Ruma National Park
Ruma National Park is situated in Western Kenya close to the shores of Africa’s largest inland lake, Lake Victoria. The park is situated about 425 km west of Nairobi, 140 km from Kisumu, ten kilometers east of Lake Victoria and South West of Homa Bay. The Park was initially formed to protect the roan antelope in Kenya which can only be spotted in this park – a large antelope with magnificent black and white facial markings and swept-back horns.
The park was originally recognized as the Lambwe Valley Game Reserve to protect its indigenous population of rare roan antelopes which exist nowhere else in Kenya. The park was gazetted in 1983 as a National Park and named Ruma National Park
Ruma National Park covers an area of 120Km2 and lies on the flat floor of the Lambwe Valley, bordered by the kanyamwa escarpment to the south east, Gwassi Hills, Sumba hill and ruri hills to the north.
The Park offers a well-preserved world for bird watchers, historians, campers, game lovers, picnic, team building, sundowners, scenic beauty, tranquility and peace for meditation.
Wildlife that can be spotted in the park include roan antelope, serval cat, vervet monkey, hyena, leopard, black rhinos, oribi, lelwel hartebeest, topi, bohor reedbuck, honey badgers, bush pig, buffalo, impala, Rothschild’s giraffe and many more.
The climate of the region is hot and humid with an annual rainfall of 1200 – 1600mm.
Gates to Ruma National Park
- Kamato Gate
- Nyatoto Gate
- Roan antelope
- Picnic sites
- Oribi guest house
- Bird watching
- Game viewing
- Team building
Other Kenya National Parks and Game Reserves
- Mwea National Reserve
- Longonot National Park
- Mount Elgon National Park
- Mombasa Marine Reserve
- Marsabit National Park and Reserve
- Malindi Marine National Park