Marsabit National Park Travel
The remote Marsabit National Park is set around Mt. Marsabit, a 1700m high volcano that supports a wide range of flora and fauna in this otherwise desert landscape. When hot air rises from the surrounding desert, it cools around the mountain creating a mist that clings to the mountain condensing in the thickets of the dense montane forest that forms most of the vegetation on the mountain. There are three crater lakes on the mountain that provide the only source of permanent water for the numerous animals and birds that call this place home.
The common wildlife here includes; the African elephant, Grevy’s zebra, lion, leopard, buffalo, bushbuck, greater and lesser kudus, common zebra, Grant's gazelle and baboons.
It is located 560 km north of Nairobi in Marsabit County in the former Eastern Province and its reserve is noted for its zebra population and bird sanctuary.