Saiwa Swamp National Park

The park is located at 385km from Nairobi and 27 km from Kitale town in Trans-Nzoia District of Rift Valley Province. The park ecosystem comprises of forest and swamp vegetation. The swamp is dominated by tall bull-rushes and sedges and is bordered by open grasslands and riverine forests.

The park was established to protect the endangered Sitatunga, a semi-aquatic antelope. Other wildlife species commonly found in the swamp include the Otter, Genet cat, Serval cat, mongoose, bushbuck and monkeys.  The ecosystem is also rich in birdlife, harbouring about 372 species.

ACCESS

By Road: 22km from Kitale on the Kitale-Kapenguria tarmac road. At Kipsaina junction, a 5 km murram road leads to the only park entrance, Sinyerere gate.

By Air: Served by Kitale airstrip, 22km away from the park.

PARK GATES

Sinyerere gate

SIZE / LOCATION

2.9  Km2.

Trans Nzoia District, Rift Valley Province

CLIMATE

Typical of African wetland habitats, the wet and dry climate

ranges from warm to cool and humid.

Rainfall peaks around April, August and November to

deliver an annual  average of 1,250mm.

SMARTCARD REQUIRED?

Entry is by Cash only. Cash Receipts can be bought Saiwa Swamp Main Gate or from the KWS Hqs Cash Office. Proof of identification will be required

Citizens – Valid Passport or National ID

Residents – Valid Passport & re entry pass

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

The endangered Sitatunga Antelope

Bird watching

Nature board walk & tree top house

WILDLIFE

Includes Sitatunga, monkey, otter, genet cat, serval cat,

Mongoose, bushbuck and ratel.

WHERE TO STAY

In Park Accommodation

KWS Self – Catering Accommodation:

Tree Top House: Accommodates 2 people

Camping Facilities

One serviced campsite available at the main gate.

Other campsites and accommodation are available at the nearby Sirikwa Tented Camp.

ACTIVITY OPTIONS

Game viewing

Camping

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