National Park – 1,700 sq km – Managed by Kenya Wildlife Services
Another area made famous by the Adamsons is Kora National Park. Opened in October 1989, 280kms. North east of Nairobi, it is an easy outing from Meru National Park. Covering an area of 1,787 sq kms., bounded by the Tana River, George Adamsons camp was here until he died.
A feature is the sudden appearance of lush green oases, created by the lines of doum palms which shelter the banks of the Tana River. Striking are the Inselberts isolated rocky outcrops covered in vegetation which create random islands above the plains.
Kora has diverse wildlife: 21 species of fish have been recorded, with 500 species of insect, 33 molluscs and 40 reptiles. Species to view include: elephant, Lesser Kudu, wild dog, striped and spotted hyena, leopard and cheetah.