The Mwea National Reserve is a nature reserve in Kenya. It is located within Mbeere District, in Eastern Province, a distance of about 200km from Nairobi. The Reserve is characterized by bushy vegetation and scattered large trees, typical savannah ecosystem. Major wildlife attractions include the elephants, Rothschild giraffes, Common zebras, Lesser kudu, Buffalo, Water Buck, Bushbuck, Impala, Vervet Monkeys, Aardvark, Yellow baboons, Grants gazelle, Dik-dik, Cape hare, Warthog, Black-backed jackal, Duiker, Sykes monkeys, Genet cat, Slender mongoose, Stripped ground squirrel, Dwarf mongoose, Crested porcupine, Rock Hyrax, Tree Hyrax, and tortoise. Hippos and crocodiles are also found in the dams and rivers.