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Mwingi is a town in the Kitui County with an urban population of 15,970 as per 2009 census situated along the A3 Road amidst Nairobi and Gariisa, 47 kilometres north of Kitui capital, and 200 kilometres east of Kenya’s capital of Nairobi. Major schools in Mwingi are: Mwingi Boys, Migwani Boys, Kimangao Girls, Thitani Girls, Kyuso Boys and Kyome Boys are scattered all over Mwingi region
Attractions in and around Mwingi
Mwingi National Reserve
This is a hot, dry and remote reserve a designated for fly camping, fishing, camel and horseback safaris with attractions like the Adamson’s Falls, fishing and boating on Tana River and a visit to the Kampi ya Simba, which was the home of Joy and George Adamson and the grave of Elsa the lioness and game viewing.
Nzambani rock is a beautiful attraction in Kitui located a few meters away from the town with relatively flat landscape, 60 feet tall rock above the ground. It has a staircase built some years ago for its visitors to climb through on.
South Kitui National Reserve
South Kitui National Reserve is dominated by thickets, grasslands and acacia savannah and it is famous for several species of wildlife which migrate between the Tsavo National Park and the South Kitui National reserve harboring wildlife like the lions, leopard, elephants, giraffes and lesser kudu. The reserve was established in 1979 on a 1,833 square kilometer piece of land south of Tsavo National Parks.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli is found in Loitoktok District in the Rift Valley deriving its name from a Maasai word which translates to “Salty dust” and it is one of the best places to visit in Africa for large elephant viewing with its eco-system mainly savannah grasslands spreading into Tanzania. Amboseli National Park is home to large herds of elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and several others and offers you the beautiful views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park is in the list of Kenya’s oldest and largest parks established in 1948 on a 13,474 square kilometer piece of land in a semi-arid area initially known as Taru desert near the town of Voi and the park is best known for harboring the big 5 game that like the red dusted elephant, rhino, Masai lion, Cape buffalo and the leopard.
Tsavo West National Park
This park is known for its beautiful scenery which includes the serene Lake Jipe, hills, acacia woodland and rivers and it is about 240km from Nairobi, along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway on the western side with Tsavo River dividing it from Tsavo East. Its topography is beautified by the savannah grasslands, woodlands and riverine vegetation which Masai lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, black rhino, giraffes, hippos, and lesser kudus survive on.