Trekking the Cherangani Hills

Northeast of Kitale, forming the western wall of the spectacular Elgeyo Escarpment, are the Cherangani Hills. This high plateau has a distinctly pastoral feel, with thatched huts, patchwork shambas (small farm plots) and wide, rolling meadows cut by babbling brooks. Right up on the summits the landscape becomes barren, with bleak moorlands. You could easily spend weeks absorbed in the utter beauty of this countryside and never come across another tourist.

There are a couple of great five-day treks, namely from Kabichbich to Chesengoch and from Kapcherop to Sigor, and some interesting shorter hikes in the northern reaches of the hills.