Saiwa is the smallest park in Kenya, only 3 km2. It was established to protect the semi-aquatic antelope, Sitatunga and encloses the swamp fed by the Saiwa river together with its fringing belts of rain forest. The park is enclosed by subsistence farming settlements.
Situated below the Cherangani Hills, Trans-Nzoia District of Rift Valley Province
Wet and dry.
HOW TO GET THERE
Saiwa National Park is located 22 km from Kitale on the Kitale-Kapenguria tarmac road. At Kipsaina junction, a 5 km marrum road leads to the only park gate.
The park can be served by the Kitale airstrip, 22 km away from the park.
Due to its size and nature of attractions, the park does not have and does not need any roads.
Main gate, Sinyerere Gate.
Game viewing, Sitatunga aquatic antelope.
Sirikwa Tented Camp on the main Kapenguria road 6 km after the Saiwa Swamp junction is the only facility that is near the park. The facility also offers a camping ground.
The park has a campsite at the gate.
The park has well maintained trails and 4 observation towers.
Bird watching, game viewing, camping.
Vegetation is a mixture of forest and swamp vegetation. The swamp is dominated by tall bullrushes and sedges. The swamp is bordered by a mixture of grassland, riverine forests and Acacia.