Kora National Park

Kora National Park

Kora National Park

“The Last Wilderness”

Home to the Adamsons’ Camp – Kampi ya Simba – the former home of George and Joy Adamson, the Kora National Park offers a pristine wilderness dotted with tall inselbergs and graced by the Tana River on which the Adamson’s Falls, Grand Falls and Kora Rapids are found. Visitors can enjoy the diverse birdlife, fishing in Tana River rock-climbing and also visit George Adamson’s grave.

Kora National Park is located in Tana River County, Kenya. The park covers an area of 1,788 square kilometres. It is located 125 kilometres east of Mount Kenya. The park was initially a nature reserve in 1973. It was gazetted as a national park in 1989, following the murder of George Adamson by poachers

Park activities

Fishing, Game viewing, Rock Climbing

How to get there

  • Roads: Kora is 280 km to the north-east of Nairobi. Access is via Thika to Mwingi then north-east through Kyuso village.

Nairobi – Thika -Mwingi- Tseikuru – Kaningo gate.
There is also Nairobi – Thika – Mwingi – Tseikuru – Masyungwa gate – Kampi ya simba.
Also there is Nairobi – Embu – Meru N. Park – Adamsons gate
Nairobi – Nanyuki – Meru N. Park – Adamsons gate

  • A bridge (Adamson’s Bridge) across the Tana River joins the park with Meru National Park. The park has a road network.
  • Airstrips: Kyethoni airstrip, Kampi ya Simba airstrip and you can also access it through Masanduku airstrip in Meru N. Park
  • Road Network – 4WD is necessary throughout the year

Attractions

Pristine wilderness, Inselbergs, Tana River with Adamson’s Falls, Grand Falls and Kora rapids, diverse birdlife George Adamson’s grave.

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