The Mwea National Reserve is located within Mbeere District, in Eastern Province, a distance of about 200km from Nairobi.  The vegetation includes savannah, bushy, scattered large trees and open grasslands. Its home to over 200 bird species

Animals in this park include:  elephants, Rothschild giraffes, zebras, Lesser kudu, Buffalo, Water Buck, Bush buck, Impala, Vervet Monkeys, Aardvark, Yellow baboons, Grants gazelle, Dik dik, Cape hare, Warthog,  Black backed jackal, Duiker, Sykes monkeys, Genet cat, Slender mongoose, Stripped ground squirrel, Dwarf mongoose, Crested porcupine, Rock Hyrax, Tree Hyrax and tortoise,Hippos and crocodiles among others


Bird species include: Hinde’s babbler, Pel’s fishing owl and white-backed night heron

What to do

  • Game Viewing.
  • Boat rides at Kamburu dam.
  • Hippo Point
  • Bird watching
  • Walking safaris






When to go
All year round

By Road: From Nairobi, via Thika-Matuu-Masinga Dam 160 km.
By Air: Fly to Masinga airstrip about 14 km from the reserve Hqs Main gate.
By Railway: it’s about 13 kms from Nairobi