Mount kipipiri Day Hike
Mt. Kipipiri is located on the north western side of the Aberdares. It is detached from the main Aberdare range and sits in between Geta-bushi and Miharati areas. The Mt stands at an elevation of 3348 m above sea level. Mount Kipipiri is an isolated Volcano in the Wanjohi Valley, on the Kinangop Plateau near to the Aberdare Range. It is about 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Lake Naivasha, which is visible from the summit. Wildlife includes Colobus and Sykes monkeys, elephants and buffalo and abundant birdlife.
The name of the mountain means “butterfly” in the Gikuyu language, a reference to its profile from a distance. The Mount Kipipiri Forest Reserve is part of the Aberdare National Park. In 2005 it was estimated that the 43 square Kilometres (17 sq mi) forest reserve was home to about 13 elephants.This hike will take you through dense forest, health and moorland vegetation with the peak almost on bare rock surface with little high altitude vegetation. The walk up is long but beautiful landscapes will surely reward you. You can opt to end the hike on the western side of the Mt which would take you approximate 9-10hrs.
Difficulty level: Moderate to High
- Transport to and from
- Park entry fee
- Guide fee
- Armed guide
- 500ml drinking water
- Extra water
- Insurance cover
- Other items not mentioned above.