Loitokitok, also Oloitokitok, is a town in Kajiado County, Kajiado South Constituency close to the Tanzania and Kenya border.

Skyline of Loitokitok
Loitokitok is located in Kenya
Location of Loitokitok
Coordinates: 2°55′30″S 37°30′36″E / 2.9250°S 37.5100°E / -2.9250; 37.5100Coordinates: 2°55′30″S 37°30′36″E / 2.9250°S 37.5100°E / -2.9250; 37.5100
Country Kenya
CountyKajiado County
1,622 m (5,322 ft)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)



Loitokitok town lies within the foothills and in full view of Mount Kilimanjaro.

This location lies approximately 255 kilometres (158 mi), by road, southeast of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya and the largest city in the country.[1]

Tourists used to access and climb Kilimanjaro through Loitokitok as it was easily accessible to the north trail of Kilimanjaro. Mount Kilimanjaro is located right across the border and there are usually elephant migrations through the Kilimanjaro forest reserve via Olmolog and Kitendeni wildlife corridor.[2]

Currently the Rongai route is operated fully from Tanzania and tourists pass through Kilimanjaro International Airport.

To climb Mount Kilimanjaro through Rongai route, tourists or Tour Operator must register and pay for Kilimanjaro gate permit at Marangu gate. Arriving at Marangu gate can be through Kilimanjaro International Airport, having IATA code JRO.


Loitokitok is small but growing town in southeastern Kenya, at the border with Tanzania. The town was previously the administrative headquarters of the former Loitokitok District in which it was located. Loitokitok is served by a general government hospital and by Loitokitok Airstrip.


At this time there is no recent, reliable population estimate for the town of Loitokitok.

Points of InterestEdit

Loitokitok or its environs, is the location of the following points of interest:


External linksEdit