Saiwa Swamps

Saiwa Swamp is a National Park located 387km from Nairobi and 27km from Kitale town, in Trans-Nzoia district in Rift Valley. The park is mainly swamp and forest vegetation including open grasslands.This park has a rare Eco-system that harbors a mix of bird life,mongoose  and other smaller animals. This park is also served by an […]

Written By Clayton Kessler

On October 4, 2010
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Saiwa Swamp is a National Park located 387km from Nairobi and 27km from Kitale town, in Trans-Nzoia district in Rift Valley.

The park is mainly swamp and forest vegetation including open grasslands.This park has a rare Eco-system that harbors a mix of bird life,mongoose  and other smaller animals.

This park is also served by an airstrip 22km from Kitale town.The climate here is wetland caused by the swamp but also experiences wet and dry climate alternating in between cool and humid temperatures.

High rainfall in this area is expected from April, August and November.Entry to the park is cash only, paid at the main gate entrance .

Major attractions here are a rare and endangered species of antelope named Sitatunga antelope.

Accommodation in the park is very convenient and ranges from tree-top housing for 2 to camping facilities.

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