Ol Donyo El Satima Day Trek Aberdare, Kenya
Ol Donyo El Satima in Masai, means ”The mountains of the Satima Tribe”. The Satima morans frequented this area for ceremonial purporses. Ol Donyo El Satima’ is the highest point on the Aberdares and is situated at the northern most end of this folded and uplifted range.
The Aberdares lie along the edge of the Rift Valley and on clear days magnificent views of the great Rift Valley are to be seen to the west and views of Mt. Kenya to the east.
Start from the lodge at 08.00 am and drive to the Aberdares passing through intersting savannah country, farmland on the lower slopes, and finaly into the lush Aberdare National Park.
At about 09.30 am we will arrive at roadhead (11,000 ft) where our trek begins. See afro-alpine moorland and fantastic vegetation. Picnic on the top or El Satima after about three to four hour walk. Return to the vehicles and drive back to the lodge.
The Aberdare range is a high rainfall area, subject to sudden storms and the roads are foten closed at short notice.