Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Small is Beautiful - Saiwa National Park

When one believes of a beautiful thing, he or she believes of a celebrated thing or place. But according to many people they would actually accept and respect a little thing or a secluded topographic point the beautiful topographic point or thing they have got ever had. An experience to remember. When we look for a vacation, a field day site, parkland or any topographic point we would wish to undergo nature, then we should look at the most gorgeous topographic point full of our expectations. Republic Of Kenya have such as many topographic points but the best one for nature lovers is unquestionably the Saiwa Swamp National Park

Saiwa Swamp National Park

Situated below the Cherangani Hills, Trans-Nzoia District of Rift Valley Province. Saiwa National Park is located 22 kilometer from Kitale on the Kitale-Kapenguria tarmacadam road. At Kipsaina junction, a 5 kilometer marrum route takes to the lone parkland gate. Saiwa is the least parkland in Kenya, only 3 km2. It was established to protect the semi-aquatic antelope, Sitatunga and encloses the drench fed by the Saiwa River together with its fringing belts of rainfall forest. The parkland is enclosed by subsistence agriculture settlements. Park flora includes a mixture of wood and drench vegetation. The drench is dominated by tall cat's-tails and sedges. The drench is bordered by a mixture of grassland, riverine woods and Acacia This peculiar parkland have a differentiation in that the attractive force that do is so beautiful are just alone to this area.

The Sitatunga:

The Sitatunga or marshland vaulting horse is a swamp-dwelling antelope establish throughout Africa. Sitatunga stand ups about one and a one-half metres at the shoulder. Sitatungas have got a water-proof coat which is dark brownish in males and reddish brownish in females. Both sexual activities have got achromatic chevron and musca volitans as well as achromatic blotches on their faces. Their hooves are long and thin to cover with the Sitatunga swampy habitat. Males have got a mane as well as horns, which are twisted and can attain almost a metre in length. Sitatunga unrecorded in papyrus swamplands and are very good swimmers. They may take to the H2O to hedge marauders such as as leopards or wild dogs, lying submerged in pools with lone their anterior nariss above the surface. They are crepuscular although they are also somewhat active at nighttime and day. Sitatunga can be solitary; females be given to lodge in herds while males go mostly eremitic after mating. They are in:

Kingdom Animalia,

Phylum Chordata,

Class mammalia,

Order Artiodactyla,

Family Bovidae,

Genus Genus Tragelaphus

Species Spekeii.

The parkland can only be visited on foot, and Bridges and trails meander through the drench dotted with observation decks. Bird observation is first-class here, and the parkland is also inhabited by black-and-white Columbus monkey, giant wood squirrel, Grey duiker, and the endangered Delaware Brazza's monkey.

Other chief activities include:

Trails- The Park have well maintained trails and 4 observation towers where one can prosecute in bird observation and game viewing. The parkland is also an idyllic topographic point for the wild camping experience

The ecological importance of this park.

This parkland protects works and animals. It have ecological importance such as as dirt stabilization, ordinance of water, and they throw the cardinal to familial conservation. So this land site is not only little but very beautiful. Wage a visit to this land site and you lend to its conservation.

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