Fourteen falls derive their name from 14 successive falls located on Athi River in Thika, Kiambu County, about 70 Kilometers North East of Nairobi off the Thika-Garissa Road turning.
There is a lot to see and do in this scenic site which is a spectacular 30-meter deep scenery. Before arriving at the falls, travelers can have a short stop at Chania falls located in Thika town. There is a good restaurant and a spot to watch the waterfall.
Activities and things to do
- A short boat ride.
- Watch as divers perform spectacular shows as they dive from the cliffs to the waters below.
- Boating riding.
- Bird Watching.
- Walking at the base.
Near the falls is the Oldonyo Sakuk National Park also called Mt. Kilimambogo. This is due to the large number of Buffalos heard that resided there. The park is good for day hikes, camping, and recreational activities.
Up the mountain, you will find the tomb of Lord Macmillan, his wife, and their dog. Also visible are communication masts for Kenya police and other telecommunication networks.
How to get there
Fourteen Falls are accessible either by private or public means of transport. From Nairobi CBD, Pick a Thika town-bound Matatu next to Tusky’s Supermarket (Tusker bus station).
Once at Thika, ask around for the Matatus heading to Kilimambogo.
Option 2: Drive to Thika town, follow Garissa road up to Kilimambogo center then take the off-road leading to the fall and the Park.
What to Carry
- Money for entrance fees.
- Drinking water and energy snacks.
- Passport or any identification document.
Tours and Events at the 14 Falls, Thika
Hiking groups and tour companies in Kenya offer full-day tours to Fourteen falls and Oldonyo Sabuk. Check out Facebook Events or the Kenyan Backpacker Facebook Page for upcoming trips.