Bongole crater

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The largest and deepest of three craters in marsabit national park, or more accurately maars — formed by a reaction between underground water and magma.

It also known as 'Gof Bongole', and has a diameter of about 2.5 km.

The crater floor has a lake whose volume varies with rainfall, from a green marsh during the rainy times to a dry bed during the drier times.

The lake serves as a grazing spot for animals.

What to do thereCamping, game viewing, hiking, bird watching — eagles.

Best time to visitAny time of the year.

Location of Bongole craterBongole crater is on the southern end of Marsabit national park.

It also is in northern Kenya, on the lower-southern slopes of mount Marsabit.

How to get thereBy vehicle or hiking.

There are no airstrips in the park, though one could be found in Marsabit town.

A ranger's escort may be required for hiking, as well as pre-booking.

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