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Kora National Park

Kora National Park Kenya

Kora National Park Kenya certainly the former home of famed wildlife conservationist, George Adamson, or ‘baba ya Simba’ (Father of Lions). It was here that the lion Elsa, of Born Free fame, lived. The former reserve had serious problems with poachers in the 1980s and 1990s. George Adamson also murdered by poachers in 1989. There are plans for creating a lion sanctuary at Kora.Wildlife & Animals – Kora National Park

Kora is specifically connected to several other parks and reserves for instance Meru National Park. All the big safari animals roam across the borders and  found in Kora. Due to heavy poaching, animal densities are  low. However the park shouldn’t be visited for the typical wildlife experience. Elephanthippohyena, and several antelope species are just some of the animals you could encounter. Kora National Park Kenya

Additionally the scenery of Kora is its main appeal. The endless plains  interrupted by inselbergs, or domed hills, which seemingly ‘float’ above the landscape. The beautiful Tana River forms one of the boundaries of the park, and magnificent doum palms line its banks. Features of the Tana River include Adamson’s Falls, Grand Falls, and the Kora Rapids.


Weather & Climate – Kora National Park

The weather and climate of Kora are comparable to that of Kenya in general. More info:

Best Time to Visit – Kora National Park

Kora visited throughout the year, but the roads can become very difficult to navigate in the Wet season. The grass is surely very long in the Wet season too, making animals more difficult to spot. The best time for visiting is in the Dry season from June to September.


Getting There – Kora National Park

Kora is 280km/173mi to the northeast of Nairobi. A fully-equipped 4×4 is essential. If on an independent trip, it is also advisable to travel with a companion.

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