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Thika Town Special Visit - Half day

Highlights

Thika town is only 40kms away from Nairobi, its famous for the vast pineapple plantations. Thika has a population of 88,265 (1999 census)[ and is growing rapidly, like the entire greater Nairobi area. The elevation of Thika is 1531 meters (5026 feet) in altitude. The town has a railway station, but there is only limited passenger service. The town is headquarters of the Thika District. The district is the prime pineapple-growing region in Kenya. Thika was formerly a center for light industry, but the focus has shifted to the Athi River.

Thika is externally serviced by a dual carriage way to Nairobi, a highway to Garissa and also a railway line. Internally, the town has a well-maintained road network. The economic activities of the town include agriculture, particularly in the horticulture (exports mainly to Europe) and coffee industry (exports mainly to the USA and Europe). Other industries include textile (cotton), food processing (pineapples, macadamia nuts, and wheat), tannery, motor vehicle assemblies and cigarette manufacturing. About one hundred small scale industries and about twenty major factories exist in and around the town. The decline of the textile industry has hit local firms, including Thika Cloth Mills (TCM), which is cotton to fabric manufacturer that competes against Egyptian & Chinese manufacturers.

Thika is close to "Fourteen Falls" which is a popular picnic site. Thika is home to the Chania Falls and the Thika Falls, while Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park lies to its south east.

The Blue Posts Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Thika town, over looking the water falls of the Chania and Thika rivers. There are 32 bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom facilities. There is a nature walk set out along the rivers.

Itinerary:

Drive to Thika located some 45 km from the city centre to arrive at Blue Posts Hotel, established in 1908 as a stop over for white settlers who farmed and lived in central Kenya. Two rivers namely, Thika and Chania Rivers surround the hotel each with a natural waterfall. These rivers originate from the Aberdare Ranges, in the Aberdare National Park. A visit to the nearby pineapple plantation will be done. Lunch at the hotel, after which, you will be driven back to Nairobi where the tour ends.

Cost: In US$

Price Per Person in US$
I Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
7 Pax
SRS
Validity 1 Jan - 31 Dec
130
100
80
70
60
60
60
N/A

Cost Includes:

  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • Lunch and soft drinks supplied on this trip
  • Transport based on a safari Minivan  vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing Or a Small Car
  • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver where applicable
  • Any applicable taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • Park entrance fees where applicable
  • Extras  -tips, drinks or any other personal expenses
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Paradise lost - Half day

Highlights

Paradise Lost: This resort sits on a 54-acre piece of private land and is reputed to be the largest picnic site in Kenya. Some makuti sheds dot the shores of a dam and others are scattered on the hill overlooking Kiambu town to the east. This magnificent natural feature is only 8 kilometres from Nairobi, Kenya's capital city. To get there, you take the Kiambu Road and turn left at Sarvid. There's a big yellow signpost from where, two kilometres down a murram road, you get to Paradise Lost.

As you follow a path that meanders through the wood, you suddenly find a waterfall at the entrance to the caves. The cave is from the Stone Age and boasts a breathtaking entrance. Ideal for camping, Paradise Lost has lush green grounds and security is guaranteed twenty four hours a day. School groups can forget about their class work for a while and embrace what nature holds for them at the Paradise Lost Dam. The dam is 70 feet deep but you need not worry. Professional lifesavers in life jackets are in attendance and accompany the holidaymakers throughout. For those who love fishing and who would like to give the fish eagles a run for their money, the prospects are quite high so long as it is not done for commercial purposes. 

Activities:

  • Bird watching: This area offer unique bird sighting experience and one area you are likely to find the rarest of the central highland species or the country bird species. Early morning walk can result to an impressive 60 record of different birds.
  • Nature Trail: For nature lover with tree appetites this is the place to be. You will explore different species of indigenous and exotic trees which have blend well to give that cool atmosphere; you will even forget that you are in a city outcast. This area is a well preserved but lost paradise. The combination of this pristine land with other exotic tree gives a heaven to be admired by all. You will enjoy the unrivalled professional services of the local naturalist guide. There is also coffee farm tour to be enjoyed.
  • Water sports: Boat rides and swimming are there for your offing. You will enjoy the guided boat ride along the river where apart from having that thrilling experience you will have to enjoy the forest and nature itself. If you happen to have a child they will have swimming lessons. There is also a spectacular waterfall and you will love the climate around this area. They will have water sports play with experienced instructors. Fishing can also be done in this farm.
  • Ostrich feeding: This is a rare occurrence. You will have this opportunity to feed this big African bird. They even have ostrich rides that are exhilarating and a memory to remember.
  • Explore the caves: This is a home to 2.5 million years old caves. Here you will study bat and other nocturnal animals and birds. Geology will also be a subject to be discussed at length. Be sure to see bats in plenty if you visit this area.
  • Rides: Apart from ostrich rides, you will also have the opportunity to have horse and camel rides. You will explore over 50 acres of land in either horse or camel.
  • Children: They are treated with face painting, fun games, and other activities filled with laughter
  • Catering and Camping: If you are planning to visits this area doesn't worry about food or accommodation. You can have the Kenyan delicacies at their cafeteria. Kuku and Nyama Choma are there in plenty. There is a bar incase you need to have a drink. Picnic sites are in plenty and camping can be done in the most tranquil areas of this gorgeous garden.

If you need to treat yourself to any rare activities in the propinquity of Nairobi look no further.

Itinerary:

Drive to the largest picnic site in Kenya (54 acres of pure fun). This is the home of the 2.5 years Old Stone Age caves, trees thought to be hundred of years old while the river reeds have a long story to tell. Enjoy the nature trails amid bird watching, horse riding, and camel riding, feeding Maasai ostrich, fishing, coffee farms, and boat riding. The tour returns to the city centre.

Cost: In US$

Price Per Person in US$
I Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
7 Pax
SRS
Validity 1 Jan - 31 Dec
80
70
60
50
50
50
50
N/A

Cost Includes:

  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • Lunch and soft drinks supplied on this trip
  • Transport based on a safari Minivan  vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing Or a Small Car
  • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver where applicable
  • Any applicable taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • Park entrance fees where applicable
  • Extras  -tips, drinks or any other personal expenses

Make A Reservation

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