The Magical Ruma National Park
This is the only terrestrial park in the entire Nyanza Province. Initially, established as the Lambwe Valley Game Reserve in 1966 to protect its indigenous population of rare Roan Antelopes which exist nowhere else in Kenya. In 1983 it was gazetted as a national park.
It was renamed “Ruma” upon request of the local community. The area had been so named by one of Kenya’s most powerful wizard, the much feared Gor Mahia who lived around the park. The park is largely of black cotton soil with surrounding area settled with a mix of small scale cultivation and grassy pasture land.
Ruma National Park lies on the flat floor of the Lambwe Valley, bordered by the magnificent Kanyamwa escarpment to the south east, Gwassi Hills to the west, Sumba and Ruri hills to the north. At an area of 120 square kilometers this park is the home to the big 3, over 420 bird species, Roan antelopes, Oribi and much more.
Apart from game drives in the park, we offer walking, hiking, bird watching, cultural visitations and stargazing outside the park. Please come for your natural fun now.