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Mount Kalembwani & Armchair Trek

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Mount Kalembwani & Armchair Trek

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Mount Kalembwani & Armchair Trek

Mt. Kalembwani Armchair is a famous volcanic cone. Find out more about hiking Mt Kalembwani, Kiou, and Kayata Hills, in Kilome, Makueni County.


Kalembwani Armchair Location

Mt. Kalembwani is a Volcanic cone within Kilome, Makueni county. Kalembwani is quite an accessible mountain to get to. In particular, it lies about Ninety Kilometres (90Km) from Nairobi. In addition, about fifty-six miles (56 Miles). The hill is on the left side of Salama Town along the Nairobi Mombasa Highway.

The Naming of Kalembwani Armchair Hike

Notably, Kalembwani Armchair Mountain is a unique landmark in Salama Town. The armchair name came by because it resembles an Armchair hill seen from afar. The dominant community is Kamba Community. The community owns the Mountain. The Mountain has been a part of the community for over 10,000 years. Facts have it erupted 10 000 years ago. For instance, the community feels its cultural significance in every aspect. The community guides narrate these aspects with ease and in a fascinating manner. Significantly, from the traditions to the economic benefits of Kalembwani, Kiou, and Kayata Hills. 

Kalembwani Armchair Altitude

The Mountain lies about 5142 Feet and is approximately 1567.2 meters above sea level. The trek starts with Kio Hils before proceeding to Klamebwani Armchair Hill. Kalembwani Armchair faces Kiou and Kayata Hills.


Kalembwani Armchair Hike

Join Wild Springs Adventures team for another exciting exploration in Kilome, Makueni Couty. The hike starts off Mombasa road and continues through a spread of village homesteads. The Summit lies at an elevation of around 1800 meters above sea level.

The hill provides a picturesque view from its Summit. On clear days, you can see Mount Kilimanjaro at a distance. Mount Kilimanjaro is the continent’s highest Mountain. Indeed, it’s a fantastic sight to behold! The views at the top are worth every minute of your climb.

From the peak of Kalembwani, you will have a clear view of Kiou and Kayata Hills. Kalembwani, Kiou, and Kayata Hills are the only trek that allows you to see and climb each hill. The hike will start with Kiou and Kayata Hills. After that, we finish with Kalembwani Armchair Hike. The trek takes five to even hours of walking from the starting to the finishing point. 

Hiking Package to Kalembwani, Kiou, and Kayata Hills

It is time to gear up for a hike on the volcanic cone of Mt.Kalembwani in Makueni County. Check out our beautiful adventure package. The package highlights inclusions and exclusions.


Where You Will Visit

This safari explores the following regions in Kenya

  • Makueni County, South Eastern Kenya
Description & Days Itinerary

What to do in this one day tour

5:00 a.m. - Meet at Pickup Point 5:45 a.m. - Departure 8:00 a.m. - Arrive at Kalembwani 8:15 a.m. - Start Hiking 3:00 p.m. - Finish Hiking 3:00 a.m. - Depart for Nairobi 5:30 a.m. - Arrival at Nairobi

Tour package includes:


Guide Fee

Facilitation Fee

Park Fee


Tour package excludes:


Snacks & Lunch

Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions

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