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Elephant Hill Hike

8 September, 2023

Elephant Hill Hike

Available Date: 22nd May 2024| Any other private day
Grading:  Moderate Trail (Point of Despair) to High (Peak)
Trekking Time: 7 hours

Hike Summary

Elephant hill forms the southern tip of the Nyandarua Range, which hosts the Aberdares National Park. The peak rises 3500m above sea level and offers mind-blowing views of the Kinangop plateau below. On a clear day, you can see as far as Mt. Longonot, Lake Naivasha, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and Sasumua and Ndakaini Dams.

The first part of the hike is basically through farms used to grow trees and crops. The chlorophyll shadows of the exotic giant grass of the bamboo forest form the next part as the gradient gets steeper. The hike follows an elephant migration route all the way to Point of Despair. The hike then goes up the Elephants Tail before the final walk to the summit. Return to base on the same route.

What to Carry

  1. Comfortable hiking boots
  2. Long Pants and Long sleeved top/light jacket recommended
  3. Plenty of drinking water 2-3 litres
  4. Sunhat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses
  5. Any personal medication
  6. Day Pack /Small Bag to carry your personal items
  7. Snacks, Fruits, Drinks to last the hike
  8. Rain Gear in case it rains
  9. An identification card or passport


Full Package with transport – Kes. 3,850

Self Drive – Kes. 2,250

Package Includes:

  • KWS Park Entrance Fees
  • KFS Entry Fees
  • Transport Costs for Non-self-drive
  • Hiking Charges
  • Guides Fee
  • Security

Package Excludes:

  • Transport costs for Self drive
  • Tips for Guides
  • Evacuation expenses.

Payment and Booking

Make payments via MPESA Paybill 695596 Account (Your Name-Elephant)

Confirmations and queries must be confirmed with 0729 995 059 | [email protected]

Guided tour
At a glance
  • Kes. 3,850
  • Kes. 2,250
Jemoh Maina,

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