Read all about Eve D’Souza’s hiking experience with her friends Koitaba and Danny in Baringo, as well as details at the end on how you can win a brand new Galaxy Trend plus every week!
The Rift Valley boasts some of the most breathtaking sights, stretching from the Middle East, down through Africa. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting many of the lakes in the Eastern Rift Valley such as Lake Turkana, Baringo, Elementaita and so on but never fully took advantage of the hiking trails that have opened up in Baringo.
A road trip through the Great Rift is most enjoyable due to the beautiful landscapes, views with plenty of farming in the area. Our first stop was at Mogotio in Baringo county as our guide William Kimosop showed us the county’s tourist information centre. If you wish to go on a hike, they will provide you with all the information required such as mapping of trails and exposing the various attractions in the area that one can enjoy. You can also ask for an experienced guide to accompany you on your hike.
We headed off to the Radat trail and we were most excited to discover a trail rich in history, apparently used during the days of the explorers, slave trade, introduction of Islam and Christianity. Needless to say it’s a historical hiking route. It runs through Bogoria, over the Tugen Hills into the Kerio Valley and terminates at Chororget in the Keiyo Escarpment. Due to the fact that it runs right across the Rift Valley, Its been christened “The Trans Rift Trails”
This trail utilizes the same footpaths used by the local community but opens it up for visitor use. Tourists and general visitors can disembark at different points and walk it for as long as they like
We also made our way to the river at Radat, that the community use as a source of water as well as a crossing point and makes for a very beautiful and serene resting spot after a long hike.
We stayed over in a farm house that night, and we were well rested and ready for another full day of hiking in Baringo county.
Our host, Kimosop, brought us to a beautiful sight the next morning, the Lembus forest. A safe and exciting trek through the lush green trees and bushes.
And we came out at the Pekera river that flows from the resting spot I had enjoyed at Radat river
Our last hike we all agreed produced the most breathtaking sight yet! The high forested slopes of Kapkut overlooking the start of the Kerio valley. The Kapkut triangle is the highest point in Baringo county and the headwater source for Kerio river, Lake Baringo and Lake Turkana.
What a great discovery in Baringo county, its not only scenic but a unique location for so much nature and history to be discovered by foot.
Note: If you would like to plan a hike in Baringo, contact William Kimosop on 0720317760
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