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"The Misty Montane Paradise"

560km north of Nairobi in Marsabit district.lies the Misty Montane Paradise" The park comprises of densely forested mountain and three crater lakes that are the only permanent surface of water in the region Major wildlife attractions include the African elephant, the endangered Grevy’s zebra, buffalo, bushbuck, large herds of greater and lesser kuduslarge common zebra, Grant's gazelle and many other small antelopes. The park is famous for its elephant named Ahmed that was provided with 24hr security surveillance by presidential decree in the 1970's, to demonstrate Kenya's commitment to wildlife conservation.

ACCESS

2 Gates;Ahmed and Abdul.

From Nairobi, you go through Nanyuki and lsiolo a distance of 620 km. The road is paved up to lsiolo .The remaining distance of 270 km of very bad road is only motorable by 4 wheel-drive vehicles .

By Air: there is an airstrip at Marsabit, 4km from the Park’s main gate.

CLIMATE

Jan-Mar is hot and dry,
April-June is hot and wet,July-
Oct is very warm and dry,
November and December are a bit warm and wet.

SAFARICARD REQUIRED?

Entry to park is by cash only ( Ksh or US $)

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Prisrine Forest
  • Diverse birdlife
  • The greater Kudu
  • Realm of raptors
  • Land of Gofs
  • Magical Lake paradise
  • A dynasty of giants
  • Last refuge of the huge-tusked bull elephants d life

WHERE TO STAY

Marsabit Lodge lies in an exquisite location and offers stunning views of the park

ACTIVITY OPTIONS

  • Game viewing.
  • Ornithological (bird watching safaris
  • Camel safaris to neighboring plains (this activity can be conducted by the local people)

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU

Drinking water, binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses .