Tourist attraction sites in Tana River are several. Tana River county has 4% arable and 96% non-arable. The capital and largest town is hila. It has a population of 315,943 However, the economic activity in the non-arable land is pastoralism. Tana River county is one of the six counties in the coastal region. It borders Kitui, Garissa, Isiolo, Lamu, and Kilifi county. The county lies between latitudes 0°053 and 2°041 south. Below is a list of tourist attractions in Tana River county.
This is a small town in Kenya on the Tana River, with a population of 6,932. It is a busy market town and a portal to Garissa county. On March 3, 1959, the day the hold massacre took place. On that day, guards on order from the camp commandant clubbed to death 12 of the prisoners. Among those who died was a young man name Wambugu Wa Kigotho. Surprisingly, he was the only one that did not die. The monuments seek to commemorate the massacre of the 11 Mau Mau fighters.
Kora National Park.
Kora national park is famous as the former home of George Adamson. The park covers an area of 1,788 square kilometers. It is a triangle of dense woodland and scrub. However, its main attractions include pristine wilderness, inselbergs, Adamsons falls, kora rapids, and George Adamson’s grave. However, it was recently made into a national park. The trusts have a strong commitment and duty to try to help kora prosper into the future.
Tana River National Reserve.
Established in 1976. This was to protect the endangered species of the two species of monkeys crested mangebay and the red colobus monkey. The ecosystem consists of riparian forests, dry woodlands, and savannah habitats. However, the ecosystem is also a stronghold for birdlife with over 200 species. Tourists might prefer to access the reserve via Garsen. This is due to long stretches of very rough roads from the Garissa side. All should carry camping equipment as there is no accommodation available in the reserve.
Tana River Delta Ramsar Site.
This is a wetland on the Tana River. This is one of Kenya’s largest and most importantly freshwater rich in wildlife and a significant local community. However, it is under serious threat. A Rocha Kenya works with other partners to implement conservation initiatives. This is to protect the delta and provide a sustainable alternative for local communities.
Tana Delta Dunes.
This is a uniquely combining beach, river, and bush to give you an unforgettable experience. However, the lodge straddles the longline for sands dunes. It shields the Tana Delta’s flood plains from the waters of the Indian Ocean. However, the area has a haven for a variety of birds including waders, kingfishers, and herons. Spacious en suite bathrooms offer alfresco showers open to the stars. There is also a swimming pool.