Bisanadi National Reserve

Bisanadi National Reserve covers an area of 606 square km and acts as a wildlife movement area for Meru National Park where the wild animals move freely. The reserve is part of the Mwingi Kora, Meru, and Bisanadi conservation area. The vegetation is mainly thorn bushland and thicket with combretum prevailing in the north and commiphora in the south. The area is mainly thorny bushland and thicket merging into wooded grasslands with dense riverine forests of raffia palm along the watercourses.

Climatic conditions
The climate of the Reserve is hot and dry

Major Attraction

  • Wilderness habitat
  • Game viewing
  • Adamson’s Falls
  • Fishing and boating on River Tana as well as on Rojewero River.

Animals that can be spotted within the reserve include cheetah, lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo, hippos and over 400 species of birds.

How to get to Bisanadi National Reserve
The reserve can be accessed by road via Meru National Park, Murera Gate.

Where to stay at Bisanadi National Reserve
Currently there is no accommodation within the reserve. Although one can spent the night at the nearby Meru National Park

Best time to Visit Bisanadi National Reserve
The reserve can be toured all year round


  • Game viewing
  • Fishing in River Tana
  • Bird watching

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