Welcome to Paradise Lost, Kiambu
Despite using Kiambu Road on my daily commute almost every day, it had been more than 10 years since I’d followed the yellow Paradise Lost sign that directs to this beautiful park that is located a couple of minutes outside Nairobi.
So one Monday afternoon, I asked my camera to join me and see what I’d been missing. Our visit focussed on the waterfall and caves. The waterfall is a 3-D waterfall because you can view it from the front, back, left and right.
After getting a light shower from the falls, I ventured into the Mbai Caves, named after the person who discovered them.
Stone age artifacts have been found in these caves. They are more than 2.5 million years old and stretch over 50 metres underground. Lighting has been installed for tourists to explore them.
One of Kiambu’s main attractions and a magnet for young Kenyans seeking a quick getaway from Nairobi over the weekend, Paradise Lost does live up to it’s name and that’s why you’ll find many families here for picnics and get togethers.
Entrance is Kshs300 per adult. Access to the waterfall and caves is free during weekdays and an extra Kshs200 on weekends and public holidays.
You’ll find more details on their website.