Get to Know Ol Donyo Sabuk
Though it's potentially attractive to hikers and birdwatchers, Ol Donyo Sabuk has little to offer the average safarigoer.
Protecting an isolated 2,145-metre mountain whose evocative sounding Maasai name actually just means 'Big Mountain', this small and little-known park supports some extensive forest and grassland along with large wildlife such as buffalo, leopard, blue monkey and bushbuck, and a varied selection of highland birds including colourful turacos and noisy hornbills.
The only access is along a steep 4×4-only 10-kilometre dirt road connecting the entrance gate to a summit. The road offers spectacular views that are unfortunately impaired by a metal forest of communication towers and aerials. Hiking is permitted, but only if accompanied by an armed ranger.