WHERE IS MOUNT SUSWA?
Mount Suswa is a 1.5-hour drive from Nairobi. Despite its proximity to the big city, this mountain feels like no man’s land. No hike routes, no road signs, no roads! This volcanic mountain is inhabited by a friendly Maasai tribe who seek refuge on the vast plains around the inner crater. Trust me when I say, the distance is worth it!
HOW DO YOU GET TO THE CRATER?
Get ready, put your backpack on and follow these Maasai warriors to the crater of Mount Suswa. Don’t worry about getting lost, they do this every day! Along the way, you will get to see hidden lava caves, a group of baboons and much deeper into the cave, a gigantic, squeaky bat population lurks. Once on top of the mountain, you can hike to the crater, and have one of the best views from the gigantic, Mount Suswa. Thank me later!
CAN YOU SPEND A NIGHT AT MOUNT SUSWA?
On the plateau between the inner and outer crater of Mount Suswa, is the manyatta of one of our Maasai friends, who warmly welcomes our travellers into his home.
A manyatta is a settlement of a Maasai clan or family. Besides having a large family, they also have a herd of cattle. The evening always ends with a great feast, freshly prepared at the campfire. Enjoy the special and cultural reception under the starry sky above Mount Suswa! You can either sleep in the manyatta or pitch a tent and enjoy camping.