The date of the adventure was 4th July 2015. The destinations in mind included Chania falls, Magura falls including magura caves also known as Queen’s cave and end it all with Karuru waterfall that falls among Kenya’s longest waterfalls.
The day started of with a weather that was kind of a threat with heavy skies. This day I was joined by fellow adventure seekers, lovers of nature and ambassadors of Kenyan domestic tourism with the help of Bush Thorn adventures.
In time and in boiling with adventures off we were from the concrete world of Nairobi engine hot and mind set for the Aberdares National park.
As usual, just like adventure seekers we had to check out and refresh our mind with stop over at major stopovers this time was at the Rift valley view point. Clicking on was the moment that we boasted of powerful phones to differences of Megapixels of each camera.
While others tried out their talents in model poses but all came out as adventure seekers posses with everyone trying to capture the scenic views of Mt. Longonot and Suswa at far very calm down at the floor of the Mighty Rift valley on its way down to southern side of Africa.
Later on, engine was back in putting mechanical engineering to its work roaring down the floor of Rift valley then off to the small town of Flyover. This name is from the old flyover next to the town. We leave Nairobi – Nakuru highway then joined the the Njabini road.
We go on to places such as Kwa Haraka, Njabini then Ndunyu njeru. We then turned off to the end of tarmac and joined the murram road which later on after few kilometres we joined a tarmac road as the climbed started with views of great vegetation towards the Mutubio West gate of Aberdares.
A watch tower!!! That is what we first received from our visit. It has a nice view of the forest surrounding with a great panoramic views from the top.
The drive went on after trials of height phobia at the watch tower and we arrive at the Entrance of the park. Little team building activities which let us see those who were playful in school or in their early childhood life.
After paying entrance fees and finishing the team building a group photo to capture memories of the day of “waterfalls hunt adventure”.
This is a park that you should expect more of game driving and less out of the car activities which are limited to the Waterfalls and picnic sites scattered in the park. If you love picnics and having time in the wild, I recommend This side of the park to you there is even provisions for trout fishing but it comes at an extra cost.
The waterfalls are one of the most beautiful in Kenya I have visited with clear waters and great vegetation around them.
The trails down to the falls (except that of Karuru falls that only has platforms to give a view of it and no access down) is well maintained with ropes to help those who may be tired or may wish to hold on to something as they go down.
Things to note:
This section of the park can be cold so ensure you carry some warm clothes in case cold comes knocking. Carry a binocular for spotting animals to birds. Carry a picnic lunch to enjoy a meal in the wild and be ready for an adventure in a real wild world.