• Menengai
  • 2278 m
  • Primary factor 248 m
  • Kenya
  • Location: South 00.23072, East 036.09342 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1
  • Climbed February 18. 2020.


How to get there:
This viewpoint is located directly north of the town Nakura. The distance is about 6 kilometer, the road is dirt, but not terribly bad.
Route description:
This is a drive-up mountain. You do get to a gate and they (2020) collect about USD 7. in admission fee.
This report continues from Londiani.
Menengai is a massive shield volcano with the largest caldera in Kenya. We woke up on our luxurious hotel, enjoyed a very good breakfast, then drove up the hill, directly above the hotel. A gate revealed that they charge an admission fee to visit this viewpoint. A man scrambled out and collected the equivalent of about USD 7- from each of us. We drove to the viewpoint and parked about 100 meter from the location of the highest point. A very good view down into the caldera. :everal power plants showed that geothermal energy can be xtracted here. We next drove to the tip of the ridge and got a slightly different view, a group of Masai cows and the green floor far below. However, this was the dy we should fly home and our main hiking objective was Longonot,about 2-3 hours drive from here.
This trip report completes with Longonot.