Marsabit National Park

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Marsabit National Reserve
Map showing the location of Marsabit National Reserve
Map showing the location of Marsabit National Reserve
Location of Marsabit National Reserve
Location Eastern Province, Kenya
Nearest city Marsabit
Coordinates 2°22′59″N 37°58′59″E / 2.38306°N 37.98306°E / 2.38306; 37.98306Coordinates: 2°22′59″N 37°58′59″E / 2.38306°N 37.98306°E / 2.38306; 37.98306
Area 1,554 km2 (600 sq mi)
Established 1949
Governing body Kenya Wildlife Service

The Marsabit National Park is a national park and nature reserve located at Mount Marsabit in northern Kenya, near the town of Marsabit. It is located 560 km north of Nairobi in Marsabit District in Eastern Province and its reserve is noted for its zebra population and bird sanctuary.[1]

Flora and fauna[edit]

On the road south from Mount Marsabit to the rocky plains of Shaba, Michael Palin describes passing extraordinary Strangler figs in the mountain-top forest, a stark contrast to the dusty track below which is lined by low, flat-topped acacias.[2]

The area is home to Sociable Weaver birds, which can be identified by their neater, tidier nests; Sparrow Weavers, with their "scruffier" nests; and white-bellied turacos.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenya Wildlife Service – Marsabit National Park
  2. ^ a b Palin, Michael (1992). Pole to Pole. London: BBC Books. p. 197. ISBN 0-563-36283-9. 

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