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Ragia Forest Hike in Aberdare Ranges!

Hosted by the Consul of the Nairobi Sports & Outdoors Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 15 Sep 06:00 - 17:00

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For the love of beautiful waterfalls!

We take on the mighty Ragia Forest in the "Aberdares Mountain Range" which is part of the Aberdare Ranges .

It's an opportunity to shed off the week long stress with an early morning hike as you make new friends and strengthen your bonds. Lets not miss out on this very exciting trip. Make sure you tag a friend to come along with you and encourage them to join Internations.

Kenya is considered as one of the world’s major biodiversity countries due to abundance and diversity of species in our forests. Among these forests is Ragia forest which form part of the Aberdare forest ecosystem that has spectrum of flora and fauna that include a variety of endemic species and sub species.

The Ragia circuit starts at Sasumua Dam through Chinas camp gate. It then proceeds deep into thick bamboo and follows elephant trails down the valley to pipeline leave way. The trail follows the leave way and suddenly makes a steep drop to Sasumua River which leads to a magnificent waterfall called no 18.

From the waterfall, the trail leads to sharp descent that leads back to the pipeline way leave which forms better part of the trail which again leads to a cascading waterfall and famous Mau Mau cave where Mau Mau generals like Field marshal Dedan Kimathi and general China used to hide.

From the waterfall, the trail leads you out of the forest through the thick bamboo forest while walking along a forest road. The whole circuit takes approximately Protected content .

Wear comfortable trekking shoes and long trousers some parts are a bit bushy.

Distance from Nairobi to the starting point is approximately 2.5 hours.

Cost: 3,900

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, 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:Protected content