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Ruma National Park
serval cat  (Picture: Michael Nikolai)
serval cat  (Picture: Michael Nikolai)
Ruma was first gazetted in 1966 as Lambwe valley game reserve and acquired national park status in 1983. The park was established mainly to protect the Roan antelope which does not occur anywhere else in the country.

The soils are largely black cotton clay. The surrounding area is situated in Lambwe Valley South Nyanza, 140km from Kisumu, 10km East of Lake Victoria and south west of Homa Bay. It lies on the flat floor of the Lambwe valley, bordered by the Kanyamaa escarpment to the south east.

This park is home to the Roan antelope, a species not found anywhere else in the world.