Kora National Park

Kora National Park covers an area of a little over 1700 km2. The park which is situated 125 kilometers east of Mount Kenya was gazetted in 1973 as a reserve and in 1990 gazetted as a park.

Meru National Park and the Tana River forms sixty five kilometers of the park’s northern boundary and the eastern boundary is marked by the Mwitamvisi River. The western boundary follows a straight line from Tana River which a joint boundary with the adjacent Mwingi National Reserve. The park has several seasonal rivers.

Kora National Park offers abundance wildlife such as elephant, caracal, cheetah, genet, hippopotamus, lion, serval, wildcat, leopard, spotted and striped hyenas, and many other types of antelope. The flora in the park is habitually acacia bushland.

The park is situated approximately 280 km to the north-east of Nairobi. It is accessed through Thika road to Mwingi then north-east through Kyuso village. The Meru National Park is joined to the park with a bridge across the Tana River. The park has a good road network.


Attractions at Kora National Park

  • Pristine wilderness
  • Tana River with Adamson’s falls
  • Inselbergs
  • Grand Falls and Kora rapids
  • Diverse birdlife George Adamson’s grave


  • Game viewing
  • Fishing in River Tana
  • Rock climbing

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