Masinga Dam & Masinga Power Plant

The scenic Masinga dam is the main reservoir in the cascade with a capacity of 1.56M cubic metres of water and is therefore used for water regulation throughout the year. Two vertical Kaplan turbines drive two generators capable of generating 40 MW of power.
The power generated at Masinga is transmitted to Kamburu and Mt. Kenya Region.
From Kamburu, power is transmitted to Nairobi through two 220kv lines.
The reservoir occupies a surface area of 120 sq. km.

The Mwea Game Reserve

Major wildlife attractions include the elephants, Rothschild giraffes, Common zebras, Lesser kudu, Buffalo, Water Buck, Bush buck, 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. Different birds and reptile species have been recorded in the reserve. Giraffe8