Hiking

Hiking

On the edge

In the vicinity of Kerio View there are numerous walking trails. The rambler can follow tracks along the top of the escarpment and never be far away from fine views down into the Kerio Valley and across to the Tugen Hills on the other side.

The Lodge can arrange for your packed lunch and a guide.

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A casual walk for all

The more adventurous can take one of several tracks that descend into the Valley; a vertical distance of over 1 km and a walking distance of something between 8 and 11 km. Vehicle pick-up and transport back to the lodge can be arranged.

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The most direct route down to the Valley from KV Lodge

The truly serious hikers may like to try the uphill return. This should not be attempted in the heat of the day and by those not acclimatised to altitudes of 1000m – 2400m. It will take a minimum of 3 hours to complete the strenuous walk.

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Overnight camping in the Valley can be organised by KV

An alternative to the evening ascent is to camp overnight in the Valley and make the steep walk up in the cool of the morning. This is the best time to enjoy the scents of the flowers and the songs of the birds as one passes through the various altitude zones.

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A Slaty flycatcher. --- just one of many species to be seen on your hike.

Hiking down in the Valley itself is generally best avoided, as it is too hot in the middle of the day, but sometimes it is unavoidable when trying to get to the foot of, or descending from, a mountain.

Several volcanic peaks occur along both sides of the Valley and can be an adventurous challenge.

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From valley to mountain-top is  quite a challenge

For those who wish to travel further afield, Elgeyo Marakwet has extensive forested hills in both the north and south of the County. They offer numerous opportunities for hikers and bikers to follow established routes or trail-blaze new ones. The hills to the north, the Cherangany Hills, are particularly attractive and are one of Kenya’s major watersheds.

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Trekking in the Valley.
Not recommended in middle of the day

Those wishing to visit these regions, and others somewhat distant from Kerio View, should consult with the Lodge for advice and guidance relating to food and accommodation; —- obviously these are not so available in the rural areas.

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Even youngsters can enjoy & make it down to the Valley

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