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South Kitui National Reserve


A tourist to Kenya will not regret their visit by having to stop by and explore the wonderful flora and fauna present in the South Kitui National reserve. The reserve was first established in 1979 and forms one of Kenya’s reserves located in the southern part of Eastern province. South Kitui National reserve is located to the North of Tsavo national park and this place is easily accessible with plenty of accommodation and game and bird viewing to do.


The South Kitui National reserve is well known for its multiple species in of notable primates. Most of these primates relocate between the Tsavo national park and the South Kitui National reserve making the place worth preservation to protect the primates from getting into extinction.


The size of the South Kitui National reserve is approximately 1, 833 square km which makes it a large reserve to accommodate eye catching and breath taking primates and other fauna as well as immense flora as is used to feed the primates. There is known for its security and great roads which makes it a several hours’ drive from the capital city of Nairobi.


The South Kitui National reserve neighbors the Tsavo east National park and is located at an altitude of 1, 829 to 3, 994m above the sea level. This reserve is a place anyone would enjoy and love to spend time out of the city noises since it is located from the noises of both the city of Nairobi and Mombasa. Apart from enjoying the ambiance away from the city, the South Kitui National reserve offers a lot of tourists’ activities like game viewing. The main fauna include mammal like lions, leopards, black rhino, zebra, waterbuck, dikdik, gazelle, gerenuk, gemsbok among others.


Although there is not much to say about birds viewing, it is only natural that there would be much of it when one gets there and time runs out so fast with so much to enjoy and have fun. The South Kitui National reserve is located in a dry region on Kenya and the climate is therefore between hot and cool in different parts of the year. The South Kitui National reserve is characterized by acacia woodlands and bush grasslands with ivory palm, baobab and saltbush.


The baobab especially provides spectacular sites which no one visiting Kenya would wish to just let be and not get on the move and have as much fun and possible in the South Kitui National reserve. This game reserve attracts fewer numbers of visitors due to the fact that it is located at the proximity of both the Tsavo national park and the Amboseli national parks. However, this does not make the South Kitui National reserve less important since it hosts both the Kiothowa and the Umbi Hills which are a good destination for pristine landscape and numerous species.


Despite there being no accessibility through the air, the South Kitui National reserve is easily accessible fro the rough roads from either the east or the West of this reserve. Again, the South Kitui National reserve is accessible from the Arawele reserve which is located at the banks of River Tana and which runs through the west of South Kitui through Mutiboko and Kakya villages. In this case, a 4WD will do in penetrating though the rough terrain. Visit South Kitui National reserve and have value for your money today.