Kahiti Hike & Why You Must Hike!
Njanuary is inching closer to the end and the hiking bug is just about to bite! It’s easy to dismiss hiking as something reserved for the super fit and adventurous. However, one of the greatest benefits of hiking is that it’s actually really accessible, inclusive and easy to do, regardless of your fitness levels. Oooh sijui I don’t have proper hiking gear! Nah!!!!! you don’t need fancy gear, and you don’t even need to travel very far from home to do it.
Our first hike is Kahiti Hike in Muranga county. This hike will be in the Aberdares which is one of the most vibrant mountain ecosystems in East Africa. There is a series of waterfalls and one of those waterfalls is Kahiti Waterfall that is accessed from Mwisho wa Raha Shopping Centre in Muranga. This is moderately difficult and suitable for both first time and veteran hikers.
Hiking outdoors has plenty of perks: nice views, fresh air, and the sounds and smells of nature. It’s good for you, too. Hiking is a powerful cardio workout that can:
- Lower your risk of heart disease
- Improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels
- Boost bone density, since walking is a weight-bearing exercise
- Build strength in your glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and the muscles in your hips and lower legs
- Strengthen your core
- Improve balance
- Help control your weight
- Boost your mood. Research shows that hiking has a positive impact on combating the symptoms of stress and anxiety.
Being in nature is ingrained in our DNA, and we sometimes forget that. Book your slot to hike with us on the 8th Feb 2020
KAHITI HIKE ITINERARY
05:30 Hrs Pick-up from International Life House
06:00 Hrs Drive to Tuthu Village in Murang’a County, 2,192m ASL
09:30 Hrs Arrive at Deep Valley Lodge, Tuthu; change of clothes if necessary
10:00 Hrs Begin the Hike to Kahiti Water Falls at Mwisho wa Raha Shopping Center
12:30 Hrs Arrive at Kahiti Water Falls; Photography
13:30 Hrs Hike back to Tuthu Village
15:00 Hrs Stop Over and Photography at the scenic Water Intake Point near Mwisho wa Raha Shopping Center
15:30 Hrs Drive to Deep Valley Lodge, Tuthu to freshen up and Late Lunch.
18:00 Hrs Drive back to Nairobi
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