Landmark

Mughwango Hill

A tranquil escape atop Kenya's scenic highlands.

Kenya
Location
Dry Season
Best Time to Visit
1,200 m
Altitude

About Mughwango Hill

Mughwango Hill offers breathtaking views over the Meru National Park, Kenya. Known for its serene environment and the Mughwango Hill Lodge, it provides a unique blend of comfort and wilderness experience. The hill is a perfect starting point for exploratory walks, bird watching, and enjoying the tranquil beauty of the African bush. Its location off...

When to go

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Seasons

June - September
Best time to go
Dry weather enhances wildlife visibility and access to trails.
January - March
October - November
Shoulder Season
Mild weather with occasional showers, fewer tourists, and good wildlife spotting opportunities.
April - May
Low Season
Heavy rains may limit activities, but the landscape is lush and beautiful.
June - September
High Season
Perfect for wildlife viewing, with clear skies and minimal rainfall.

What to do

Wildlife

The area is a haven for bird enthusiasts and offers chances to spot elephants, giraffes, and occasional sightings of big cats.

Lion

Occasional

Elephant

Common

Black Rhino

Not Present

Cheetah

Rare

Hippo

Not Present

Hyena

Occasional

Leopard

Occasional

Giraffe

Common

Zebra

Common

Gazelle

Common

Buffalo

Common

Wildebeest

Not Present

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
The area is generally safe for travelers. Standard vaccinations, along with Yellow Fever vaccination (if coming from endemic countries), are recommended. Always stay within designated areas and follow guide instructions.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Accessible by road from Nairobi, approximately a 4-hour drive. Charter flights to Meru National Park's airstrip are also available for those looking to save time.
Getting Around
Within the conservancy, transportation is usually provided by your accommodation, with guided tours and walks being the main ways to explore.
Visas
From January 2024, most foreign visitors to Kenya need to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) prior to travel, streamlining entry procedures. The eTA system requires an application at least 3 days in advance, with a fee of 34.09 USD. Exemptions apply to citizens of specific countries, and a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is requir...
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