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Saiwa National Park

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Saiwa National Park is a tiny green oasis in northwestern Kenya

Primarily the park  was established to conserve and protect the rare and endangered aquatic Sitatunga Antelope

Saiwa National Park

Saiwa National Park is a tiny green oasis in northwestern Kenya

The park  is surrounded by farmlands mostly the small scale holders, who practice subsistence farming

Saiwa Park was primarily started to conserve and protect the rare and endangered aquatic Sitatunga Antelope

The Park is an excellent hotspot for western Kenya birds

Saiwa Swamp fringes the Sinyerere River

The park is only 6km long and no more than 300metres wide

Nature trails weave through the riparian woodland and small patches of scrub and grass

Those nature  trails offer a very pleasant walk

A timber walkway takes you across the river and the swamp

Saiwa National Park Birds

 

Saiwa Swamp National Park has more than 370 bird species recorded, making it a great year-round birdwatching destination. Saiwa National Park is a good place to see some of the western special birds such as the fabulous Ross’s Turaco. The Park is a great birding destination as no vehicles are allowed in the park and you walk unguided along the forest trails. There are several platforms around the marsh for spotting the rare Sitatunga antelope, a rare swamp-dwelling mammal, but they are also a great vantage point for identifying swamp specials and for looking into the canopy.

The months of April to August are the wettest months, and regular showers may sometimes meddle with your pleasure of birdwatching

Saiwa National Park Birds

  • Dwarf Bittern
  • Western Reef Heron
  • Goliath Heron
  • African Fish Eagle
  • African Marsh Harrier
  • Bat Hawk
  • Wahlberg’s Eagle
  • Allen’s Gallinule
  • African Green Pigeon
  • Ross’s Turaco
  • Blue-headed Coucal
  • Narina Trogon
  • Abyssinian Roller
  • Mustached Green Tinkerbird
  • Slender-billed Greenbul
  • Grey-winged Robin-Chat
  • African Thrush
  • White-browed Crombec
  • Black-throated Apalis
  • Black-throated Wattle-eye
  • African Blue Flycatcher
  • Brown Flycatcher
  • Yellow-billed Shrike
  • Marsh Tchagra
  • Bronze Starling
  • Heuglin’s Masked Weaver
  • Hartlaub’s Marsh Widowbird
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