Coming back from a taxing hike in the Aberdares rainforest we got a beautiful evening view of tea plantations in Tuthu.
The Manguyo falls are hidden deep inside the rugged Aberdares Mountain Range and it is a full day hike back and forth. You are trekking inside very dense Tropical high altitude rainforest with extremely steep ridges and valleys making the trek quite taxing. Once you reach the falls you are greeted with a magnificent view of the water cascading down between lush green rainforest.
One of the most famous 4WD rallies, the Kenyan Rhino Charge attracts entrants from all over the world. The Rhino Charge is the main contributor to the fence building around Kenya’s water towers thereby protecting critical habitat and water supplies for generations to come.
Around 3800 meters altitude after a long climb up elephant hill. Beautiful view down from the moorlands of the Aberdares mountain range
Was on Longonot for a training session and I could clearly see Elephant Hill in the Aberdare Range that I climbed the week before. 3906 meters
Climbing through a hail and thunderstorm to the peak of Elephant Hill was actually a quite hard journey at least that was how it felt climbing the slippery stony mountain walls. The Aberdares are covered in thick forest and bamboo at the lower altitudes and at times it looks like a impenetrable green wall in front of you. 3906 meters.
Inside the dense bamboo forest following a Elephant trail we encountered few hours old elephant excrement and plenty of deep foot print. On the muddy stretches it appeared that a large group of elephants had passed a few hours earlier.
The Aberdares are a mountain chain in the Kenyan Rift Valley covered in dense forest on the lower altitudes. Here you will find a rich variety of wildlife including mountain elephant, leopards, buffalo, baboon. The dense forest and extremely steep mountains makes hiking/climbing an difficult endeavor. Elephant tracks are everywhere although it is difficult to actually spot the animals inside the forest.