About Mwea National Reserve Park

Mwea National Reserve Park is a small reserve at most effective 42sq km in Mbeere, Embu County. The reserve is sure via way of means of Tana river to the south at the same time as the Japanese boundary. Conforms to Thiba river and Kamburu dam at the same time as the north boundary.

Kenya Wildlife Service and Mbeere County Council co-manage the reserve, which uses an electric fence to protect animals from encroaching nearby settlements.

How to get there

Route from Nairobi through Thika road, flip onto Embu Road, after five kms flip right (signposted) to the reserve. At 28kms flip right (a signboard is definitely required here), do now no longer maintain directly to River Thiba.

Road is graded and appropriate for SUVs or 4WD. (3hrs) For the much less adventurous ( I used this course at the manner out) take Thika – Garissa onto Embu – Siakago road. Excellent tarmac all of the manner with brilliant perspectives of the Yatta Plateau (2hrs).


Game species variety from African elephants, lesser kudus, Nile crocodiles, giraffes, Grant’s zebras, buffalos, African leopards, not unusualplace duikers, black-sponsored jackals, bushbucks, waterbucks, Sykes’ monkeys, warthogs, rock hyraxes, bush pigs, impalas and hartebeests.

Striped floor squirrels, Common Genet Cat and yellow baboons also are located in Mwea.


Mwea National Park Game viewing, boat rides at Kamburu dam, hippo point, realm ofrare birds, on foot circuit.

Best time to visit

The fine time to go to Kenya is in the course of the Dry season from overdue June to October (those are the fine wildlife viewing months).

The wildebeest migration normally reaches the Masai Mara in August and stays till October after they circulate again to the Serengeti in Tanzania.

Wildlife viewing is right year-round, however this could fluctuate for a few parks. See underneath to examine while to go to which park.