Castle Forest Hike & Kamweti Fall

Castle Forest Hike & Kamweti Fall

A gentle walk in nature

Come with us on a beautiful, beginner-friendly, child-friendly hike to the breathtaking Kamweti Fall. Located within the Mount Kenya Forest in Kamweti, Kirinyaga County, our hike starts at the Kamweti Forest Gate, initially following a scenic, unpaved forest road, across a river, to get to a detour. The trail takes a brief, steep, narrow path to reconnect to the forest road, before finally taking another brief, steep descent into the river towards the majestic Kamweti Fall. We then take the same path back to the starting point, where you can, optionally, grab a cup of hot beverages before hitting the road back home.

Castle Forest Hike Distance and Stats

Distance: 18km

Maximum Elevation: 2,282m

Maximum Elevation Gain: 392m

Duration: 5-7 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Beginner-friendly: Yes

Child-friendly: Yes, 7 years and above

Castle Forest Hike Itinerary

4:45 a.m Meet up at International House Parking, City Hall Way. Boarding opens.

5:00 a.m Departure from International House Parking, City Hall Way

07:45 Arrival at Kamweti Forest Gate

08:15 a.m Hike Starts

01:30 p.m Mandatory turn-back to avoid encounters with wild animals after dark

EST 05:00 p.m Departure for Nairobi



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Kenyan Citizens

KES 3,750

KES 2,200

Foreign Kenyan Residents

KES 3,950

KES 2,400

Non-Resident Foreigners

US$ 34.00


Mpesa Till 989985

What to Wear

What to Carry

How to Prepare for the Hike

  • Engage in active cardio exercises such as aerobics, walking, running, cycling, and swimming among others the week prior to the event.
  • Set aside the day before the hike for resting--take a break from exercises.
  • Increase your hydration at least two days to the hike.
  • Purpose to get enough rest the night before the hike. 
  • If on intermittent fasting or on a diet, take a break in the period one day before and after the hike. This way, you will build up your energy reserves for the arduous task ahead.
  • Cut your toe nails!
  • Have a generous breakfast at least 3 hours before the start of the hike. This ensures that most of the food has been digested by the time you begin the hike, giving you the much-needed energy while ensuring your stomach is not too full for comfort.
  • Use the bathroom before leaving the house to reduce the need for bathroom breaks on the commute.
  • Set your mind up for conquering yourself. Hiking is more about your mindset than physical preparation. Once you win the battle in your mind, everything else contributes less than 10%. You can do it!
Date & Time
Saturday, August 10, 2024
5:00 AM 9:00 PM (Africa/Nairobi)

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