Mt Kilimambogo Hike


Jan 07 2023


12:00 am - 11:00 pm



Mt Kilimambogo Hike

As you step into 2023, a Mt Kilimambogo hike is an excellent hike to get the year started on a high. Mt Kilimambogo literally means “The mountain of buffaloes.” It is located within the Ol Donyo Sabuk national park, off the Thika-Garissa highway. It is within Machakos county just across the border from Kiambu county and stands at an altitude of 2150m asl. The mountain is visible for the most part from along Thika road.

Mt Kilimambogo hike provides a great experience owing to the beautiful views along the trail. There is a paved road up to the summit but there is also a footpath that is steeper, making you push yourself harder than when you follow the road. Along the trail, you pass by Lord MacMillan’s burial site. You also get to enjoy amazing views of surrounding farms and the park from several strategic viewpoints. The trail from the starting point is 9 km long. Altogether, Mt Kilimambogo is a manageable hike for the average person and kids over 5 years.

Approximate distance: 18km

Approximate time: 5-7hrs

Difficulty: Moderate


What to wear and carry

Fleece marvin/hat or a baseball cap

Proper hiking clothes (polyester t-shirt, hiking pants, fleece jacket)


Comfortable hiking boots (should be one size bigger than your normal shoe size)


In your backpack:

Snacks such as biscuits, nuts, fruits, crisps etc.

At least 2 liters of water (use a water bladder or a reusable bottle). Disposable plastic bottles are not allowed inside parks.

Valid identification document.

A set of clothes to change into after the hike

Sunglasses and sunscreen

Hiking pole


Citizens/residents- Kes.3000

Non-residents- $60

Self-drive- Kes.1800

What is included

Transport to the trail and back.

Park entry charges for citizens and residents

Professional and friendly guides

Glucose and fruits

N/B: Our package excludes anything else not mentioned above.


Book by paying at least Kes.1400 to M-Pesa buy goods till number 9754473 (Hikers Arena) and clear the balance before departure.


Meeting point: Opposite outside International House Kencom (Nairobi CBD)

5.00 am: Boarding opens

5.30 am: Departure for Mt Kilimambogo at Ol Donyo Sabuk national park.

7.30 am: Arrival at Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park (the mountain is located inside the park)

8.00 am: Start Mt Kilimambogo Hike

3.00 pm: Departure for Nairobi


Cancellation and Refund Policy

If for any reason you decide to cancel the ticket, the following applies

At least one week to the event: 100% refund.

At least 72hrs to the event: 50% refund.

Less than 72hrs to the event: No refund.

No shows: No refund

Inquiries and Updates

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