Nasolot National Reserve Kenya

Nasolot National Reserve Kenya

Beautiful and rugged, the Nasolot Reserve is located to the north of mount Melo. The reserve is quite remote which means few visitors and a chance to be at one with nature in the seemingly endless plains within its borders.  Visitors to this paradise can enjoy spectacular views from Nasolot hill, bird watching, camping, fishing, and nature walks. Nasolot National Reserve became established in 1979 and has 9,200 hectares of magnificently rocky land. It’s positioned to the north of Mount Melo. There are several magnificent vistas available, though many of the reserves are actually plains. Due to its remote location, there aren’t many visitors. Climatic conditions are hot and arid.

Leading Destinations are made up of the rocky ridges at the edges on the reserve called Nasolot Hill, Game viewing for wildlife such as Elephant, lesser kudu, bushbuck, duiker, lion, leopard, Kirk’s dik-dik, spotted hyena, jackal, impala, Sykes’ monkey, Beisa and fringe-eared Oryx, waterbuck, olive baboon, buffalo, gazelle, and hippo.

Size of Nasolot national reserve Kenya

Nasolot National Reserve was gazetted in 1979 and consists of 9200 hectares of beautifully rugged land. It is located to the north of Mount Melo at over 3.000 meters.

Location of Nasolot national reserve

Nasolot National Reserve is located in Northern Melo, about 3kms, and on the west; it is bordered by Pokot district and approximately, 528kms from Nairobi city center. This National Reserve lies between elevation 750 and 1500m, just on the Great Rift Valley, the remotest and rugged part of Kenya.

How to get to Nasolot national reserve

The reserve is actually 146 km north of Kitale towards the west of the A1 Kitale-Lodwar road. The reserve’s entrance lies 6.2 km down the A1 main road. There are airstrips at Turkwell dam and Kaputirr. There are no accommodation options inside the reserve. Nevertheless, self-catering accommodation, as well as a campsite, exists at the Marich Pass Field Studies Centre located 80 km south of the reserve from the A1 Kitale- Lodwar road. The area is frequented month in month out. Adventures consist of Game viewing, bird watching, and fishing trips and boat rides on a Turkwell dam, nature walks, and camping out.

Things to do in Nasolot National Reserve

In addition to game viewing, visitors enjoy birdwatching expeditions, guided nature walks, and camping safaris. Sportfishing at Turkwell Dam combined with a boat ride is the most exciting thing to do when visiting this attraction.

When to visit Nasolot national reserve

Nasolot National Reserve Nasolot National Reserve is an all year round safari destination.

Where to stay in Nasolot national reserve

There are no accommodation options in the reserve. However, self –catering accommodation and a campsite are available at the Marich Pass Field Studies Centre located 80 km south of the reserve off the A1 Kitale –Lodwar road.


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