Mackinder’s is a bucket list adventure that every thrill-seeking hiker dreams of tackling. Nestled in the rugged terrain of the Naro Moru route, this challenging trail will push your limits and test your endurance. The starting point at the Met station, perched at a dizzying 3048 meters above sea level, is just the beginning of your journey. As you make your way up the mountain, you’ll be treated to a stunning array of flora, from dense bamboo forests to windswept moorland, and you may even catch a glimpse of the giant lobelia plants that tower above the landscape. But the real reward comes when you reach the summit, where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views and the sense of accomplishment that comes with conquering one of the most epic trails in the world.
What’s Not Included
0800hrs – start the hike
1600hrs – Finish hike
2100hrs – Arrival at Nairobi
Meet-up: Outside Bata Shop, Hilton
Route: Nrbi – Naro moru
About this activity
Difficulty level: Challenge
Duration: 7-9 hours
Elevation gain: 1252m
Maximum altitude: 4300m
Must have done at least 3 hikes in the past two months, including 1 high altitude hike.
What to Wear/Bring
• Head: Fleece Marvin/ hat
• Hiking buff/ scarf
• Sports bra
• Thermal T-shirt (polyester)
• Fleece jacket
• Down jacket
• Shell jacket
• Water-resistant Gloves
•Hiking pants/Summit pants with fleece/Waterproof pants.
•Cotton socks (+ an extra pair or two in your backpack)
•Waterproof hiking boots
• 3Ltrs water (bring a reusable bottle or a hydration pack)
• Snacks: fruit salad, energy drink, warm beverage, biscuits, sandwich, trail mix (nuts), etc.
• Personal items (ID, pocket money, hand sanitizer, facemask, phone, camera, Lighter, Pocket Knife, and First-aid Kit)
• Trekking pole
•Change of clothes and shoes in case you get wet or muddy.
•Sunglasses, sunscreen, sun protection
Where Do We Meet?
For group travel, we will meet up at Bata shop Hilton (opposite Kencom). The guide will be at the meet-up point
This trip is self-drive-friendly and has safe parking -Met station
Our Safety Pledge
Your safety is our top priority. Our experiences are led by professional hiking guides, and well-known local guides who are well versed with the trails they are guiding. All our guides carry a First-aid Kit and have an emergency contact. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us for more information.
Know before you go
Hikers that wish to cancel more than 48 hours before the hike will be issued a 50% refund of the total hiking fees. Those that cancel 48 hours or less to the actual date will not be refunded. No shows will not be refunded either.