What Is There To Do In Marsabit National Park? Marsabit National park is located in the Northern region of Kenya at Mount Marsabit and it is situated in a distance of about 560 kilometers from Nairobi in Marsabit County within the former Eastern province. Marsabit National park covers a total surface area of about 1,554 square kilometers and it was officially established as a national park in 1994 with a main purpose of protecting all the wildlife species in the country being under the management of Kenya wildlife services. Marsabit national park is a remote Kenya destination where nature lovers should visit because it is a densely forested area, which consists three crater lakes and acts as good natural habitat to many wildlife species and birds and it hosts a wide range of impressive tusked elephants among others.

Attractions in Marsabit National park.

Marsabit National park has so many tourist attractions, which lead many tourists to travel from many parts of the world, and some of these include the following below;

  • Wildlife; Marsabit national park is a home to diverse wildlife species that tourists can sight see as they tour around the park which include; African elephants, greater/lesser kudu, hyenas, buffalos, grevy’s zebras, lions, leopards, kirk’s dik dik, reticulated giraffes, peters gazelles. More so, there are other primate species such as; vervet monkeys, olive baboons and many others.
  • Three crater lakes; Marsabit national park boosts around three pristine crater lakes, which all act as good natural habitats to various numbers of bird species. In addition, one of these lakes is famously known to be being the best place where the early films and writings of Martin Johnson and Vivien de watt vile always took place due to it is the conducive environment in the surrounding.
  • Birds; Marsabit National park is known to be a home to over 500 bird species that are always available in the park for bird lovers to sight see and some of these birds include; white-bellied turacos, sparrow weavers, yellow-billed storks, red knocked coots, purple herons, ibies, peregrine falcons, rupell’s griffons vulture, black kites, mountain buzzards, African fish eagles which can be easily spotted at the cliff within the Northern end of Lake Paradise.
  • Lake Paradise. Lake Paradise is situated at the heart of Marsabit national park and it is found along the slopes of Mount Marsabit within the Northern region of the country. In addition, tourists can take a drive of about 10 kilometers from the park’s Ahmed gate and from the town of Marsabit.  More so, this national park harbours a variety of butterfly species.

Activities done in Marsabit National park.

There are so many things that tourists on a Kenya safari within Marsabit national park can do during their free time and gain new experiences as they create remarkable memories. In addition, some these activities include;

Mountain/ rock climbing.

Rock climbing is one of the most exciting things to do while exploring well through the park and it is best done from the Massif of Ol Olokwe within the South of Marsabit, which offers individuals with wonderful climbing routes as they being accommonpained with park guides who are known to have some good local knowledge about the park.  more so, individuals can engage in many other activities like; wildlife viewing, bird watching where they are able to sight see birds like; somali bee-eater, African olive pigeon, little grebe,  beard vulture, masked lark among others, guided nature walks, community visits among others.

Marsabit National park
Marsabit National park

Where to stay in Marsabit National park.

Marsabit national park has a number of accommodation facilities, which are always available for guests that range from budget, mid-range and luxury hence granting visitors chances to choose where to stay according to where it matches with their budget. In addition, some of these lodging facilities include; Nomads Trail hotel, Sand and rock resort, Chico hotel, Silvia Inn hotel, Jirime hotel and resort, Gof hotel, Jinjamanna safari lodge and many others.

When to visit in Marsabit National park.

The best time for tourists to visit within this national park is during the dry season which s between months of June to October and from December to March.

Contact our trusted tour operators for more information about what things are there to do while touring around Marsabit National park and Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Focus East Africa tours who offer the best tour packages while on your safari in Kenya.

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