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Mt Ololokwe Beckons - 2 months ago, 9 Nov 08:42

By: Basillioh Mutahi

The first feeling when you reach the top of Mt Ololokwe — some kilometres off the road to Marsabit, after Archer's Post — is awe. The sense of wonder is inspired by the scenery that lies before you, from the vantage-point of the giant cliffs at the edge of the mountain. The cliffs overlook the rugged view of the Samburu plains and the world beyond. And there is more.

From Ololokwe's peaks, everything below appears tiny; the long tarmac road from Archer's Post towards northern Kenya looks like a bold dark line on a map, or a silhouette of a giant snake hiding its head behind boulders, and the cars seem like moving toys on a model town board.

The sheer vertical drop from the ledge to the valley below is frightening, and could possibly inspire height-induced vertigo — that dizzying feeling that people get when they are in an open ...
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