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Forest Bathing Hike at kamweti forest

Hosted by the Consul of the Nairobi Sports & Outdoors Group
Sports & Leisure
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 23 Sep 06:00 - 17:30

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Kamweti Forest is Located at the slopes of Mt Kenya and still part of Mt Kenya in the less known route to the summit of Mt Kenya the Kamweti route.

Forest bathing is the practice of simply being in the forest. Originating from Japan Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." It was developed in Japan during the Protected content and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Where better this to happen than on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. Following the rarely frequented elephant trails through one of the few remaining indigenous forest in the country. We start at Castle forest Lodge which will lead us on old elephant pathways through dense rain and bamboo forests to the highland swamps and moorlands of Mt. Kenya

The trail will take us through the rain forest with variety of tree and bird species. Through the Old Kamweti Forest station now Kamweti Camp, one of the Camp through this route to the various Mt. Kenya Peaks.
A detour on ascent will reward us with the beautiful Ford water Falls as part of the Kathiba River. All through opportunities to just take in the forest atmosphere and literally bath in its beauty in awe.

Difficulty level: This is a medium hike and first time hikers and novices are welcome

Time: Approximately 6-8hrs walk

Cost: 3,600

The cost include:
* Transport to and from
* Guide fee
* Armed Rangers fee
* Conservation fee
* Drinking water 1 litre bottle

The cost is exclusive of:
• Packed Lunch/Snacks
• Refreshments
• Tips
• Insurance

What to bring:
• Packed lunch,
• Extra drinking water
• Snacks and drinks,
• Sun screen, sunglasses, and hat
• Comfortable hiking gear/shoes
• Rain is always a possibility, so carry your rain gear (poncho).
• An extra change of clothes and shoes (in case it rains)

Instructions on making the payments to book your spot:
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