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Oldonyo Orok and Namanga trip

Hosted by the Consul of the Nairobi Hiking Kenya Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Fri 01 Jun 07:00 - Sun 03 Jun 16:00

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Ol Doinyo Orok mountain is situated in southern Kenya next to the Tanzanian border in the Namanga Division.

A large part of it consists of elevated cloud forest (above Protected content . Being one of the few remaining patches in Kenya, it contains a large variety of plants, herbs and also several animal species not found in the surrounding semi-arid lowlands. In the mountain valleys there are natural water catchments created by the high altitude rains and the high humid climate.

The hiking trail takes hikers along Namanga river,and parallel to water pipes that supply water in Namanga and part of Tanzania. This trail end at a spectacular cave where the maasai conducts their rituals, few meters after the cave is unbelievable view point. Everyone is encouraged to get to this point regardless of the pace. The trail after this get bushy and steep go go on to the source of the river. This part is only recommended for fit hikers.

The round trip hike can take from Protected content with stops at strategic points to take in the views, sounds and scent of the forest. The view of Namanga town and surrounding as you hike up is spectacular, on a clear day, you will be able to see Mt. Kilimanjaro,longido and Mt. Meru.
Friday: Leave Nairobi at 7.15am with a stopover enroute to Namanga. Arrive Namanga around 9:30 am, check in at the guest house, have breakfast before the hike.

Sat: Protected content easy hike after breakfast. This route will take us on a different route with tremendous views of open landscape and conservancies. Get back to the guest house in time for lunch ..chill out after lunch.
Sun: 2 hours trek and explore Namanga town and surrounding, depart after lunch.
Accommodation will be in single rooms at hills gate homes. All meals apart from Friday lunch will be served at the guest house.
Book your slot by sending money to till number Protected content for Change' by 28th May.