wildlife is unparalled anywhere else in the world. This
is a land where the world's remaining population of big
cats, big mammals and plains game still roam free in
their natural habitats. Besides being the home of the
'Big Five' (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo),
Kenya accommodates industrious dung beetles, brilliant-coloured
butterflies, rare chameleons, birds to the breath taking
fauna and flora that surrounds the same.
The country's terrain ranges from rugged snow capped
peaks of Mt. Kenya, the Highlands, the Savannah, the
Great Rift Valley and its lakes as well as the simmering
sands of the Coast. Each of these regions is home to
different types of wildlife that are unique to each
Kenya has a total of over 50 National Parks and
Reserves, including Marine Parks. These are supplemented
by private sanctuaries and game ranches which form about
10 per cent of Kenya's surface area. The most popular
Parks & Reserves are Maasai Mara, Samburu, Tsavo,
Amboseli, and Lake Nakuru.
The Great Wildebeest Migration, considered to be one of
the world's most impressive natural spectacles, takes
place between the Maasai Mara on one side and the
Serengeti in Tanzania on the other.