Background Information The Kora National Reserve was gazetted in 1973 and comprises of an area of a little over 1700 km2. This triangle of dense woodland and scrub is limited along its 65 km northern boundary by the Tana River, which rises in the highlands between Aberdares and Mount Kenya, before commencing its 700 km passage to the Indian Ocean. The western boundary follows a straight line from Tana River which forms a joint boundary with the adjacent Kitui Reserve, while the eastern boundary runs along Mwitamyisi River
There are major habitats of Kora whose distribution depends on physiography and water availability. Kora has a unique and diverse fauna. Twenty-one species of fish have been caught along the Kora stretch of Tana River. Almost 500 species of insects, 33 species of molluscs, 40 species of reptiles, 5 species of amphibians, 215 species of birds and 51 species of mammals including elephant, Lesser Kudu, wild dog, striped and spotted hyenas, lion, leopard and cheetah.
Exceptional Amenities • Pristine wilderness • Inselbergs • Tana River with Adamson’s Falls, Grand Falls and Kora rapids • Diverse birdlife • George Adam’s Camp and his work of rehabilitating lions.
Coast region, Tana District and covers 1,787 km2.
HOW TO GET THERE
- Roads: Kora is 280 km to the north-east of Nairobi. Access is via Thika to Mwingi then north-east through Kyuso village. A bridge across the Tana River joins the park with Meru National Park. The park has a road network.
- Airstrips: There is an airstrip that is used for reserve’s administration. With another airstrip about 10km away on the eastern side.
ACTIVITIES Game viewing, rock climbing, fishing in River Tana.