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Saiwa Swamp National Park

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Too close the verge of extinction

Ever seen the rare Sitatunga the only few species of antelopes can be found in this area,its... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Rodger O
Nairobi, Kenya
The rare Sitatunga Antelopes

It was with great pleasure to see the rare antelopes that are so shy and exceptional... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Malanga S
Mombasa, Kenya
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Kitale, Kenya
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Ever seen the rare Sitatunga the only few species of antelopes can be found in this area,its habitual area is the swamp and there are two erected high points which with the help of a guide one can scale the heights and zoom out the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rodger O
Reviewed 16 April 2018

I visited Saiwa on a weekend off from work. My base camp was Sirikwa and I chose Maurice as my guide based both on the online reviews and under Sirikwa's recommendation. Maurice is definitely a bird expert and very willing to share his knowledge. We...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

It was with great pleasure to see the rare antelopes that are so shy and exceptional characteristics that are so different with other antelopes.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I was just here and was fortunate enough to see 3 sitatungas which had long been high on the list of dream animals which I had hoped to see. I also saw an incredible number of birds including a narina trogon which is the single...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank africanman_840
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We stayed in the Tree House accommodation which was simple but had great views and was very peaceful, it had beds, water, shower but no cooking facilities. We arrived Saturday and enjoyed the campsite fire late into the evening and then got up early (6.30am)...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Josie261
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I tried to go here twice. The first time was evening and unlike other national parks in Kenya, they told us it wasn't a 24 hour fee but that we would have to pay twice. So we told them we would be back first thing...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank travel_giraffe_2017
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Visitied the park, the smallest in Kenya, in search of the Sitatunga. Abundant birdlife, monkeys and comfortable to walk around. The raised viewing towers allow you a high vantage point to look across the swamp in search of animals. You can camp in the park...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank jarrodd1
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Easy to find, you could camp or stay overnight in hut , special deer to see, some monkey birds , butterflies, hardly visitors , few kilometers easy to walk, height 2000 metres so not very hot

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jaap W
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The home of the elusive sitatunga, an endangered species in the marshy area at Kitale. The walk through the nature trail was quite refreshing. Occasionally coming across the colbus monkey and the highly endangered debrazza monkey. If you are a drifter this is the place...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank 995michelleo
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

We visited the swamp by car and there was a massive down pour. Glorious. Great birding and easy access but I went here 20 years ago

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank 964kierand
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Response from Rodger O | Reviewed this property |
car parks are charged according to the carrying capacity per person exempting the driver....you are however not allowed to go into the park with your vehicle because its unroad worthy