Elephant Hill Aberdares

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Gatamaiyu Forest is a remnant of the Kereita Forest which is an extension of the Aberdares forest. It’s also the source of Nairobi River, an Important Bird Area for the birding lovers & a real ideal place for hiking and nature walks.
Activities: hiking, bird watching and a riverine walk

Optional: Binoculars and a camera.

The Elephant Hill on the southern end of the Aberdares Ranges, is about 90km north of Nairobi, is an
ideal location for a day hike excursion. The Aberdares Ranges are situated west of Mt Kenya in the
central highlands between Nyeri and Naivasha, and stretch 70km long from North to South.
The Aberdares are the water catchment area feeding two of the largest dams supplying over 95% of
Nairobi’s water needs, i.e., Ndakaini Dam in the Thika region and Sasumua Dam near Njabini town. The
unusual vegetation, rugged terrain, streams and waterfalls combine to create an area of great scenic
beauty in the National Park.
Attractions: Stunning array of outlandish flora like lobelia, senecio, tussock grass, giant heather among
others. Amazing views of the surrounding countryside including the nearby Sasumua Dam down below
to your right, and the distant Ndakaini Dam. Lesatima Peak, Kinangop Peak, waterfalls, walks in the
moorlands, Twin Hills, Elephant Hills and Table Mountains.
Activities: Hiking, Bird & Wildlife watching, Site Seeing


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