Do you agree that good things come in small packages?

The most rare antelope species, Sitatunga, is found in the Saiwa swamp National Park which happens to be the smallest park in Kenya.

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Saiwa Swamp National Park Gate.

Saiwa swamp national park covers only 3 km squared and is located in Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya. It was created to protect and preserve the Sitatunga.
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Saiwa Swamp National Park

This park was established in 1974 and managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service. Its vegetation is a mixture of forest and swamp habitat with tall bushes and reeds along its marshy edge.  Apart from the Sitatunga, the park also has smaller African animals, including black and white Columbus monkeys, genet cats, mongooses, bush bucks and De Brazzas monkeys, some bird species as well as unique indigenous flora species.

The park has no roads within its perimeter but instead it has walking trails and bridges.

It suits walking, camping and even bird watching. It also has observation towers and tree houses.  It is an ideal park to visit if you enjoy walking, bird watching or camping.

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Saiwa Walking Trails

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Saiwa Tree House

This amazing park can be visited all year round and still able to provide you the most amazing lasting experience during your travel.

Cheche - 393 posts

Hey, My name is Cheche Winnie and I love nature especially the wildlife. I strongly believe that the future generation should be allowed an opportunity to enjoy the current natural resources we have. As much as a lot has been lost, there's hope for a safe planet earth. Together we can help fight threats facing nature for a bright future.

Cheche Winnie, Conservation, Travel, Wildlife

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