Fancy dinners or movies are great, but sometimes you just want to be one with nature and test your fitness with a good hike. There are several places to do this throughout Kenya that will challenge you.
Here are some great places to go hiking in Kenya;
1. Ngong Hills
Ngong Hills Hiking/ Walking day Tour of Nairobi departs daily and takes place at the Ngong Forest Reserve located 25 Kilometers South West of Nairobi. Its a popular walking and picnicking venue for Nairobi’s residents and visitors from all over the Country. The walk/ Hike takes about 4 to 5 hour to complete, depending on fitness levels.
2. Karura Forest
Karura forest is one of the best hiking trails for families. This is a nature lover’s haven, with marshland, a wealth of tree species and birdlife. There are numerous hiking trails, covering a distance of 50 km (31 mi). The trail leads to caves and a waterfall.
3. Elephant Hill
If you are looking for a moderate hike not far away from Nairobi, then the Elephant hill is for you. It requires past experience in hiking.
Many hikers and mountain climbers use this hill as a preparation for big and high mountains like Mt. Kenya, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru. The hill is located in the Aberdares ranges.
4. Oloolua Nature Trail
Oloolua is tucked away in Karen Hardy area and offers a lovely green escape to walk, jog or have a picnic. The trail of about 5km has diverse, indigenous flora with part of Mbagathi River passing through it, complete with a waterfall! There are also caves to explore and for those who like camping, a site is available.
5. Bamburi Nature Trail
The Nature Trails domain is situated opposite the entrance to the Bamburi Beach Hotel and Yul’s. J After you pay your entrance fee you’re free to roam the park. It has three different trails: yellow, red and blue. Or walking, jogging and biking. The yellow arrows e.g. stand for the leisure trail, which means walking.