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Kihuri Forest Bathing Tour

Kihuri Forest Bathing Tour

Kihuri Forest Bathing Tour

DATE: 13th January 2018
DISTANCE: 16km
TIME: 5-6 Hours
LEVEL: Moderate
HIKE FEE:
Citizen – Ksh 2850, Residents – Ksh 3500, Non-Residents – Ksh 5000

Route Description

We open the year with a forest trail in the Aberdares, a relaxed walk under the cover of trees to put you at ease as you start the year. Kihuri Forest trail begins at Othaya Water Treatment plant near Kihuri center 16km off Othaya town. From this point mt. Kenya on a clear day is in full view receiving early morning sun. It is a wide trail leading to the Gikira river inlet point, half a kilometer later we take a left turn, a footpath snaking through giant trees and beautiful undergrowths and out to a cleared area in need of reafforestation a testament of illegal logging in the past. Down the valley, we find the inlet and cross the river to follow cattle trails along the river then crossing it again to start our way up the Mt. Kinangop viewpoint. After some good rest, it’s time to head down to the water cascades and later we exit the forest and into the Nyayo tea zones and back to the starting point.

The journey is estimated 16km long and will take approximately 6hrs.
Trip Itinerary
Time Activity
5.50am Depart Nairobi for Othaya expected to arrive and to start the hike at 8.30am
12.30pm Enjoy your packed lunch or snacks at the viewpoint as you view the scenic surroundings
5.00 pm Leave Othaya for Nairobi expecting to arrive at 8.00pm

What to wear and items to carry;
Wear comfortable running shoes or Water proof hiking boot preferred
Wear hiking/gym pants (avoid jeans)
Polyester T-shirt (like the football jerseys) carry an extra one to change after the hike
Head torch
Sunglasses
Hat/cap
Camera
Binoculars
Drinking water (3litres)
Sun screen (Arimis oK)
Heavy snack or picnic Lunch
Energy Bars
Poncho or a light Rain Jacket
Avoid unnecessary Items
Finally carry loads of fun with you and tag along with a friend!!
Cost
Adults- KES. 2850 per person, $35 for residents and non- residents $50
Included:
• Transport to and from Kihuri forest Gate- Othaya
• Park Entry fee
• Guide fee
• Armed Rangers Fee
Lunch
Book your space by sending a non-refundable booking fee of KES. 1,200/- via Lipa na Mpesa Till no. 751447 by 9th January 2018 and the balance by 12th January 2018.

Cancellation Policy
If you cancel more than 48 hours before your scheduled trip departure, a 30% of the fee will be charged.
If you cancel within 48 hours of your scheduled trip departure, no refund fees will be provided.
No shows are responsible for 100% of trip fees.

For More information, please contact us on hike@hikemaniak.co.ke tel. 0721 51 00 57/0732004345