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Hiking Sleeping Warrior Ugali Hills Lake Elementaita Day Trip is a full day excursion around Lake Elementaita – a treasure paradise at the heart of the Great Rift Valley. Lake Elementaita is a salt water lake surrounded by beautiful acacia trees and great wonderful breath taking sceneries.
It is a great place for bird watching, more than 400 species of bird species including flamingos, pelican’s kingfishers, marabou storks and crested grebes can be seen here.
The hills surrounding the lake offer great trails for hiking. The two frequented hills are the sleeping warrior and the “horse shoe” crater that takes between 5-6 hours.
You could choose to hike along the lake shore to the hot springs (for the short hike) and the “horse shoe” crater for the long hike. The starting point of our hike is at Lake Elementaita main gate. The shorter hike takes 2 to 3 hours and this takes us to the lake and back to the gate.
The longer hike takes 5 to 6 hours and take us to the lake before embarking on the tough hills of the crater. The long trial is rocky and requires good hiking shoes with good grip. Choose this option only if you are fit.
Both trails will take us through Lord Cole monument, where Lord Cole was buried in 1929 aged 49 years. The monument site offers a fantastic view of the lake.
Hiking Sleeping Warrior Ugali Hills Lake Elementaita Day Trip Itinerary
0600 Hours: Depart Nairobi and drive through the Great Rift valley to Elementaita located about 140 km’s from Nairobi. The Sleeping Warrior and Ugali Hills peaks are in a ridge along the Great Rift Valley at Lake Elementaita.
Our day tour includes the following highlights: hiking, swimming, Lake Elementaita, hot-springs, amazing scenery, birds and wildlife among many other features.
0900 Hours: Upon arrival at the gate proceed for a guided trek along the shores of Lake Elementaita to the hot springs where we take a shower as the water is believed to have a healing effect on one’s skin.
From here we proceed towards the base of the Sleeping warrior before leading to a sharp ascent to the nose (peak) which provides a mesmerizing view of the lake and the caldera.
The trail then descends towards the Eastern side for a short trek through rocky volcanic rocks before turning into a steep climb to the Ugali hill. At the top of the hill provides a panoramic view of the lake and beautiful landscape of the rift valley.
1300 Hours: You will have a picnic lunch break then take the trail that descends towards a dirt road to the ending point. The walk gives the trekkers an opportunity to view wildlife, birds and a scenic view of the lake Elementaita and beautiful landscapes.
The hike takes about 6 – 8 hours.
1830 Hours: Arrive back in Nairobi.
Hiking Sleeping Warrior Ugali Hills Lake Elementaita Day Trip Prices
Hiking Sleeping Warrior Ugali Hills Lake Elementaita Day Trip Prices include:
Bottle water + Guided walk + Picnic packed Lunch + All park and conservancy fees + Round trip transportation from Nairobi to Elementaita and back to Nairobi + The trek gives an opportunity to view wildlife & magical views of Lake Elementaita & At the top of the hill provides a panoramic view of lake lementaita and beautiful landscape of the rift valley
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* Difficulty: Moderate
* Terrain: some hilly areas
* Walking Duration: 8 hours
* Height: 2300 meters above sea level
* What to bring: Identity Card or Passport, sunscreen, hat, sun glasses, camera, hiking boots or a pair of outdoor sneakers, at least 3 litres of bottle water, Snacks – biscuits, cookies, nuts, crisps and reathable top and synthetic trousers/ pants
Hiking Sleeping Warrior Ugali Hills Lake Elementaita Day Trip Prices Exclude:
* Tips & Gratuities
* Medical, travel & personal insurance cover
* Any other item not mentioned in the included items