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Ruma National Park

This is one of Kenya’s most unusual and least visited park, while it has so much to offer.

WEstern Kenya - Ruma National Park

Ruma had been named so by one of Kenya’s most powerful wizard, the much feared Gor Mahia who lived around the park. It lies close to the shores of Lake Victoria.

It is situated 140 kilometers from Kisumu, 10km East of Lake Victoria and South West of Homabay. It covers an area of 120km2.

The park was initially established as the Lambwe Valley Game Reserve in 1966 to protect its indigenous population of rare roan antelopes (the last surviving) which exist nowhere else in Kenya. It is also home of the Intra-African immigrant, the blue sparrow.

Major attractions in this park are:

  • Roan antelope,
  • Leopards,
  • Buffaloes,
  • Hyenas,
  • Rothschild’s giraffe,
  • Oribi,
  • Jackson and lelwel hartebeest,
  • Impala,
  • Bohor reedbuck,
  • Several cat,
  • Topi,
  • Baboons,
  • Vervet monkeys,
  • Honey badgers,
  • Bush pig etc.

There are also over 400 bird species in this park.

Activities to do:

  • Game drives,
  • Bird watching,
  • Picnic,
  • Camping,
  • Team building,
  • Meditation and
  • Sightseeing