Malka Mari national park is located on the Mandera Plateau along the Daua River in Kenya. In addition, it was established as a national park in 1989 with an aim of protecting all the wildlife animals. Malka Mari Mara national park covers a total surface area of about 1,500 square kilometers however, it is ranked to be among the least visited compared to other Kenya national parks in the country. and it has a rich biodiversity of good vegetation which is made of semi-arid bushland, woods which are found near the river, scrubby grassland, riparian woodland, palm-filled riverine vegetation which is found along the Saua river, beautiful landscapes which range from anthills to dancing gazelles which all act as good natural habitats to many wildlife species such as; spotted hyenas, cheetahs, somali giraffes, cheetahs, Nile crocodiles and many others.

Wildlife in Malka Mari National park.

Malka Mari National park is a good destination to visit while on a Kenya wildlife safari because touring around this national park gives you chances to sight see at many animals which include; giraffes, mountain lions, wild dogs, bighorn sheep, gray wolves, hyenas, cheetahs, bobcats, moose, genets, ostriches, leopards, antelopes, dik dik, genet, vultures and other primate species which include; foxes, zebras, monkeys, antelopes among others. More so, there are water species such as; Nile crocodiles, hippopotamuses and many others.


Malka Mari National park is seen as a good birding destination, which harbours over more than 20 bird species due to the fact it is surrounded with Valleys, hills, culture which act as a good natural habitat to the birds. In addition, some of these birds include; streptopelia decipiens, Corvus ruficollis, cichladusa gutta and many others. More so, in this national park, there are many plant species and it has a beautiful scenery of the plateaus, which create the best scenes of photography.

Activities to do

While exploring within Malka Mari National park, there are so exciting things that individuals can do such as; wildlife game viewing , bird watching, hot air balloon safaris  which are best done during the morning hours and rewards tourists with an aerial view of the park while they capture clear views of all the attractions and physical features in the park, cultural encounters where they get to interact with the local people and learn more about their African traditions and culture, guided nature nature walks where they are always accompanied with park guides whose role is to guide them through different trails and ensure the safety of both individuals and the animals, community visits, hiking to the top of the hills and many others.

Accommodation facilities

Malka Mari national park has so many accommodation facilities as to where tourists who opt to have their stay within the park can always reside. However, these lodging facilities are ranged and put in different classes such as; from budget, mid-range and to luxury. And some these lodging facilities include; Al-Marwa hotel, De L’Horloge, Galana palace hotel, Kitich camp, Ikweta safari camp, Sarara camp, offbeat Meru camp, Bush camp Ol-Tome, Leopard rock inn, Murera springs eco-lodge, Sarova shaba game lodge and many others. more so, these lodges always offer their guests with appealing amenities like; business centres, free WI-FI which enables them to keep clear communications with their people back at home, a fitness centre, free parking for those individuals who come driving their cars, free breakfast and many other services like; a 24 hour room service which enbales guests to be attended to at any time they need something, 24 hour tight security which ensures that the safety of the guests is key to them, en-suite bathrooms which have both cold and warm showers and many others.

Malka Mari national park
Malka Mari national park

In addition, either for individuals who are planning to travel to Malka Mari national park can always opt to use both road or air transport for those would wish to skip the long trip. More so, individuals should note that the best time to visit this national park is best during the dry season when they are less rainfalls received hence giving you chances to continue with your daily programmes as planned before.

Contact our trusted tour operators for more information about Malka Mari National park and Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Achieve Global Safaris who offer the best tour packages while on your safari in Kenya.


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