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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.

Marsabit National ParkSemidesert landscape-between Marsabit and Isiolo.

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Marsabit National ParkSemi desert scrub land near the National Park.

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Marsabit National ParkShepherd herding goats in the scrub land surrounding the park.

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Marsabit National Park.

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.

Marsabit National Park.

 

Marsabit National Park.

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.

Marsabit National Park.Gof Sokorte Dika (Crater lake).

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Marsabit National Park.

 

Marsabit National Park.The third of the crater lakes – Elephant pool.

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Marsabit National Park.Wildlife attractions include baboons.

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Marsabit National Park.Marsabit forest.

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Marsabit National Park.

 

Marsabit National Park.

The forest experiences consistent mist throughout the year.

ACTIVITY OPTIONS

  • 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.

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