The Ol Donyo Orok Mountain also called Namanga Hills is situated in southern Kenya to the Tanzanian border in the Namanga Division. The mountain is a stretched triangular shape, almost like an arrow pointing north. The short side faces the Tanzanian border (and one corner actually crosses). The highest peak is 2548 m. It was gazetted in 1979 and has an area of 117.84 square kilometers, where a large part of it consists of elevated cloud forest (above 1700 m).
In the mountain valleys there are natural water catchments created by the high altitude rains and the high humid climate. These provide the surrounding Maasai communities with water and pasture even during the dry seasons.
The boulder strewn Namanga River cuts a deep gorge through the mountain, and spots caves used by Maasai morans in some of their rituals. At some places higher up, trails open up into clearings from where views of the town below, the distant Mt Longido, and Mt Kilimanjaro about 65km away are a sight to behold.
You may also get lucky and spot some of the local game like herds of Buffalos, Zebras, Giraffes, Warthogs and a variety of primates to name a few.
· Bird watching
· Namanga Hills
· Mt. Longido
· Mt. Meru
· Mt. Kilimanjaro
· Wildlife in the surrounding
What to carry;
· Picnic lunch / snacks
· Extra drinking water
· Rounded hat, sunscreen lotion, hiking boots / sports shoes