Category: Hiking

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Mt Olorgesailie

Situated about 65km from Nairobi, the Olorgesailie pre-historic site got its name from the nearby 1,760m high Mount Olorgesailie. Its proximity to Nairobi makes it an ideal location for a day hike up the mountain. The hike takes 3 hours through dry, rocky country with scattered dryland thorny bushes providing the only cover from the hot sun.

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Nature Kenya

Nature Kenya is an environmental conservation organization with the mission of connecting nature with people. They hope through the pursuit of this mission to build a strong constituency for conservation across Kenya, enhance knowledge...

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Nairobi Arboretum

The Nairobi Arboretum owes its existence to the construction of the Kenya Uganda Railway back at the beginning of the 20th century. What could the Nairobi Arboretum and trains¬†have in common?… you silently wonder....

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Outdoor Gear Shopping in Kenya

If you are new to hiking, camping and general outdoor adventure in Kenya, equipping yourself with the necessary outdoor gear will probably be one of your first concerns. Backpacks, lightweight tents for hikers, sleeping...

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Suswa Crater & Caves

Mt Suswa has a low-lying unassuming profile, belying the spectacular views you encounter up close. Most visitors to this part of the Great Rift Valley are drawn to the outwardly more prominent Mt Longonot,...

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Nairobi City Park

As parks go in this city, Nairobi City Park stands above most in its rich biodiversity. A recent biodiversity survey of the Park by Friends of Nairobi City Park identified about 988 species of...

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Ngong Hills

The Ngong Hills’ proximity to Nairobi, 22km southwest of the city, makes it a very popular weekend destination for visitors from all over the country. Some come for walks while others picnic or worship...

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Ol Donyo Sabuk

Revised July 7 2016 The Ol Donyo Sabuk mountain, also known as Kilimambogo or Buffalo Mountain, is situated about 70km north-east of Nairobi, and about 25km east of Thika town. It is a National...