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5 days Loita Hills trekking

This walking safari will take you into the heart of Maasai Land. While here, you will see the Maasai Manyatta, people in their traditional way of life and some wild animals before reaching the Nguruman Escarpment and Lake Magadi.

Day 1: Nairobi to Manyatta
Leave Nairobi at 10am and drive through farmland at the edge of the Rift Valley and descend the escarpment via the viewpoint with vehicle to Narok town for lunch. After a 30 minute drive from Narok, disembark from the vehicle at Maji Moto and proceed to Ndarara Manyatta for dinner and overnight.


Day 2: Ndarara Manyatta to Morinjo Safari Camp
Leave Ndarara Camp early in the morning for an enjoyable walk before the sun is too hot. Pass through Narosora for lunch. After spending a short while in this modern town, proceed to Morinjo Safari Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Morinjo Safari Camp to Enkutoto
After breakfast, leave Morinjo and walk through the forest. This is one of the few remaining true-forested wilderness areas in East Africa. The walk will take 5 to 6 hours. Dinner and overnight at Enkutoto

Day 4: Enkutoto to Nguruman
Leave Enkutoto early in the morning passing along the left side of the Great Rift Valley to the viewpoint for lunch. After lunch descend via the escarpment to Nguruman town for a hot shower, dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Nguruman to Nairobi via Magadi
After breakfast depart for Nairobi via Magadi to see the fauna. Arrive in Nairobi in the afternoon.

Mountain Cuisine: The menus for all climbs are specially prepared to provide a balanced diet of fresh fruit, vegetables, plenty of protein and carbohydrates. We have tried to choose food items that are easiest to digest at high altitude. Our cooks undergo extensive training and we have ongoing workshops to review menus. The cooks are particularly vigilant in  their hygiene practices as contracting stomach bugs is common for visitors to the developing world.

Dinners are typically a main course with vegetable and salad. Chicken and fish are served at some of the days during the climb, with pastas and rice dishes being served in the middle of the climb while up high. Lunches are often on the trail and usually consist of cold cuts and  vegetables laid out on a table so you can make your own sandwich. Fresh  hot vegetable soups are served at every meal, and packet soup is  available on request between meals as is coffee and tea. Breakfast is  your choice: granola, toast, fruit, eggs, and sometimes pancakes or French toast. While hiking some people have a favorite snack that they like; it is a good idea to bring this from home.

Fit to trek. The Machame Route is a strenuous, but not technical, climb and no mountain-climbing experience is necessary. But there's no avoiding the steep ascents and high altitudes that make robust physical fitness (and a minimum age of 16 years) a prerequisite for this trip. You'll want to consult your physician before undertaking this unforgettable adventure. Alternative independent itineraries. These include the more remote anddemanding Rongai, Shira, Umbwe and Western Breach routes - ask for details.
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