North of Isiolo is Archer’s Post, long considered the official eastern gateway to the wilds of the Northern Frontier District.
Beyond this point you enter a world of harsh beauty, endless arid plains and the great monolithic mesa of Ol Olokwe on the horizon. At the heart of this great desert wilderness is the lush highland oasis of Marsabit. Set over the scorching plains, Marsabit is a small town surrounded by thick verdant forests, watered each morning by cool mists.
Marsabit is the commercial centre of the area, and its streets are a fascinating showcase of the many Northern tribes and cultures.
Nearby Marasabit National Park is a beautiful place, where thick forests and rivers attract plenty of game and great herds of Elephant. This is real elephant country, once home to the mighty Ahmed, a famous tusker whose impressive ivory is now displayed in the Nairobi Museum.
Beyond Marsabit is the Great Northern frontier, and the winding road to Turkana leads to adventure…
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Marsabit is accessible from Nairobi via Isiolo and Archer’s Post, by either bus/matatu or private transport.There is an airstrip servicing charter aircraft. Driving time from Nairobi is approximately 8hours.
Accessing the North from Marsabit can be difficult without private transport. Marsabit is a good base for organized safaris.
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