburu and Masinga hydroelectric dams are also located in this reserve. The park was opened to visitors in January 1976. Visitors can observe animals like the elephant, buffalo, impala, hippo, baboon, vervet and Sykes monkeys, warthog, bushbug, waterbuck, hartebeest, lesser kudu, and jackal, as well as crocodiles in the rivers. There are also two picnic sites for visitors - Gichuki Island and Hippo Point.



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