Thomson Falls - Nyahururu
Thomson's Falls - Nyahururu
Thomson's Falls is a beautiful waterfall at the Ewaso Nyiro River in Central Kenya. The waterfall is 74 meters (243 feet) high. One of the biggest hippo pools of Kenya is located up stream from the falls. It’s possible to view the falls from above, and there’s also a trail down to the bottom of the ravine.
The Thomson’s Falls gets it’s name from Joseph Thomson, a naturalist and geologist from Scotland who discovered it in 1887 when he walked all the way from Mombasa to Lake Victoria.
Travelling from the dust bowl of Nakuru it was a joy to see the ever changing landscape and vegetation. Tea and coffee plantations merged with the lush forests, colours of Africa that fight for attention in your head, around every corner another view which makes you want to stop and enjoy.
I now know why this part of Kenya was chosen by Europeans to settle in. Those times are past and the morality was wrong, but now we can make amends and enjoy Kenya in all its diversity.