Castle forest waterfall hike

  • June 6, 2023
  • Kirinyaga County

Castle forest waterfall hike.  

Altitude:2,379M ASL

Dates: 6th -May-23

Charges: Kenyan citizens- KES 2,650.00

Non-residents: $50.00

Booking fee: Kes. 1,500.00

Difficulty level: Beginners /Children Friendly

Category: Day Hike

Hiking distance: 20Km

Hiking time:6-8 Hrs

Departure time: CBD 5:00 Am & Roysambu5:30A.

Hike description.

Embark on an awe-inspiring adventure through the enchanting Mt. Kenya Castle Forest and Waterfall Hike, nestled within the picturesque Kirinyaga County. This captivating expedition unveils a breathtaking combination of nature’s wonders, offering a unique blend of lush forests, magnificent cascades, and the majestic presence of Mt. Kenya itself.

As you begin your journey, you’ll be greeted by the mesmerizing Castle Forest, a verdant sanctuary teeming with diverse flora and fauna. The air is filled with a symphony of bird songs and the gentle rustling of leaves, creating an immersive atmosphere of tranquility. Towering trees provide a natural canopy, casting dappled sunlight upon the forest floor, where an array of vibrant wildflowers bloom.

As you delve deeper into the forest, you’ll encounter a series of captivating waterfalls. Each cascade presents a visual spectacle, as crystal-clear water plunges down moss-covered rocks, creating a melodious symphony of nature’s power and beauty. The cascades vary in size and character, from delicate wisps of water to thundering torrents, adding a sense of awe and wonder to your hike.

The trail meanders along the picturesque landscape, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Along the way, you might spot a variety of wildlife, such as playful monkeys swinging through the treetops or graceful antelope grazing in the distance. The occasional sighting of elusive species adds a touch of excitement to your exploration.

Reaching the summit of the hike, you’ll be rewarded with an unforgettable vista of Mt. Kenya, Africa’s second-highest peak. The mountain’s majestic presence dominates the horizon, its snow-capped summit piercing the sky. Standing in awe of this natural wonder, you’ll feel a profound sense of accomplishment and a deep connection with the untamed beauty of the Kenyan wilderness.

The Mt. Kenya Castle Forest and Waterfall Hike, accessed via Kirinyaga County, offers an extraordinary escape into nature’s realm. It presents an opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of captivating forests, dramatic waterfalls, and awe-inspiring mountain vistas, leaving you with cherished memories of a truly remarkable adventure.

  • Time : 05:00 - 18:00 (Africa/Nairobi)

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