Our Eco-tourism Package
A hidden gem in the northern foothills of Mt. Kenya!
Ngare Ndare forest is a lush indigenous forest at the northern foothills of Mt. Kenya. Azure pools glisten at the bottom of waterfalls and 200 years 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 and Northern Kenya to Mount Kenya forest reserve, and one which elephants have been using for centuries.
The following are our attractions and activities:
The forest has six natural blue pools and waterfalls hidden in the middle of the forest where one can swim and relax. The waterfall is about 30 feet.
There are rocks suitable for climbing, for the experienced adventures, and you need to have your own safety gear and expertise.
With a 4 wheel drive vehicle, one can drive through the forest and enjoy the sceneries as well as abundant wildlife.
Tree Canopy Walk
A 450 m long bridge suspended 30 feet above the ground, longest in East Africa. 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
Birds and Wildlife
The forest boasts of over two hundred species of birds, some being migratory. Rare spectacular birds like Hurtlabs turaco and the Narina trogon can be found here. We also have all the big five and other small animals like bushbucks, waterbucks warthogs and hyenas. The forest is a home to the most elusive monkey, the colobus monkey!
Taking your mind away from everyday stresses is important every once in a while. You will come across things that you have never seen before. We have two campsites where guests can enjoy camping out in the wilds of the forest, enjoying the tranquility of the forest, listening to birds and splashing of water from the nearby stream. The campsite is equipped with clean running water, a toilet and a bathroom.
We have one hiking trail in the forest which covers a distance of 3.5 Km, ending at the waterfalls and azure pools. There are some areas that are quite steep, but manageable. This will take you about an hour to hike to the pools.