Marsabit National Park
The Marsabit National park lies in northern Kenya, about 560km north of Nairobi in Marsabit district. Mt. Marsabit forest is isolated by semi desert and desert, with vegetation ranging from scrubland at the base to tropical rain forest at the peak.
Major wildlife attractions include the African elephant. The park is famous for its elephant named Ahmed that was provided with 24hr security surveillance by presidential decree in the 70’s, to demonstrate Kenya’s commitment to wildlife conservation.
Paradise Lake. The park comprises three crater lakes that are the only permanent surface of water in the region and that provide habitat for a variety of bird life.
The forest experiences consistent mist throughout the year.
- Game viewing.
- Ornithological (bird watching safaris
- Camel safaris to neighboring plains (this activity can be conducted by the local people);
- Visiting to “singing wells’ where local people engage in songs while drawing water from deep wells to water livestock.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
- All year round
WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU
- Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight. Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks.
Photos courtesy of Kenya Wildlife Service.