Mwea National Reserve

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Explore the ecosystem in the Eastern part of Kenya.

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Set in the serene savannah plains of Eastern Kenya, Mwea National Reserve is an interesting destination for wildlife lovers. Its ecosystem consists of thickets, hills and grassland dotted with acacia and baobab trees.  The expansive savannah stretches towards Tana River and Kamburu Dam. The highlight of this spectacular landscape is the convergence of River Tana and Thiba River. Stunning vegetation cover also forms around the two hydroelectric plants- Kamburu and Masinga dams.

Mwea National Reserve is home to elephants, warthogs, monkeys, jackals, impalas, gazelles, buffalos, zebras and Rothschild giraffes. Rare species to see here include the stripped ground squirrel and the genet cat.   In addition, this ecosystem is home to over 200 bird species.  You can also spot hippos and crocodiles in the dams and rivers.

 Things to do at Mwea National Reserve

Mwea National Reserve is situated in Mbeere District, which is in Eastern Kenya.  It is accessible from any part of the country. This park is actually 200km from Nairobi, and flights land at Masinga Airstrip.

Activities in this national reserve include game viewing, boat riding at Kamburu Dam, bird watching and walking safaris.  Visitors stay outside the national reserve, at Masinga Lodge or in campsites such as Mbogo and Hippo Point.  Mwea National Reserve is one of the must visit attractions in Eastern Kenya.

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