Ruma National Park Kenya – Home to Roan Antelope

Ruma National Park - Lelwel hartebeest

Ruma National Park – Lelwel hartebeest

Ruma National Park is one of the most unique and beautiful parks in Kenya, which allow you to get close to nature. It is real treat for wildlife enthusiasts and bird lovers. It offers an unspoiled world for those who want privacy and serenity.

(Ranked #16 of 16) Kenya Safari & Wildlife

Ruma Park is located near the shores of Lake Victoria, the largest inland lake in Africa. It covers around 120 square kilometers of area. The park was established mainly to protect the rare species roan antelope. The park features black cotton clay soil.

How to get to Ruma National Park

You can access the park from Kisumu via Home Bay. You can also reach the park from Mbita. It takes about 45 minutes drive from Mbita. The park has motorable roads. 4 wheel drive is essential all year round, especially during rainy seasons. The park has a humid climate. It receives long rains from April to June and short rains from October to December. Visit Best African Safari Tours to know more about tours in Africa.

Ruma National Park Wildlife

Roan Antelop - Ruma National Park

Roan Antelop – Ruma National Park

Ruma National Park is home to Roan antelope, which can be found only in this park. Apart from this, leopard, oribi, Rothschild’s giraffe, black rhinos, hyena, topi, vervet monkey, impala, bush pig, honey badgers and lelwel hartebeest can be spotted in the park. More than 400 species of birds live in this park. It is a heaven for ornithologists and bird lovers, as it is a refuge of the rare African migrant- Blue swallow. The moist grasslands in Ruma Park make it ideal for Blue Swallows for feeding and roosting. The park is a sanctuary of unique riverine woodlands and balanties. With a land of rolling golden savanna and beautiful acacias backed by magnificent hills and escarpment, Ruma Park offers the perfect image of East Africa.

Attractions & Activities

Ruma Park is an excellent spot for bird watchers, game lovers, campers, historians and tranquility seekers. It is great for picnicking, scenic viewing, team building and sun downing. The remoteness of the park makes it a great place for enjoying ultimate relaxation.

Ruma Park offers a public campsite and a special campsite, which are famous among backpackers. You can also find a self catering guesthouse, which allows you to enjoy the picturesque surroundings, sunset views, tranquility and wilderness. The park is well maintained and is free from tsetse fly. A delicious bush breakfast In Ruma Park is very famous. Ruma Park is an exquisite place to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of Mother Nature.

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Park Contact Information
Wireless:+254 20-3529119
Tel: +254 721-762255


Postal Address:
The Warden Ruma N. Park
P.O. Box 420
Homa Bay

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