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Mount Ololokwe Overnight Camp

Experience the magic of sunrise at Mount Ololokwe. If nothing blocks your view, then the place is therapeutic. Join us on a spectacular escape to Mount Ololokwe in Samburu, Kenya. This hike is an opportunity to chase the sunrise and witness one of nature’s healing magic.

As you ascend this iconic mountain, the distant views of Nkadoru Murto, with its striking protruding peaks, create a picturesque backdrop, making an awe-inspiring experience. The adventure begins in the afternoon under a blanket of the sun and clouds. The crisp, fresh air and the tranquility of the surroundings heighten your senses, preparing you for the magic ahead. We hike up and rest for the night so that as dawn approaches, the horizon starts to glow, and anticipation builds, we are ready to to sink in the moment.

The summit is a rock perfectly positioned to greet the day. Here, the first rays of the sun break through the darkness, casting a golden hue over everything in sight. The rock glows warmly, bathed in the virgin light of the new day. Not forgetting that the panoramic views are nothing short of spectacular. Come and watch the sun as it rises from its socket, illuminating the landscape below and painting the sky in shades of orange, pink, and gold. Come and let’s touch the sun.

Mount Ololokwe Hike and Camp Stats


Approximate Distance: 10.4Km

Approximate Time: 6 Hiking Hours

Maximum Elevation: 1858m (At the summit)

Difficulty: Moderate (Child Friendly)

What to Wear During Mount Ololokwe Hike and Camp


  1. Hat or a baseball cap.
  2. Very light hiking clothes (polyester t-shirt, vests, jersey).
  3. Comfortable running kicks or a hiking boot.
  4. Sunscreen.

In Mount Ololokwe Hike and Camp Backpack, Have


  1. At least 3 liters of water (use a water bladder or a reusable bottle). Disposable plastic bottles are not allowed inside parks.
  2. Snacks such as biscuits, nuts, fruits, crisps, etc.
  3. A hiking pole.
  4. A headlamp/torch.
  5. A jacket/warm fleece for the evening and night.
  6. A seeping bag
  7. A set of clothes to change after the hike.
  8. A set of clothes for the return journey.
  9. Items of personal nature.
  10. A raincoat/poncho.

Note: It is too hot during the day and gets cold at night.

See more details on how to prepare for this hike and the steps to take after the hike to ease the after-hike effects here.

It is Also Advisable to Have


  1. Binoculars and a camera.
  2. An attire or anything you feel blends with a golden look on a rock’s edge as you touch the sun.
  3. A friend to share these memories. It’s always good to tag a friend.

Ticket


  • East Africa Community Citizens – 14500
  • Kenyan Residents – Kes. 16000
  • International Visitors (IV)- Kes.18000

See what the tickets mean and what they include here.

Booking Mount Ololokwe Hike and Camp


Reserve a slot by paying at least Kes.5000 using Mpesa and clear the balance before departure. Hikers Arena ticket Cancellation and refund policy applies.

  • Paybill No: 522533
  • Account No: 7848929

Trip Itinerary


Day 1

Meeting point: Kencom, Nairobi CBD (Opposite the city clock).

  • 5.00 am: Boarding opens and loading of our staff
  • 5.30 am: Departure for Nanyuki (The departure time is strict)
  • 8.30 am: Stopover and take away coffee
  • 10:30 am: Arrival at Nanyuki Town for Lunch
  • 11.30 pm: Departure for Sabache Camp
  • 2.00 pm: Arrival and registrations
  • 3.00 pm: Hike starts.
  • 6.00 pm: Arrival at the campsite and relax.
  • 7:30 pm: Take Supper
Day 2
  • 6.00 am: Wake up to touch the sun
  • 7.00 am: Breakfast
  • 8.00 am: Descent to the Car Park
  • 10.00 am: Arrival & freshening up
  • 11.00 am: Departure for Nairobi

Inquiries and Updates


For inquiries and updates, click here. We also recommend you join the Hikers Arena Community Whatsapp group (Click here to join) to keep up to date with our activities and upcoming events.

Date

Jun 15 - 16 2024

Time

All Day

Cost

KES 14,500.00

Location

Ololokwe
Samburu

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