Overview – Kora National Park

Kora National Park is situated in Tana River County, Kenya. Home to the Adamsons' Camp - Kampi ya Simba - the previous home of George and Joy Adamson, the Kora National Park offers an immaculate wild specked with tall inselbergs and graced by the Tana River on which the Adamson's Falls, Grand Falls and Kora Rapids are found. Visitors can partake in the different birdlife, fishing in Tana River, rock-climbing and furthermore visit George Adamson's grave.

  • Wildlife5 Animals

  • High SeasonDecember to March and July to October

  • Best Time to GoJune to September

Pros & Cons

  • Amazing wilderness appeal
  • Good birding with forest specials
  • Amazing sceneries with several waterfalls
  • Historic sites associated with Adamson's life
  • Very limited wildlife viewing options
  • Only one option for accommodation available in the park

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Wildlife & Animals – Kora National Park

Kora is associated with a few other parks and reserves including Meru National Park. All the big safari animals meander across the borders and can be found in Kora. Because of substantial poaching, animal densities are very low. Elephants, hippos, hyenas, and a few antelope species can be spotted here.

Wildlife Highlights

Kora National Park is home to distinct types of wildlife species which make it an excellent wildlife safari destination. The wildlife species in this national park incorporate antelopes, cheetahs, bush elephants, spotted and striped hyenas, leopards, Tanzania cheetahs, wild cats, lions, caracals, genets, hippos and many more.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

Kora can be visited all year round, but heavy rainfall might restrict game drives and hiking trips. There is rain along the coast throughout the year. However, the peak of the short rains in November and the long rains in April and May make these months less appealing.

Birds – Kora National Park

Kora National Park is an ideal birding spot with assorted bird species, for example, spot flanked barbet, black-throated barbet, Pel's fishing owl, white-backed night heron, African finfoot, eastern paradise whydahs, the eastern yellow-billed hornbills, Von der decken’s hornbills, violet woodhoopoes, orange-bellied parrots, Basra reed warbler, Malindi pipit.

Best Time for Bird Watching

Kora is a bird watcher's delight the entire year. Numerous unusual, dry-country specials live here and can be spotted all year. Migratory birds show up in the reserve from November to April. One significant thought is the climate, as substantial showers can wreck your birding plans – November and April get the most precipitation.

Best Time to Visit – Kora National Park

Kora can be visited throughout the year. However, wildlife viewing is best in the dry months from June to September. Visits during the peak of the rainfall season might be challenging because of the condition of the roads, which aren’t great even in the Dry season. The grass is very long in the Wet season too, making animals more difficult to spot. 

  • Best Time

    June to September

  • High Season

    December to March and July to October

  • Low Season

    April to June

  • Best Weather

    June and December

  • Worst Weather


June to October (Dry Season)

  • Rarely gets hot, Most of the time it's sunny & dry
  • Due to short grass and less water sources, Animals can be spotted easily
  • Fewer mosquitoes and less chance of catching malaria
  • There is a lot of dust in the air because it is very dry
  • The sky is hazy and the scenery isn’t as pretty

June to October (Wet Season)

  • The scenery is beautiful and at its most lush
  • Birding is best as migratory birds are present
  • Rain in April and May will sometimes come in between your planned activities
  • Roads become sloppy and difficult to travel

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