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Nasolot National Reserve

Nasolot National Reserve

Nasolot National Reserve

Nasolot National Reserve is one of the impressive reserves that is so much rugged and it is found within the rift valley province west of the Pakot district north of the mount Meru just 528 kilometers northwestern of Kenya’s capital Nairobi and  it was established and gazetted as the national reserve in 1979 covering an area of about 92 square kilometers.

What to see in Nasolot National Reserve

There various tourist attractions that can be seen within the Nasolot National Reserve and these include the following;

Nasolot Hill

This is one of the major tourist attractions of the reserve that is found at the edge of the Nasolot hill that forms one of the wonderful views of that park and the Nasolot National Reserve got its name for this Nasolot hill.

Wildlife

Nasolot National Reserve houses several wildlife species especially animals which forms the best tourist attractions for the visitors interested in visiting the reserve. There are forest galleries and the presences of the hot savannah that provides a wonderful habitat to several wildlife animals and some of these animals include the duiker, bush back, leopard, olive baboon, lions, fringe-eared Oryx, waterbuck, hippopotamus, impala, lesser Kudu, bushbuck, spotted hyena among other wild animal species.

Activities taking place within the Nasolot National Reserve

Nasolot National Reserve provides several tourist activities that enjoy joy, leisure, and happiness to the tourists while on their safari in Kenya. Some of these activities include;

Game drive safaris

Nasolot National Reserve is known as a popular destination with several and huge populations of animals that are all over the national reserve. The animals that you will spot while doing the game drive safari in Nasolot National Reserve include the duiker, giraffe, bush back, leopard, olive baboon, lions, fringe-eared Oryx, waterbuck, hippopotamus, impala, lesser Kudu, bushbuck, spotted hyena, buffaloes, gazelle among others. The game-watching safaris in Nasolot National Reserve will take you to the reserve plains while seated in your popup car seeing very many animals’ species trolling and rolling within the reserve which is so interesting activity.

Bird watching safari

Nasolot National Reserve is one of the important habitats for the bird species though there are no big bird species that are found within the reserve.

The most common bird species found within the Nasolot National Reserve include the secretary birds, tufted duck, plain Nightjar, yellow-billed duck, rock dove, comb duck, speckled pigeon little egret, African sacred ibis, Eurasian widgeon among other bird species. Bird watching in Nasolot National Reserve will require you to visit one of the best sections of the reserve that are known to harbor important bird species and visitors can easily do the bird watching activity in Nasolot National Reserve early in the morning or later in the evening to have the clear bird watching species.

Spot fishing

Nasolot National Reserve also offers sport fishing as an activity that visitors can engage in while on a safari in this great reserve, the activity of sportfishing in the reserve is conducted at the Tuckwell River which hosts various species of fish. While using several fishing methods and equipment, you will be able to catch several types of fish especially the Nile perch, robber lates, and catfish among several others. This is one of the interesting activities for leisure which you shouldn’t miss while at Nasolot National Reserve

Boat ride safaris at river Turkwell

Boat safari are also conducted on the river Turkwell in Nasolot National Reserve that runs through the park and while on the boat ride, you will enjoy the serenity of the environment, the breeze filled experience as you escape away from the hot conditions within the Nasolot National Reserve.

Camping safaris

The reserve offers the camping experience to visitors who are interested in it. Tourists who are interested in coming into close contact with nature can do this by enjoying the camping sites with the unmatchable camping experience. Camping can be done by a group of tourists or alone travelers and in Nasolot National Reserve camping takes place at Marich pass field studies center campsite.

Guided nature walks 

The reserve features a rugged beautiful environment that includes the hills and the valleys which are so fantastic in the eyes of the tourists and these promote nature walk safaris that bring the visitors close to nature. While enjoying the nature walk safaris, you will be able to enjoy various animals that include duiker, giraffe, bush back, leopard, olive baboon, lions, fringe-eared Oryx, waterbuck, hippopotamus, impala, lesser Kudu, bushbuck, spotted hyena, buffaloes, gazelle among other various species.

When to visit Nasolot National Reserve

Nasolot National Reserve can be visited any time of the year and the reserve remains good throughout all months, days, and the year but there is always that best time when you can move and enjoy various attractions and sceneries within the park for the best safari experience and this comes within June, July, August. September and October. These months represent the dry season when the reserve can easily be explored because the grass is always short making the game viewing so visible and even during the dry season, the animals can be easily seen in large numbers within the park especially concentrating at the water levels and therefore you must visit this reserve during the dry season as the best season for the wildlife exploring.

Where to stay at Nasolot National Reserve?

Nasolot National Reserve has no fully established accommodation facilities however, visitors to the reserve can stay at the established camps at the Marich field studies that are found or located 80 kilometers south of the Nasolot reserve.

Getting to Nasolot National Reserve

Tourists interested in visiting the Nasolot National Reserve will have to cover the 146-kilometer journey north of the Kitale in the West Pokot District within the rift valley province. This reserve is 528 kilometers northwest of Nairobi city and one gets to Nasolot National Reserve using both air and water transport. By road is found at the six kilometers via the A1 main road the chartered or scheduled domestic aircraft are available from Nairobi especially at the Wilson airstrip and then to Turkwel dam strip or Kaputirr airstrip and then link to the reserve for various leisure activities. Please contact Africa Adventure Vacations for the best of these safaris activities to the Kenyan destination.