Day Outing: Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park, Sat 25 August 2018

Get away from noisy Nairobi for a couple of hours, hiking, birding and game viewing in this serene national park.

The name Ol Donyo Sabuk , in masai , means “ solitary mountain”, this unique mountain

Stands a proud 7,037 feet talll in the predominately flat surroundings of the athi plains. This rugged hump – backed outcrop of ancient rock jutting high above the athi plains, offers from its summit magnificent 360 degree panaromic view s over the athi river,pinapple fields of Thika and the snowcapped views of both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mt kenya on clear days.

Ol donyo Sabuk also homes the grave of famous sir William Northrup Mcmillan.

The park is only 65 km from Nairobi towards central highlands of Thika, and makes for an excellent day trip.

The lush vegetation and cool air of this compact and scenic national park, make trekking easy. The leisurely trek will provide ample opportunity to bird view up close, and also admire various wild grassland game. We will be accompanied by a game ranger as the park boasts of large numbers of buffalo.

Our plan would be to drive northwards to Thika town, via the Chania falls, before proceeding to the fourteen falls, through pineapple plantations. Making stops at all these lovely sites as we drive into the park for a full on day trekking and birding adventure.

Our own Washington Wachira will lead the trip, sharing with us his vast and comprehensive knowledge on birds.


KMS Member – Ksh 3,050

Guest – Ksh 3,350

Payment: Safaricom, M-PESA, Paybill, Business No 400800, Account number 6571570019.

Time: 8 am to 4 pm

Bring a hat, drinking water, binoculars and wear good walking shoes.

Suitable for children over 9 years.

We look forward to this exciting day out and hope many of you will join us.

Included   – Transport, guide and rangers fees

Excluded   – Park Fees, Lunch and other personal expenses.


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