Paradise Lost is one of very few places close to Nairobi that offers a myriad of attractions and activities for the whole family. It is a beautiful oasis in the middle of a coffee farm close to Kiambu Town, about 10km from Nairobi. When you get there, you can not help but wonder at the contrast between this hidden gem and the surrounding landscape.
Perhaps the most popular attraction at Paradise Lost is a labyrinth of caves eroded by the waters of the nearby Gichi River, with their entrance screened by a spectacular waterfall. These caves are estimated to be 2.5 million years old, based on obsidian rock artefacts from the late stone age that were discovered inside. Artificial lighting has been installed a few meters into the caves up to a large cavern within.
Boat riding and fishing on the small lake at Paradise Lost are also popular activities, especially on weekends when most city dwellers like to visit.
Other available activities include feeding ostriches, horse riding, camel riding, bird watching, picnic on the grounds around the lake, camping, or taking a walk on a nature trail on the property.
You can get to Paradise Lost by public means using matatus number 100 stationed at the Central Bus Station for Ksh 40. After alighting at the junction to Paradise Lost on Kiambu Road, you can take a boda boda (motorbike) ride to the Paradise Lost entrance for Ksh 100, or walk the remaining distance.
If driving, use Muranga Road till Muthaiga roundabout, then left turn on to Kiambu Road. About 8km further on, take a left turn on to the road with a Paradise Lost sign board, and follow the signs to their entrance.
Visitors are required to pay an entrance fee of Ksh 300 per person. Campers are also charged Ksh 600/= per person per day with a tent provided by the establishment. There are also charges for some of the activities e.g. boat riding, horse riding, camel riding.
To get more information on Paradise Lost, you can get in touch with them on email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call them on +254(0)20 315273/96, +254(0)723 550535, +254(0)725 885570, +254(0)733 570312.