Wanjohi Happy Valley Adventure
- Cycle through Wanjohi Valley
- Revisit The relics of Wanjohi happy Valley
- Spend a night at the heart of Wanjohi Valley
- Driving along Aberdare Ranges gives a nostalgic feel
- Interact with locals as you travel along.
Wanjohi Happy Valley Adventure
What's included, what's not
Know Before You Book
- Tarmac, rough tracks and trails through Wanjohi Valley Homes and villages
- Perfect for Cross Country/Trail, beginner to experienced cyclists
- Minimum age is 8 years old
What you can expect
Combine slow travel through rural countryside with headline sights on Selective Happy Valley Homes well-paced in WanjohiHappy Valley Cycling Adventure
With the Aberdares Mountains backdrop presenting one of the most impressive landscapes of Eastern Africa, with its unusual vegetation, rugged terrain, streams and water falls that create an area of great scenic beauty, the cycling adventure is a memorable experience.
This trip is a chance to visit must-sees such as the meandering valley between the Aberdare Ranges and Mt. Kipipiri, Alice de Janze's former residence at Happy Valley Satima Primary, or what has remained of it, Kiberenge House, Wanjohi town which sits in the looming shadow of the bedraggled beauty of the endless Aberdare Ranges. Cycling down the road, one gets the feeling you can reach out your hand and touch the hills. But it is not just the proximity of the craggy promontory of the ranges. The road passes through rolling farmland peopled with teak and cypress and thick-fleeced sheep. Turn off at Rironi Shopping Centre for a 3KM ride to Alistair Gibbs House before heading back 800M to Maverick camp, Rondavels and Homestay for lunch, refresh and relax as you unwind for the evening at the heart of Happy Valley.
After breakfast proceed towards Kipipiri House and Clouds – in our vehicle- as we head back to the city.
The antics of the Wanjohi Happy Valley set were highlighted in books and films such as White Mischief, which dramatised the trial of Jock Delves Broughton for the murder of Josslyn Hay, 22nd Earl of Erroll; and The Happy Valley, Juanita Carberry's account of her adolescence and later involvement with the Delves Broughton case. A biography of Idina Sackville, The Bolter, by Frances Osborne, includes stories of the origins of the Happy Valley set and features many of its key characters. Sackville was married to Lord Erroll for several years, and they had a child together.
The drive along Kenyatta road, just after Kamae forest, through the Kinangop Plateau, part of the Happy Valley, is soothing and relaxing and viewing the superb landscape is enjoyable.
Overnight at A night at this amazing valley, Maverick camp, Rondavels and Homestay offers rare opportunity in this place. A taste of Kikuyu cuisine and culture is an additional treat to the already mesmerizing valley.
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