Oloroka Mountain Hike
Distance from Nairobi City – About 60 km
Distance from base to the summit – Around 10 km
Difficulty - Moderate
Terrain – Rocky ground with bushes
Estimated time: 3 hours
This area receives few tourists because it is located in a remote area in the Kenyan south Rift Valley but the landscape is exceptionally awesome! The Oloroka massif standing at 2048m above sea level at its highest (Olesekut summit), is one of two mountains flanking the little town of Oltepesi, also known by the locals as Tinga sitting on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at 1000m above sea level. The other better known Hill southwest of this town is Mt Olorgesaille, next to the world famous Prehistoric site by the same name. Oloroka is about 35km from Kiserian town, and 60km from Nairobi, as you go southwest towards Magadi. The Maasai graze their herds of cattle on its slopes during dry seasons when pasture in the lowlands is exhausted, but for the most part, this hill is not habited.
What to carry.
Your picnic lunch/snacks, extra drinking water, dress lightly since the area is mostly hot during the day, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen lotion