Safaris & Tours to Kora National Park – Best time to Visit and where to stay
Safaris & tours to Kora National Park -“The Last Wilderness” Home to the Adamson’s’ Camp – Kampi ya Simba – the former home of George and Joy Adamson, the Kora National Park offers a pristine wilderness dotted with tall inselbergs and graced by the Tana River on which the Adamson’s Falls, Grand Falls and Kora Rapids are found. Visitors can enjoy the diverse birdlife, fishing in Tana River rock-climbing and also visit George Adamson’s grave.
The former nature reserve was gazzeted into a Kenya wildlife game park around 1990. The park is made up of gentle sloping hills stretching from the Aberdare ranges and Mount Kenya from central Kenya. The landscape is predominantly marked with rocky inselbergs raising to 488m, shrubs, woodlands, doum palms.
The park is featured and famed by the Adamson’s in the film Born Free or talk of the Lioness called Elsa. George Adamson was killed by Poachers in this very reserve in 1989 before it gazzeted into a National park. Take some time off to visit George Adamson’s grave found within the park.
Safaris & tours to Kora National Park – The park is crossed and nourished by many seasonal rivers flowing from the central Kenyan highlands such as Tana River and Mwitamyisi on the north eastern border. The Tana River marks its 65km journey from Mount Kenya highlands on the northern boundary of the park forming Adam’s falls, Grand Falls and Kora rapids.
The park is filled with several game such as elephants, cheetahs, wild dogs, stripped and spotted hyenas, leopards, lesser kudu, genet, hippos, caracal, lion, serval and very many other small mammals. You can visit the abundant game park any time of the year for Game viewing and rock climbing.
Fishing in Kora national park.
Fishing is good on the rivers with catches like Tilapia and perch, over 21 species of fish are caught in the Tana River. The park is a habitat for 500 insect species, mollusks and more than 40 different reptiles.
How to Get There
Kora National park is accessed by 280km road north east of Nairobi via Thika, Mwingi and Kyuso villages. There is an airstrip 10km in the eastern side of the park often used by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). A small bridge connects the park with the neighboring Meru National Park.
Accommodation within the park is limited/ not available but there are plenty of safari lodges and camps in the neighboring Meru National Park.