William Hill Hike
Available Dates: Group joining; 2nd April, 2022
Private Package: Any day of your choice
Grading: Moderate 14Km
William Hill is part of the Rift Valley Escarpment which covers 37,620 Ha and has major attractions sites which include the Gatamaiyu river line walk, Ndiuni, Kijabe / Kiharu circuit, and Kereita forest and waterfall. The starting point of the hike is the old Italian Church, the smallest church in Kenya built-in 1942 by Italian Prisoners of war.
The trail follows a dirt road used by murram trucks before stopping at the Rare river for clean water refills and rest. The trail then goes up the hill past an old campsite to the summit. The ascent is steep but rewarding with sweeping views as far as Mt. Suswa, Longonot, and Hells Gate Fumaroles. The hike ends on the Maimahiu road or you descend back to the campsite where you pick your transport back to Nairobi
What to Carry
- Comfortable hiking shoes with a good grip.
- Long pants/trousers & long-sleeved hiking t-shirt/light jacket recommended
- Spare Sports Trainers to complement boots, Sandals, or light shoes for traveling back
- Plenty of drinking water at least 3 litres
- Sunhat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses
- Walking stick
- Any personal medication / Personal first aid items
- Day Pack /Small Bag to carry your personal items
- Enough Snacks, fruits, sandwiches, energy bars to last the hike.
- Proper Rain Gear, in case it rains. i.e. Rain Coat/Poncho/Rain Trousers if available.
- Mornings can be cold so have a warm Jacket.
- An identification card or passport
- Tip for guides, rangers, and crew
Self-Drive (different Start & end points)- KES 2,450
With Transport – KES 3,550
- Community Entry Fees/parking fees for Citizen/Residents
- Transport Costs for Non-self-drive
- Hiking Charges
- Guide fees
- Non Resident Entry Fees
- Tips for Guides
- Evacuation expenses.
Payment and Booking
Make payments via MPESA Paybill 695596 Account (Your Name-William)
Confirmations and queries must be confirmed with 0729 995 059 | [email protected]
At a glance
William Hill is part of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment. The hill stands at approx. 2300 m and the summit offers a good vantage point for a panoramic view of the Great Rift Valley. The terrain is fairly flat, with a few steep rocky stretches.