Dragon’s teeth,Karuru Falls and Mount Satima Excursion


Facts about Aberdare National Park

The Aberdare National Park, with an area of 767 Km2 covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Ranger of Central Kenya, from altitude of 1829M to 4001M above sea level. The topography is quite diverse with deep ravines that cut through the forested eastern and western slopes. Animals easily observed in the park include; the Black Rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey and sykes monkey. Rarer sightings include those of lions, the golden cat and the bongo- an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Animals like the eland and spotted and melanistic serval cats can be found higher up in the moorlands.

Visitors can also indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson’s Francolin, sparry hawk, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.

Day 1

6 a.m (Meeting time)Home or Hotel within Nairobi.

6.10am – Depart for Aberdares.

9.00am-Start our hike to karuru falls from Mutubio gate.

12:00pm- Have lunch near karuru waterfalls then head to our campsite



18.30pm – Evening meal and sleep over at the Reedback campsite

Day 2

Have breakfast and drive on a steep old track that requires a 4WD through the forest for 50mins up the road head to embark on 4-6 hour trek to Le Satima peak (4001m). On clear day there are opportunities to observe Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro on the horizon and even the surrounding vicinity of Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and the Daiga hills. Later descend to dragon’s teeth for camping and overnight stay.

0700hr -Breakfast

0800 hr -Start hiking & site seeing.

1300hr picnic Lunch


Day 3

After a leisurely breakfast at dragon’s teeth camp,we begin our hike descending back to my Satima starting point with a company of armed ranger and later drive drive back to Nairobi in the afternoon.

Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be dropped off by the driver at a location of your choice: residential place

0650 hr –Early Breakfast

0700 hr -Start our hike & site seeing.

Trip Cost Ksh.


Cost covers;

  • Transport on a 4WD Land cruiser.
  • Drinking water,
  • Park entrance fees ,
  • Guide & Guard fees
  • Camping gear for guide and a ranger.
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