My names Hellen and i have been working with Hidden Adventures for over three months now . I am a Kenyan citizen and was born and bred in Central Kenya on the foothills of the Aberdare mountains. Hidden Adventures has the advantage of being a UK based company but with people like me to safeguard and ensure your holiday adventure goes to plan. Wildlife and bird watching is popular in my country and we hope to take you to the best places.Kenya is rich is fruit for example the other day we went swimming where there was lots of mango There was a fine if you picked them unripe but if they were ripe they were free !) where you will be staying and where i live is near a big pineapple plantation too . I guess trying these fruits is different for you.If you like we can head to a market whilst you pass through Thika town.. welcome Kenya ..
Be a valuable member of a small team of no more than eight adventurers for a memorable 14 day trip to explore Equatorial Kenya. You might wish to see Wild Elephants or trek mighty Mt Kenya and witness sunrise above the moonscape and equatorial snow of the afro alpine tundra, with the expanse which is the Great Rift Valley below. Perhaps you want to be involved in something worthwhile, to experience ancient tribal traditions, to learn about and help protect these diminishing traditions and threatened wildlife.Relax amongst the forested slopes of the cool Kenyan Highlands on the edge of the Africa savannah, with a short stay to explore the fascinating colonial township of Thika (Nr Nairobi) and its surroundings. We have many years’ experience in eco adventures and have personally checked out our service includes UK based support, travel safe induction, Itinerary and holiday agreement, half board throughout your stay in some wonderful locations, park entry permits, transfers and in country transport, all driver /guides, an in country guide/trouble shooter.
You’ll get enough information to book your adventure and your flight, just get here and we will do the rest. Choose from our themed weeks, which include bird watching and wildlife, Mountain trekking, Culture and bush craft, a tailored people and conservation project week. Create and enjoy your own 14 day Hidden Kenyan Adventure for just £1’850.
On your expedition you will for some time at least be a based in Thika,its a lovely township with a colonial feel with lots to see and do all off the beaten track. These selection images were taken from just a days outing exploring the town and chatting with its residents. During my day I stumbled across a vintage bicycle rigged for sharpening knives, a vintage VW beetle complete with chromed badge and a place you can get a tailored suit designed and made for fifty quid or there about.
We are Lucky to have The Luke hotel in Thika as one of hospitality partners,the hotel is located within Thika town.The hotel and rooms are comfortable, clean and quite. The friendly accommodating staff pride themselves on offering a professional caring service for guests and the hotel provides a blend of dishes which cater for a European and East African palette, including the ever popular Nayma choma (Roast meat).In the immediate vicinity has local shops colonial Indian quarter and a short Tuk Tuk ride gets you into Thika town with its abundance of traders ,markets and food places. Its also excellent for day trips to Nairobi city and Kilimambogo famous for its large heard of wild buffalo and pineapple plantations. Oh did I mention there is great reliable WIFI and you can cool off in the large swimming pool for free.
Hi ,I have recently been exploring Thika town here in Kenya ,Thika is where our guests will be based before and after their eco experienced based in and around central region. Our two Thika hotels are comfortable and each quite different too. Thika Market is huge and is a short walk or Tuk Tuk ride and sells a variety of produce and items, part of the Market is for vehicle repairs and one area is for clothes manufacturing and food. The other day I stumbled across a sewing machine repair shop where old machine go to be revitalised by a man who’s family has been in that trade for the best part of a hundred years. The shop was rammed full of singer sewing of each . Close by his shop are a variety of tailors… They told me they had never seen tourists there and would like the interaction and business. A suit can be made for £35 including material trousers tailored for £11 Maybe worth a visit on arrival and departure ..I will try and add other places and people to visit in this area