Ololosokuan Nature trail Hiking Safari is is situated close to Nairobi at the northern foothills of the Ngong Hills, the Ololosokuan Nature Trail is easily accessible to the city residents looking to step out their dreary routine and step into this amazing wonderland, for a adventure seekers and nature lovers, it is the perfect landscape for a adventure. The nature trail is part of the savannah sunset Resort’s property at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The high adrenaline hike involves bouldering (rock climbing without equipment) and sightseeing. The nature trail starts off gently, nature’s warm up of sorts. It entails going through bushes and past massive rocks. This then leads to the mild rock climbing that eventually becomes more difficult as one has to boulder over more massive rocks. At one point, the Kenya hiking safari involves bordering over rocks by a seasonal river, the Ololosokuan River.
The Ololosokuan Nature Trail, is the main attraction in the area, that starts off with a deceptively gentle descent through the bushes, going past massive boulders that are very popular with the local climbers. Once in a while, the trail breaks through the bushes to reveal distant views of the Ole Sayeti, Oloruka, Olesekut, Mount Olorgesailie and Mount Suswa in the Rift Valley.
Eventually the trail turns into a scent, with some sections involving the mild bouldering over the massive rocks, or climbing up a 40 ft. rock face at the head of the seasonal Ololosokuan River. Just when you think that you have had enough climbing to last a lifetime, the trail enters another dry boulder strewn riverbed that ends at another cliff face, and the only way out is to climb your way up this final cliff, this takes you about two hours, as there are no technical climbing skills are required to complete this hiking safari, just a taste for a adventure.
During the Kenya hiking safari the guest can be able to spot abundance of the bird species and animal species such as the Turracco, Superb starling, Common Bulbul, African Pied Wagtail, Vervet Monkeys, impalas, Baboons, Rock Hyrax and many others, the giraffes as well can be spotted using the binoculars from among the black acacia down in the valley. The Ololosokuan has a picturesque nature trail which takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to go around, ideal for the physical fitness. It’s all the way up to the beautiful river Ololokusuan with less water due to climate change, the river bed is quite scenic and the tourists will get the splendid opportunity to take memorable photos. The rocks are a spectacular sight to behold and offer a perfect peak performance challenge, it is also located on the Great Rift Valley adjacent to the famous Ngong Hills, hence a perfect starting point for the hills climbing.
The guides, who are the known members of the local Maasai community, are well versed with the local flora and fauna, you can therefore learn from them the benefits and hazards associated with the plants along the trail.
How to get to the Ololosokuan Nature Trail.
The Ololosokuan nature trail can be accessed in various way from the Nairobi city to the either using the public means of the self-drive or the private means to the trail.
Ololosokuan Nature Trail is situated in the Kibiko area of the Ngong Hills, about 30 km from Nairobi. If using the public means, take the Matatu number 111 from the city Nairobi and alight at the Ngong Town. From there you can use a boda boda to get there.
If your self-driving, get onto the Haile Selassie Avenue Road and turn onto the Ngong Road at the city Mortuary, go past Dagoretti corner and Karen till you get to the Ngong town, then turn to your right and 100 meters on, take another right turn onto the Kibiko road keep driving you will see the trail.