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Marsabit - Kenya

Marsabit is a small town in the north of Kenya where members of several tribes are living. There is not much to see or do in Marsabit town, but the Marsabit National Park is worth visiting, as well as trips to the Chalbi Desert and, further afield, Lake Turkana. The famous ‘singing wells’ of the Borana people can be found in the area and should not be missed.

The name Marsabit is thought to come from an Ethiopian farmer named Marsa, who was brought to the area to assist with farming. ‘Marsa bet’ meaning Marsa’s home became Marsabit.

Marsabit the town is located on the lower slopes of Mount Marsabit, an extinct volcano just over 1700m / 5600 feet high. It feels like an oasis in a harsh desert setting and just driving into town from the desert around it brings instant relief.

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Why visit Marsabit?

  • Watch the herders collect water at the famous singing wells
  • Go on safari in the enchanting Marsabit NP
  • Feel small in the empty and desolate Chalbi Desert
  • Use Marsabit as a gateway to the Lake Turkana area and its UNESCO World Heritage Site

Information for visitors

Did you know?

  • In a small village in the Chalbi Desert, they have found several skeletons around 2m in length which seem to confirm the local myths of giants once living in this area.
  • Marsabit is famous for its tuskers, elephants with large tusks. Ahmed was the most famous in this area, even receiving 24-hour security guards ordered by the president, before he passed away in 1974. His 3m long tusks can now be seen in the Kenya National Museum in Nairobi.
  • The women of the Borana tribe build the huts they live in, men do not help with this as it is considered undignified. A wife also decides who enters the house. If a husband comes back and finds another man’s spear in the ground outside her house, he cannot go in. It is a sign of desirability for a woman to have a lover, at least one, and her husband actively encourages this.

Flights from Marsabit (RBT)

Flights To Marsabit (RBT)

Reasons to Visit

  1. Singing Wells
  2. Chalbi Deset
  3. Marsabit Nationl park

City Tips

  • There are no scheduled flights from Nairobi to Marsabit, but the road from Nairobi to Marsabit is almost completely tarmac now, making it a much easier and faster drive then it used to be. It is still a long drive from Nairobi, best done over 2 days.
  • The local currency is often called ‘bob’. “This souvenir costs 2000 bob.”
  • Do not exchange with street sellers; banks usually offer the best rates of exchange
  • Use internet cafes with the same caution you should anywhere
  • It is advisable to hire a driver when hiring a car. Drivers are not expensive.

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