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Elephant Hill

| Njabini Forest Gate, Southern end of the Aberdares Ranges, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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We left Nairobi around 5.a.m for our elephant hill climbing.Driving all way to njambini it was... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Wasili kenya S
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Nairobi, Kenya
Not for the novice hiker! Fantastic even though it kicked my behind!

I don't think I am thaaat out of shape, but then we all think we are fitter than we actually are... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
Yohanne K
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Nairobi, Kenya
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| Njabini Forest Gate, Southern end of the Aberdares Ranges, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We left Nairobi around 5.a.m for our elephant hill climbing.Driving all way to njambini it was really cold and foggy.But the climbing of the hill was just a good experience with the beautiful sight seeing...Dress warm for that

1  Thank Wasili kenya S
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

I don't think I am thaaat out of shape, but then we all think we are fitter than we actually are, don't we? This lush and cool-to-cold hike is absolutely worthwhile, regardless of whether you make it to the top or not. We used the...More

Thank Yohanne K
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Probably the toughest mountain climb I have done so far. The climb is tough but thankfully the scenery is picturesque. Best started early and if you are not very very fit, don't try to reach the peak. A guide is a must unless you know...More

Thank Martin_Wahogo
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This rescue center is a nice way to get close to elephants who have been rescued when their mothers have been killed by poachers or other reasons. your visit will help pay for their care. make sure you are there when they feed the baby...More

Thank TrineH
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

I've done this formidable "hill" three times and let me tell you, I'm an avid hiker but the first time I did it, I hated it and swore I would never be back...but I did go back. The first time, we dubbed this "the climb...More

Thank Janette W
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Elephant Hill is ideal for day hiking and an essential challenge for people who were training for more challenging climbs like Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya.

Thank hikwam
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you are looking for a moderate hike not far away from Nairobi, then the Elephant hill is for you. It requires past experience in hiking. Many hikers and mountain climbers use this hill as a preparation for big and high mountains like Mt. Kenya,...More

2  Thank Kenyanbackpacker
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Went for a 1 day hike and though it rained almost all day, it was a good challenge and the views were spectacular.

Thank Patrique M
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We went here using the little known Njiiri route. Most people use the shorter Njambini route. The Njiiri route is very long. at least two and a half hours of hiking through the forest before you join up with the Njambini route to start climbing...More

Thank Miano D
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

I went there with a group of people to climb the hill all the way up. I was invited by a Kenyan colleague and he told me it would be a simple climb. Well... It is true I am not in a perfect shape and...More

Thank clayton_j_silva
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Miranda K
24 August 2017|
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Response from Kenyanbackpacker | Reviewed this property |
Elephant Hill is like 120Km from the airport. It is very good for a day hike.
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Iline C
7 April 2017|
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Response from Kenyanbackpacker | Reviewed this property |
Hey Iline C, 1. if you are using a personal vehicle. Drive from Nairobi using the Nairobi Nakuru Highway, on arriving at a place called "fly over" about 60Km from Nairobi, use the fly over and take left at the first... More
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