For nature lovers, the lure of Kariri waterfall is irresistible

Visitors easily trace their way to the natural phenomenon through the highlands of Gituamba.

Tuesday January 5 2016

Kariri waterfall in Gatundu North, Kiambu County. The waterfall and its dam filled with crystal-clear water is a near perfect blend of natural beauty and successful conservation of the environment. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kariri waterfall in Gatundu North, Kiambu County. The waterfall and its dam filled with crystal-clear water is a near perfect blend of natural beauty and successful conservation of the environment. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

It may not be as widely known as other geographical features across the country.

However, for those who have visited Kariri waterfall, tucked deep inside Gatundu North in Kiambu County, memories of the natural beauty and scenic view linger on for the rest of their lives.

Located just a few kilometres from Gituamba township, Kariri waterfall and its dam filled with crystal-clear water is a near perfect blend of natural beauty and successful conservation of the environment.

Visitors easily trace their way to the natural phenomenon through the highlands of Gituamba.

For those keen on staying longer as they take in the enchanting sight, there is ample accommodation in the form of neatly kept rooms by the falls.

From their rooms, the visitors can have a good view of the waterfall shrouded in thick morning mists.

The presence of tourists and visitors has ensured there are commercial photographers at hand to help them immortalise the captivating scenery through their lenses.

Visitors have the comfort of having the photos taken and produced for them instantly and cheaply.

According to the management, there are no charges for those visiting the site.

Only those who spend the night pay for lodging and meals.

The visitors get value for their money; what with the cool, serene environment, the melodies of birds in the deep woods and the general refreshing environment.

Thanks to the Kiambu County government, visitors are assured of their safety as there are security guards posted at the site all the time.

There is a little, though well-structured playground, a road as well as lights that illuminate it at night.

For fishing enthusiasts, the location offers an opportunity for them to engage in the sport, while swimmers too can have enjoyable turns dipping into the cool, refreshing waters.

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