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Saiwa Swamp National Park

Kitale, Kenya
"Sanctuary of the Sitatunga antelope'’
A veritable haven for nature lovers, the Saiwa Swamp National Park is a forested paradise filled with exotic flowers, trees and birds. It is also the habitat of the rare and endangered semi-aquatic Sitatunga antelope and as a preserve for the rare De Brazza’s monkey. Within this tropical wetlands and mosaic of riverine forest, sedges and acacia woodlands, with fringing dense rushes and grass bedsBird life are abundant. Waterbirds include the lesser jacana, grey heron and the African black duck while the forest shelters the Narina trogons, the collared and orange-tufted sunbird, the yellow bishop, Hatlaub’s marsh widow bird and the Noisy Ross’s turacos which are difficult to miss.
Park Size
3 sq. Km
Key features
  • Cool shaded and compact, the park offers an ideal dawn walk
  • An enchanting leafy cernithological,
  • Botanical safaris and revitalizing weekend away from the bustle of town.
  • The park offers an interesting mix of forest and swamp vegetation and extraordinary diverse plant habitat.
  • Dominated by bulrushes and other aquatic plants, Saiwa Swamp is fed by the SaiwaRiver which winds its way through the wetland, and by run-off from the surrounding riverine forest.
When to go
All year round, Daily 6.00 am -7.00 pm including public holidays. No entry is allowed on foot and visitors will not be allowed entry after 6.15 pm

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