Table Mountain Elmentaita
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Table Mountain Elmentaita

A gentle hike to the other Table

Join us on a hike to the other gentler Table Mountain (unlike the other one in the Aberdares). Located off the Nairobi-Nakuru highway near Lake Elmentaita, Table Mountain is a beginner's delight. Our hike starts right on the highway away from Lake Elmentaita. It continues on a dirt road past a railway station before taking a detour into the woods.

Within no time, the striking Table Mountain summit is in sight; it is hard to miss, with its distinct flat top. We shall then take a rocky scramble up to the peak, where we shall enjoy a snack break and savor the breathtaking views of the Rift Valley features before proceeding down through a narrow passage in the ground. As we take the rest of the path out, we shall battle thorny shrubs and pass by a hot spring before eventually getting back to the highway.

Table Mountain Elmentaita Hike Distance And Stats


Maximum Elevation Gain: 486m

Duration: 4-6 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Beginner-friendly: Yes

Child-friendly: Yes, 7 years and above

Table Mountain Elmentaita Hike Itinerary

4:45 a.m Meet up at International House Parking, City Hall Way. Boarding opens.

5:00 a.m Departure from International House Parking, City Hall Way

08:15 Arrival at Lake Elmentaita

08:45 a.m Hike Starts

04:00 p.m Departure for Nairobi


  • ​Kenyan Citizens - 3,350/=
  • Foreigner with Kenyan Residency - 3,650/=
  • ​Non-Resident Foreigner - 4,700/=
  • Citizen Self-drive - 2,000/=

Mpesa Till 989985

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What to Carry

How to Prepare for the Hike

  • Engage in active cardio exercises such as aerobics, walking, running, cycling, and swimming among others the week prior to the event.
  • Set aside the day before the hike for resting--take a break from exercises.
  • Increase your hydration at least two days to the hike.
  • Purpose to get enough rest the night before the hike. 
  • If on intermittent fasting or on a diet, take a break in the period one day before and after the hike. This way, you will build up your energy reserves for the arduous task ahead.
  • Cut your toe nails!
  • Have a generous breakfast at least 3 hours before the start of the hike. This ensures that most of the food has been digested by the time you begin the hike, giving you the much-needed energy while ensuring your stomach is not too full for comfort.
  • Use the bathroom before leaving the house to reduce the need for bathroom breaks on the commute.
  • Set your mind up for conquering yourself. Hiking is more about your mindset than physical preparation. Once you win the battle in your mind, everything else contributes less than 10%. You can do it!
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Date & Time
Saturday, September 23, 2023
5:00 AM 7:30 PM (Africa/Nairobi)

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