Table Mountain Aberdares Hike
Available Dates: Group joining; 6th November 2021
Private Package: Any day of your choice
Grading:13Km, Difficult Steep Terrain | 7hrs Hike
Altitude: 3794 AMSL
The Northern moorlands of the Aberdares have long been accessed from the Shamata gate in Nyandarua. However, with our recent efforts, we bring you this exciting trail with easy access just off the corridor between Mt. Kipipiri and the Aberdares ridge. The trail starts off on a steep ascent with a bit of tree cover. The destruction caused by the surrounding communities is evident here.
The upper reaches lead on to beautiful craggy rock ridges before giving way to moorland famous for its bog or tussock grass. The ridge becomes gradual in the moorland before leading up the last climb to Table Mountain on the upper reaches.
Meet with our expedition crew at International life house for departure at 0430hrs.
Drive for three and a half hours Kwa Matu Centre for the start.
After a stretch & safety briefing, start the climb. The climb is a pleasant but challenging walk up the long steep ridge. From the summit, the vast Aberdares moorland with the distant Castle, Mount Satima, and Rurimeria are visible on clear days. Mount Kipipiri also rises across the Wanjohi valley to the west.
After a picnic at the summit, the descent is via the same route.
What to Carry
- Comfortable hiking boots with a good grip. Long pants/trousers & long-sleeved hiking t-shirt/light jacket recommended
- Spare Sports Trainers to complement boots, Sandals, or light shoes for traveling back
- Plenty of drinking water at least 3 litres
- Sunhat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses
- Walking stick
- Any personal medication / Personal first aid items
- Day Pack /Small Bag to carry your personal items
- Enough Snacks, fruits, sandwiches, energy bars to last the hike.
- Proper Rain Gear, in case it rains. i.e. Rain Coat/Poncho/Rain Trousers if available.
- Mornings can be cold so have a warm Jacket.
- An identification card or passport: Must
- Tip for guides, rangers, and crew
Full Package – Kes. 3,450
Self Drive – Kes. 2,080
- Citizen Park Entrance Fees/parking fees
- Transport Costs for Non-self-drive
- Hiking Charges
- Guiding Fees
- Park Entry Fees for Residents / Non-Residents
- Tips for Guides
- Evacuation expenses.
Payment and Booking
Make payments via MPESA Paybill 695596 Account (Your Name-Hike Title)
Confirmations and queries must be confirmed with 0729 995 059 | [email protected]
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.
At a glance
This hike takes you through dense vegetation with beautiful craggy rock ridges before giving way to the moorland that is famous for its bog. The peak is almost on a bare rock surface with little altitude vegetation. The hike provides for a comfortable day climb a bit more challenging than the famous Elephant Hill in South Kinangop.