Nasolot National ReserveWest Pokot
Discover an astounding number of species found in the Great Rift Valley.
A Wildlife Sanctuary in the Great Rift Valley
About 528km from Nairobi is a national reserve that is over three decades old. Its rugged plains house elephants, lesser kudus, bushbucks, duikers, lions, leopards, impalas, gazelles, hippos, buffalos, waterbucks and monkeys among other species. This wildlife sanctuary is known as Nasolot National Park, situated about 146km from Kitale. Its remote location makes it less popular receiving only a handful of guests annually.
Nevertheless, for nature lovers who are looking for a serene, adventurous and uncrowded location, this national park is a winner. Nasolot National Reserve is located in Kapenguria in West Pokot District in the Great Rift Valley. Its eastern boundary is Weiwei River a seasonal river. Visitors arriving by air use the airstrip at Turkwel Dam or at Kaputirr.
Nasolot National Reserve is 9,200ha of stunning plains and rocky formations. Thickets, bushland and acacia forests cover the reserve. Nasolot Hill is one of the main attractions in this area, from where you can view wildlife in the reserve.
Things to Do in Nasolot National Park
In addition to game viewing, visitors enjoy bird watching expeditions, guided nature walks and camping safaris. Sport fishing at Turkwel Dam combined with a boat ride is the most exciting thing to do when visiting this attraction.