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Getting There & Away

The stretch of the scenic A1 Hwy from Kitale to the Marich Pass via Makutano is often described as ‘Kenya’s most spectacular tarmac road’.

Buses plying the A1 between Kitale and Lodwar can drop you anywhere along the route, whether at Marich or the field studies centre. You may be asked to pay the full fare to Lodwar (KSh1500), but a smile and some patient negotiating should reduce the cost.

The road north of the Marich Pass is still a bit of a mess, however, so a 4WD is recommended for trips up-country. Hopefully that won't be necessary forever, as the recent discovery of oil around Lokichar means this section of road is slated to be improved.