Gatamaiyu Riverline Walk

12 July, 2021

Gatamaiyu Riverline Walk

Available Dates: Group joining; 7th August 2021
Private Package: Any day of your choice
Grading: 3-4 Hrs Easy walk; Kids Friendly | Ideal for Beginners.

Hike Summary

The walk starts at the Gatamaiyu Forest Gate and descends into a river valley before following the course of the Gatamaiyu River under a canopy of an indigenous forest, with a few muddy patches. Fallen logs lie undisturbed on the forest floor and across the river, providing sanctuary and nourishment to fungi, lichens, and micro-organisms that are part of this rich ecosystem. There are occasional elephant footprints that cross the trail, leaving large water-filled craters in the ground. The trail eventually leads to a scenic 18ft waterfall upstream, plunge pools, and cataracts.
On the return journey, we climbing out of the valley to a dirt road on the ridge above, from where you’ll take about 1 hour to get back to the start point.

What to Carry

  1. Comfortable hiking shoes with a good grip. Long pants/trousers & long-sleeved hiking t-shirt/light jacket recommended.
  2. Spare Sports Trainers to complement boots, Sandals, or light shoes for traveling back
  3. Plenty of drinking water at least 3 litres
  4. Sunhat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses
  5. Cameras
  6. Any personal medication / Personal first aid items
  7. Day Pack /Small Bag to carry your personal items
  8. Enough Snacks, fruits, sandwiches, energy bars to last the hike.
  9. Proper Rain Gear, in case it rains. i.e. Rain Coat/Poncho/Rain Trousers if available.
  10. Mornings can be cold so have a warm Jacket.
  11. An identification card or passport: Must
  12. Tip for guides, rangers, and crew


Self-Drive – Kes. 2,270
With Transport – Kes. 3,350

Package Includes:

  • Citizens Forest Entrance Fees
  • Transport Costs for Non-self-drive & parking fees
  • Lunch
  • Hiking Charges
  • Guiding Fees
  • Security

Package Excludes:

  • Forest Entry Fees for Residents / Non-Residents
  • Tips for Guides
  • Evacuation expenses.

Payment and Booking

Make payments via MPESA Paybill 695596 Account (Your Name-Hike Title)
Confirmations and queries must be confirmed with 0729 995 059 | [email protected]

Booking Terms & Conditions

All our adventure bookings are subject to Bucketlist Adventures Booking policy as outlined on the link below:

Protocols on Covid -19

  1. Our Transport is compliant with government regulations on occupancy per vehicle.
  2. Our buses and vans are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before the Trip.
  3. The nature of this activity enables social distance with ease.
  4. There are no gatherings at the start or end except for a social distanced stretch.
Day Hike
Guided Tour
Grading: Easy
At a glance

The Gatamaiyu Riverline walk is very ideal for Kids and beginners raring to have a go at hiking or experienced hikers who love beautiful trails and like keeping it easy sometimes. The trail is along a river, under a canopy of natural indigenous forest, with a few muddy patches. The forest is a habitat to a wide range of bird species including the globally threatened Abbot’s starling and the bar-tailed trogons among others. The forest also serves as a habitat for the black and white colobus and sykes monkeys.

  • Gatamaiyu Forest Gate
  • Hiking | Waterfall | Birdwatching
  • Kes. 2,270
  • Kes. 3,350
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