1 day Aberdare Mountain Peak Le Satima Hiking Safari : 1 day Ol Doinyo Le Satima hiking safari – Aberdare national park: Just in one day you can ascend up to the highest peak of Aberdare Mountain ranges at Mount Satima in Aberdare national park and descend back. This 1 day Aberdare Mountain peak Le Satima hiking safari start and ends in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya and it is indeed a full day thrilling safari worth to do while on your next Kenya safari. Mount Satima as the highest peak in Aberdare stands at about 4001M above the sea level and this makes Aberdare the 3rd highest mountain in Kenya just after Mount Kenya which is the highest mountain in Kenya standing at 5,199 M making it yet the 2nd highest in the entire Africa continent. The 2nd highest mountain in Kenya is Mount Elgon standing at 4,321 M shared amongst Uganda the pearl of Africa and Kenya within Mount Elgin National park and finally the 3rd one as Mount Satima the highest peak in Aberdare mountain Ranges at 4,001M high. Mount Satima also Known as Ol Doinyo Le Satima is such a stunning peak to ascend while on your short Kenya safari.


Starting time: 5:30Am: Early in the morning on the day of your 1 day Aberdare Mountain peak Le Satima hiking safari, your safari will start with a pick up from your location in Nairobi and set off on a drive through to Aberdare national park through the stunning farmlands in the lower mountain slopes as you proceed to the Aberdare a famous destination that thrills with abundant of wildlife species and a beautiful lush that is eye catching. If you have time, you may enjoy a stopover at the tea farm otherwise proceed on your journey that takes about 212km to get to the park entrance gate regarding the entrance gate one uses. While at the entrance gate, an armed ranger is provided to you for safety and security purposes while on the hike to Mount Satima.

1 day Aberdare Mountain Peak Le Satima Hiking Safari
1 day Aberdare Mountain Peak Le Satima Hiking Safari

You will then proceed to the starting point of the hike at Wandare gate which is approximately 20km from the park headquarters. The hike then commences at 3,300M as you walk through the moorland vegetation and the heather zone vegetation with the aim of getting to the summit. The estimated hiking time is about 6-7 hours along the most scenic Satima trail that will offer you stunning views of the hugging rocks, scenic views of the rolling hills, U shaped valleys and stunning vegetation cover with wildlife species including Elephants and Buffaloes. By 3 m, you will probably be arriving at the summit of Mount Satima where you will relax as you enjoy your picnic lunch and enjoying the scenic views of different attractions including the views of Mount Kenya in Mount Kenya national park and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania without forgetting the views of stunning rift valley lakes including Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha and the rolling hills surrounding you.

You will finally embark on the descent back to your starting point where you will meet with your safari driver waiting to return you to Nairobi and the final destination will be a drop off either at your designated hotel or at the airport in case you have a night flight.


This 1 day Mount Satima hiking safari includes;

  1. Park entrance fees
  2. A 4×4 safari vehicle
  3. Vehicle entrance fees and all taxes
  4. Rangers
  5. A trained and experienced safari driver/ guide
  6. Bottle drinking water while on the Hike
  7. Picnic Lunch
  8. Nairobi pick up and drop off in a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop up roof

This 1 day Mount Satima hiking safari Excludes;

  • Accommodation before and after the safari unless requested to reserve it.
  • Laundry fees
  • Tips & gratuity
  • All other expenses of personal nature

Important to note:

While planning your Mount Satima hiking safari, you need to keep it in mind that Aberdare national park thrills in the high rainfall zone thus you need to prepare adequately to ensure that you pack a rain jacket, a warm sweater, water proof hiking boats and a hiking stick.

Other essential requirements for your trip include;

  • A camera since you need to capture those stunning photographs of nature and yourself
  • Pack snacks
  • Insect repellant
  • And any other thing necessary for a successful hiking safari.
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