• Aberdares,  Hiking

    Manguyo Falls-Aberdares Forest

    Manguyo falls is a magnificent looking waterfall deep in the Aberdares forest. It is located in Kangema, Muranga county in a place called Tuthu. It took us 3 hours from Nairobi where upon arrival to Tuthu village, we picked up armed guards from Kenya Forest Service station. On our trip, we had two. We had a shuttle bus which we had to park a few meters from the starting point since the road is a little narrow. Before proceeding to cross the fence separating Tuthu village from the forest, we were introduced to two male guides. One was in his 70s and the other probably in his 60s. But don’t…

  • Photo of table mountain pic
    Hiking,  Kenya

    Table Mountain Hike (Aberdares)

    In the northwest of the Aberdare ranges, lies Table Mountain. It stands at an elevation of 3,817 metres. It’s a bit smaller than Rurimeria Hill but equally as challenging. We left the pickup location at International house around 5 am. The weather was warm when we got to the KWS Ndunyu Njeru Station to pick up our guide. It took a bit of time as there were two more tour companies headed for the same hike. The hike started a bit late around 10 am. After some funny exercise,we took the asphalt road that led us down a very steep dusty descend that ended at the river where we proceeded to…

  • Hiking,  Kenya

    Rurimeria Hill Hike (Aberdares)

    Lost Ring and Lessons learned So I went back to Rurimeria hill, which is about two and a half hours from Nairobi with a good car. We were a group of 12, the smallest I’ve hiked with so far. We left Nairobi at 5 am which was pretty warm. Upon reaching Ndunyu Njeru at around 7:30 am, the temperature was around 10 C and I couldn’t help but reminisce on how hot the weather was in the city just the day before. Rurimeria hill is 3,860m asl with an altitude of 12,670ft. It’s the third-highest Hill of the Aberdares. After picking our guide, we proceeded to the starting point, a place…