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About Marsabit

Marsabit is a town in Kenya. Marasbit backpacking tours bring you close to a stunning game reserve with crater lakes and a large elephant population.


Marsabit airports include the following:
•Jomo Kenyatta Nairobi International Airport


Marsabit birdlife includes Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, along with Black Herons, Grey-backed fiscal, Black-lored Babbler, Lovebirds, Fish Eagles and Pied Kingfishers.


With one of the smallest and most remote game parks in Kenya, Marsabit conservation is not as huge as some of the more tourist-orientated areas, however it is still vital to preserve the area's habitats.


Marsabit malaria medication includes the following:
•Mefloquine (Lariam)
•Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone)


Marsabit plant life ranges from Riparian vegetation, to grazing pastures and agriculture lands, as well as savanna grasslands and scrub.

Safety Tips

•Do not swim in the water - hippos and crocodiles can sometimes be found, as well as bilharzia
•Marsabit is generally very safe to visit, with no dangerous game
•The crime rate is very low, however it is best to keep valuables out of sight to prevent temptation
•Avoid travelling alone to and from the park, and in remote areas travel in convoy during daylight

Travel Books

Marsabit recommended travel books include:
•Kenya: Lonely Planet Country Guide by Matthew Firestone
•The Rough Guide to Kenya by Richard Trillo, Daniel Jacobs, and Nana Luckham
•Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Dale A. Zimmerman, Donald A. Turner, David J. Pearson, and Ian Willis
•Kenya Globetrotter Travel Guide by Dave Richards and Val Richards
•The East African Great Lakes: Limnology, Palaeolimnology and Biodiversity by Eric O. Odada and Daniel O. Olago


Marsabit wildlife can be seen in the small and remote Marsabit National Park, with a range of game from lion to elephant, crocodile, hippos and many other species can be seen.


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