Karuru , Chania & Magura Waterfalls Chase

Karuru , Chania & Magura Waterfalls Chase

Come see the tallest waterfall in Kenya!

Because we never hesitate to introduce more beginner-friendly trails, come with us on a waterfall chase in the heart of the southern Aberdare Forests! Our three-waterfall chase begins at the Mutubio West Gate of the Aberdare National Park. We start by taking a brief 3km hike to get to the magnificent Karuru Falls--the tallest waterfall in Kenya at a staggering 273 meters height in three tiers! Our hike then takes a brief drive toward Chania and Magura waterfalls, with a brief 1 km hike down each waterfall. The cherry on the cake will be accessing the Queens Caves behind the Magura Waterfall. 

Karuru, Chania & Magura Waterfall Chase Distance and Stats

Distance: ~12 km

Duration: 3‚Äď5 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Beginner-friendly: Yes

Child-friendly: Yes, 5 years and above

Karuru, Chania & Magura Waterfall Chase Itinerary

5:15 a.m Meet up at International House Parking, City Hall Way. Boarding opens.

5:30 a.m Departure for Mai Mahiu.

08:45 a.m Arrival at the trail head

09:00 a.m Hike starts.

EST 03:30 p.m Departure for Nairobi



By Bus


Kenyan & EAC Citizens

KES 3,950

KES 2,000

Foreign Kenyan Residents

KES 3,950*

KES 2,000*

Non-Resident Foreigners

US$ 88.00


* This price may change in the future if a pending court injunction on the proposed increase in 2024 KWS conservation fees is lifted.

Mpesa Till 989985

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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, June 22, 2024
5:30 AM 8:00 PM (Africa/Nairobi)

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