This is a very popular venue and it's easy to see why... This large parkland has lots to offer including huge ancient caves you can enter hidden behind a waterfall, a boating lake, ostriches you can feed and pony and camel rides.
Being just a short drive from Nairobi, it's a great place to visit for a day trip and the caves really are spectacular and well worth visiting.The history of the caves is interesting as the Mau Mau lived there during the colonial period. To enter them, you need to enter by a tunnel just about big enough to walk through for several metres. Soon you will come to a large cavern which is lit by electric lighting and from there you can see the network of tunnels and more smaller caves linking to the main cavern. We advise taking a torch as the lighting is not 100% reliable and it's pitch black inside the caves without artificial light. It's quite an amazing experience to think of the Mau Mau living there all those years in those dark damp conditions hiding from their enemy.
The parkland is built around a boating lake with around 15 boats each holding nine people. You can hire the rowing boats out together with life jackets, which are suitable for children over around 8 and adults. There are no life jackets for children under that age, however. Fishing is permitted on the lake, but not swimming.
HORSE RIDING & CAMEL RIDES
There are around 19 horses which you can hire for the whole day for rides in the forest. For children and those not so keen on a day's adventure on horseback, short rides are also offered depending on clients requirement.There are 4 camels that also offer an exciting camel ride.
WHAT TO CARRY.
- Mineral water
- snacks or food
- Torch for use in the caves