OL DONYO SABUKSaturday, Jul 16, 2022 05:00 am to Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 04:00 pm
OL DOINYO SABUK
Ol Doinyo Sabuk National Park, known as the Ultimate Panoramic Experience is located in Machakos County here in Kenya. The park was established in 1967 naming it Ol Doinyo Sabuk, which means the Largest Maasai Mountain. It’s situated in the North of Nairobi City, approximately 65km. The park sits in an area of 20 square kilometers and is built around the slopes and the summit of Ol Doinyo Sabuk Hills. The Ol Doinyo Sabuk National Park is covered by dense forest vegetation that is known by the Kikuyu locals as The Mountain of the Buffalo while the Maasai locals call it the Big Mountain
The hills, which are rugged outcrops of the ancient rocks and just high above the Athi Plains, give a clear view of the Kenyan Capital City Nairobi The park can easily reach from Nairobi city just 1-hour drive and you get to the lush cool air parked with scenic views.
There is only one route that trekkers use to hike up to the summit of Oldoinyo Sabuk, which is 2145 meters above sea level. The only route passes through the 14 Falls of River Athi. The park was first settled by the European Explorer, Lord William Northrop McMillan. (1872-1925)He settled here with his wife before they both died and up to date the 3 graves of the explorer's family are still here as you approach the summit. He, his wife, and their dog were buried here which acts as an attraction at the park.
Ol Doinyo Sabuk national park is home to a wide range of wildlife, including buffalos, baboons, bushbucks, impalas, duikers, and more than 40 species of birds. One can enjoy the scenic views of both Mt Kenya and Mt Kilimanjaro.
WHAT TO CONSIDER
Distance from Nairobi: About 65 km
Starting/Ending Point: Ol Doinyo Sabuk National Park Gate
Walking Duration: 4-6 hours
Terrain: Dirt road, footpath
Trek Difficulty: Fair to Moderate
- Transport to and from the park
- Professional guide and Park Ranger
- Professional Photography
- Park Entrance Fee
What You'll Need for This Hike
- Identity card
- Bring comfortable hiking shoes and, preferably, hiking boots.
- An extra layer of warm clothes. It can sometimes get very chilly up there.
- You can change into the dry ones with an extra pair of thick, woolen socks just in case the trail is wet.
- Enough drinking water, 2 liters minimum.
- Snacks and lunch