Elephant Hill Hike

9 February, 2021

Elephant Hill Hike

Available Dates: 6th August 2022
Private Package: Any day of your choice
Grading:  Moderate Trail (Point of Despair) to High (Peak), 20km
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 shoes /Trainers for the short trail
  2. Long Pants and Long sleeved top/light jacket recommended; Aberdares can be cold especially at the top
  3. Plenty of drinking water(at least 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. Jacket/Rain Coat/umbrella
  9. An identification card or passport
  10. Cameras


Self-Drive – KES 2,300
With Transport – KES 3,450

Ps. Discounts applied to bookings done via the website
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Package Includes:

  • Citizens/Resident Park entry fees
  • Community fees
  • Transport Costs for Non-self-drive
  • Hiking Charges
  • Water
  • Security and Guides Fees

Package Excludes:

  • Non Resident Entry Fees
  • 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

All our adventure bookings are subject to Bucketlist Adventures Booking policy as outlined on the link below:

Day Hike
Guided Tour
Grading: Difficult Peak Summit
At a glance

The hike follows elephant migration trails to Point of Despair before the final walk to the summit with beautiful views of Kinangop plateau.

  • Njambini Forest Station, South Kinangop
  • Kes. 2,300
  • Kes. 3,450
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