Ruma National Park is found in Kenya’s Homabay county, near to the shores of Lake Victoria. Although there isn’t much information available about the park, many who have been there will tell you that it is the most rewarding park in the nation. The park is renowned for its opportunities for wildlife and bird watching.
The renowned and critically endangered Roan and Topi antelopes can only be seen in Kenya’s Ruma National Park. The park’s splendor is enhanced by the seasonal valley of the Lambwe River. A must-visit tourist spot is the Lambwe Valley. It is bordered to the southeast by the Kanyamwa Escarpment. You’re in for a surprise if you thought escarpments could only be found in the rift valley. In addition to the escarpment, the volcanic plugs of the Ruri hill to the north will capture your attention, enhancing the beauty and enjoyment of the park. The birds of Ruma have an incredible variety, and their morning and sunset singing is magnificent. The endangered blue swallow, a rare intra-African migration, will be visible to you. Blue swallows migrate to Kenya from their breeding sites in Southern Tanzania in April and then leave again in September. They require damp grassland for both foraging and roosting.
The Rothschild’s giraffe, serval cat, hyena, impala, vervet monkey, roan antelope, oribi, bohor reedbuck, leopard, buffalo, and Jackson’s hartebeest are among the animals that can be found in Ruma. Three newly introduced and reintroduced species with adaptive populations are the black rhino, white rhino, and burchell’s zebra. Ruma is the easiest place to see roan antelope, Oribi, and Jackson’s hartebeest in all of Kenya.
Accommodations in Ruma National Park
There are campgrounds inside the park, like Nyati and KWS Oribi guesthouses, where you can stay the night while admiring the stars in the starry night sky. A journey to the park wouldn’t be complete without a mouthwatering bush meat breakfast. Some of Kenya’s and Africa’s top resorts and hotels are located in Homabay County.