Must see Waterfall in Central Kenya tourist circuit

The central part of Kenya makes of one of Kenya’s highlands, consisting of five major counties that include, Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Muranga, and Kiambu.  The region is predominately agricultural with tea and coffee being the main cash crop.

The region has spectacular waterfalls that are a must-visit for anyone visiting the region.

Karura Fall

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Located in the heart of Karura forest, the fall is 50 meters tall.  It marks the highlight of one’s visit the forest.  The breathtaking scenery around the fall it is not magnificent but equally tranquil.  The water down the Karura River is sparkling clean and freshly cold.

Thompson Falls


Located in Nyahururu town within the famous Thompson fall lodge.  The fall can be heard from a distance as it descends the cliff.  It is a major attraction for most locals and other tourists.  There is a downward stair that takes one to the bottom of the fall.  The walk down gets tougher as one keeps descending, going back up was quite a challenge for me.  (I never knew how unfit I was till now)!

Chania Falls

The Chania falls. -Photo courtesy www.

Located in Thika Town along the Nyeri Thika Road.  The fall has a picturesque view from the Blue Post Hotel. There a minimal charge of Kshs. 100/- at the falls entrance. An ideal picnic site.

Fourteen Falls

14 falls in Thika

Located along the Thika-Garissa Road.  The fall is home to Oldonyo Sabuk National park.  One can enjoy bird watching, campaign, team building activities.

Karuru Falls-Aberdare 

Karuru falls in the Aberdare Photo :-
Karuru falls in the Aberdare Photo:-

Karuru Falls One of my most favourite.  Located the Aberdare range while across the valley is the Gura falls. The two falls are said to the tallest in Kenya.

Gura Falls

Gura falls, picture courtesy:

Located across the valley from Karuru Fall.  The Gura River is quite famous, it meanders across several regions in Nyeri and other central Kenya counties.


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