Kilimambogo is a handpicked trail from a selection of the most beautiful Hiking trails for beginners in Kenya hence the ultimate paranomic experience.
Kilimambogo trail is a protected area under the national parks category. Kenya wildlife service is the official custodian of this park. It is 85 kilometers northeast of Nairobi. The park is 20.7sq. Km Mount Kilimambogo is located in OL DONYO SABUK NATIONAL PARK in Machakos County, Kenya. It neighbors Kiambu County to the west and Murang’a County to the North. It is one of the oldest trails in Kenya. It was established in 1967.
Kilimambogo is pretty accessible. It’s about 84 Kilometers from Nairobi. Please follow these directions; they will lead to the main gate. From Nairobi Join the Thika superhighway towards Thika town. Exit the highway to enter Thika Town. Stay on the main Garissa road and Proceed for 20.9 Kilometers to Makutano junction. At Makutano junction, there are well-placed KWS direction signs, turn right. From this junction, it’s 5.9 Kilometers. Continue for about 3.1 km on an all-weather murram road leading to Ol Donyo town. At Donyo turn right and proceed a further 2.8 km to the main gate which is also the starting point
The hiking trail is novice and Kid-Friendly since it easy going up the footpath which is about 6.6 Kilometers. However, if you are up for a more challenging task you can use the rehabilitated Murram road that leads to the summit. It’s about 18.6 Kilometers. as you trek up you will enjoy spectacular views. The paranomic view of the famed Fourteen Falls
The best weather to visit is during the dry months. Technically, you can visit this park throughout the year. Even in the rainy season the water is well channeled and thus dries up fast. The soil has a high content of sand which helps to dry quickly. Check out the breakdown of when to visit in months. Between January-March is hot and dry, April-June is hot and wet, July-October is very warm and dry, and November and December are warm and wet
There is more to see and experience apart from the hiking trail. These are Attractions that have kept Kilimambogo on the tourist maps. From the summit on clear weather, you can enjoy the scenic views of Mt Kenya Peaks. Montane landscape and indigenous trees will grace your trek with a fresh breeze. An unusual burial site; McMillan grave. Many are the times we see burial sites close to the homesteads or public burial sites in African cultures. Unlike many, McMillans graves and that of his wife are almost on the top of the Mountain. This is an intriguing site that drives a lot of tourists, both local and international top this site.
As you trek up the Wildlife sightings include olive baboons, vervet monkeys, and abundant forest birds. The paranomic viewpoints reveal the famed Fourteen Falls. Fourteen falls is a section of the second-longest river in Kenya. The Athi River flows from second and scenic views of Mount Kenya from the summit. It’s indeed the “ultimate paranomic experience” come rediscover the magic. Check out our calendar to see when heading here next