Mount Kenya

One of many God's gift to us, Mt. Kenya.

Mt. Kenya at dawn

Oh my, what a view...

Mt. Kenya clear for all to see. The glaciers and the 3 major summits all clearly seen,

Mt.Kenya

Mt. Kenya and the coffee widely grown around Nyeri.

Mt.Kenya at its best,

Mount Kenya, Africa’s second summit with its highest peak at 5,199m above sea level i.e Batian. The next two highest peaks are Nelion and point Satima at 5,188 and 4985m above sea level respectively. Other peaks include points Pigotts, Thomson and Thomson flake, Dutton, Melhuish, John, Peter and Midget Peak.(http://www.summitpost.org/mount-kenya/150259) The first Ascent was by Sir Halford John Mackinder, Josef Brocherel, and Cesar Ollier on September 13, 1899. There are currently 11 small but shrinking glaciers on Mount Kenya. Little snow now falls on the mountain so no new ice forms on the glaciers. Climatologists predict that the glaciers will disappear by 2050 unless current temperature and precipitation changes occur. The Lewis Glacier is the largest on Mount Kenya.(http://climbing.about.com/od/mountainclimbing/a/Fast-Facts-About-Mount-Kenya.htm) I hope you’ve got something new about this great Mountain that epitomises Kenya(and Africa’s) beauty. I took the photos above during different times this year. The first quarter of the year provides breathtaking views of the Mountain’s peak. Enjoy and share 🙂

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The Best Of Nyeri Hill

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The kind of sunset you’d love to watch with someone special. And if lucky you might just watch a jet pass over the hill.

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The phrase ‘As beautiful as the sunset’ should be documented. Here’s all the proof you need 😉

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I really love watching the sun set behind this hill-As it deeps past the Aberdare Ranges coloring the sky orange.

Epic Sunset

On this particular day, you might say that the heavens were burning and the fire pierced through beautifully over Nyeri town as the hill stood firm as always.

Nyeri Hill

This is by fa the best photo of this Hill. Everything just fits in. The orange light (color description not accurate :), the hovering clouds and the back-lit Aberdare ranges all blending in perfect fashion. African Natural Beauty.

Nyeri Hill By Day

The only daytime photo in this post. Nyeri town, Aberadre ranges, Nyeri Hill and the forest within quite clear.

Shade of Blue

Took this photo early 2014, after acquiring my dslr. I promise I’ll bring you more of sunrises.

Zaina Falls

Nyeri Hill

Zaina falls are located in a village called Chania on your way to Kinunga town. Matatus to this place are located at the King’ong’o stage (next to Green Oak Restaurant). The matatus are labeled Kinunga and charge Ksh60 to Chania village(viewed in the photo above). It takes around 1 hour to get to Chania village.

Chania River

Once at Chania village (alight at the last stop), you can ask for directions from the kind residents. Don’t worry though, the directions are straightforward and you’ll hardly get lost..unless you want to 🙂

Valley within

The landscape here is awesome!-The valleys, forest, rivers, tea plantation, you name it.

Yellow Flower

As you enjoy the nature walk to the falls, take a pause and appreciate the rich flora around this awesome ecosystem.

Zaina Falls

If the weather is clear and you have your trip around mid morning, you’ll get a chance to get really close to the falls and get to enjoy as the falls thunder down into a shallow pool of water like a gigantic water spout.

Zaina Falls

The bliss-pool water at the bottom is varnish clear but also freezing cold.

Vibram Merrel Shoes

For the best experience as you reach for the falls, wear some really nice sporty shoes(like mine:) Surely nobody would like climbing hills and crossing bridges with ‘sharp-shooters’ or high heels.. To avoid getting dehydrated, carry a bottle of water, or 2 or even 3.

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Thegu River

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You even get to see palm trees in abundance, a site rare within this part of the country 🙂

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Approximately 6KM from Chaka Town, is Thegu River Fisheries. It's a privately owned 'park'. It comprises of River Thegu and a camp site located at the Mt. Kenya forest within the park.

Approximately 6km from the Nyeri-Nanyuki highway (from the junction at Chaka town), is Thegu River Fisheries. The facility is a privately owned and thus a few charges are attached to the place. The entrance fee is just Ksh 50 per person and Ksh 50 for vehicles. Within the establishment flows River Thegu surrounded by the lush vegetation of the Mt. Kenya forest within. The river meanders through the park gracefully providing breathtaking views. The landscape within is like no other.The rocks within have been naturally curved by the water currents over years.

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They say there’s no need of growing up if you cant behave childish sometimes…so, enjoy the water while there. Take off your shoes and feel the water, throw rocks and enjoy the splash, play hide and seek and have fun 🙂

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The ‘Milky Way’ A wonderful perspective to the flowing river Thegu through rapids.

A Central Highland’s Sunrise

Aiming High

Alloyce In Town.
After a long and sweet hibernation I’m back to blogging \o/..
My good friend Alloyce from NRB came over and organized a meet with a few photographers and what a better way to kick off 2015 with a sunrise shoot..

5,199 m above sea level-Mt. Kenya

Minimalist shot of the silhouetted mountain backed by the lovely sunrise.
As the day bids farewell to night, light slowly creeps into being. Dispersing the dark skies in a beautiful display of natures lovely colour bands-orange to blue then to violet. Marvels of nature

Mt. Kenya...again :)

There’s a moment-a pause-when the dark gives in and the light wants out. Such moments only sunrises can offer.
We left town at around 0630 hrs and headed for a viewpoint approximately 15 minutes away in the outskirts of town.
The beautiful sunrise was a big warm for the early birds.

Back-lit dead fruits as the sun pierced onto land, shining on all in its path.  Sunrises are amazing, but also unpredictable. Sometimes only a brief window of opportunity is provided to catch the most amazing sunrises. A minute later and you miss a wonderful daybreak. Nothing lasts forever, so make every moment count

Back-lit dead fruits as the sun pierced onto land, shining on all in its path.
Sunrises are amazing, but also unpredictable. Sometimes only a brief window of opportunity is provided to catch the most amazing sunrises. A minute later and you miss a wonderful daybreak. Nothing lasts forever, so make every moment count

From one camera to the other.

After the sun had risen, we headed back to town. I took this wonderful gadget (The iPhone 🙂 and mounted it as shown, giving a great opportunity for a time lapse…but didn’t 😦

Breathtaking to say the least.

Horizontal landscape photo of Mt. Kenya and the lush vegetation giving rise to the peak that is Mount Kenya.
A 20 minute drive from town led us to another breathtaking viewpoint. Just past Mathari Hospital on your to Ihururu Village.
Nyeri’s Beauty.

After site-seeing at the viewpoint, we couldn't resist going up the majestic Nyeri Hill (at the heart of the image above) expecting to have a wonderful panoramic view of Nyeri town. However, the forest within provided massive obstruction to the view :( The climb was quite amazing though, you should try it in 2015!

After site-seeing at the viewpoint, we couldn’t resist going up the majestic Nyeri Hill (at the heart of the image above) expecting to have a wonderful panoramic view of Nyeri town. However, the forest within provided massive obstruction to the view 😦
The climb was quite amazing though, you should try it in 2015!

As you walk up and around the summit of Nyeri Hill, you are entertained to pockets of views of the Aberdare Ranges as illustrated above. Surely a place you'll be visiting soon

As you walk up and around the summit of Nyeri Hill, you are entertained to pockets of views of the Aberdare Ranges as illustrated above.
Surely a place you’ll be visiting soon

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