OLDONYO SABUK NATIONAL PARK
The Oldonyo Sabuk National Park is located about 85km North–East of Nairobi in Machakos district of Eastern province. The eco-system constitutes a mountain which is entirely covered with dense montane forest except for a small area at the top.
The park is home to 45 species of birds and the easily spotted ones include: white browed sparrow weaver,grey headed sparrow weaver ,African pied wagtail, mourningndove ,Augur buzzard ,African hawk eagle ,Purple –breasted sunbird ,Yellow-vented bulbul ,Speckled mousebird ,Helmeted guinea fowl ,Black-headed oriole ,Grey tit ,Ring-necked dove,Bateleur,Great sparrow-hawk,Bronze sunbird,Superb starling and Mackinnon grey.
CLIMATE:January to march is Hot and dry
April to June is hot and wet
July to October is very warm and dry
November to December is warm and wet
An unusual burial site, McMillan grave
Abundant forest birds
Scenic view of Mt. Kenya from the summit
Buffalos are the dominant animals in the eco-system. Leopard ,Mongoose ,Bushbuck ,Olive baboon, Colobus monkey, Vervet monkey ,Sykes monkey ,Kirk’s dik-dik ,Bush pig ,Common duiker ,Reedbuck, Rock hyrax ,Bush baby ,Tree and ground squirrel ,Arrduark, Porcupine ,Python and monitor Lizard.More than 45 species of birds have been recorded.
WHERE TO STAY
Sabuk guesthouse sleeps 10 people
Turacco public campsites