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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
Saiwa Swamp National Park

The Saiwa Swamp National Park was opened to visitors in 1974. The park was established in order to protect the semi-Aquatic Sitatunga Antelope. It is in fact one of Kenya's smallest parks, covering an area of about 3 square kilometers. The Sitatunga is unique in that it has wide spread hooves and can walk at the surface of the swamp. Visitors can stay at the Sirikawa tented camp outside the park. There is also a camping ground and a "serviced" campsite within the park. Visitors can also visit the three nature trails, bridges for walking over the swamp and the three viewing platforms for observing the Sitatunga as well as other animals like the endangered De Brazza monkey, otters, giant forest squirrel, black and white Colobus monkey, bushbuck and gray duiker.



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