Lake Magadi – Nguruman Escarpment Hike


8 Days

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6x - Camp
1x - Guest House


Tour Lake Magadi, one of the largest soda lakes in Africa and home to thousands of flamingoes and wildlife around the lake shores. Breath taking views over Rift valley and Ngong hills from the Nguruman escarpment. Cultural encounters with Loita Maasai and game drives in the Maasai Mara.

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Tour Plan

Day 1 Drive to Ammodump and visit Lake Magadi

After breakfast we drive over the 2500m high Ngong Hills with spectacular views over the Rift Valley to a 4000 acre near the Mt. Olorgesailie for lunch.  After lunch we explore Lake Magadi (580m). The lake is one of the Rift Valley lakes covered with a layer of soda ash, a main ingredient for the glass industry. At the hot springs flamingoes search for food in the shallow waters and we bath our feet in the warm sulfurous water which is said to be a cure for various ailments.  With game viewing en-route we proceed to Nguruman Village for a night in a local village guesthouse.

Accommodation:   Entosopia Guesthouse

Meal plan:    B L D

Driving: 210 km,  4 to 5 hours

Activity:  game viewing

Day 2 Nguruman Escarpment

Today we have an early breakfast at 5.00 am to avoid the heat of the day. We pack our day bag and start our hike with our Maasai guide. Our luggage will be transferred through a closed route through a farm.  Equipped with at least 3 liters of water, we first cross the Entosopia river and then climb the steep and rocky 800m escarpment wall. At around 10.00 am we have reached the first level of the escarpment.  We take a rest and enjoy our packed breakfast box. There are spectacular views over the Rift Valley floor and the Ngong Hills in the north east. After the rest, we proceed to the waterfalls on the Entosopia River and may take a dive in the refreshing waters. Here we also open our lunch boxes and in the afternoon continue our hike along the river crossing it twice.  In the late afternoon we reach the camp site where our tents have been set and the dinner is in preparation.

Accommodation:   Fly camp

Meal plan:    B L D


Activity:  5 to 6 hour hike

Day 3 Hiking along the Rift valley second Level

Today we have a long hike through the plains and the riverine forest, first along the banks of the Entosopia river. We need to carry plenty of water and our lunch boxes.  After crossing the river again, we have to cross another 6 of its feeders before we reach another Maasai settlement, Enkutoto, at 1800m, just on the base of the second level of the escarpment. Again our crew has already set the camp and welcomes us with a snack and tea.

Accommodation:   Flycamp

Meal plan:    B L D


Activity:  5 to 6 hour hike

Day 4 A drive through the land of the Loita Massai

After breakfast we continue our journey up the Loita hills.  Today we change to our vehicle. First we help to clear the camp and pack everything safely.  A 15km drive on a bumpy road takes us to Narosura, the largest business centre in the area. We take a stroll through the town and have an early lunch, before we climb the last level of the escarpment to the Morijio basin.  After crossing the scenic area where zebras and Impalas mingle with herds of cows, sheep and goats, we pass through the administrative center of Entasekera and arrive in the early afternoon our Eco Camp in the middle of the Wilderness.

Accommodation:   Olkoroi Eco Camp

Meal plan:    B L D

Driving: 100 km    4 to 5 hours


Day 5 Loita Maasai Culture

Loita Maasai have tenaciously clung to their culture and have always been aggressive towards outside influences which may have negative impacts on their culture. They are a people with an independent way of thinking that is faithful to their kinship and regard their culture with high esteem. The Loita Maasai have an intimate knowledge of the environment that is acquired from childhood through herding and spending time in the forest especially during age periods such as warriors. The community manages the environmental and social balance in nature through taboos and other social sanctions that prohibit over utilization of environmental resources particularly wildlife, water resources and medicinal trees. Today we walk with the warriors through a stunning landscape of rolling hills and visit a Maasai home to experience the simplicity and warmth of their hospitality.  On a hike into the Forest of the Lost Child, following the paths of elephants that are hundreds of years old we learn about the different species of trees and their medicinal use.  Lunch dinner and overnight will be at the camp.

Accommodation: Olkoroi camp

Meal Plan: B L D


Activities:  4 hour forest hike / village visit

Day 6 Drive to Maasai Mara

After breakfast we leave Olmesuti and drive through the Morijo basin to the Maasai Mara.  The 80 km drive through the highlands with rolling hills and plains takes us to the Olaimutek gate at the Maasai Mara Reserve.  We arrive in time for lunch at the Mara Sentrim Camp. After lunch we embark on our first game drive in the vast game reserve, which was recently classified as the latest “Wonder of the World”. The Mara is an extension of the Serengeti with the “Big Five” found here. The Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. It hosts over 95 species of mammals and over 570 recorded species of birds.  In the evening we return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Sentrim camp

Meal Plan: B L D

Driving: 130 km, 4   hours

Activities:  2 hour game drives

Day 7 Masai Mara Game drives

Depending on the location of the animals and our preference, the game drives can be full day with packed lunch or morning and evening game drives with hot lunch at the camp. The wealth of wildlife in the Maasai is unrivalled in Africa, particularly during the migration of wildebeests from July to October. The open grasslands are filled with cheetahs, lions, millions of wildebeest, elephants and other plains game.  The rich birdlife includes vultures, marabou storks, secretary birds, hornbills, crowned cranes, ostriches and long-crested eagles besides others. The shy black rhinoceros population is difficult to spot except at a great distance. In forested areas we find with some luck leopards.  The Mara River and its feeder the Talek River meanders through the reserve, creating not only a haven for hippos and crocodiles, but also a difficult and dangerous feat for the migrating zebra and wildebeest that must cross the river for more lush grasslands beyond.  Dinner and overnight will be again the camp.

Accommodation: Mara Sentrim camp

Meal Plan: B L D


Activities: full day game drives

Day 8 Return to Nairobi

Today, we do an early morning game drive, and return to the Camp for a late breakfast before heading back to Nairobi with lunch on the way.

Meal Plan: B L D

Driving: 240 km, 5 hours

Activities:  early morning game drive


  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Transport on 4x4 land cruiser
  • Park Fees
  • Olkoroi activities
  • Maasai Village visit
  • Camping fees
  • English speaking driver guides
  • Local hiking guides


  • International arrival and departure
  • Drinks in hotels and lodges/ telephone/ laundry/visa fees/ tips


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