Hike 001: Kereita Forest Hike and Waterfalls Chase Trek 

Kereita Forest Hike and Waterfalls Chase Trek is a gem for hiking for beginners and seasoned hikers. Sign Up Now. +254 729 257 317

Hills Hike and Trekking Tour Details

Date: 6 January 2024

Location: Kimende, Kiambu County, Kenya

Altitude: 2500 meters (8202ft)

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Estimated time of Completion: 4-5 hours

Hike Distance: 12 Kilometres

Key attractions: Kereita Waterfalls, Indigenous Forest, Aberdare cisticola, Mau Mau Mass Graves, Birds, and Monkeys.

Kereita Forest Hike and Waterfalls Chase Trek

Kereita Forest Hike and Waterfalls Chase Trek is a gem for hiking for beginners, seasoned hikers, and families alike. Located Just 57 kilometers from Nairobi city, approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour drive. Towering 2,500 meters above sea level (8202 Ft), Kereita Forest rewards you with mesmerizing views and a delightful 12-kilometer trail leading to spectacular waterfalls. Hence, One of the top places to hike in Kenya.

Kereita Forest is more than a hike; it’s a trek through history. This Forest, which is currently under the Kenya Forest Service, bears a connection to Kenya’s struggle for independence. The intriguing name “Kere-ita,” meaning “Armed People” in Kikuyu, stems from stories of fierce warriors hiding within the Forest during times of colonial War in Kenya. Hence, among the war heritage sites in Kenya. For Instance, the Voi War monuments and heritage sites. The Lari Massacre of 1953 left an indelible mark on the landscape, with unmarked mass graves, some of which are still visible today. 

Other Activities to do in Kereita Forest

While the Kereita forest Hiking experience serves as the main activity for this Tour, there are other exciting activities for adrenaline seekers and nature lovers. Become one with nature as you embark on a birdwatching walking safari, or unleash your inner adrenaline junkie through ziplining at THE FOREST, paintball battles, Horseback riding, cycling, and archery.

Day Itinerary

  • Meeting Point at International House 
  • Meeting time 6: 45 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. ( The transport will be there from 5:00 a.m.)
  • Departure at 7:00 a.m. 
  • Drop Off at International House at 5:00 p.m. 

Booking and Reservation for Kereita Hike

Book your space by remitting a non-refundable booking fee of Kes 2200/ ( the only form of confirmation accepted)

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Kereita Trekking Charges per person

Citizens 2999 Kes

Residents 3499 Kes

Non-Residents 55$

Discounted Rate

  • 5%  off if paying for three persons
  • Children Rate (10 Years and below) 10% off of the adult rate

Clothing, Outdoor Equipment, And Accessories To Bring

  • Comfortable hiking boots or trail running Shoes
  • Hiking Cargo Pants/gym pants (avoid jeans and shorts)
  • Synthetic Thermal Tops / Quick drying Polyester T-shirt
  • 30 to 40 Litres day Hiking Bag or Trekking backpack
  • Sunglasses & outdoor Sun Hat/baseball cap
  • 2 to 3 liters of Drinking water, Fanta, or Apple Juice( Avoid energy drinks)
  • Sunscreen ( Arimis Petroleum Jelly is also OK)
  • Packed Lunch, Energy Bars, fruits; Apples, Bananas
  • Rain Poncho or a light Rain Jacket( If joining the hike during a rainy season) 

Extras ( What to bring) for Kereita Trek

  • A change of clothes after the walk and for your travel back to Nairobi
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Avoid unnecessary Items

Group Joining Package inclusions

  • Transport to and fro
  • Kereita Forest Forest entry fee
  • Tour Facilitation fee
  • Guide(s) fee
  • Paramedic services
  • Photography (Complimentary)

Kereita Hiking and Trekking package exclusions

  • Travel Insurance
  • Ziplining Experience at The Forest
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

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Cancellation Policy for Kereita Hike

We understand that sometimes things change, and emergencies occur. Please let us know how to accommodate any changes or delays in good time. Please note

  • If you cancel your trip more than 48 hours before its scheduled departure time, then a 50% fee will be charged.
  • If you cancel within 48 hours of your scheduled tour departure, no refund fees will be provided.
  • No refund if you miss the trip because you are late
  • No-shows are responsible for 100% of trip fees.

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