Mount Suswa Hiking

Mount Suswa Hike From Nairobi

Mt. Suswa is an underrated gem on the Rift Valley floor. The double-crater shield-volcano promises an unmatched hiking experience and over-delivers on breathtaking views.

We are delighted to dive into the enchantment of the Mt Suswa hike all over again this year.



Summary Of Suswa Hike from Nairobi

We aim to conquer ourselves by going halfway around the massive crater. Our hike starts at the road head on the edge of the inner crater. Here, we will enjoy breathtaking views across the 5km-wide crater. Our hike around the crater will take us to the summit, rising to an elevation of 2,356m above sea level. Once we conquer ourselves at the summit, we shall return to the road head to board our transfer vehicles back to Nairobi.

Mt Suswa Hike Distance & Starts

  • Distance: 12km
  • Maximum Elevation Gain: 535m
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Beginner-friendly: Yes
  • Child-friendly: Yes, 7 years and above

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.
  • 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!
  • Increase your hydration at least two days to the hike.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

What to Wear

  • Quick-drying tshirt
  • Quick-drying pants
  • Fleece jacket
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Well-treaded hiking shoes

What to Carry

  • 3L water and suitable snacks
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Trekking pole
  • Identification documents


Mount Suswa Hike Itinerary

4:45 a.m

Meet up

5:00 a.m

Departure for Mt. Suswa.

09:00 a.m

Hike Starts

05:00 p.m

Departure for Nairobi.


Price and booking enquiries.

Note: the cost of this trek will vary depending on the number of the persons traveling as well as the dates of travel.
Please indicate preferred date of travel, number of adults and number and ages of children if any.

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Quotation price Includes:

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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