Mount Marsabit, also known as Mount Marsabit National Park, is an extinct volcanic mountain located in northern Kenya. It is part of Marsabit County and stands as the highest point in the area, reaching an elevation of around 1,707 meters (5,600 feet).
Mount Marsabit is known for its unique ecosystem, which includes dense forests, moorlands, and a crater lake called Lake Paradise. The mountain and its surroundings are home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, baboons, and different bird species. The park is particularly renowned for being a habitat for the endangered Grevy’s zebra.
The mountain and its national park offer opportunities for hiking, nature walks, birdwatching, and wildlife spotting. Visitors can explore the diverse flora and fauna of the area while enjoying the scenic beauty of the surrounding landscape.
The local communities, such as the Rendille and Borana, have cultural and historical connections to Mount Marsabit. The mountain holds significance in their traditional beliefs and practices, and it is considered a sacred place.
While Mount Marsabit National Park is not as well-known or frequently visited as some other national parks in Kenya, it offers a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience for those interested in exploring the remote and less-travelled areas of the country.