Marsabit National Park

 

 

This northern park is home to Kenya's larger mammals including lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, warthogs, zebras, giraffes, hyenas and gazelles. Because the area is thickly forested, you won't see much unless you spend quite some time here - preferably camping at Lake Paradise. Since this Crater Lake is aptly named, this shouldn't be a problem. It's an enchanting place to rough it and few campsites in Kenya can rival it for scenery and tranquility.

Buses operate between the park's nearest town (Marsabit) and the central Kenyan town of Isiolo, near Mt Kenya.