Have you ever been curious to know how it felt to be a Mau Mau fighter that led to the liberation from colonialist in Kenya? Alface tours and Travel Consultancy, takes you on a journey to one of the hideout place for the Mau Mau Fighters….
Paradise Lost just as the name suggest is a heaven that not many know about. It is sandwiched in a coffee farm in Kiambu town, 14Km from Nairobi City and about 10minutes drive. It is known to host an ancient cave dated to be 2.5 million years old according to carbon dating done on an obsidian rock artifact found there. It is right here that the Mau Mau fighters used as their hideout when fighting for the country’s independence.
The labyrinth caves’ entrance is hidden by a breathtaking waterfall at the front and River Gichi flowing nearby, providing a spectacular and attractive view to the place. The caves are well lit with electricity from the entrance up to a wide cavern inside, which gives one an ample time to have fun and enjoy the exploration in there and actually, have a feel of what the Mau Mau Freedom Fighters had, isn’t that amazing?
For Camp Lovers, Paradise lost is the place to go,,,,,,
Did you know that it is ranked as one of the largest camping site in Kenya? It lies on a 54-acre piece of land and can host upto 2000 people and around 400 cars. For camping, one is provided with a tent, mattress, blanket, fire and is assured of security at a fee. The most exciting bit is that Campers are allowed to carry food and drinks of their choice. For a group, they are allowed to carry along a goat for slaughter and they will be provided with jiko for barbecue. Hot showers, Clean bathrooms and toilets are available. I mean what else do you want after being facilitated with all that,,,,Everyone need to experience this….
There is 2-man tents and 4-man tents for hire with a capacity to host.
Camping is Kshs. 600/- per person per night.
Firewood for campfires is available at Kshs. 200/- per bunch.
Apart from cave exploration and camping site, paradise lost is also known for other fun, engaging and exciting activities: boat riding and fishing, horse and Carmel riding, bird watching, nature trails, bike riding, face painting and bouncing castle for kids and a Hyde park which has open bar that one can enjoy a paranomic view of the natural waterfall and the dam as boats crisscross the water.
Paradise Lost charges
Entrance fee- (400 for adults and 300 for children)
Cave tours- 200 per person
Boat riding-200 per person
Visiting the coffee farm- free
Horse riding and camel riding- 100 per person
Nature trails- free
Bird watching- free
Bouncing castle- 100 per person
Face painting-50 per person
Bike riding- 100 for 30 minutes
Camping with equipment-1000
Camping without equipment-1500
DIRECTIONS TO PARADISE LOST FROM NAIROBI CITY
By public means, take a bus number 100 stationed at the Central Bus Station that will charge you Ksh 40, alight at the junction to Paradise Lost on Kiambu Road and take a taxi from there that will take you to paradise lost at a cost of Ksh. 100.
If using private means, from city center, use Muranga Road till Muthaiga roundabout, then left turn on to Kiambu Road, and drive about 8 km then take a left turn on to the road with a Paradise Lost sign board, and follow the signs it will lead you to their entrance.
LETS ALL BE PART OF THIS EXCITING ADVENTURE AND GET TO EXPERIENCE UNIMAGINABLE…..