Ruma National Park 1 Day Safari Kisumu Tours
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Ruma National Park 1 Day Safari Kisumu Tours is a day excursion to the wild and wonderful Ruma National Park situated in Lambwe Valley in South Nyanza.
The park is about 140 km’s from Kisumu, 10 km’s east of Lake Victoria and South West of Homa Bay.
The park was established mainly to protect the Roan antelope which does not occur anywhere else in the country.
Ruma National Park attraction includes game viewing, bird watching, hiking, walking, boating and fishing in the rivers.
Wildlife species in the park include the indigenous roan antelope, black rhinos, leopard, buffalo, hyena, Rothschild’s giraffe, oribi, Jackson and lelwel hartebeest.
Others include impala, bohor reedbuck, serval cat, topi, baboons, vervet monkey, honey badgers, bush pig and many more.
Ruma National Park has more than 400 recorded species of birds. No entry is allowed on foot and visitors will not be allowed entry after 1815 hours.
Ruma National Park 1 Day Safari Kisumu Tours.
Ruma National Park Attractions
The Last Refuge of the Roan Antelope
One of Africas’ rarest antelopes and the third largest of Kenya’s antelopes, the roan (or Korongo as it is known in Swahili) is a large, grey to rufous antelope with a distinctive black and white face, not unlike a tribal mask. Roans live in herds of up to 20 members, led by a bull.
The Oribi Antelope
The small and graceful oribi antelope (known as Taya in Swahili) has a conspicuous bare black glandular patch below the ears, a short black-tipped tail and black knee tufts. Living in strongly bonded pairs or small groups, oribi inhabit grassland and dense undergrowth.
Realm of rare birds
Ruma’s birdlife is exceptional. The park is also the only protected area in Kenya where the globally threatened blue swallow, a scarce intra-African migrant, is regularly recorded. Blue swallows, which depend upon moist grassland for both feeding and roosting, arrive in Kenya from their breeding grounds in Southern Tanzania around April and depart again in September.
Ruma National Park 1 Day Safari Kisumu Tours Itinerary
0630 hours; Depart from Kisumu after early breakfast by road passing through Kendu Bay and Homa bay town to Ruma National Park through Nyatoto gate. En route you’ll see typical Luo homesteads.
1000 Hours: Once in the park we proceed for an extensive game-drive. Ruma lies on the flat floor of the seasonally watered Lambwe River valley.
The terrain is mainly rolling grassland, with tracts of open woodland thickets. On your game-drive you will see Africa’s rarest antelope called the Roan Antelope. They live in herds up to 20 members, led by a bull.
You will also be lucky to see the Oribi antelope which live in small groups or pairs. Other animals to lookout for include black rhinos, leopard, buffalo, hyena, Rothschild’s giraffe, oribi, Jackson and lelwel hartebeest.
Ruma National Park has than 400 recorded species of birds. The park is the only protected area in Kenya where the globally threatened blue swallow is recorded.
Ruma has an exceptional snake population. Easily spotted species include: The African spitting cobra, forest cobra, eastern green mamba, black-mouthed mamba and the puff adder.
The park also abounds in lizard, skink and gecko.
1300 Hours: After exploring the park and its inhabitants enjoy a box lunch in the park at the Twiga picnic site which is in the middle of the Park allowing you to snack with the animals.
1400 Hours: Proceed for another game drive in the park.
1500 Hours: Exit the park and proceed by road to Kisumu.
1830 Hours: Return back to Kisumu.
Ruma National Park 1 Day Safari Kisumu Tours Prices
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* Overnight trips are also available. Kindly request at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Ruma National Park day trips can also be conducted from Rusinga Island as the park is only 30 km’s away
Ruma National Park 1 Day Safari Kisumu Tours Rates Includes:
* Picnic Lunch Box
* Professional English speaking guides
* All entry fees, guide fee, service charge and taxes
* Kisumu Day Tours Ruma National Park 1 Day Safari
* Pickup from your hotel in Kisumu City and drop-off to your hotel
Ruma National Park 1 Day Safari Kisumu Tours Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
Booking & Reservations for Ruma National Park 1 Day Safari Kisumu Tours Contacts;
Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
Mobile/ WhatsApp : + 254 721-242-711
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