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An ideal location for a days hike. Trekking and hiking the elephant hills in Kenya is the best way... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2019
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Reviewed December 24, 2019

An ideal location for a days hike. Trekking and hiking the elephant hills in Kenya is the best way to prepare for the big mountains like Mt Kenya.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019

Had fun hiking in the rain, and the experience of bamboo forest, owesome. Sliding and falling in the muddy bamboo forest was just more than fun

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Navigate03462509016
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Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

Hiking Elephant Hill is a very rewarding experience and great to prepare for Mount Kenya, as I did. Tough but feasible, mostly enjoyed with some hiking experience and stamina. Make sure you start on time as it takes about 3.30-4hrs to the top and with normal pace 3h down, with only some short breaks. Also the altitude is serious and weather at the top can change quickly, usually more in the afternoon. Especially the rather long bamboo forest stretch in the middle can get slippery, and walking poles I found there very useful, when raining even more so (one at least). At the "point of despair" (at 3250m), enjoy the great views to the top and don't despair yet as the path at first descends which allows you to recover a bit before the final few, steep and rocky miles to the top.
That part I find the best, providing lovely, open views to the rough scenery around (if there is no fog... ). Just before the top, behind you, the wreck of the airplane that crashed here in June 2018 is still visible. A sad and eerie sight, which makes anyone silent.

Date of experience: August 2019
3  Thank ghoff_2910
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

This was one of the most challenging hiking trails that I have encountered. It sure puts the mind over matter theory to the test! Ensure you have a solid breakfast as this hill is not for the faint hearted. A good pair of hiking boots with good grip is needed, especially during the descent. Once you reach the Point Despair...the only way you can go is up, quitting is not an option! You will be extremely exhausted by the time you are done but it will be worth it! Happy Hiking!

Suzy

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SueMwende
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

I was an easy drive from Nairobi. Google Maps leads you exactly to the spot. Arriving at the gate we had to wake up the staff. Fee was around 1000 KES per person (resident rate), we also took an armed guide (around 3000 KES). They did not accept credit cards but MPESA helped. We did not went up to the very top but up to “Desperado” which was around 7 km one way. Steep, partially muddy. Half of the hike was going through a bamboo forest which was nice and shady.
Bring hiking sticks if you go - helps a lot and avoids slipping. Tough but beautiful. Clearly recommend and luckily also not to busy. We saw people camping at the gate also, otherwise go as early as possible as it takes a while (we started around 08.30 and came back approx. 14.30 but if you go to the top I assume it is minimum another two hours and who is keen on driving back in the dark to Nairobi?

Date of experience: July 2019
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