About Tana River Primate National Reserve

   This amazing reserve situated in Bohoni town in the coastal area of Kenya is characterized by woodlands, Savannah grasslands. and riparian forests. Tana River primate national reserve was established in 1976 to protect the endangered species of the two species of monkeys crested Mangebay and the red colobus monkey. It is amazing to note that many of the bird and animal species are unusual in East Africa, generally, they are typical of Central Africa’s lowland rainforest.   This wonderful river primate reserve is home to many wildlife species such as hartebeest on the Eastern banks, Mangebay, red-tailed colobus monkey, hippos, buffalos, Nile crocodiles, zebras, Masai giraffes, Oryx, lesser kudu, pythons, Sykes monkey and yellow baboons among the rest. Be fortunate to sight some rare exotic birds from over 260 species of birds like African open billed stork, bat hawk, golden pipit, pygmy falcon, African barren owlet, glossy starling, white-winged Apalis, open-billed stork, scaly babbler, red-tailed ant thrush, black-bellied starling and martial  The ferry crossing at the last bridge of the river known as Garsen is truly an adventure crossing to the 50 kilometers riverine belt of dramatic wildlife and birds from the western banks to the forests.  The forest also supports a rich array of mammals, a high number of reptiles and amphibian species, as well as a number of rare plants, some of which are unique to this area. visitors with a keen interest in primates and birdlife can look forward to a gala time here. 

Must See

  • Beautiful River Tana has 13 Sq Km spread area.
  • Endangered primates namely Mangabey and Red Colobus Monkey
  • Home to many wildlife species such as hartebeest on the Eastern banks, Mangebay, red-tailed colobus monkey, hippos, buffalos, Nile crocodiles, zebras, Masai giraffes, Oryx, lesser kudu, pythons, Sykes monkey and yellow baboons among the rest.
  • Exotic bird species such as White-winged Apalis, open-billed stork, scaly babbler, red-tailed ant thrush, black-bellied starling and martial eagle among the rest.
  • Water Rafting 
  • Bungee jumping

  • Fishing.

How to reach

  •  The reserve is approximately located 350 kilometers from Nairobi and 240 kilometers from Mombasa, chartered flights can be arranged from Malindi or Mombasa.
  • Krystalline Salt LTD Bus Stop
  • 4 h 32 min (268.3 km) via B8 by taxi

Tips

  • Carry drinking water with you 
  • Carry binoculars 
  • It is recommended to pack Picnic items and camping equipment in case you wish to stay overnight.
  • Endangered monkeys make quite an interesting sight.
  • Carry binoculars for bird watching.
  • Water rafting is one of the main tourist's activities at Tana river, there are boats for hire to be used with life jackets within the reserve training can also be done for amateurs in rafting the duration of rafting will depend on water levels. The best time for his is from April to July and from November to January.
  • See some interesting wild animals here.

Visit Time

  • Tana River Primate Reserve Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Tana River Primate Reserve(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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Waiting Time

Nil.

 

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Entrance Fee

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Ticket Prices For Foreign Nationals

  • USD 20 for adults
  • USD 10 for children
  • USD 10 for students
  • Tana River Primate Reserve Price: 500 KES.
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Time you can spend

6_8 hours.

 

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Weather

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