The Maji Moto hot springs, not to be confused with the Kikuletwa Hotsprings in Tanzania that are also known as Majimoto is located at the northernmost extremity of the Loita Hills, are a valuable supply of water for the Maasai people who live on the arid Loita Plains. The lower slopes of the Loita Hills near Maji Moto provide fantastic hiking routes and a stunning display of dry land flora and animals for nature enthusiasts.

Loita Hills waterfalls and hotspringsHow to Get There

Take the lower escarpment Naivasha Road to Mai Mahiu, then turn left and drive all the way to Narok town if coming from Nairobi. After a short distance, turn left onto the tarmac road leading to Maasai Mara (Sekenani Gate).

Take the marked left turn onto the Murram road after around 32 kilometers from Narok. Maji Moto Centre is 8 kilometers from the turnoff.

During the dry season, this last stretch is passable by 2WD cars, but during the wet season, a 4WD vehicle may be required.

Hiking up the lower slopes of the Loita Hills at Maji Moto usually begins at one of the area’s numerous Luxury Camps. A communications pole at an old abandoned Kenya Civil Aviation relay station in the hills is visible from Maji Moto. This is where the most popular path in the region ends.

The path to the tower winds over broad crumpled brown granite surfaces, punctuated by resilient plants and trees that have adapted to this climate. The fragrant scent of Carissa Edulis bushes (Olamuriaki in Maasai language) in bloom wafts through the air as you climb this route, encouraging you to put your worries behind as you halt your stride and take long deep breathes. This plant’s glossy green leaves contrast attractively with the hairy silver leaves of the Tarchonanthus Camphoratus called Camphor Bush bushes (Leleshwa in Maasai language) that are abundant in the vicinity.

Impressive stands of Euphorbia Candelabrum, also known as the Candelabra tree (Ol-Pongoni in Maasai), occasionally protrude their crowns of succulent branches above these plants, giving another layer to the unexpectedly diversified dry land forest on the Loita Hills’ lower slopes. The understory of this unusual woodland comes alive with a vivid profusion of orange blossoms of medicinal Aloe succulents spread over the terrain at certain periods of the year. These are complemented by a variety of other less visible, but as stunning wildflowers.

You arrive at the gate surrounding the telecommunication tower compound, your target, all too soon.

Other routes extend farther and higher up this large mountain range, offering limitless possibilities of regions to roam around to your hearts content for those wishing to explore more of the forest. Every curve reveals new views of the Loita plains below, as well as the slopes and valleys that intersect the Loita Hills.

The cost for the one day Mount Kilimanjaro hike includes and excludes the following items

Hike Price includes

All transfers to the mountain and back to your hotel

Professional, experienced, mountain guides

Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees

Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents

Sleeping Mattress

All meals while on the Mountain

Quality Mess tents with table and chairs

Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food

Clean, purified drinking water

Conservation fees (part of park fees)

Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)

Rescue fees (part of park fees)

VAT (18% charged by the Government)

Surcharge for online payment of deposit (5%)

Price Excludes

Airport transfers

Accommodation in Nairobi

Tanzania Visa


Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed above

Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)