Mount Suswa is a dormant shield volcanic mountain that lies in the floor of the Rift valley. It is located in both Kajiado and Narok counties and It's height is 2356metres.
The conservancy is run by the maasai community who manage and take care of the environment.
Accessing it is possible with a small car but it is highly advisable to use a 4by4 car or a car that has 4 wheel drive because some routes might be slippery and during the rainy season, very maddy. There is a trail from Duka Moja with a sign showing the direction to take. You will get confused a lot with the routes and it is recommended that you keep asking the locals in case you are lost and they will often help you. The other common access is close to Suswa town and it cuts right across one of the hills.
Mount Suswa is a popular destination for camping and hiking. It is one of the few places where you will get authentic raw adventure. There is no wifi and the mobile network is not that great making it a good place for isolation.
‘The mountain has several animals like Leopards, hyenas, baboons, zebras, giraffes and several others. Inside the crater, there are several snake species and you can see lava tubes. The mountain has caves which total 6kms and more are still being discovered. The caves have a large number of bats and at night, baboons sleep in the caves, giving them the name baboons parliament.
When hiking, there are 2 peaks and going round the entire crater is about 26kms and takes upto 8 hours making it an entire day activity.