Elephant Hill Aberdares

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The Elephant Hill on the southern end of the Aberdares Ranges, is about 90km north of Nairobi, is an ideal location for a day hike excursion. The Aberdares Ranges are situated west of Mt Kenya in the central highlands between Nyeri and Naivasha, and stretch 70km long from North to South.

The Aberdares are the water catchment area feeding two of the largest dams supplying over 95% of Nairobi’s water needs, i.e. Ndakaini Dam in the Thika region and Sasumua Dam near Njabini town. The unusual vegetation, rugged terrain, streams and waterfalls combine to create an area of great scenic beauty in the National Park.

Attractions: Stunning array of outlandish flora like lobelia, senecio, tussock grass, giant heather among others. Amazing views of the surrounding countryside including the nearby Sasumua Dam down below to your right, and the distant Ndakaini Dam. Lesatima Peak, Kinangop Peak, waterfalls, walks in the moorlands, Twin Hills, Elephant Hills and Table Mountains.

Activities: Hiking, Bird & Wildlife Viewing, Site Seeing

Cost:

Ksh 3,500 Citizens & Residents

Included – Entrance fees, Transport, 2 armed Rangers, guide fees & a bottle of water. Bring: Extra drinking water, picnic lunch/snacks, wear comfortable walking shoe, dress warmly it is normally chilly & binoculars.

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