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Moderate Hiking in Kariminu, Maximum Fun

Hiking in Kenya is varied. There are so many options all offering different key attractions. With such a cornucopia of options it is a wonder hikers can make choices on which trails to walk. Walking in Kariminu is one of those experiences you talk about until you become a social pariah. 

This trail is an attack on the senses. You will see a sight so beautiful it might move you to tears, hear sounds so awakening your mind will be clear of any and all and inhale air so fresh it might choke as you attempt to have as much of it as possible. 

Key Attractions

  • One of the key attractions of Kariminu is the waterfall. It is beautiful. When it rains, it is loud and full. It is unstoppable. It is a force of nature. It creates a mist in which you can bask and let mother earth spray you with all the greatness. 
  • Where there is water, there is the possibility of swimming. You can have more than just the mist on your face. You can plunge into the water and enjoy a swim. 
  • Kariminu is tucked in a forest of trees and other vegetation. It is a beautiful mixture of scary dense and peacefully blanketed. 


kariminuChallenge Level

Hiking in Kenya as experienced at the Moderate Hiking in Kariminu, Maximum Fun trail is moderately difficult. The steep slopes are a menace and could be worse during the rainy season. However, you can expect to be rewarded for your burning muscles and creaking bones. 


The central meeting point is on the benches near Bata Hilton Nairobi CBD. From there, we head out to take public transport to Ngorongo town. The journey to the starting point is about an hour and half long. The cost of transportation is approximately Ksh 500.

 The trail is also self-drive friendly in case you don’t want to take public transport.

What do you need for the trail?

  • Hiking boots
  • Trekking pole
  • Swimming costume and towel
  • Backpack
  • Snacks such as nuts, granola bars, fruits, fresh juice,
  • 3 Litres of water (bring a reusable water bottle or a hydration pack)

Here’s a list of resources for hiking gear you can check out.

Hiking Gear Vendors – Lets Drift 

Can you bring your kids with you?

No. Kariminu is not a child-friendly trail for children. It’s a moderate hike where you can join other enthusiasts of hiking in Kenya for a fun-filled weekend.

Now that you know about Kariminu, we hope to see you on the trails!

Similar trails

For forest lovers and duff mpararo lovers, similar trails to Kariminu are:

 Kahunira and Gatamaiyu 5