Ruma National Park is the only terrestrial Park in Kenya’s Nyanza Province. Dubbed the “Last Retreat of the Roan Antelope” (Africa`s rarest and largest antelope). Ruma National Park lies in Suba district, 23km South west of Homa bay, the nearest city, approximately 10km East of Lake Victoria, and 425km west of Nairobi Kenya on the flat floor of the seasonally watered Lambwe River Valley bordered by the Kanyamwa Escarpment to the South-East, and by the volcanic plugs of the Ruri Hills to the North. Ruma national Park is one of Kenya`s more rewarding but less popular Parks.
Ruma National Park-Kenya protects the only indigenous population of threatened roan antelopes within Kenya. Currently, the number of roan antelopes is facing extinction, approximately 40 roan antelopes have been recorded. Ruma National Park-Kenya is still the only protected area in Kenya where the globally threatened blue swallow, a scarce intra-African migrant, is often recorded. Blue swallows, which depend upon moist grassland for both feeding and roosting, arrive in Kenya from their breeding grounds in Southern Tanzania around April and depart again in September.