• By Road: From Nairobi, via Thika-Matuu-Masinga Dam(160 km).this route is surfaced until Masinga Dam Bridge-a further 10 km of dirt road lies between here and Makima Gate. Access is also possible via Embu-Machanga.
• By Air: Masinga airstrip near Masinga lodge.By Air: Masinga Airstrip near Masinga Lodge.
SIZE / LOCATION
• 42 km2
• Mbeere District, Eastern Province
• Semi-arid with an annual rainfall of 510-760 mm pa
SAFARI CARD REQUIRED?
• At present the Reserve does not operate the Safari Card system. Entry is by cash only.
WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU
• Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight. Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks.
• Game Viewing
• Boat rides at Kamburu dam
• Hippo Point
• Realm of Rare birds
• Walking circuit
• Elephant ,lesser kudu, Nile crocodile, hippo, giraffe, Burchell’s zebra, buffalo, leopard, grey duiker, black-backed jackal, bushbuck, waterbuck, olive baboon, sykes’ monkey, serval cat, spotted hyena, warthog, rock hyrax, bush pig, impala and hartebeest. Rare animals like; Stripped ground squirrel, Genet cat, Black backed jackal yellow baboons, are also found in Mwea
• Over 200 species of birds, Mwea is renowned for its water birds and waders. The only protected area in which the globally threatened and Kenya-endemic Hinde’s babbler is known to occur, the Reserve also shelters two other rare species; Pel’s fishing owl and the white-backed night heron
WHERE TO STAY
• In – Park Accommodation
o There are no lodges, tented camps or self-catering accommodation options in Mwea Reserve. Masinga Lodge is located at Masinga Dam outside the Reserve.
• Camping Facilities
o Mbogo, Silvester, Mavuria, Kyangosi, HippoPoint, Kanyonga , Githechu
• Game viewing
• Bird Watching