Nasalot National Reserve

National Reserve – 92 sq km – Managed by Kenya Wildlife Services

It is mainly plains broken up by the impressive Sekess hills, a continuation of the Cherangani ridges. It is bordered by a section of the Turkwel river to the north and to the east by Wei Wei river. The vegetation is mainly bush scrubland dominated by Acacia, Balanites and Commiphora. River valleys and flood plains have evergreen forests dominated by ficus, acacia, papyrus and sedges. Game includes: elephant, hippo, giraffe, grant and Thompson gazelle plains zebra, eland, lesser kudu, bushbuck, duiker and dik dik; thir predators – lion, leopard, spotted hyena and jackal. Also Olive baboon and vervet monkeys are found. Crocodiles are found in the rivers. Abundant birdlife with 150 species identified.

The Turkwel hydroelectric dam will form a 66 sq km at predicted capacity. It is also an amenity that can be exploited to diversify tourist products in the reserve.