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Menengai Crater

Menengai Crater The spectacular Menengai Crater (actually a caldera) draws visitors from far and wide with its massive circular rim, plunging cliffs, and the rugged terrain on the caldera’s floor. Situated on the outskirt...

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Kereita Cave and Waterfall

The Kereita Forest at the southern-most end of the Aberdares range has interesting hiking trails and natural features like the Kereita Cave and Waterfall. The trails were established by Kijabe Environment Volunteers (KENVO), a...

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Gatamaiyu Riverine Walk

The Gatamaiyu Riverine Walk in Gatamaiyu Forest, part of the larger Kereita Forest, transports visitors into a tranquil natural world with the soothing sound of gently flowing river waters. Situated about 55km from Nairobi,...

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Mt Olorgesailie

Situated about 65km from Nairobi, the Olorgesailie pre-historic site got its name from the nearby 1,760m high Mount Olorgesailie. Its proximity to Nairobi makes it an ideal location for a day hike up the mountain. The hike takes 3 hours through dry, rocky country with scattered dryland thorny bushes providing the only cover from the hot sun.

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Suswa Crater & Caves

Mt Suswa has a low-lying unassuming profile, belying the spectacular views you encounter up close. Most visitors to this part of the Great Rift Valley are drawn to the outwardly more prominent Mt Longonot,...

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Ngong Hills

The Ngong Hills’ proximity to Nairobi, 22km southwest of the city, makes it a very popular weekend destination for visitors from all over the country. Some come for walks while others picnic or worship...

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Ol Donyo Sabuk

Revised July 7 2016 The Ol Donyo Sabuk mountain, also known as Kilimambogo or Buffalo Mountain, is situated about 70km north-east of Nairobi, and about 25km east of Thika town. It is a National...