DAY TRIP TO KEREITA WATERFALLS
Kereita forest is located in lari district in Kiambu County approximately 60 kilometers to Nairobi. The drive from Nairobi takes about an hour. Kereita forest forms part of the aberdare Forest Reserve and is home to a magnificent waterfall on the Gatamaiyu River, caves and wild animals, the forest and the surrounding area have animals such as Elephants, leopards and Colobus monkey. Activities in the forest include zip-line, archery, paint balling, mountain biking, guided nature walks, donkey rides, community tours, tree planting and team building.
0700 hrs. Pick up from Bata near Hilton hotel and depart by road to kereita forest. Our scenic drive takes the Nairobi/nakuru road on the upper escarpment for about 47 kilometers to kimende. A further 10 kilometers ride brings us to carbacid forest gate.
0800 hrs. we our tour at carbacid forest gate, the general area sits on top of an underground natural carbon dioxide reservoir that is currently mined by cabacid limited for industrial and commercial purpose. Hike through the large open clearings and as you get further into the forest, descend into the first river valley , the clearings gives way to indeginious trees. The trail then goes deeper into the forest, with the undergrowth getting thicker.
Giant ferns and climbers grow deep in the forest trying to compete for light filtering through trees that stand tall and proud, untouched by human exploitation. The guide therefore has to carry a machete to cut his way through some of the undergrowth inorder to follow animal trails heading to the waterfall,the trail passes through the elephant pool.
1100 hrs. a further one hour walk brings you to kereita waterfall on Gatimayu river. To the right side of the water fall is a cave with a small bat population, enjoy a short rest then treck back to the carbacid forest gate
1400 hrs. enjoy lunch then do any activities that you like such as donkey rides, archery, zip line, paint balling, mountain biking and many more.
0400 hrs. head back to Nairobi and arrive late in the evening.