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Saiwa Swamp National Park

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Kitale, Kenya
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Too close the verge of extinction

Ever seen the rare Sitatunga the only few species of antelopes can be found in this area,its... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rodger O
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Nairobi, Kenya
Beautiful experience - trouble with recommended guide

I visited Saiwa on a weekend off from work. My base camp was Sirikwa and I chose Maurice as my... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
cgomez100100
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colombia
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“tree house” (2 reviews)
“sitatunga” (6 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ever seen the rare Sitatunga the only few species of antelopes can be found in this area,its habitual area is the swamp and there are two erected high points which with the help of a guide one can scale the heights and zoom out the...More

Thank Rodger O
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

I visited Saiwa on a weekend off from work. My base camp was Sirikwa and I chose Maurice as my guide based both on the online reviews and under Sirikwa's recommendation. Maurice is definitely a bird expert and very willing to share his knowledge. We...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

It was with great pleasure to see the rare antelopes that are so shy and exceptional characteristics that are so different with other antelopes.

Thank Malanga S
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

I was just here and was fortunate enough to see 3 sitatungas which had long been high on the list of dream animals which I had hoped to see. I also saw an incredible number of birds including a narina trogon which is the single...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2017

We stayed in the Tree House accommodation which was simple but had great views and was very peaceful, it had beds, water, shower but no cooking facilities. We arrived Saturday and enjoyed the campsite fire late into the evening and then got up early (6.30am)...More

Thank Josie261
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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

I tried to go here twice. The first time was evening and unlike other national parks in Kenya, they told us it wasn't a 24 hour fee but that we would have to pay twice. So we told them we would be back first thing...More

Thank travel_giraffe_2017
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Reviewed January 12, 2017

Visitied the park, the smallest in Kenya, in search of the Sitatunga. Abundant birdlife, monkeys and comfortable to walk around. The raised viewing towers allow you a high vantage point to look across the swamp in search of animals. You can camp in the park...More

Thank jarrodd1
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

Easy to find, you could camp or stay overnight in hut , special deer to see, some monkey birds , butterflies, hardly visitors , few kilometers easy to walk, height 2000 metres so not very hot

Thank Jaap W
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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The home of the elusive sitatunga, an endangered species in the marshy area at Kitale. The walk through the nature trail was quite refreshing. Occasionally coming across the colbus monkey and the highly endangered debrazza monkey. If you are a drifter this is the place...More

Thank Michelle O
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Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited the swamp by car and there was a massive down pour. Glorious. Great birding and easy access but I went here 20 years ago

Thank Kieran D
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