Kathandeni Forest & Falls Hike

22 February, 2021

Kathandeni Forest & Falls Hike

Available Dates: Group joining; 5th Feb 2022
Private Package: Any day of your choice
Grading: Moderate

Hike Summary

The southern part of Mt. Kenya forest has a lot of interesting attractions. While the peaks get the most attention these less visited trails have a lot to offer for the intrepid hiker. This particular trail is accessed from the Kirinyaga County side of the forest.  The trail goes through a scenic natural forest with a waterfall. You also encounter a natural pool along the trail that is awesome for sport swimming if you can brave the cold water.
The trail offers a short walk and a long trek option that can take between 6 – 7 hours

What to Carry

  1. Comfortable hiking boots 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. Walking stick
  7. Any personal medication / Personal first aid items
  8. Day Pack /Small Bag to carry your personal items
  9. Enough Snacks, fruits, sandwiches, energy bars to last the hike.
  10. Proper Rain Gear, in case it rains. i.e. Rain Coat/Poncho/Rain Trousers if available.
  11. Mornings can be cold so have a warm Jacket.
  12. An identification card or passport: Must
  13. Tip for guides, rangers, and crew


Self-Drive – KES 2,390
Full Package with Transport – KES 3,380
Kids Below 12yrs – 80% of adult rate

Package Includes:

  • Community Entry Fees/parking fees
  • Transport Costs for Non-self-drive
  • Hiking Charges
  • Lunch
  • Guide fees
  • Security

Package Excludes:

  • 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]

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: Moderate Trail
At a glance

Kathandeni Forest is located on the slopes of Mt Kenya in Kirinyaga County. The Trail takes us deep into this magnificent forest with a visit to a breathtaking waterfall with natural water pools where you can enjoy a cold swim. Experience nature at its best in this spectacular forest.

  • Kerugoya
  • Hiking | Waterfalls
  • Ksh. 2,390
  • Ksh. 3,380
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