Ruma National Park is the only Terestial Park in Nyanza Province and lies in Western Kenya close to the shores of Lake Victoria. It is located in Lambwe Valley in South Nyanza, 140 km from Kisumu, 10 km east of Lake Victoria and South West of Homa Bay and 425 km west of Nairobi. Its home to over 400 bird species

Animals in this park include: antelope, black rhinos, leopard, buffalo, hyena, Rothschild's giraffe, oribi, Jackson and lelwel hartebeest, impala, bohor reedbuck, serval cat, topi, baboons, vervet monkey, honey badgers, bush pig and many more, Chimpanzees and Impala.


Bird species include: African migrant, Blue Swallow and Black-backed Cisticola.


What to do

  • Game viewing
  • Bird watching






When to go
All year round

Main access is from Kisumu via Homa Bay – 140 km, via Kisii – 65 km.
You can also access the park from Kisumu via Lwanda K’otieno from Lwanda K’otieno take ferry to Mbita then drive 20 km to Nyatoto Gate.