Migaa Day hike

This is a hike that allows you to test yourself to see if you’re ready to move on from easy or beginner hikes and move into moderate territory. The hike is 12-13 km long and has fairly gradual climbs and descents except in a few places.


The hike starts near Migaa Golf club and ends at the same point. A short distance after we start the hike, we’ll visit a cave and the first waterfall. From then on, the hike meanders across the roads and dirt paths through various farms. About halfway through the hike, we’ll visit a small waterbody where we can relax and have lunch. Towards the end of the hike, we visit the second and bigger waterfall and then finish it off. The hike can take about 6 hours

Full day trip

1 hour from Nairobi, within easy reach

  1. Hiking level – between beginner and moderate with one steep section to the second waterfall. Total hiking distance is 12-13 km. Factors contributing to moderate hiking experience include the slightly long hiking trail


  1. Main attractions – long farm walks, dams, numerous birdlife, waterfalls, caves, views


  1. Type of hike – farm/rural trek with sparse forest cover


  1. Atmospheric conditions – Similar to Nairobi weather


  1. Slipping hazard – very low except at the waterfalls


  1. Steepness – Most of the terrain is gently rising or falling. Total elevation change is almost 100m with the highest altitude being 1690m at the start and the lowest being 1600m at the lake


  1. Hiking path condition – open easy trails surrounded by forest, grassland or plantations


  1. Water usage – medium – recommend a minimum of 2 litre depending on weather


  1. Route visibility – the trail is generally visible except for a few places where the paths can split


  1. Biodiversity – numerous species of birds and trees

The hike starts near the entrance to Migaa Golf Club and after settling entry fees and having a brief with the guides, we can start

At this point, we would have left the starting point at 8:00am or so

The hiking trails near the starting point


The cave near the first waterfall


Twin waterfalls – you can climb to the top after crossing the stream


View from the top of the waterfall


Continuing with the hike on dirt paths with open views


One of the water bodies we would pass by during the hike


Coffee bushes on the farms


The main water body we would be stopping by for lunch break – a calm place with several water birds


As we continue, the scenery changes with several rolling parts to the landscape as well as these coconut trees


Looking down onto the second and bigger waterfall


View of the waterfall from below



  • Good hiking boots
  • Sun hat – to protect against the sun
  • Water – at least 2 litres
  • Change of clothes or swimming costume in case you’re swimming
  • Snacks and lunch – since we expect to finish latest by 4pm, we recommend you bring snacks and lunch to eat while relaxing at scenic locations along the route
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Elevation Profile

Trail Map