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The Pristine North: Malka Mari National Park - Adventure 254
Northern Kenya has a lot to offer if flora and fauna are to go by. The furthest I have been up northern side is Marsabit National Park that lies way past the always sensational groupie of Isiolo, Shaba, Buffalo Springs and Samburu National Reserves. Apparently, it so happens that Marsabit is not the last of them, as abundance of North Kenya’s pristine wilderness extends to the Kenyan – Ethiopia border, where another Kenyan Jewel by the name of Malka Mari National Park lies. Those that I have told about Malka Mari, including foreign tourists, are usually surprised because none of them would imagine existence of such a game park up there. Malka Mari National park was gazetted in 1989 and is situated on the Kenya – Ethiopia border. It’s one of Kenya’s most virgin parks. It covers approximately 1500 square kilometers. It lies along Daua River. Attractions here range from wildlife, sceneries and landscapes as well as historic sites. Vegetation The area is basically semi-arid bush land, with plenty of scrubby grassland. What to see The park has plenty of Ant hills, Somali giraffe, crocuta crocuta alias the laughing spotted Hyena, Dik Diks, Agama Lizards, Antelopes, vultures, Genet, common Zebra [...]