Mwingi Game Reserve

"The Last Frontier"

Hot, dry, remote and unspoiled, this reserve is a designated a Wilderness Activity Zone and allows for fly camping, fishing, camel and horseback safaris for the intrepid visitor. Other attractions include the Adamson’s Falls, fishing and boating on Tana River and visiting Kampi ya Simba – former home of Joy and George Adamson and the grave of Elsa the lioness.

Key features

Wildlife 

Due to the fact that Mwingi national reserve is bordered by other reserves it is frequently visited by different animals from the neighboring parks. Animals that are found in Mwingi national reserve Caracal, elephant, hippo, leopard, lion and several antelope species among others.

 

Protected Area Type

Park Size

745 sq. Km

Climate

Hot and dry

When to go

All year round

How to get there

  • Roads: The reserve can be accessed via Thika to Mwingi then north-east through Kyuso village, or from Meru National Park through Adamson’s Bridge via Kora National Park. There are also efforts by Kitui County Government to increase the accessibility to Mwingi national reserve.

 

Attractions

  • Wilderness habitat; game viewing
  • Adamson’s Falls 
  • Fishing and boating on Tana River
  • Kampi ya Simba – former home of Joy and George Adamson and the grave of Elsa the lioness

 

There is currently no accommodation in the reserve but there is available accommodation through safari accommodation in the Meru National Park and the neighboring town of Mwingi and Thika.

 

Park Resources

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