Mount Suswa Day Hike
Mt Suswa has a low-lying unassuming profile, belying the spectacular views you encounter up close. Most visitors to this part of the Great Rift Valley are drawn to the outwardly more prominent Mt Longonot, bypassing this magnificent volcano that is larger and endowed with some of the most unlikely and amazing formations occurring in nature. Its proximity to Nairobi also make it an ideal day hike destination.
Perhaps the best known attractions on Mt Suswa are the lava caves on the outer crater. There are over 30 entrances, most of which are collapsed roofs into these caves. Fig trees and other types of vegetation mark the location of some of these openings, but it would be best to get a local guide to show you around the caves. A torch or headlamp is also vital when exploring these caves.
One interesting location in the caves is the Baboons’ parliament where a large troop of Baboons take shelter at night from their predators. The Baboon troops’ arrival in the evening coincides with the departure of the local bat colonies, creating two way traffic. It is said that if you peer down the opening in the roof early in the morning, you will find the troop’s leader perched on a pile of rocks at the centre of the chamber, seemingly addressing the rest of the troop perched on ledges high up the walls of the cave.
Dificulty level: modarete
Time: 7-8 Hrs hike
Elevation: 2,356 MSL
Mountain type: Shield volcano
Meeting point Bata next to Hilton hotel @ 5:20 Am and leave @ 5:30 Am
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~>Casual slacks or cargo pants (No Sandals, Shorts nor Skirts)
~>Hiking shoes with good grip
~>Hat incase of hot sun.
~>Warm Clothing in case of change of weather
~>Rain gears & always carry an extra Tshirt
Requirements/what to carry
2. Sun glasses
3. Sunscreen Lotion
4. Spirit of hiking
5. Extra water 2ltr -3ltrs
6. Packed Lunch/Snacks
7. Backpack to carry your personal items
Terms & conditions
- Transport to and from
- Park entry fee
- Guide fee
- 500ml drinking water
- Extra water
- Travel insurance
- Other items not mentioned above.