William Hill Soft
William Hill Soft
We believe everyone — even our little ones — should get a chance to experience the peace, freedom, and healing of the great outdoors; that’s why we restructured the William Hill hike and designated it as our premiere hike in the Outdoorer Families package.
Our William Hill hike starts at the base of the Kikuyu escarpment, 7.5 km off the Mai Mahiu highway. The hike starts with an initial 1.5 km gentle trek before taking a 2 km ascent up the Kikuyu escarpment. The hike ends back at the starting point, covering a total of approximately 7 km.
This is a moderate, beginner-friendly, child-friendly hike. The weather here is hot year-round, and the terrain features short shrubs and a few rocky stretches. As you climb the escarpment, you get to enjoy striking views of some features of the rift valley, such as Mt. Longonot, Kijabe Hills and Forest, Mt. Margaret, and Mt. Suswa.
William Hill Hike Distance and Stats
Distance: 7 km
Maximum Elevation: 2,272m ASL
Maximum Elevation Gain: 622m
Duration: 3–5 hours
Child-friendly: Yes, 5 years and above
William Hill Hike Itinerary
6:15 a.m Meet up at International House Parking, City Hall Way. Boarding opens.
6:30 a.m Departure for Mai Mahiu.
08:15 a.m Arrival at the trail head
08:30 a.m Hike starts.
EST 02:30 p.m Departure for Nairobi
Mpesa Till 989985
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!