Category: Hiking Further Afield

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Shompole Hill, Southwestern Ridge

The single biggest attraction for Shompole Hill is its location on the northern edge of Lake Natron. From its heights, you get unforgettable views of the impressive delta/swamp created by the Southern Ewaso Ng’iro...

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Mt Elgon, Sasa River Trail

The array of strange plants, impressive variety of colourful flowers, up-close views of Simu and Suam Gorges, and the hot springs at the head of Suam Gorge, make a visit to Mt Elgon’s caldera...

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Mt Kenya’s Great Lakes Tour

Whichever route you use when climbing Mt Kenya, you can’t miss sighting a lake or two. Perhaps you’ve wondered how many of these there are on the mountain.  Over 25 lakes dot Mt Kenya’s...

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Mt Kipipiri

Mt Kipipiri looms large in the minds of the historically inclined. In its shadow is Wanjohi Valley, the hotbed of hedonism by white settlers from the 1920s to the 1940’s. Numerous books have been written about...

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Nature Walk Through Loita Forest

A nature walk through Loita Forest evokes images of the biblical Garden of Eden. The ecosystem in Loita Forest hasn’t been disrupted by introduction of exotic plants, making it one of few remaining truly...

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Oldoinyo Lengai, the Western Trail

Oldoinyo Lengai is an extraordinary active volcano in a remote corner of Northern Tanzania. It’s eruptions freeze in mid-air within seconds of bursting from the earth’s bowels, only to shatter and rain down like hailstones...

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Mt Longido, the Northern Trail

Right after crossing from Kenya to Tanzania at Namanga, the prominent rocky summit of Mt Longido can be seen to the left, seemingly daring climbers to attempt its sheer rock faces. For hikers preparing...

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Ndoto Mountains, Aldera Hill

The Ndoto Mountains on the northern end of Samburu County are an oasis for those adventurous enough to brave the long off-road hot dusty drive through the semi-arid northern frontier plains of Kenya. Insecurity...