Kenya’s Most Stunning Treks and Hikes

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Both natives and visitors enjoy hiking in Kenya. Numerous hiking trails exist, ranging from strenuous mountain walks to leisurely nature trails. There is a number in Nairobi, the country’s capital, while others are farther distant. 

Wherever the trail leads, one thing is certain: the breathtaking sight is worth the effort. Every trek, scramble, and stroll in Kenya will take you past distinctive and gorgeous landscapes, from lovely open savanna plains to summits of rocky peaks and rugged highlands.

There are routes for every degree of skill, from strolls through forests and lakes to more strenuous hikes up steep mountain peak passes.Let us take a look at Kenya’s Most Stunning Treks and Hikes

Explore the wild Aberdare forest hiking trail

Kenya is a wonderful place to visit and discover; the Aberdare hiking trail is a daring, uncharted journey you may take as you travel from one location to another. 

There are waterfalls like the Karura Falls, and if you look down from a higher vantage point, you can see the valley and bluffs, Mount Kenya’s distinctive silhouette, and the lowland regions shrouded in mist and snow.

The deep, dense forests offer the ideal setting for viewing incredible species present anywhere else. For a little respite before continuing your climb, there are campsites and shelters available.

Nairobi Arboretum

Located on a 30-hectare (74-acre) parcel of land, the Nairobi Arboretum is close to the State House. To employ them for the construction of the Mombasa-Kampala railway, it was set aside by the government in 1907 for the planting of exotic fast-growing trees. 

Indigenous trees would take a long time to mature back then, so people would cut them down to make place for the railway, which they later learned was not sustainable. Over 350 species of exotic and native trees may be found at the arboretum as of this writing. Paved walking paths that are used as hiking trails are present everywhere.

Mount Longonot – day hike close to Nairobi

A rather simple summit to climb, Mount Longonot is a dormant volcano. Following a designated trail, you may reach the summit at 2276 meters in about 2 hours. Despite the hard ascent, you will be rewarded with breath-taking vistas of the plains.

 It takes another two hours to round the crater at the summit. Great if you want to stretch your legs after a few days of safaris centered primarily on vehicles.

Since Mount Longonot is only about an hour’s drive from Nairobi, it is a well-liked day trip. So, anticipate more guests this weekend.

Ngong Hills Hiking Trail

This is among the most outstanding trekking locations you may discover within a few kilometers of Nairobi. Whether a novice or an experienced hiker, you may explore this beautiful, entertaining trail. Due to the wildlife watch and other thrilling activities, the Ngong hiking trail is a fantastic experience.

In this area, you can find Kenyan runners practicing. When you reach the top of the hills, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the rift valley. If you have seen “Out of Africa,” you may recognize this area because some of the film’s scenes were filmed here.

Mount Elgon 

The border between Kenya and Uganda separates Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano. It takes about four days to reach the summit. This area has numerous lovely and peaceful walking trails that are perfect for day hikes in the lower forest.

Trekkers should be well-equipped. The Mountain has an equatorial climate, yet it can get cold and frequently rains there. Rock climbing is also possible on the cliffs of lower Elgon and Sudek.

Bottom line

Kenya has a variety of thrilling walking trails for outdoor enthusiasts, whether they are searching for a multi-day trip to a summit, abseiling, rock climbing, or a leisurely day hike. 

We advise balancing time for walks and hikes with vehicle-based safaris to create an engaging road trip plan. These Kenyan parks frequently have fewer visitors, allowing for an experience away from the crowds.Contact Us we plan tour hiking trop to Kenya

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