Ruma National Park

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Ruma National Park is a unique wildlife sanctuary in Nyanza. Learn about a rare antelope and dozens of other species that live there.

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The Only Terrestrial Park in Nyanza

Nyanza Province is situated around Lake Victoria. Within this province is Ruma National Park. It was established as a sanctuary for the rare roan antelope, which is only found here. This herbivore is among the largest antelope and its name comes from its reddish brown fur.

Currently, there are other species to see such as buffalos, oribis, mountain reedbucks, Rothschild giraffes, serval cats, hyenas, leopards and vervet monkeys. For bird lovers, this park boasts of 400 species of birds. The vegetation comprises of savanna grassland, woodland and acacia bushes.

You can visit this park at any time of the year. The climate is hot and humid in most cases. Game viewing and bird watching are the main activities undertaken here.

Ruma National Park Accommodation

This park is an excellent camping spot, with two campsites that are Kamato and Nyati campsites. The Kenya Wildlife Service runs a self-catering lodge known as Oribi Guesthouse, which is a three bedrooms cottage. It offers two double and one triple bedroom. It also has one bathroom, one sitting room, kitchen and a dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped and as part of the accommodation package, occupants get toiletries, beddings and a caretaker’s services.

Ruma National Park is accessible from any part of the country. It is an ideal destination for your safari because it is pristine and not crowded as is the norm in most parks. You can access this attraction from Nairobi by driving through the Rift Valley towns of Nakuru, Kericho and into Kisii in Western Kenya. Proceed to Rongo and into Rodi Kopany. Drive further into Morogi where you will see road signs leading you to the park’s Kamato main gate.

Enjoy your stay in Nyanza Province.

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