- Written by Queen Munguti for KenyaKidz
Paradise Lost is one of the country’s largest and popular parks perfect for a family day out, friends get together or even a corporate picnic.
Located in Kiambu town, the park overlooks beautiful calming scenery of a lake and has a picnic area with benches provided for its guests. It is at the lake that activities such as boat riding and fishing take place, however swimming is not permitted.
Above the cascading waterfalls are caves that are said to be 2.5million years old and where several human remains from the Stone Age era have been discovered by archeologists in years past. The caves are lantern lit providing ample light for visitors to explore inside. They however are stuffy and once inside one will feel the lack of enough oxygen which will result in sweating.
It also features nature trails that provide serenity as one takes a walk between the tall trees while smelling the fresh air.
Other activities at the park include horse riding, ostrich feeding, bird watching and camel rides. For the night adventurers, camping is also available for Sh600, inclusive of a tent, blankets and mattress.
There is a kuku and nyama choma spot in the park and a cash bar for the beer lovers. However one can choose to carry food.
The charges for taking part in the activities range from Sh100 to Sh300.
Entrance for children is Sh200 while for adults is Sh300.
For more information call them on:0725885570It is 14 km from Nairobi and public transport vehicles to the area are stationed at Bus Station in the CBD, bus fare is usually Sh50. The matatu number is 100.