Ol Donyo Sabuk Guide

Ol Donyo Sabuk is a mountain adjacent small town near Thika Kenya, the town is located in Kyanzavi Division, Machakos County, the height of the mountain is 2,145 meters.

It was named by the Maasai pastoralists, the meaning of Ol Donyo Sabuk is a big mountain.

Lord William was the first man ever that settled on Ol Donyo Sabuk, the town is quite dusty due to deforestation and loose ground cover compounded by occasional rainfall.

The town location is around 18.5 kilometers east-southeast of Thika, near the peak is the grave of Lord Macmillan, his wife, and their dog also there is the grave of Louise, who started working for Lord Macmillan when she was 13 years old, in this area parting goes on well into the night, the musical town is the hometown of Kamba musician, late legendary Sila of Kilunda fame and the Ga’thika Band.

There are five towns inside the former Juja Ranch, the area is a Multiethnic community in farms that are owned by people who were former squatters and farm laborers, the mountain peak is inside a game park and the rest is partially owned by a family named Kenyatta family.

The Ol Donyo Sabuk National park was established in 1967 and it has an excellent and clear view of Nairobi and other lowlands areas, wildlife is spotted in the park that includes buffalo, colobus monkeys, baboons, bushbuck, impala duiker, and abundant birdlife.

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