Ol Doinyo Orok Mountain Day excursion

The Ol Doinyo Orok Mountain also called Namanga Hills is situated approximately 170km from Nairobi in southern Kenya in Namanga town.It is one of the few remaining forest patches in Kenya that contains a large variety of plants, herbs and also several animal species.

In the mountain valleys there are natural water catchments created by the high altitude rains and the high humid climate. The mountain has a stretched triangular shape, almost like an arrow pointing north and one of the highest peaks is 2548 m.


The hike

Hiking up the hill can take between 4 to 6 hours.


On that day, we shall explore the lush green nature trails of the Ol Doinyo Orok Mountain, enjoy a large variety of migratory and endemic birds in the area.

At some places higher up, the trail opens up into clearings from where views of Mt Longido and Mt Kilimanjaro are sights to behold. You may also get lucky and spot some of the local game like, various antelope species, dik dik and monkeys.

The mountain is so picturesque and we will get a splendid opportunity to take memorable photos.



Trip itinerary

  • 7: 00 am   -We meet at the Nairobi National Museum
  • 7: 15 am   -Depart for Ol Doinyo Orok Mountain
  • 9: 30 am   -Start Nature Trail/ Hike.
  • 12: 30 pm -take our picnic lunch
  • 3: 30 pm   -Travel back to Nairobi

Cost-3,000/- per person

Cost covers:

  • Transport in a tour van
  • Guide fees
  • 1 Ltr bottled drinking water
  • Conservancy fees

Payment /payment deadline

You can pay for the trip by cash at Nature Kenya Office, by  M-pesa  to  business number 100300 (  put “Ol Doinyo Orok” as the  account  number) or write a  cheque  to  Nature Kenya P.O Box 44486-00100 latest  by 10th March 2017.


If a member cancels a reservation as detailed below, the following sums will be claimed.

  • If cancelled 5days prior – 50% of the total sum payable is due
  • If cancelled 3days prior or fails to show up – Full payment is due

NB:Please wear comfortable shoes & clothes. Carry a picnic lunch, binoculars, extra drinking water, snacks and a fun attitude!

For more information, please contact Norman Kiboi on news@naturekenya.org   Tel. 0739 200 216

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 07:00 to 18:00