Ruma National Park Travel

Ruma National Park was previously called Lambwe Valley Game Reserve, but was later renamed after a powerful wizard who hailed from the area. The park occupies the vast Lambwe Valley. It is best known as a protection area for the indigenous Roan Antelope which roam the park in great numbers.

The wildlife here ranges from leopards, roan antelopes Hippotragus equinus, black rhinoceros Diceros bicornis, Rothschild's giraffes, cape buffalos, Lelwel hartebeest, olive baboons, Bohor reedbucks, hyenas, servals, topis, honey badgers, bushpigs and vervet monkeys among others.
The park is an IBA (Important Bird Area) with more than 400 bird species have been recorded here.

Getting to Ruma National Park

The park is accessible and motor-able all year round using three main circuits. The rainy season however requires 4x4 vehicles

 

Ruma National Park

Ruma National Park Highlights

  • sanctuary roan Antelope
  • bird-watching tours
  • game viewing
  • boat rides