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The Last Wilderness

Former home of George and Joy Adamson –’Kampi ya Simba’ Kora National Park offers a pristine wilderness dotted with tall Inselbergs and graced by the Tana River on which the Adamson’s Falls, Grand Falls and Kora Rapids are found.

The park’s topography consists of rocky formations that create a surreal landscape, acacia woodlands and doum palms. The park is crisscrossed by seasonal rivers too and Tana River forms the northern boundary of this park and Meru National Park.

Attractions & Activities

The Park prides itself in the history of the coming together of Joy Adamson’s book “Born Free”. The script bases itself on the Adamson’s life and research on lions and cheetahs. George and her spouse Joy Adamson are best known through the movie Born Free and a best-seller book with the same title, based on a true story of Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lioness cub they had raised and later released into the wild. This story line is a great puller of domestic and international Kenyan safari lovers to the Park.

Wildlife found in the park include; elephants, Lesser Kudus, wild dogs, striped and spotted hyenas, leopards, lions and cheetahs. There are about 500 species of insects, 40 reptiles in the park.
Visitors can enjoy bird watching, hiking, river rafting, fishing, rock climbing, camping and visits to the George Adamson’s grave.

Kora National Park plays host to the annual memorial that celebrates the legendary conservationist George Adamson, famously known as ‘the father of lions’ or ‘Baba ya Simba.’ The annual event normally held in August informs and educates Kenyans about Adamson’s role in the protection of wildlife while reminding the world of the conservationist’s passion for tourists tented camps.

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Park Fees

Adult: KES 300
Child/Student: KES 215

Adult: $52
Child/Student: $35

Mode of Payment
MPesa. Visa Card. Direct deposits to KWS bank accounts. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Special Services

Security/Guided tour per guide
• KES 1,720 – up to 4 hours
• KES 3,015 – Over 4 hours

Vehicle Charges per day
• Less than 6 seats KES 300
• 6-12 seats KES 1,030
• 13-24 seats KES 2,585
• 25-44 seats KES 4,050
• 45 seats and above KES 5,000


By Road: Kora is 280 km north-east of Nairobi. Access is via Thika to Mwingi then north-east through Kyuso village OR through the routes indicated below:

Nairobi - Thika -Mwingi- Tseikuru - Kaningo gate.
Nairobi - Thika - Mwingi - Tseikuru - Masyungwa gate - Kampi ya Simba.
Nairobi - Embu - Meru National Park - Adamson’s gate.
Nairobi - Nanyuki - Meru National Park - Adamson’s gate.
Adamson’s Bridge that cuts across Tana River joins Kora National Park with Meru National Park. The road network requires a 4WD throughout the year.

By Air: Kyethoni airstrip, Kampi ya Simba airstrip and can also be accessed through Masanduku airstrip in Meru National Park.

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