Elephant Hill Hike
Available Dates: 13th November, 2021
Private Package: Any day of your choice
Grading: Moderate Trail (Point of Despair) to High (Peak), 20km
Trekking Time: 7 hours
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
- Comfortable hiking shoes /Trainers for the short trail
- Long Pants and Long sleeved top/light jacket recommended; Aberdares can be cold especially at the top
- Plenty of drinking water(at least 3 Litres)
- Sunhat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses
- Any personal medication
- Day Pack /Small Bag to carry your personal items
- Snacks, Fruits, Drinks to last the hike
- Jacket/Rain Coat/umbrella
- An identification card or passport
Self-Drive – KES 2,350
With Transport – KES 3,450
- Citizens Park entry fees
- Community fees
- Transport Costs for Non-self-drive
- Hiking Charges
- Security and Guides Fees
- Residents/ Non Resident Entry Fees(kes. 3450)
- Tips for Guides
- Evacuation expenses.
Payment and Booking
Make payments via our Paybill 695596 Account (Your Name – hike title)
Confirmations & queries must be confirmed with 0729 99 50 59
Booking Terms & Conditions
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Protocols on COVID -19
- Our Transport is compliant with government regulations on occupancy per vehicle.
- Our buses and vans are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before the Trip.
- The nature of this activity enables social distance with ease.
- There are no gatherings at the start or end except for a social distanced stretch.