Kenya is one of Africa's best-known wildlife destinations, with good reason. It offers exceptional game viewing, magnificent scenery, interesting cultures and great places to stay!
- Kenya's protected areas consist of 39 national parks, reserves and marine parks. These areas are the major attraction and are home to some of Africa's most impressive wildlife.
- KWS manages 22 terrestrial National Parks, 28 terrestrial National Reserves and 5 National Sanctuaries. In addition to these, 4 Marine National Parks and 6 Marine National Reserves along the Kenyan coast are under KWS protection and management, as well as 125 field stations situated in unprotected areas.
- the different conservancies across Kenya (generally established next to national reserves) has been established to facilitate wildlife conservation in community owned land to establish tourism projects that contribute towards community benefits, wildlife conservation and habitat restoration. This responsibility is handled by each conservancy where a warden and rangers are focussing on current conservation practises to effectively contribute towards the protection of Kenya's natural heritage. The initiatives are conducted in consultation with Kenya Wildlife Services. The Masai Mara is a good example of Maasai-owned conservancies succesfully operate safaris and conserve the wildlife of Kenya.
- privately owned and managed wildlife reserves across Kenya manage large tracts of land to conserve the country's magnificent wildlife and wilderness areas through effective conservation and tourism initiatives.