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Kora National Park is located in Tana River County, Kenya. It was gazetted as a national park in 1989, following the murder of George Adamson by poachers. The parks topology comprise undulating plains domed by hills and hard rocks that rise steeply from the surrounding area. The highest of these inselbergs are Mansumbi (488m), Kumbulanwa (450m) and Kora Rock (442m). Wildlife found in this park include the caracal, cheetah, elephant, genet, hippopotamus, hyenas, leopard, lion, serval, wildcat and several types of antelopes. Kora National Park is home to Adamsons Camp nicknamed - Kampi ya Simba - and the former home of George and Joy Adamson.
Note: Accommodation in this park can be BOOKED individually or with a Safari. (see safaris)
Mammals: There is a wide variety of wildlife found in this park. They include: caracal, cheetah, bush elephant, genet, hippopotamus, spotted and striped hyenas, leopard, lion, serval, wildcat and several types of antelope.
Birds:There is a diverse birdlife if you are a keen bird watcher. Bird watchers will enjoy a day-out in this park.
Reptiles & amphibians: The park is semi-arid and has many reptiles and amphibian species.
• Why not take time to see this wildlife?
Vegetation: The park is mostly acacia bushland. There are also riverine forests of doum palm and Tana River poplar.
Key features include - The Adamsons bridge, Tana river, the Adamsons camp nicknamed "Kampi ya Simba" which is the former home of George and Joy Adamson, pPristine wilderness, inselbergs, Adamson's falls, grand falls and Kora rapids.
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• Serena Beach Resort & Spa - Serena Beach Resort and Spa lies on the Kenyan cost. It is well suited for leisure and business. Accommodation includes 66 Village Rooms, 48 Garden Rooms, 32 superior rooms and family suites.
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Other types of accommodation near this park include:
• Hotels in Nyeri.
• Adamson campsite.
• Self-catering bandas.
Picnic sites are carefully selected quiet spots that offer scenic views of the park. You can enjoy a private bush diner on request.
Park entry: The park is open daily from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Entry on foot is prohibited and visitors are turned away after 5:00 pm.
Entry to the park is obtained at the main gate.
Kora is home to Adamsons’ Camp - Kampi ya Simba - the former home of George and Joy Adamson. The National park offers a unique wilderness dotted with tall inselbergs and the winding mighty Tana river on which Adamson’s falls, Grand falls and Kora rapids are found. The waters of Tana river support the wildlife of this area. Activities visitors can find here include: bird watching, fishing tilapia on Tana river, rock-climbing and a visit to George Adamson's grave.
• Game drive: Game drives are ideal for spotting wildlife of this area. 4x4 vehicles are the most ideal for such a tour.
• Walking Safaris include nature trails along the forest riverlines where you will discover the abundant plant life, birds, reptiles and insects.
• Rock climbing The land topology offers good sites for rock climbing for both amateurs and professionals. This is a good team bonding activity.
• By Road: Kora is 280 km to the north-east of Nairobi. It can be accessed via :
Thika to Mwingi then north-east through Kyuso village.
Nairobi - Thika -Mwingi- Tseikuru - Kaningo gate.
Nairobi - Thika - Mwingi - Tseikuru - Masyungwa gate - Kampi ya simba.
Nairobi - Embu - Meru N. Park - Adamsons gate.
Nairobi - Nanyuki - Meru N. Park - Adamsons gate.
(Make sure to contact us if you wish to visit this park for your next holiday activity.)
Park charges are based on " " Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) tariffs which are reviewed from time to time. Please note that if you have booked a complete wildlife safari package with us, park charges are included in the total cost of your safari at the time of booking. Therefore you need not worry about park entry fee!
However please note that these rates are for guidance only. KWS rates are subject to change without notifying you.
• This park accepts Safari Cards.
• Park Entry Fee are based on KWS Tarrifs.
• Kora National park is protected from human pressures to prevent unneccessary human-wildlife conflict and as a visitor, you are therefore required to leave the park as tidy as you found it. Litering and dropping rubbish is strictly prohibited. You will be prosecuted if you violate these rules.
• If you are on game drive or walking safari, it is your responsibility to ensure that you stand at a safe distance from wild animals.
• The park is open daily from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
• Entry on foot is prohibited and visitors are turned away after 6:00 pm.
• Entry to the park is by smart card obtained and loaded at the main gates.
• Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
The climate is favorable (Hot and Dry), all year round therefore you should make an effort to visit the park and enjoy the marvels of nature.