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Marsabit National Park & Reserve is located at Mount Marsabit, Marsabit County, near Marsabit Town. It is under the administration and protection of the Kenya Wildlife Service.

It is 560 km from Kenya’s capital Nairobi and is known for its zebra population, the huge tusked bull elephants, and serving as a Zebra Sanctuary.

Mount Marsabit is covered by a dense forest and has 3 crater lakes that support the wildlife.

Marsabit National Park & Reserve Attractions

Why is this park popular? Here is why?

  • It has 3 crater lakes
  • It has natural dense forest
  • The Zebra Sanctuary
  • Refuge for the huge tusked bull elephants
  • Great Wildlife
  • A variety of butterfly
Marsabit National Park Butterfly

Marsabit National Park & Reserve Animals/Wildlife

It has a wide variety of wildlife which include; the Elephant, Buffalo, Grevy’s Zebra, Greater Kudus, Lesser Kudus, kirk’s Dik-Dik, Giraffe, Gazelle, Beisa Oryx, Striped Hyena, Caracal, Aardwolf, Lion, Leopard, Baboon, black and white Columbus, Blue Monkey, Bushbuck, Suni, among others.

Many species of bird-over 350 species- are also found here and include; the Vulture, falcon, Buzzard, Black Kite, African Fish Eagle, duck, coot, hamerkop, Heron, stork, among others.

Thing to do in Marsabit National Park

You can indulge in a number of activities here.

  • Bird watching-over 350 bird species
  • Game viewing
  • Hiking
  • Holding Events-corporate and special events
  • Fishing
  • Nature walks

Marsabit National Park Climate/Weather

January to Mary is hot and dry. April to June is hot and wet. November and December are warm and wet.

When to Visit

You can visit this park all year round

What to Carry/Wear on this Visit

  • If you are camping please carry camping equipment
  • Also picnic items, drinking water, camera, and guide book
  • Wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to avoid the scorching sun

How to get there

By Road-Marsabit is 560 km north of Nairobi via Nanyuki and Isiolo

You can enter the park using two gates-the Ahmed Gate with an exit at Karare and the Abdul gate to the Park headquarters.

By Air-you can use Marsabit airstrip near park’s Main Gate-4 km away.

Marsabit National Park Entrance Fees/Entry Fees

Park charges are as follows;

Citizens (KES): Adult 350 Child 200
Residents (KES): Adult 700 Child 350           
Non-residents (USD): Adult 30 Child 20

Park Contacts

You can reach Kenya Wildlife service through

Telephone: +254 20-2502005 / +254 69-2102028 / +254 69-2502009


Marsabit National Park Hotels and Lodges

Hotels and Lodges near Marsabit include;

  • Golf Hotel
  • Nomads Trail Hotel
  • The Imperial Dale Hotel
  • Chicho

Happy Safari!

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