Ruma National Park the antelopes destination

Ruma National Park the antelopes destination : Ruma National Park is the destination on a Kenya safari. Ruma National Park is located in the Nyanza province in southeast Kenya, with coordinates 0o 38’36” S and 34o 16’48” N. The park is situated 42 km/26 mi from Homa Bay on Lake Victoria, 140 km/86 mi from Kisumu, and 425 km/264 mi west of Nairobi.  In Kenya’s Nyanza province, Ruma National Park is the only conservation area surrounding Lake Victoria.  Fly-Sax offers scheduled flights to Homa Bay.

Your safari guide, who will narrate to you every detail about this park, which was formed in 1966 as Lambwe Valley Game Reserve, will put you in the greatest position to learn more about the history of this park as you explore this tropical paradise on your Africa safari tour. Later on, it was dubbed “Ruma” in honour of the formidable Gor Mahia, a wizard who lived close to the park and was one of Kenya’s most powerful wizards. The park, known as the “Last Retreat of the Roan Antelope,” safeguards Kenya’s lone native population of the endangered roan antelope.

A Kenya wildlife tour to this little-known area allows you magical access to the last known herd of the stunning roan antelope in Kenya.  A Uganda safari to Kidepo Valley National Park is the only location where one can witness the roan antelopes in Kenya’s breathtaking savanna wilderness. These incredible animals are nearly extinct in Kenya, where there are only about 40 individual populations, and it’s unknown how many exist in Kidepo.

When you go on a Kenya safari tour to Ruma National Park, you’ll be fascinated by more than just the roan antelopes. There are many other wild mammals that will captivate you on your safari in Kenya, including Jackson’s hartebeest, black rhinos, bohor reedbucks, Cape buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, oribis, topis, and many more. It is also possible to observe the Rothschild’s giraffe, a localized race.

 This safari closely resembles a Kenya safari experience, such as the one to Maasai Mara or Nairobi.

When you go on a Uganda wildlife safari to Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda Murchison Falls National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park, you may come across similar wild mammals. The ability to take a boat excursion in three of these national parks Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda; Queen Elizabeth National Park; Kidepo Valley National Park; and Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda is what distinguishes a Uganda safari tour to these areas.

When you go on a Uganda tour to the Murchison Falls National Park, you can take a boat ride to the base of the breathtakingly beautiful falls, where you will be astounded by their sheer force and determination. You can also hike to the top of the falls, where you will realise why they are known as the world’s most powerful waterfalls because from there, you are in the best position to see the water as it battles with itself through an 8-meter gorge and eventually cascades 43 metres below.

Ruma National Park the antelopes destination
Ruma National Park the antelopes destination

Similar to this, taking a Uganda safari tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park allows you to take advantage of yet another breathtaking boat ride on the serene yet azure Kazinga Channel. You have the chance to observe a broad range of creatures that live on the Kasenyi savanna plains while taking this boat ride. You get the best opportunity to see the many aquatic creatures that call this region home, including the massive and breathtaking Nile crocodiles and the countless schools of hippos, on this stunning tour boat ride across Uganda.

While getting ready for your Kenya tour, keep in mind that it’s best to visit between June and October and January and February when the roads leading into the park and the game drive tracks are dry. That being said, you’ll still need the services of a properly maintained 4×4 safari vehicle for hire, like a 4×4 safari jeep or land cruiser. If you’re travelling with a group of friends, you may choose a slightly larger 4×4 safari van for hire that has 10 seats and a pop-up roof to reward you with amazing views of the park as you drive through it. Given the state of the roads, visits during the height of the short rains (November) can be difficult but nevertheless feasible.

Since the park is completely underdeveloped, visitors must provide for themselves. Although some other species has been brought in, the animals remain hesitant and the concentrations are small. The endangered blue swallow, which travels between this area and northern Tanzania, can be seen here.

You can easily get in touch with Focus East Africa Tours if you’d like to visit Ruma National Park, any other Kenyan national park, or any other East African wildlife safari destination. We offer a variety of safari packages to different East African destinations, including short safaris to Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. Extended Kenyan wildlife safaris, extended Tanzanian safaris, extended Ugandan wildlife safaris.

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