Falls — Thika, Kenya
Day Excursion From Nairobi
Falls is located about 65 Kilometers North East of Nairobi
off Thika-Garissa Road turning at Makutano junction.
Fourteen Falls waterfall at Thika is a spectacular 27
meter deep and a perfect day trip. There is a lot to
see and do while in this scenic site, boating, fishing,
photography, plant identification, and bird watching
are among other activities.)
Falls Day Trip from Nairobi
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Falls Day Trip from Nairobi; Fourteen Falls
is located in Thika about 65 Kilometers North East of
Nairobi off Thika-Garissa Road turning at Makutano junction.
Fourteen Falls derives the name from their 14 distinct
waterfalls on the broad section of the famous Athi River.
tour departs in the morning from Nairobi and you drive
north some 45 km from the city centre to arrive at Blue
Posts Hotel, established in 1908 as a stopover for white
settlers who farmed and lived in central Kenya.
at fourteen falls, a local guide will lead you down
a rocky path to the near side base of the falls where
you get a boat for crossing the river. The experienced
boat guides use a long pole, guiding the boat on a leisurely
ride downstream, back upstream and across the river
to a rocky bank on the far side. The view of the falls
from the boat is extraordinary!
may spend a couple of hours strolling around the rocks
at the base of the Falls and enjoy the fresh air, breathtaking
view and local flora. The base of the Falls is characterized
by large boulders and the powerful sound of rushing
water as it cascades down the 25-foot drop.
fine spray hangs in the air and keeps everything cool.
There are lots of birds. The guides also entertain visitors
by performing jumps (they call it 'diving') from the
top of the falls to the plunge pool below. Lunch will
be served at the Blue Posts hotel, after which you will
be driven back to Nairobi where the tour ends.
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Falls Day Trip from Nairobi
Mama Ngina Gardens: It is along Mama Ngina Drive. It
contains walkways and public lawns
Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park: It is about 25 km away
from Thika town and a famous sanctuary for the buffalo.
You can also have a chance to climb Mount Kilimambogo
Thika World War Memorial Park: It is a place where gallant
African soldiers were immortalized. It is along General
Thika town is only 40kms
away from Nairobi, its famous for the vast pineapple
plantations. Thika has a population of 90,000 and is
growing rapidly, like the entire greater Nairobi area.
The elevation of Thika is 1531 meters (5026 feet) in
The town has a railway
station, but there is only limited passenger service.
The town is headquarters of the Thika District. The
district is the prime pineapple-growing region in Kenya.
Thika was formerly a center for light industry, but
the focus has shifted to the Athi River.
Thika is externally
serviced by a dual carriage way to Nairobi, a highway
to Garissa and also a railway line. Internally, the
town has a well-maintained road network. The economic
activities of the town include agriculture, particularly
in the horticulture (exports mainly to Europe) and coffee
industry (exports mainly to the USA and Europe).
Other industries include
textile (cotton), food processing (pineapples, macadamia
nuts, and wheat), tannery, motor vehicle assemblies
and cigarette manufacturing. About one hundred small
scale industries and about twenty major factories exist
in and around the town. The decline of the textile industry
has hit local firms, including Thika Cloth Mills (TCM),
which is cotton to fabric manufacturer that competes
against Egyptian & Chinese manufacturers.
Thika is close to "Fourteen
Falls" which is a popular picnic site. Thika is
home to the Chania Falls and the Thika Falls, while
Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park lies to its south east.
The Blue Posts Hotel
is situated on the outskirts of Thika town, overlooking
the water falls of the Chania and Thika rivers. There
are 32 bedrooms each with en suite bathroom facilities.
There is a nature walk set out along the rivers.
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Falls Day Trip from Nairobi,
Thika - Kenya
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