Marsabit

The town of Marsabit is an outpost of urban civilization in the vast desert of northern Kenya.

What Marsabit lacks in wildlife is made up for by stellar landmarks and cultural disposition. Although few dares live here, with an average density of 4 people/km2, compared to 4,850 people/km2 in Nairobi,  Marsabit County has no less than 14 distinct tribes who share the vast expanse; and travelling here is akin to travelling through an “open museum” which takes you across old-world villages where native communities still uphold their traditional way. The town is situated on an isolated extinct volcano, Mount Marsabit, which rises almost a kilometer above the desert. The hills here are heavily forested, in contrast to the desert beyond, with their own “insular” eco-system.

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