Ngare Ndare Forest is a lush indigenous forest at the foothills of Mt. Kenya. Azure pools glisten at the bottom of waterfalls and 200 year old trees stretch into the canopy supporting a rich variety of bird and animal life. The forest is a vital corridor that links the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to Mount Kenya, and one which elephants have been using for centuries.
In the 1980’s farmland became more developed on the southern side of the forest, and farmers came into regular clashes with elephants. In an attempt to alleviate fatal human/ wildlife conflict, the forest was fenced off from southern farmland in 1992. Yet the Ngare Ndare Forest Trust wasn’t registered until 2004, and a concession management agreement was finalized with the Kenya Forest Service only as recently as 2009.
A 450 m long bridge suspended 30 feets above the ground, the 1st one of its kind in E.A. Visitors walk to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the forest, which ends on a high platform where one can view elephants and other wild animals drinking water from the swamp below. For those with height phobia, this is the place to face your fears.
Ngarendare has rocks suitable for climbing, for the experienced adventures, and you need to have your own safety gear and expertise
The forest boasts of over two hundred species of birds, some being migratory. For the bird lovers, Ngarendare forest is the best destination, where spectacular birds like the Hurtlabs turaco and the Narina trogon can be found.
05:30 Am: We will pick you at a central point in Nairobi or from your hotel and depart for Ngare Ndare in Nanyuki.
Stop over at Karatina Town for Snacks / light breakfast.
A brief stop at the Equator and then head to Nanyuki Town where you will have a brief stop before driving further to Ngare Ndare Forest, a 40 Minutes’ Drive From Nanyuki Town.
11 Am. Arrive at Ngare Ndare Forest.
Begin a 2 – 3 Hours Hiking and Canopy walk in the Company of a Trained and experienced Tour Guide and including a tour to Ngare Ndare Falls, which is About 3.5 Km From The Canopy Walk.
Enjoy swimming and diving at the blue Pool of Water at the falls.
3:30 Pm – After a long day of Adventure, we depart for Nairobi.
8:00 Pm – Estimated arrival time in Nairobi.
- • Transport to and from Nairobi – Van or Bus
- • Services of a driver guide
- • Ngare Ndare guide
- • Packed lunch box
- • Bottled drinking water
- • Ngare Ndare entrance fees
- • Canopy walk
- • Swimming at the waterfalls
- • Light breakfast enroute
- • Items of a personal nature
- • Drinks and beverages besides what’s included above
- • Tips to drivers and guides
- What to carry:
- • Hat
- • Water
- • Sunscreen and sunhat
- • Comfortable shoes
- • Comfortable clothes
- • Camera & binoculars
- • Warm fleece or jumper for the evening / early morning
- • Swimming costumes and a towel.