User Reviews – Ruma NP
Email Hügel | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Great potential lies in this park.
Entry through Nyatoto Gate was different compared to the other side. As a bird enthusiast, more facilities considering the density of the species in the park should be put in place to enhance this experience. The drive was amazing, we spotted some Roans and I wonder what it would have been like viewing the plains and nearby escapement from above. It was a great experience overall.
A remote park
If you are in the area, it is well worth a trip to Ruma National Park. You will probably not see any large carnivores, but it is the only park where you can see Roan antelope. We saw plenty of roan antelope, topi, impala, giraffes, monkeys (vervets and baboons), some pretty birds, and zebra in the park. There is a nice camping area. You must have a four wheel drive vehicle as the roads get muddy and it's easy to get stuck. We ended up having to push our landrover out of some mud. But! We were the only people in the park, it was peaceful, there were not huge groups of landrovers surrounding the animals. For that BIG reason, I highly recommend it. It's probably great for birding as there aren't tons of loud people around! If you an get there, I highly recommend it.
Remotely beautiful and quiet.
Ruma National Park is a remote park with some amazing scenic beauty. You do not go to Ruma for Big 5 viewing, but rather to see the rare Jackson's Hartabeest and other beautiful antelope. I would recommend Ruma National Park for anyone who happens to be in the region and is looking for a day or two of beautiful tranquility, but I would not go out of my way to get there.