TRAVEL: Exploring Ngurunit

The little-known northern lands with surreal views are very much worth exploring. PHOTO| RUPI MANGAT

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  • Having enjoyed a picnic breakfast and wanting to beat the sun’s increasing intensity, Ntetekwa and I stroll back along the same path while the Lemunyetes’ scale a ridge to toughen their muscles for Kilimanjaro.

  • Eventually Loiweti makes it to the Uhuru Peak, Laura to Gilman’s and Naiboku manages 5000 metres.

In the plains surrounded by the many mountains of the Ndoto range in Kenya’s northern drylands, there’s a singular mountain that catches everyone’s eye: Poi – a sheer rock face towering over the tiny village of Ngurunit.


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