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Gicheru Mines

February 11 @ 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free – KSh1,000

Known as the Character developing trail amongst Drifters, Gicheru mines should be worth your attempt. Located in the Kikuyu escarpment this trail difficulty is dependent on your ability to handle the heat. The journey starts on a hill descending down through thick grass and shrubs. If you love herbs there’s sage in hundreds and they smell amazing.

Once you get to the gorge and into the caves you get to appreciate the beautiful diatomite mines, and cool caves and watch beautiful birds sing and fly across. It’s hot so quick-dry clothes are the best. Remember to carry enough water (3L Min) and snacks to keep your energy high throughout.

Highlights  

  • Diatomite mines
  • Views of GRV
  • Caves

What’s Included

  • Professional, knowledgeable, friendly guide.
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day.
  • Achievement badge

What’s Not Included

  • Transport (Ksh 400)
  • Meals 
Itinerary

0600h: Departure At the benches near Bata shop, Hilton (opposite Kencom)

Route: Nrbi – Thogoto – Boroti

0730h: Start the hike

1700h: Complete hike 

About this activity

Difficulty: Challenge

Duration: 7 hrs

Distance: 18km

Terrain: Steep

Trailhead: Boroti Shopping center

Trail Type: Out and Back

Trail end: Boroti Shopping center

Where Do We Meet?

For group travel via psv, we will meet up at the benches near Bata shop Hilton (opposite Kencom). The guide will be at the meet-up point.

This trip is Self-drive friendly and has safe parking: – Pin Location

Our Safety Pledge

Your safety is our top priority. Our experiences are led by professional hiking guides, and well-known local guides who are well versed with the trails they are guiding. All our guides carry a First-aid Kit and have an emergency contact. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us for more information.

Know before you go

  • The guide’s contact is available at the bottom of this page. Feel free to get in touch with any queries regarding this hike.
  • Kindly note that we do not do pickups along the way.
  • The trail is NOT suitable for kids and beginner hikers.
  • Hydrate constantly to avoid extreme exhaustion and heatstroke. Carry 3-4 litres of water and a hat to protect yourself from the heat.
  • Kindly observe the COVID-19 health safety regulations.
  • You will get an email confirmation of your booking once you purchase your ticket. 

Cancellation Policy

Hikers that wish to cancel more than 48 hours before the hike will be issued a 50% refund of the total hiking fees. Those that cancel 48 hours or less to the actual date will not be refunded. No shows will not be refunded either.

What Drifters say about this trail

Resources

  1. Hiking Gear Guide
  2. Hiking Gear Vendors
  3. Trail Difficulty Guide
  4. Trail Gallery
  5. Strava Routes
  6. Guide Bios
  7. Participation Badges
  8. Whatsapp Text Helpline
  9. Drift Shop
  10. Book a Private Drift
  11. Rate Lets Drift on Google

Tickets

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Gicheru
KSh 1,000
15 available

Details

Date:
February 11
Time:
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free – KSh1,000
Event Category:
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Venue

Ndeiya
Kiambu,

Organizer

Kriminal Kamau
Phone:
0768315478

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