Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park

Ol donyo Sabuk feature image

“The 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.

Protected Area Type

Park Size

20.7 sq. Km

Climate

January-March is hot and dry, April-June is hot and wet, July-October is very warm and dry, November and December are warm and wet

What to take with you

  • Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight.
  • Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks
  • Camping
  • Game viewing
  • Mountain Climbing

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.

Attractions

  • Montane landscape
  • An unusual burial site, McMillan grave
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Abundant forest birds
  • Fourteen Falls
  • Scenic views of Mt.Kenya  from the summit

Park Entry Fee

Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park

Citizen

Resident

Non - Resident

Adults

KSH

Child

KSH

Adults

KSH

Child

KSH

Adults

USD

Child

USD

300

215

600

300

26

17

* Kindly refer to the document Conservation Fees 2015 below for other services and charges  

 

Park Resources

Phone: +254-200 2062503

KWS Reservations:

Tel: +254-20-2379407/15

E-mail: reservations@kws.go.ke or oldonyo@kws.go.ke

Postal Address:

The warden,

Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park,

P.O. Box 1514 0100,

Thika.

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