Malka Mari National Park lies along the Daua river on the Kenya-Ethiopia border in the extreme north east of Kenya on the Mandera plateau. With a hot and dry climate, the park was gazetted in 1989 due to its reportedly high concentration of wildlife. Main attractions include Malka Mari Fort, hills and valleys. The park is mostly semi-arid bushland and scrubby grassland with riparian woodland and along the river. There are plants in the park that are unique to the area
Malka Mari National Park may perhaps be one of Kenya’s best kept secret of its numerous unknown destinations. From its captivating landscapes including ant hills to the dancing gazelles, the Somali giraffe, the laughing spotted hyena and the amazing Nile Crocodiles of the great Dawa river, Malka Mari National Park, may be one of those few places where nature can still be experienced in its raw, unadulterated form. There are a few history relics here as well that may tickle your fancy such as the Malka Mari Fort which is worth a visit.