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Nairobi, Kenya
Close to Thika and about 60km from Nairobi, Ol Doinyo Sabuk National Park is a forested hill that rises to 2146 metre. Driving to the summit is possible and on clear days good views of Mt Kenya will be seen.
 
“Ultimate Panoramic Experience” 
Dominated by a small mountain covered in montane forest, the Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park is home to 45 species of birds including the white-browed sparrow weaver, grey-headed sparrow weaver, African pied wagtail, mourning dove, augur buzzard, African hawk-eagle and purple-breasted sunbird. Buffalo are the dominant animals in the ecosystem and other wildlife include bushbucks, leopards, olive baboons, aardvarks, porcupines, mongoose, pythons and monitor lizard. The mountain’s summit also offers visitors scenic views of Mount Kenya.
 
Key features
 
Wildlife
  • Includes; buffalo, leopard, mongoose, bushbuck, olive baboon, colobus monkey, vervet monkey, Sykes' monkey, Kirk's dik-dik, bush pig, common duiker, reedbuck, rock hyrax, bushbaby, tree and ground squirrel, aardvark, porcupine, python and monitor lizard.
  • More than 45 species of birds have been recorded.
 
Attractions
  • Montane landscape
  • An unusual burial site, McMillan grave
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Abundant forest birds
  • Fourteen Falls
  • Scenic views of Mt.Kenya  from the summit
 
How to get there
  • By Road: 85 km north-east of Nairobi. From Thika town proceed 22 km along the main Garissa road to Makutano junction. At Makutano follow the KWS sign and turn right, proceeding 3 km on an all-weather murram road to Donyo town. At Donyo turn right and proceed a further 2 km to the main gate.

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