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Kora National Park

Kora National Park                                    
The Kora National Park was gazetted in 1973 as a reserve and gazetted as a park in 1990. It comprises of an area of a little over 1700 km2. This triangle of dense woodland and scrub is limited along its 65 km northern boundary by the Tana River, which rises in the highlands between Aberdares and Mount Kenya, before commencing its 700 km passage to the Indian Ocean. The western boundary follows a straight line from Tana River which a joint boundary with the adjacent Mwingi N. Reserve, while the eastern boundry runs along Mwitamyisi River.


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Kora National Park                                          
The Kora National Park was gazetted in 1973 as a reserve and gazetted as a park in 1990. It comprises of an area of a little over 1700 km2. This triangle of dense woodland and scrub is limited along its 65 km northern boundary by the Tana River, which rises in the highlands between Aberdares and Mount Kenya, before commencing its 700 km passage to the Indian Ocean. The western boundary follows a straight line from Tana River which a joint boundary with the adjacent Mwingi N. Reserve, while the eastern boundry runs along Mwitamyisi River.

The land surface slopes gently from an altitude of 490m in the south-west and about 270 m in the north-east. Central areas comprise of an undulating peneplain through which Basement ridges protrude above the surface as rocky inselbergs the highest of which are Mansumbi 488 m, Kumbulanwa 450 m and Kora Rock 442 m. The park also has several seasonal rivers.

Access
-  Roads: Kora is 280 km to the north-east of Nairobi. Access is via Thika to Mwingi then north-east through Kyuso village. A bridge across the Tana River joins the park with Meru National Park. The park has a road network.
-  Airstrips: There is an airstrip that is used for reserve's administration. With another airstrip about 10 km away on the eastern side.

Attractions
Pristine wilderness, Inselbergs, Tana River with Adamson's Falls, Grand Falls and Kora rapids, diverse birdlife George Adamson's grave.

Activities
Game viewing, rock climbing, fishing in River Tana.

Size and Location
Coast region, Tana District and covers 1,787 km 2.

Park Contacts
Contact Person: The Senior Warden
Postal Address:Meru National Park,P.O. Box 11, Maua, Kenya
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