A Serene Walk through Tigoni Tea Farm and A Visit to Buxton Tunnel

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If you would like to experience any of the experiences posted in this blog, we do curate them at a fee. Contact us on themkare@gmail.com. A bigger group means cheaper cost per person, but even solo trips are encouraged.

Quick Update on Hiking Through Tigoni, Kiambu County

Location; Kiambu County.

Distance and duration; 30 Kms (1 hour) from Nairobi.


Hike Duration; approximately 4 hours.

Difficulty; Easy

Elevation; 2,100 mtrs above sea level

Weather; 21 degrees. Warm. The weather is subject to change. So, do your research in advance. Usually, I check on accuweather for predictions.


Cost; Using a tour company, the charges are approximately Kes. 2,500 per person. This is inclusive of transport to and from Nairobi, guide fees and park fees. The price hardly includes snacks. Seeking clarification in advance is advised.

Excuse this empty photo field. We are working on it.

Story Time

On a rainy, muddy day, we hiked through Horringer Tea Estate in Tigoni.

Tigoni is only an hour away from Nairobi so we left Nairobi at 7 am.

It rained half the time we were in the road.


We kept hoping for clear skies. However, even if the rain persisted, we’d still hike. After all, we had our rain gear and change of clothes in the car. Please remember to always carry those two in all your hikes.

As we begun our hike, it was cold, foggy and drizzling.

Excuse this empty photo field. We are working on it.

The trail is steep but manageable especially with a hiking pole. This is another item that is helpful on the trails mostly during descent. It eases pressure off the knees.

We explored the beauty of Tigoni. The lush green of the tea, the trees in the middle of the tea farms, the streams of water. Nature’s therapy.


The company was awesome as we chatted the whole way. People who had not met in a while met on this hike. We made new friends. 

Excuse this empty photo field. We are working on it.
Excuse this empty photo field. We are working on it.

We took about 4 hours on the trails. The sun came out as we were almost done. So we took advantage and did a photo shoot.

After we were done, we headed on to Buxton Tunnel in Limuru town. It is the longest underground train track -2 Km. It is advisable to go with a police officer as the area is unsafe. Visit the local police station and hire one.

Excuse this empty photo field. We are working on it.
Excuse this empty photo field. We are working on it.
Excuse this empty photo field. We are working on it.

Watch the Instagram story highlights; here and here


If you would like to experience any of the experiences posted in this blog, we do curate them at a fee. Contact us on themkare@gmail.com. A bigger group means cheaper cost per person, but even solo trips are encouraged.

 

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