Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park
Ultimate Panoramic Experience
A rugged, hump-backed outcrop of ancient rock jutting high above the Athi Plains and hazily visible from Nairobi, Ol Donyo Sabuk is a densely forested mountain known to the local Kikuyu as `The Mountain of the Buffalo`, and to the Maasai as `The Big Mountain`. Just one road leads to its summit, which offers magnificent 360 pamoramas ofer the Athi River, the pineapple fields of Thika and the snow-capped peaks of thoth Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya. Within easy reach of Nairobim the lush vegateaition and cool air of this compact and scenic National Park make for an ideal day trip or camping weekend.
Location: Machakos District, Eastern Province
Distance from Nairobi: 85 Km north east of Nairobi
Size: 20,7 square Km
Climatic conditions: Hot and dry
Major attractions: Fourteen Falls, scenic views of Mount Kenya from the summit, McMillan grave
(of Sir William Northrup McMillan (1872-1925)and his wife Lady Lucy); camping facilities
Road: From Thika proscced 22 km along the main Garissa road to Matutano junction. At Makutano follow the KWS sign and
turn right, proceeding 3 Km on all-weather murram road to Donyo town. At Donyo turn right and
proceed a further 2 Km to the main gate.
Accomodation: KWS Self Service House Sabuk House
Best time to Visit: All year round
Activities: Game viewing, bird watching, camping and picnicking