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December 1, 2023 @ 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you’re a fan of wild swimming, you’re going to absolutely love the SwimAthon experience. It’s an incredible adventure that involves hiking along a beautiful trail that takes you through Gatamaiyu 1, Gatamaiyu 2 and Gatamaiyu 4 trails and waterfalls. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to swim in waterfalls and rivers, all while taking in the breathtaking scenery around you. It’s a long hike, but it’s definitely worth it for the chance to experience nature in such a unique and exciting way.


  • Waterfalls(Gatamaiyu 4,2,1)
  • River treks
  • Duff Mpararo(Wild swimming)
  • Long Hike


0600h: Departure 

0820h: Hike Briefing & Stretches

0830h: Start the hike

1430h: Complete hike 

Meet-up Location: Outside Bata Shop, Hilton(opposite Kencom)

Route: Nrbi – kagwe

About this activity

Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 8 hrs

Distance: Appx 25km

Terrain: Very steep especially going down to the waterfalls

Trailhead: Kagwe town

Trail Type: Out and back

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.

What’s Not Included

  • Transport (Ksh 600)
  • Meals 

Where Do We Meet?

For group travel, we will meet up Outside Bata Shop, Hilton(opposite Kencom). The guide will be at the meet-up point.

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.
  • Kindly observe the COVID-19 health safety regulations.
  • You will get an email confirmation of your booking once you purchase your ticket. 

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.

Cancellation Policy

Hikers will receive a 50% refund if they cancel more than 48 hours before the hike. Cancellations made 48 hours or less before the hike date, including no-shows, will not be refunded. Rescheduling is allowed up to 48 hours before the hike, subject to availability.

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December 1, 2023
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Jovial James

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