Kenya definitely tops plenty of must visit places by fun lovers,adrenaline junkies and adventurous souls.apart from the sandy beaches,hilly places,green lands ,exotic climate and wonderful people,we also boast the richest country as far as toursism is concerned.

From the big five,the rest to the rarest of species.

Here are some rare wildlife species in Kenya:

1.Nile Crocodile

The Nile Crocodile is said to be Africa’s Largest crocodilian and can be traced back to areas around the Nile River Basin. Today, the crocodiles can be found in many rivers and parks like South Island National Park in Kenya, as well as in Southern Africa countries. It should be noted that while the Nile crocodiles are an interesting reptile species, they are vicious carnivores and can feed on anything from humans to wildlife like zebras and even wildebeests.

2.Burmese Star Tortoise

The Burmese star is a tortoise species that is indigenous to the forest are in Burma. The species is thought to be nearing extinction, although a few are said to be in Kenya.


The Sitatunga is an antelope species mainly found in swampy areas.The difference between the sitatunga and other antelopes is its semi aquatic nature .Kenya’s Saiwa Swamp National Park, found a few kilometres from Kitale Town, has been known to host these animals, and it has earned the title ‘Home of the Sitatunga’.


Name being of Afrikaan influence,this mammal is said to have its origin in south africa.It is quite related to the stripped hyena.Some subsecies are found in parts of kenya.

5.Ring-necked Parakeet.

The beautiful ring-necked prakeet is a bird species with a black or red ring on the neck.Although  the main subspecies trace back to other African countries and Asia,it has been spotted in Kenya.

There are many more species to learn while visiting our National Parks and reserves. 🙂

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