Saiwa Swamp National Park

Saiwa Swamp National Park is Kenya‘s smallest park.  Located in the rift valley within the Western circuit, the park is home to the rare aquatic antelope, The Sitatunga.   The park is managed by Kenya Wildlife service and was established in 1974 with the aim of conserving the Sitatunga.

The park is about 2.9km2.  It is a walking park hence making it an ideal location for backpacker travelers looking for additional adventure.  Apart from the Sitatunga, the park boast of 372 bird species that makes it a paradise for bird watchers.  Nature lovers can also experience  camping at the park. The park has got no roads instead there are walking paths or tails that  cover about 18 km of the park.  There are four viewing points where one is able to see the rare sitatunga.

What to carry:

1.  Drinking water to avoid dehydration due to walking

2.  A camera for those memorable moments.

3.  A binoculars to assist you in observing the animals.

4.  If you can afford it, hire a spotter guide to help identify the animals and birds.

Finally next time you are looking for adventure, do not hesitate to visit the Saiwa Swamp National Park.

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