Tana River Primate National Reserve is a small reserve, gazetted in 1976, as its name suggests protecting a small number of primates, which have no other location in Kenya. There are two species, the Red Colobus and the Crested Mangabey. These species occur in the rain forests of western Uganda and in Zaire and are indicative of the time, centuries ago, when these great forests covered the whole of Africa - west to east. The reserve consists mainly of patches of riperian forests extending for 16km along the meandering course of the lower Tana River, 350km east of Nairobi and 240km north of Mombasa. At the time of establishment, the reserve occupied approximately 171 Km of forest, dry woodland and savanna habitat on the East and West of the Lower Tana River. Tana River Primate National Reserve is a mixture of savannah and riverine forest often exquisitely beautiful. Both the common and Grevy's zebra are found, as are the Maasai and Reticulated giraffe. Oryx, buffalo and lesser kudu are by no means rare. The river accommodates plenty of crocodile and hippo and water birds are spectacular.
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