Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary

Good places to go….one of the Coastal heritage places to visit!

The Explorer's Club of Kenya

Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary is one of seven ranches that come together to form the Tsavo Conservancy in Taita-Taveta County,Kenya. It covers an area of 42,000 kilometers and forms a critical migratory corridor for wildlife between Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks.

we departed from Nairobi National Museum for Voi where we stopped to have lunch. Late afternoon we finally arrived at Rukinga, exhausted but excited for the adventure that lay ahead.

During the early morning game drive we spotted the Rothschild giraffe, gerenuk gazelles, hartebeests and many buffaloes. There are plenty of birds to be seen as well, the most common being the Jacksons Hornbill. Throughout the day we spotted them on the ground feeding on fruits. The secretary bird, Franco, Busturd, Mouse bird and the Snake Eagle were equally rewarding to see.

As we drove through the commiphora- acacia woodland, Oryx and Hartebeests escaped deeper into the bush…

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