LUMO Community Wildlife Sanctuary

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Main entrance to the sanctuary

LUMO Community Wildlife Sanctuary is a community owned wildlife sanctuary in Kenya. It is located near Mwatate in Taita-Taveta County in the former Coast Province, approximately 220km from Mombasa. It covers an area of 48,000 acres. The sanctuary is formed by the Lualenyi, Mramba Communal Grazing Area, and Oza Group Ranch, hence the acronym "LUMO". [1]

LUMO Community Wildlife Sanctuary is adjacent to Tsavo West National Park and the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, and serves as a vital wildlife corridor between Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks.[2] It hosts cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, masai lion, masai giraffe, zebra, hartebeast, impala, waterbuck, Thomson's gazelle, lesser kudu, dik-dik, and other smaller animals, including a great diversity of birdlife.

The sanctuary has one community-owned tourist lodge, the Lion's Bluff Lodge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Friends of Tsavo: Lumo community wildlife sanctuary "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-08-18. 
  2. ^ Lion's Bluff Lodge [1][permanent dead link]