|Ol Doinyo Sabuk National Park|
A rugged, hump-backed outcrop of ancient rock jutting high above the Athi Plains and hazily visible from Nairobi, Ol Donyo Sabuk is a densely forested mountain known to the local Kikuyu as ‘The Mountain of the Buffalo', and to the Maasai as ‘The Big Mountain'. |
Just one road leads to its summit, which offers magnificent 360' panoramas over the Athi River, the pineapple fields of Thika and the snow-capped peaks of both Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya. Within easy reach of Nairobi, the lush vegetation and cool air of this compact and scenic National Park make an ideal day trip or camping weekend.
The park is essentially comprised of the mountain's slopes and ravines and is entirely forested except for a small area at the top. Within the halo of primal forest, at the summit you may also find some of the giant plants more commonly associated with the Alfo-Alpine zones of Mount Kenya and Mount Elgon(particularly giant lobelia).