The attractions of Kora National Park : Kora national park is considered as one of the best Kenya safari destination for one to travel to while on their adventurous safari in Kenya

George Adamson’s grave

On August 20, 1989, George Adamson was shot and killed by bandits or poachers when he was trying to assist a tourist in getting away. Adamson spent his final decades in Kora National Park, where he steadfastly refused to leave despite the rising violence. His remains was cremated and interred there. He is buried near to two of his lions and his brother Terence, who passed away in the park two years prior.

Adamson falls

In southern Tasmania, Adamsons Falls are located in Southwest National Park, ten to fifteen kilometres from Dover. This is one of the best Kenya safari tours attractions, Starting outside the national park, the trek to the falls is a quite straightforward track to follow. It descends somewhat at first, then gradually climbs. Before Adamsons Falls, the track steepens and becomes potentially treacherous in the rain. The falls are most beautiful from the summit and are accessible at several elevations. You may stand beneath the falls around 50 metres below. After a lot of rain, it’s worth viewing even if it might be rather slick.


Kora has connections to Meru National Park as well as a number of other parks and reserves. Every Big safari animal can be found in Kora and roams freely across borders. However, because of widespread poaching, there are very few animals in the park, so it’s not worth visiting if you want to see nature as it usually is. You may come across many antelope species, hyenas, elephants, and hippos, to name a few. One of the primary Kenya safari tourist activities at Kora National Park is seeing wildlife.

Bird watching

The Kora National Park’s birdlife With a variety of bird species including the eastern yellow-billed hornbills, the eastern black-throated barbet, Pel’s fishing owl, African foot, eastern paradise whydahs, Von der decken’s hornbills, violet wood hoopoes, orange-bellied parrots, Basra reed warbler, and Malindi pipit, Kora National Park is a great place to go birdwatching.

Great scenery

The primary Kenya safari attraction of Kora is its landscape. Inselbergs, or domed hills, break up the endless plains, appearing to “float” above the surrounding terrain. Magnificent doom palms border the banks of the stunning Tana River, which serves as one of the park’s boundaries.

Tana River

The Tana River, which serves as the name of the county in Tana River, is the longest river in Kenya. The headwaters and lower Tana, which includes the area downstream of Kora where the river flows for about 700 km across semi-arid plains, make up the river’s approximately 100,000 km² watershed. The Thika is one of its tributaries, along with a number of smaller rivers that only run during the wet season. West of Nyeri, in the Aberdare Mountains, is where the river rises. It travels east at first, then circles around the Mount Kenya massif to the south. Along the river, a group of hydroelectric dams known as the Seven Forks Scheme or Hydro Stations have been built.

The river flows north and then south below the dams, following the border of the Meru, North Kitui, Bisanadi, Kora National Park, and Rabole National Reserves. The river turns east in the reserves, then southeast. At the end of a river delta that extends about 30 km upstream from the river mouth itself, the river flows past the towns of Garissa, Hola, and Garsen before meeting the Indian Ocean at the Ungwana Bay-Kipini area. It irrigates the surrounding land while passing through a desert.

Tana River wildlife

This 50,000 hectare protection area is called the Tana Delta. There are sections of the dense riverine forest with fig and palm trees along the main river. These woodlands are rich in fascinating birds and are accessible by boat. They are also home to a variety of smaller, more timid antelope and primates, as well as buffalo, elephant, hippo, and crocodiles. At the river’s base, one may also observe the variety of bird species. Thousands of birds use the delta as a nesting and foraging ground. The Basra Reed Warbler and the critically endangered Malindi Pipit can be found there. The river mouth’s varying salinity creates a habitat for thousands of snails, which attracts about 1500 birds each day.

The two largest tribes in the region are the Pokomo and the Orma. Despite having extremely distinct origins and customs, both of them are incredibly hospitable and welcome visitors to their communities in advance.

The delta provides benefits to the community in the form of freshwater fishing, farming, grazing, and tourism.

When is the best time to visit Kora National Park?

The park was once home to renowned wildlife conservationist George Adamson, also known as “baba ya Simba” (Father of Lions), and it was also where lion Elsa from Born Free lived. The park had severe issues with poaching in the 1980s and 1990s; in 1989, poachers murdered George Adamson. Plans are in place to create a lion sanctuary at Kora, but for now, its main draw is its pristine, unspoiled wilderness that any self-sufficient adventurer can explore.

Although you may visit Kora National Park all year round, the wet season can make the roads extremely treacherous. During the wet season, the grass grows longer and some animals may hide in the shrubs. Because there is an abundance of water, the wildlife tends to disperse, making it harder to notice them. Since there are no lodging options available during the wet season, camping is difficult. The heavy rain affects driving routes as well. To navigate the terrain with ease, a 4 x 4 safari vehicle is required.  Nonetheless, because the grass is green during this rainy season, photographers can take excellent pictures that will turn out well.

The Dry Season, which runs from June to September, is the ideal time to visit because there are fewer grasses and it’s easier to see the wildlife from a distance because they congregate near water features. Additionally, the dry season makes camping fantastic and accessible by car.

Tip: Kora is in the hottest side of Kenya, therefore because of the extreme heat and humidity, make sure you have plenty of water with you. In order to fully experience this park, schedule a day in advance to visit every location. A park at night is a great place to be. Note that there isn’t now lodging available in the park. You will have to drive or set up a camp on Meru.

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