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Nguruman Escarpment Overnight Hiking Challenge 19th - 20th September 2015
From Saturday 19 September 2015 -  06:00
To Sunday 20 September 2015 - 18:00

Meeting time: 0600hrs

Departure time: 0610hrs

Pick up point: Steers Muindi Mbingu Street Opp Jeevanjee Gardens

Highlights: Scenic Landscape, Hiking, Flamingos, Riverine forest, Bubbling Mountain Streams, Bird life among other features.

Nguruman Escarpment is an adventurous journey and a real experience for hikers and nature lovers. The escarpment marks the western wall of the Great Rift Valley approximately 50 km long stretching North-West from the Kenyan-Tanzanian border. Its environs are true land of contrast; ranging from open woodland, vast plains with patches of bushes and open woodland on the Eastern part of the escarpment to the dense thicket on the slopes of the escarpment. It's a source of numerous streams which make up the four main rivers in the area namely; Entasopia, Oloibortoto, Sampu and Pakase. It serves as a home to numerous wildlife species; animals, birds and plants. Along the base of the escarpment flows a permanent relatively bigger river known as Ewaso-Ngiro which is christened as a result of its brown color. This is the longest rivers in the area originating from the Mau Escarpments and drains to Lake Natron.

Olorgesailie Pre-historic Site is world renown as the "factory of stone tools" and the only place in the world with the largest number. Its located on the floor of the Great Rift Valley between two extinct volcanoes, Mt. Olorgesailie and Oldonyo Esakut to the south-west of Nairobi. The prominence and accumulation of human tools represents actual camping places of early men and evidence that human species had a tropical origin. The site is in a lake basin that existed about 100,000 to 200'000 years ago. Researchers, Dr. and Mrs. Leakey started investigations on the site in 1942 where they found important evidence that concerns the habits and activities of early prehistoric peoples of the Acheuleus or "Hand axe" culture. Olorgesailie has excellently preserved biological and cultural evidence about the evolution of man. This was made possible by heavy falls of alkaline volcanic ash from the nearby Mt. Suswa and Mt. Longonot which might have contributed much to the accumulated ash in the lake basin. There is evidence of humid climate during part of the middle Pleistocene that is given by temporary lakes and swamps that exist in the area today. The sediments left by the lake cover an area of 80 km2.

Day 1: Meeting point – Steers (Muindi Mbingu Street opposite the Jeevanjee Gardens) at 0600hrs. A short briefing on the safari will follow before we proceed to Nguruman with a prompt departure at 0610hrs. We will leave the capital city and travel South of Nairobi drive 4 ½ – 5hrs. Upon arrival at Nguruman, we will start our hike to this gorgeous and panoramic natural hiking terrain. We will enjoy our picnic lunch on the way or by the waterfalls. After conquering the challenge, we will descend back to our Guest house for dinner and overnight stay. (Dinner)

Day 2: After breakfast, depart for Nairobi with a brief stopover at Olorgesailie Museum an interesting site where remains of early man were discovered. We will get to learn quite a lot about the previous inhabitants of the area then take a walk to see the actual site and the discoveries made. After a well spent weekend, continue with our journey to Nairobi expected time of arrival is 1800hrs local time. Lunch on the way at own cost (Breakfast)


E.A Citizens / Expatriates: KES 9,950 per person

Non - resident rates: USD 260 per person


Deadline for payment:
7th September 2015

Mode of payment: Cash, M-Pesa, Airtel Money, Cheque, Direct Bank Deposit, Debit / Credit card or Secure Online payment

* Booking terms and conditions apply * Please refer to our comprehensive terms on our website

Package inclusive of:

  • Return transport to Nguruman
  • Picnic lunch
  • Half board accommodation
  • Conservancy fee
  • Guided walk

Package exclusive of:

  • Medical, travel & personal insurance cover
  • Lunch on return date
  • Entry fee at Olorgesailie Museum
  • Drinks, Tips & Gratuities
  • Any other item not mentioned in the inclusive list

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