Off The Beaten Path: Caving and Off-roading – Gatune Hills

Off The Beaten Path: Caving and Off-roading – Gatune Hills

City Tour, Excursion, Extreme, Nairobi Area
Its always the dream of any 4x4 car owner to test the limits of their machines in harsh and extreme terrains. Most 4x4 fans never get a chance to experience this thrill, and when such an opportunity cropped up, I couldn’t resist. Having limited activities due to the COVID-19 restrictions gave me time to slowly service the old Suzuki Vitara. I’d driven the four-wheel drive car for years, but I rarely take it through grit and dirt roads. Looking for spare parts online led me to join a unique group of Suzuki enthusiasts. Apart from mechanical and technical advise members help each other in sourcing spare parts and other gadgets necessary for the ultimate off-roading vehicle. I had never heard of Gatune Hills, or Nachu Caves before, but owing to…
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Hiking Up Kirinyaga! [Jan – Feb]

Hiking Up Kirinyaga! [Jan – Feb]

Bird_watching, Camping, Extreme, Hiking, Mountain_climbing, Wildlife Safari
Mount Kenya, with its snow‑capped peaks 5,199 m. high, is Kenya’s highest mountain and certainly one of the most beautiful mountains anywhere. Its slopes are covered with rich deciduous and bamboo forests and open high altitude moorland just below the glaciers and snowfields. Wildlife resident within the forest includes elephant, buffalo and even lion, with several species of antelope and other smaller animals.  Mount Kenya rises to the twin snow-covered peaks of Batian (5199 meters or 17058 feet) and Nelion (5188 meters or 17022 feet), the second and third highest peaks in Africa (topped only by Kilimanjaro's Uhuru peak in Tanzania, which rises to 5895 meters or 19340 feet).Both of Mount Kenya's peaks are named after Maasai laibon (ritual leaders) of the nineteenth century. According to legends of the Kikuyu people,…
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Off the Beaten Path: Rafting, Bungee Jumping – River Tana Grade 5 Rapids [Jan – Mar]

Off the Beaten Path: Rafting, Bungee Jumping – River Tana Grade 5 Rapids [Jan – Mar]

Excursion, Extreme, Nairobi Area
Rafting, bungee jumping, birding - Rapids Camp Sagana River Tana’s Grade 5 rapids not only give the camp its name, but also provide opportunity for adrenaline-filled kayaking, diving from a height of 60 ft. and fresh water fishing. River Tana’s Grade 5 rapids not only give the camp its name, but also provide opportunity for adrenaline-filled kayaking, bungee jumping from a height of 60 ft. and fresh water fishing. About 100 bird species have been recorded here. Rapids Camp Big 5 are the waterfall, the startling rocks, the Grade 5 rapids, the manicured lawns and the serene habitat. The camp hosted the 1st ever African Olympic qualifier in the Kayaking Games in January 2008. What To Do... What To See... Where To Sleep... What To Do... Rafting is first on…
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