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Lumo Conservancy

Lumo Conservancy is located between Tsavo West National Park and the Taita Hills. It is as small as 195-square-kilometer and managed by the community. Since it is not an official national park, unique game drives are possible here – even at night!

The conservancy exists since 2001. It is an important corridor for wildlife migrating between Tsavo East and Tsavo West and Mkomazi National Park in Tanzania. The name LUMO is an acronym for the communities of Lualenyi, Mramba, and Oza. These communities gave land to establish the conservancy.

Common Animals in Lumo Conservancy

  • Elephant
  • Buffalo
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Cheetah
  • Genet cat
  • Serval cat
  • Aardvark
  • Eland antelope
  • Congoni
  • Zebra
  • Masai giraffe
  • Over 350 species of birds.

Lumo Conservancy Highlights

  • Unique opportunity to observe nocturnal animals.
  • Huge herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as large congregations of eland and congoni.
  • Good to combine with Taita Hills and Tsavo West National Park.

Facts about Lumo Conservancy

  • Very small park with only 195 square kilometers of area.
  • Wide views of Tsavo West with views of Kilimanjaro, Chyulu Mountains, Yatta Plateau, and Taita Hills.

Activities in Lumo Conservancy

  • Take this unique opportunity and go on a night game drive and see all the nocturnal animals.
  • Go on a bush walk with rangers. Learn to read tracks and learn more about insects and the species-rich flora.
  • Go bird-watching in the early morning or afternoon. Lumo Sanctuary is an ornithologist’s paradise.
  • Stay at Lions Bluff Lodge and admire the vast views to Tsavo West with views of Kilimanjaro, the Chyulu Mountains, the Yatta Plateau and the Taita Hills.
  • Do some hiking in the Taita Hills and to Taita Village.

How to get there

Lumo Conservancy is located about 200 kilometer from Mombasa. From Nairobi the distance is 360 km and from Voi, the larger town near Tsavo East, it’s 50 km. The nearest airstrip is Taita Hills Airstrip.


Lumo Conservancy offers a good year-round destination. There is a big rainy season in April and May, and a small rainy season in November and December.

Best time to visit Lumo Conservancy

We recommend visiting Lumo Conservancy in the dry season between June and November or between January and March. Due to the close location to the equator there are hardly any temperature differences.