Kora National Park
Another area made famous by the Adamson’s is Kora National Park. Opened in October 1989, and 280 km north east of Nairobi, it is an easy outing from Meru National Park. Covering an area of 1,787 sq km, bounded by the Tana River, George Adamson’s camp was here until he died.
A feature is the sudden appearance of lush green “oases”, created by the lines of doum palms which shelter the banks of the Tana River. Striking are the Inselberts – isolated rocky outcrops covered in vegetation which create random islands above the plains.
Kora has diverse wildlife: 21 species of fish have been recorded, with 500 species of insect, 33 molluscs and 40 reptiles. Species to view include: elephant, Lesser Kudu, wild dog, striped and spotted hyena, leopard and cheetah.