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Kijabe Hill_Kiharu Forest Traverse

Kijabe Hill_Kiharu Forest Traverse

Kijabe Hill_Kiharu Forest Traverse

DATE: 20th January 2018
DISTANCE: 16km
TIME: 7-8 Hours
LEVEL: Difficult
HIKE FEE:
Citizen – Ksh 2350, Residents – Ksh 3200, Non-Residents – Ksh 3800

Route Description

This is the never-ending staircase challenge, the false peaks games at it best. We start off near the Mai-Mahiu Vumilia I.D.P Camp, taking every flight of the natural staircase in pride blessed by the beauty that is Mt. Longonot from behind. It’s Kenton Hill snaking our way up enjoying natures beauty with awe. We go further up seeking more horizons and our efforts are rewarded with better views to the right Mt. Margret and Williams Hills and if its a clear day our eyes should see as far as Ngong Hills and Mt. Suswa.

At the summit of the Kenton Hill, we have 360 degrees views from the Aberdares to lake Naivasha to Mt. Longonot to Mt. Suswa..its all yours to take in. We go down aiming for the railway that slice the hill into halves we follow the rails for about 45 minutes then off down before reaching to the hot springs and to the tunnel commonly known as in local language as ‘Kamungu ka Nduma’ (the tunnel of darkness). If there will be no running water participants can try exploring the tunnel and therefore a flashlight will be of help. From the tunnel, the trek leads us to Kiharu one of the many hills of Kinale forest. The ascent is steady and moderate which takes between 1hr to 1 and a half to the top at an altitude of close to 2600m ASL through the cypress plantation. From here we trek for about 45mins to Soko Mjinga towards the ending point Soko Mjinga near flyover.
Walking Duration: 8 hours
Terrain: hilly areas and some flat sections
Difficult level; Moderate going to Difficult
Attractions: Natural forest, with scenic view of the great rift valley, rich history of the area, hotspring and Dark tunnel
Trip Itinerary
Time Activity
6.00am Depart Nairobi for Mai Mahiu expected to arrive at 8.00am
12.30pm Enjoy your packed lunch or snacks at the peak as you view the scenic surroundings
5.00 pm End the hike at Soko Mjinga and leave for Nairobi expecting to arrive at 6.30pm

What to wear and items to carry;
Comfortable running shoes or Waterproof hiking boot preferred
Gym/hiking 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)
Sunscreen (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. 2,350 per person, $32 for residents and non- residents $38
Included:
• Transport to and from Kijabe
• Community Conservancy fee
• Guide Fee
• Paramedic services (in case of a medical emergency)

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.

Book your space by sending a non-refundable booking fee of KES. 1,200/- via Lipa na Mpesa Till no. 751447 by 16th January 2018 and the balance by 19th January 2018.
For More information, please contact us on hike@hikemaniak.co.ke tel. 0721 51 00 57/0732004345