Mount Olorgesailie Lake Magadi 1 Day Hiking Tour

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Mount Olorgesailie Lake Magadi 1 Day Hiking Tour is a full day trip to hike/ climb Mt. Olorgesailie located along Magadi road, (70 km away) about 1 "an hour and a half" drive from the Nairobi Central Business District.

Mt. Olorgesailie is 1760 Meters/ 5774 Feet above seas level and was named after a renowned Maasai elder who used to meditate and hold meetings with village elders up the mountain.

Its proximity to Nairobi makes it an attractive location for a day hike up the mountain. Our day hike begins at theOlorgesailie pre-historic site– world renowned as the “factory of stone tools” and the only place in the world with the largest number.

Olorgesailie pre-historic 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. Museum and site- the museum interprets the pre-historic site. One can then take a walk to see the actual site and the discoveries made here.

Once at the foot hill of the mountain, you will have a briefing session from the guide about the climb. The hike is considered moderate and takes about 6 hours round trip through rocky trails with thorny bushes in hot weather.

On average it takes 3 hours to ascend and the same to descend best climbed from 0500 Hours.

A number of dry rivers crisscross the landscape as they wind their way from the upper reaches of the mountain down to the long extinct lake at the pre-historic site.

Well camouflaged Maasai Manyattas and encounters with the occasional herdsmen tending to their flocks of goats and sheep provide a welcome distraction from the scorching sun.

The trails disappear in the last steep section of the climb before you get to the summit. The descent then takes another 3 hours to get back to the pre-historic site.

Mount Olorgesailie Lake Magadi 1 Day Hiking Tour

Dates FromDates ToPrice Per Person8 to 11 Year Child
 1st January 201931st December 2019Request for ratesRequest for rates

Notes

* Tour departs at 0600 Hours from your Hotel/ Residence
Olorgesailie Museum is Open Daily from 0900 Hours to 1700 Hours
* The hike takes up to 6 hours (3 hours climbing and 3 hours descending (Guided Tour). The trail starts and ends at the prehistoric site

* You will need a hat incase of hot sun, an extra Tshirt, warm clothing in case of change of weather
* Requirements/ what to take with you: spirit of hiking, ID/Passport, Sun glasses, backpack to carry your personal items, sunscreen lotion
* Casual slacks or cargo pants (No Sandals, Shorts, Skirts). Wear light clothes because of the hot weather, carry snacks and wear proper shoes for hiking (wear hiking shoes with good grip)

Mount Olorgesailie Lake Magadi 1 Day Hiking Tour Prices Include:

* All Park entry fee
* Lunch and snacks
* Drinking bottle water
* Services of a local guide and Guide fee
* Round trip transportation from Nairobi to Olorgesailie and back to Nairobi

Mount Olorgesailie Lake Magadi 1 Day Hiking Tour Prices Include:

* Drinks, extra Meals
* Visa and any related fees
* Tips or Gratuity for your guide
* Medical cover and travel personal insurance
* Any other item not mentioned in the inclusive

Booking & Reservations for Mount Olorgesailie Lake Magadi 1 Day Hiking Tour from Nairobi Contacts;

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
Mobile/ WhatsApp : + 254 721-242-711
Mobile : + 254 780-242-711
Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com
Website: www.africanspicesafaris.com

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