CASTLE FOREST LODGE
Surrounded by the lush green tropical forest at the foot of snow capped Mount Kenya, the most stunning landscapes, you will find Castle Forest Lodge a rare tropical paradise. Activities done here are;-
NDARACA YA NGAI (GOD’S BRIDGE) AND MAU MAU CAVES
The Bridge is of age because it was a hide away joint for more than fifty Mau Mau men and women during the colonial times. The British never discovered the scene and so it was a safe heaven.
It is a unique site which nobody has a clear answer on how it came to existence. A remarkable image only in the county of Kirinyaga. Along the banks of Nyamindi River within the forest of Mount Kenya is the Mau Mau cave which was used as a hind out by the freedom fighters during the Mau Mau uprising in 1952 to 1960.
MWEA NATIONAL RESERVE
The savannah ecosystem comprises of small hills with bushy vegetation and scattered large trees this is where Mwea National Reserve is located in Eastern Province. The ecosystem’s main features are the meeting point of rivers Tana and Thiba, Kamburu and Masinga hydro-electric dams, which harbour variety of biodiversity. Major wildlife attractions include the elephants, Rothschild giraffes, Common zebras, lesser kudu, Buffalo, Water Buck. Hippos and crocodiles are also found in the dams and rivers.
Due to high volumes of ground water it resulted to mineral springs with bubbling carbonated water are found in the upper side of Kianyaga.
One can climb to the peak of the snow capped Mount Kenya through the Kamweti route from Castle Forest Lodge. The route passes through the dense rainforest, bamboo forest viewing the swamps and moorlands to meet up with other routes at Mackinder camp for the final climb conquering point Lenana.