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RUMA NATIONAL PARK

It is the only terrestrial park in the entire Nyanza province. The area had been named so by one of Kenya’s most powerful wizard, the much feared Gor Mahia who lived around the park. The park was initially established as the Lambwe Valley game reserve in 1966 to protect its indegineous population of rare Roan Antelopes which exist nowhere else in Kenya. It is also the home of the Intra-African migrant, the blue Swallow.

The  park lies close to the shores of lake victoria. It is situated 140 Km, 10Km East of Lake Victoria and South West of Homa Bay. The park covers and area of 120 Km sq.

Major attractions are Roan Antelope, Leopard, Bufallo, Hyena, Rothschild’s Giraffe, Oribi, Jackson and Lelwel Hartebeest, Impala, Bohor reedbuck, Serval, Serval cat, Topi, Baboons, Vervet Monkey, Honey Badgers, Bush pig. There is over 400 bird species in the reserve.

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