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Mt. Essakut Hike - Crater Rim with Spectacular Views

Hosted by the Consul of the Nairobi Hiking & Camping in Kenya Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 29 May 06:30 - 15:00

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Ole-Essakut - lovely hike with Spectacular views

Get ready for an exciting hike up Mt. Olesekut located in the rift valley west of Nairobi. Views are spectacular on all sides with the Maasai plains on one side and the city of Nairobi on the other side. Save for the few herds of Maasai livestock grazing on the lower hill slopes, the mountain is delightfully isolated from civilization, and from its summit, you get magnificent views of both Ngong Hills and Mt. Olorgesailie.
Olesekut is one of the most beautiful mountains near Nairobi with a medium level of difficulty (depends on your fitness level)
It is a lovely way to spend a Saturday in an unspoiled and beautiful place.

The trail starts with a flat trek and then gets steep for about 20 mins, the rest of the trail is a combination of steep and flat areas all the way to the top, the trail to the highest point takes you through a ridge with spectacular views of the crater below. The trek back is a combination of flat and downhill.
*The hike takes about 4 hours in total (depending on your pace)
*Driving time to the starting point is about an hour from Karen.
* There will be shared transport with pickups from
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What to bring: Lunch, sunscreen, hat, hiking shoes with a good grip.

*To book your spot, send payment to Sports For Change till number Protected content goods) by 20th May.