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Fourteen Falls Thika 1 Day Tour from Nairobi is an interesting day trip to see the scenic 14 falls created by the Athi River. Other activities include boating, fishing, photography, plant identification, and bird watching.
Fourteen Falls is located in Thika about 65 km northeast of Nairobi off Thika-Garissa road turning at Makutano junction. Fourteen Falls derives its name from their 14 distinct waterfalls on the broad section of the famous Athi River.
Fourteen Falls Thika 1 Day Tour Itinerary
0830 Hours: Our Fourteen Falls Thika 1 Day Tour departs from Nairobi. You drive north some 45 km from the city centre to arrive at the Blue Posts Hotel in Thika (established in 1908 as a stopover for white settlers who farmed and lived in central Kenya).
Here at the Blue Post Hotel, we visit the Thika falls and Chania falls. This fall is created by two rivers (Thika and Chania) that converge at this spot. You will take a short nature trail to the waterfalls. After taking photos we depart for the fourteen falls located 15 km along Thika/ Garissa Road.
The falls overlook the famous Kilimambogo Hill which is visible from all the areas along the Thika Super Highway. The Falls are near the border between Thika and Machakos Districts.
The fast-flowing water pounds more than 25 meters into the large pool at the base of the fall. The loud thundering sound is heard kilometers away which makes the experience unforgettable. Fourteen falls is surrounded by beautiful scenery of plants and vegetation.
You may spend a couple of hours strolling around the rocks at the base of the Falls and enjoy the fresh air, breathtaking view, and local flora. The base of the Falls is characterized by large boulders and the powerful sound of rushing water as it cascades down the 25-foot drop.
A fine spray hangs in the air and keeps everything cool. There are lots of birds. The guides also entertain visitors by performing jumps (they call it ‘diving’) from the top of the falls to the plunge pool below.
1300 Hours: Lunch will be served at the Blue Posts hotel, after which you will be driven back to Nairobi where the tour ends.
Fourteen Falls Thika 1 Day Tour Prices
Fourteen Falls Thika 1-Day Tour Rates Includes:
Lunch + Services of a professional Guide at the falls + All park entry fees to the Falls, service charge and taxes + Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off to your hotel & Professional English speaking guides. All are experts in African wildlife, culture, and tour guiding, many of who speak other European languages
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* This tour departs daily from Nairobi Hotels or from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or from any point within Nairobi
Fourteen Falls Thika 1-Day Tour Does Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers Insurance
* Communication charges
* Minimum of one person required
* Visas, international airfares, and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
Fourteen Falls Highlights
Fourteen Falls is located about 85 km from Nairobi city off Thika – Garissa road turning at Makutano junction. From Thika town proceed 22 Kilometers along the main Garissa road to Makutano junction.
At Makutano follow the Kenya Wildlife Service sign and turn right, proceeding 3 km on an all-weather murram road to Donyo town. At Donyo turn right and proceed a further 2 Kilometers to the main gate.
Thika town is only 40 km away from Nairobi, it’s famous for its vast pineapple plantations. Thika has a population of 90,000 and is growing rapidly, like the entire greater Nairobi area. The elevation of Thika is 1531 meters (5026 feet) in altitude.
The town has a railway station, but there is only limited passenger service. The town is the headquarters of the Thika District. The district is the prime pineapple-growing region in Kenya. Thika was formerly a center for light industry, but the focus has shifted to the Athi River.
Thika is externally serviced by a dual carriageway to Nairobi, a highway to Garissa, and also a railway line. Internally, the town has a well-maintained road network. The economic activities of the town include agriculture, particularly in the horticulture (exports mainly to Europe) and coffee industry (exports mainly to the USA and Europe).
Other industries include textile (cotton), food processing (pineapples, macadamia nuts, and wheat), tannery, motor vehicle assemblies, and cigarette manufacturing. About one hundred small-scale industries and about twenty major factories exist in and around the town.
The decline of the textile industry has hit local firms, including Thika Cloth Mills (TCM), which is a cotton to fabric manufacturer that competes against Egyptian & Chinese manufacturers. Thika is close to “Fourteen Falls” which is a popular picnic site.
Thika is home to the Chania Falls and the Thika Falls, while Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park lies to its southeast. The Blue Posts Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Thika town, overlooking the waterfalls of the Chania and Thika rivers. There are 32 bedrooms each with en suite bathroom facilities. There is a nature walk set out along the rivers.