Named after the longest river in Kenya (Tana River)Tana River county covers an area of 35,375.8 square kilometers and is home to a population of 262,684 according to the 2012 census. The county is divided into three divisions – Bura, Galole, and Garsena ( Hola or Galole is the capital city)
Tana river county borders Kitui County to the West, Garissa County to the North East, Isiolo County to the North, Lamu County to the South East, and Kilifi County to the South.
The main source of income for the residents of Tana river is agriculture and pastoralism.
The landscape here comprises several areas of forest, woodland, and grassland. The most notable landmarks are two rivers (The Tana river and the Lagas river) and Bilbil hills. These two rivers are a source of water for irrigation in the county.
The main attraction sites in Tana River are the Kora National Park, Arawale National Reserve, Tana Primate National Reserve. Tana river county is home to several Monkeys, lions, Zebras, Elephants, and Birds.
Other attractions include inselbergs, Grand Falls, wilderness, Sand Dunes, Riverine Forest, Mangrove, Woodland, Kora rapids, and George Adamson’s grave.
The county lies on a semi-arid area with an average rainfall of less than 600ml per year. The daily temperature ranges between 29.61º to 30ºC.
How To Get To Tana River County
The county is situated 280km northwest of Nairobi and can be easily accessed via road through Thika, Mwingi road passing through Kyuso village.
Hola town is home to a small civilian airport (Hola Airport)serving Hola and surrounding communities.
Accommodations In Tana River County
The main accommodation options here include Kipini Tana River Lodge, Tana River Lodge, Delta Dunes Lodge, and Kipini Conservancy House. Browse through our accommodation section for information on the above facilities