The Oldonyo Orok mountain is famed for outdoor holidaying adventures and is the hot spot for hiking beginners.
On the floor of the hills of Namanga sits one of Kenya’s best kept tourism secrets; a proper relaxed atmosphere with flora and fauna. Here, the Sites of hills and plains offer you a break from the hectic urban life that barely allows one to notice nature’s beauty.
Namanga is one of Kenya’s most photographed places owing to the huge elephant herds that casually roam across the plains. Some of the most iconic shots of nature were taken here. Mt. Kilimanjaro (the highest mountain in Africa) is spectacularly captured here.
The Namanga hills that are popularly known as Oldonyo Orok consist of elevated cloud cover above 1,700 metres. The mountain’s valley consists of natural water catchment areas created by the high altitude rains and the humid climate. The surrounding communities water and pasture needs are therefore catered to here.
Hiking all the way up the hill would take about six hours. The experience is made more rewarding because of the various viewpoint stops where one takes in the most pleasurable sights and sounds that nature has to offer.
The mountain has a stretched triangular shape with the highest points peaking at 2,548 metres.