A visit to the table like Mount Ololokwe will leave you mesmerised, not just from the towering table-like mountain, but also the surrounding environment composed of panoramic views, dramatic hills and beautiful landscapes at the forefront of the Mount Ololokwe backdrop in this magnificent land of the Samburu.
This mountain is not only a natural attraction among the Samburu land, it is also a pillar of major significance in the Samburu cultural heritage. As Samburu guides share their knowledge and make way to the top of this mountain, you will realise this mountain was once a sacred feature. It is also known as the sacred mountain.
Hiking Mt Ololokwe, Samburu – Kenya
Very early in the morning, you take a 30-minute drive from your point of accommodation/lodge to the base of Mount Ololokwe. Once you reach the foot-slopes of the mountain, your local Samburu guides and your Tranquil Kilimanjaro designated guide will walk you through the paths leading to the top of the mountain, teaching you about the wonders, flora and fauna of Mount Ololokwe. Midway through the hike, you will make a brief stop for a hearty breakfast comprising normally of eggs, bacon, fruit and pancakes or bread with tea or coffee for the much-needed energy boost to carry on with your hike. You will reach the top of the mountain just in time to marvel at the stunning scenery below and around the mountain. After taking a while at the top you will have your lunch normally comprised of fresh pasta and salads in the shelter of a shade provided by the ancient Moran Cave of Mount Ololokwe.
One thing for sure, the beauty of Mount Ololokwe calls you from the highway that passes by. Hiking the mountain begins at dawn from your accommodation lodge or from Sabache Camp with the ultimate goal of reaching the summit at an altitude of 2000M above sea level. From the summit of Mt Ololokwe, the views underneath of Mathews ranges and the incredible Nkadoru Murto rock formations are unmatched so is the sunrise from this point.
Mount Olokwe Trail Conditions
The trail follows well-laid tracks made by elephant and cattle, with rock outcrops on sight and dotted with acacia shrubs. The total ascent is about 1000M.
The hiking difficulty of the mountain’s trail is rated moderate and takes a duration of about 3-4 hours.
Activities at Mt Ololokwe
- Trekking and camping
- Meditation (personal preference)
Departure & Return Location