Nasolot National Reserve was gazetted in 1979 and consists 9,200 hectares of beautifully rugged land. It is located to the north of Mount Melo at over 3,000 metres. There are some spectacular views to be had, although most of the reserve is plains. Because of its remote location there are few visitors.
Climatic conditions - Hot and arid
Major Attractions - Rocky out crop at the periphery of the reserve called Nasolot Hill; game viewing.
Wildlife - Elephant, lesser kudu, bushbuck, duiker, lion, leopard, Kirk’s dik-dik, spotted hyena, jackal, impala, Sykes’ monkey, beisa and fringe-eared oryx, waterbuck, olive baboon, buffalo, gazelle and hippo.
Access - Road: The reserve is 146 km north of Kitale to the west of the A1 Kitale-Lodwar road. The reserve’s gate lies 6.2 km off the A1 main road. Air: There are air strips at Turkwell dam and Kaputirr
Accommodation - There are no accommodation options in the reserve. However self-catering accommodation and a campsite is available at the Marich Pass Field Studies Centre located 80 km south of the reserve off the A1 Kitale- Lodwar road.
Best time to visit - All year round
Activities - Game viewing, bird watching, sport fishing and boating aturkwell dam, nature walks camping.