The Wilderness of Ruma – The less-visited Ruma, is a mosaic of landscapes, ranging from riverine woodland and rolling savannah to magnificent escarpments and towering volcanic plugs and hills. Ruma National Park promises undiscovered wildlife treasures and undisturbed serenity.
It’s Kenya’s last remaining sanctuary for the endangered Roan antelope where you will have some reasonable chances of seeing them. Lying on the flat floor of the seasonally watered Lambwe River, the valley is bordered by the Kanyamwa escarpment to the South-East, and by the volcanic plugs of the Ruri Hills to the north. Ruma’s birding hotspot and the only place where the globally threatened Blue Swallow, a scarce intra-African migrant, is regularly recorded. Blue swallows, which depend upon moist grassland for both feeding and roosting, arrive in Kenya from their breeding grounds in Southern Tanzania around April and depart again in September.
This morning, we will wake up to an early departure to Ruma National Park. Regarding the mammals, the park includes exceptional wildlife mammals ranging from large ones to smaller ones. The mammals include Black and White Rhinos, Roan Antelope can only be seen here in the whole country, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s Giraffes, Hyenas, Oribi, Bohor Reedbucks, Impalas, Zebras, Serval cats, Jackson’s Hartebeests, Leopard, Topi, Olive Baboon, Vervet monkeys, and much more. After enjoying the best part of the day in the park, we will drive to Kendu Bay for lunch to be followed by a short excursion to the nearby sunken Lake Simbi which occasionally attracts flamingos due to its alkaline waters. We will drive back to Kisumu arriving in the evening to end our day trip.
Breakfast time varies with every individual. However, all accommodation facilities will be serving breakfast from 06 – 10 hours. On request, most of the accommodation facilities would be more willing to serve your breakfast earlier. Generally, Oluokos Signature activities depart from your hotel at 0800 hours thus giving you enough time to enjoy your breakfast.
About lunch and dietary needs
We will try our very best to accommodate all dietary requirements but in some out-of-the-way places, it can be very difficult to guarantee. We will let you know if there are places on your itinerary where this is the case. Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we’ll pass the information on to your leader.
This heavily depends on how far and on the conditions of the roads that we shall be undertaking. The fact is that if we’re going to move, there’s a good chance you’ll be riding on a vehicle. We will be sharing with you the final information for the specific type of transportation to be used during your activity. Please remember that we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you back after the activity.