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Marsabit National Park

Marsabit National Park

Marsabit National Park

✈️ Airport: Marsabit Airstrip

💵 Currency: Kenyan Shillings (Kes)

Weather; January to March is hot and dry, April to June is hot and wet, July to October is very hot and dry, and November and December are warm and wet.

🗣️ Language: English and Swahili are the national languages
⏰ Time Zone: East Africa Time (GMT+3)

How to get Marsabit National Park

Distance: 530 km north of Nairobi. 263 km north of Isiolo.
Gates: 2 Gates (Ahmed and Abdul) Ahmed has an exit at Karare, and Abdul for the park headquarters
Roads: from Nairobi, the reserve is reached via Nanyuki and lsiolo a distance of 530 km. The road is paved up to Merille leaving a distance of 120 km of murram road that is only motor-able by 4 wheel-drive vehicles during the dry season.
Airstrips: there is an airstrip at Marsabit, 4km from the Park’s main gate.
By Air: The reserve is 2 hrs by air from Nairobi and is adequately served by a tarmac airstrip located about one kilometer from Marsabit town centre.

How to Book a Visit to Marsabit National Park

Good news you don’t have to book in advance. Payment is done on Ecitizen

How Much Is The Entry Fee And Opening Hours?

Citizen Adults-Ksh300

Citizen Child- Ksh215

Resident Adult- Ksh300

Resident Child- Ksh215

Non-Resident Adult- 22usd

Non-Resident Child 13USD

Monday to Sunday: 6:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. All year round including public holidays and weekends

What to take with you

Money to buy refreshments or  meals 

Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight.
Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a guidebook

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A Safari Adventure in Kenya's Hidden Gem

 Marsabit National Park, a breathtaking oasis of biodiversity and natural beauty nestled in the heart of Kenya’s northern frontier. In this blog post, we’ll embark on an exciting journey to uncover the myriad attractions of Marsabit National Park, from its diverse activities to its fascinating wildlife encounters, all while maintaining a fun yet professional tone.

Discovering the Attractions of Marsabit National Park

Marsabit National Park offers a wide range of activities to suit every traveler’s taste. From thrilling game drives through rugged terrain to serene boat safaris on the crater lake, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Nature enthusiasts can explore the park’s diverse ecosystems, including lush forests, arid savannahs, and stunning volcanic landscapes, while adventure seekers can embark on guided hikes to discover hidden waterfalls and scenic viewpoints.

Encountering the Wildlife

One of the highlights of visiting Marsabit National Park is the opportunity to encounter its unique wildlife. The park is home to a variety of species, including elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, leopards, and the endemic Grevy’s zebra. Birdwatchers will also delight in the park’s avian diversity, with over 350 species recorded, including the rare white-winged cliff chat and Somali ostrich.

Experiencing Cultural Encounters

In addition to its natural attractions, Marsabit National Park offers travelers the chance to experience the rich culture and traditions of the local communities. Visitors can interact with the Borana and Rendille tribes, learn about their traditional way of life, and participate in cultural activities such as dance performances and handicraft demonstrations.

Marsabit National Park is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered, offering a unique safari experience that combines breathtaking scenery, diverse wildlife, and vibrant cultural encounters. Whether you’re embarking on a game drive through the park’s rugged landscapes, encountering wildlife in their natural habitat, or immersing yourself in the rich traditions of the local communities, a visit to Marsabit promises an unforgettable adventure unlike any other. So pack your sense of adventure, embrace the unknown, and prepare to be enchanted by the wonders of Kenya’s Marsabit National Park

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