Mwingi National Reserve

Mwingi National Reserve is one of four protected and contiguous areas that comprise the 4,400 square km Meru

Conservational Area (MCA). The other three are Meru National Park, Bisanadi National Reserve and Kora National Park. Mwingi borders all three and is the least accessible. Mwingi has been designated a Wilderness

Activity Zone by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) which allows for fly camping, camel and horseback safaris as opportunities for traditional game viewing are extremely limited. Formerly known as Kitui National Reserve and

located in Kitui District, Mwingi covers 745 sq km and is little visited by tourists. However, efforts are underway to improve the areas road access. The reserve is administered by Mwingi County Council. Wildlife populations are low, but there are hippo, crocodile, buffalo and warthog. Areas of the reserve have been encroached by settlements and permanent agriculture.

Climatic conditions
The climate is hot and dry

Major Attractions
Wilderness habitat; game viewing; Adamsons Falls; fishing and boating on Tana River; Kampi ya Simba former home of Joy and George Adamson and the grave of Elsa the lioness.

Wildlife
Caracal, elephant, hippo, leopard, lion and several antelope species among others.

Access
Road:The reserve can be accessed via Thika to Mwingi then north-east through Kyuso village, or from Meru National Park through Adamsons Bridge via Kora National Park.

Accommodation
There is currently no accommodation in the reserve

Activities
Game viewing, fishing in River Tana, bird watching, boating.

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