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Mt Satima

July 22, 2023 @ 4:30 am - 4:00 pm

KSh2,200 – KSh3,950

Mt. Satima, also called Oldoinyo Lesatima, is the highest peak in the Aberdares and the third highest in Kenya. On the northern side of the Aberdare Range, the trail leads through bogs and moorlands to a rock formation called “Dragon’s Teeth” that is out of this world. and finally to the top of Mt. Satima.

Feature Image courtesy of Donald Mwangi

Highlights  

  • Mt Satima
  • Dragons teeth
  • Twin rocks

Itinerary

0430h: Departure

Location: Outside Bata Shop, Hilton (Opposite Kencom)

Route: Shamata Gate

0900hrs – Start the hike

1300hrs – Summit

1600hrs – Finish hike

2100hrs – Arrival at Nairobi

What’s Included

  • Professional, knowledgeable, friendly guide.
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • Transportation to the trailhead and back
  • Park entry fee for citizens and residents
  • Achievement badge

What’s Not Included

  • Meals
  • Park entry fee for non-residents ($60)

About this activity

Difficulty level: Challenge

Distance: 16km

Duration: 7 hours

Elevation gain: 600m

Maximum altitude: 4001m

Guidelines

Must have done at least 3 hikes in the past two months, including 1 high altitude hike.

What to bring

  1. Waterproof hiking shoes
  2. Hiking Backpack
  3. Leg gaiters
  4. Hiking pants
  5. 3L water (bring a reusable water bottle or a hydration pack)
  6. T-shirt (long sleeve polyester or/and thermal T-shirt)
  7. Fleece Jacket and a shell jacket (or a poncho for the Shell)
  8. Gloves (warm and waterproof)
  9. Hiking buff or scarf
  10. Sunglasses, sunscreen, sun protection
  11. Hat; Marvin, fleece hat, a wide-brimmed hat, etc
  12. Polyester socks (+ an extra pair or two in your backpack)
  13. Trekking pole
  14. Snacks (sandwich, trail mix (nuts), fruit salad, energy drink, warm beverage, biscuits, etc.)
  15. Personal items (ID, pocket money, hand sanitizer, facemask, phone, camera, Lighter, Pocket Knife, First aid Kit)
  16. Headlamp
  17. Change of clothes and shoes in case you get wet or muddy.

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.

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

  • The guide’s contact is available at the bottom of this page. Feel free to get in touch with any queries regarding this hike.
  • Kindly note that we do not do pickups along the way.
  • The trail is NOT suitable for kids and beginner hikers.
  • Kindly observe the COVID-19 health safety regulations.
  • You will get an email confirmation of your booking once you purchase your ticket. 

Cancellation Policy

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.

Resources

  1. Hiking Gear Guide
  2. Hiking Gear Vendors
  3. Trail Difficulty Guide
  4. Trail Gallery
  5. Strava Routes
  6. Guide Bios
  7. Participation Badges
  8. Whatsapp Text Helpline
  9. Drift Shop
  10. Book a Private Drift
  11. Rate Lets Drift on Google

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Tickets

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Details

Date:
July 22, 2023
Time:
4:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
KSh2,200 – KSh3,950
Event Categories:
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Venue

Aberdares
Nyandarua,

Organizer

Nifty Nyaga
Phone:
0707079435

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