Karuru waterfall

Karuru waterfall.

Location Aberdares
Starting Point Mutubio park gate
Ending point Mutubio park gate
Walking Duration 8 hours
Terrain Motorable road or mashes
Difficulty Moderate
Elevation gain  300m

Karuru waterfall

The objective of the hiker is to get to the waterfall overlooking the spectacular Karuru falls and back to mutubio.

The hike starts from the mutubio park gate whence you walk down a motororableroad for half a kilometre then turn right into the moorland. You descend gently towards the catchment of the tributary to the karuru river and walk along the edges following animal trails till you get to the road.

Once you get to the road, walk along it until you get to the campsite. After a short rest you walk down a steep path, across the bridges with crystal clear water and up to the view point.

The other alternative is to walk along the motorable road from the gate until you get to the first turning to the right. Take this right turn, then walk along it to the campsite and onwards to the view point.

KWS rangers

Standard KWS park fees
Standard KWS rangers fees

Getting there
Public means:
Take matatus to Ndunyu-njeru and hire a taxi to the Mutubio park gate.

Private means:
From Ndunyu njeru drive through the earth road up to the forest gate. Then meadre your way into the thick bamboo forest. The road through the forest is tarmacked for the rest of the uphill 10 km journey to the park gate.


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