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Losai National Reserve
Gazelle (Picture: Michael Nikolai)
Gazelle (Picture: Michael Nikolai)
Losai National Reserve was opened in January 1976. It is a wild, semi-desert landscape characterized by rocky hills, plains and river woodlands which snake along the seasonal rivers. The scenic beauty is breathtaking; game to view includes elephant, Greater and Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk and Grants Gazelle. The fauna is similar to that of the drier areas of the Marsabit reserve.

The National Reserve is a restricted tourism area, having formerly been a habitat for black rhino and elephants. Losai is characterized by rugged terrain; a lava plateau with scattered volcanic plugs covered with thornbushes. Its relative isolation and inhospitable terrain make it very difficult to visit, even in a four wheel drive vehicle. The Reserve is flanked on the west by the Ol Doinyo Lenkiyo and Ndoto mountains. The Ndoto forest borders the park on the west, and is one of Kenya's largest virgin forests.

Losai is intended to be one of Kenya's natural reserves, where access and interaction by humans is restricted. As a result, tourism in Losai is tightly regulated and visitors need special permission to stay in the reserve.