The best 2hrs drive from Meru led me to this very beautiful place up Mount Kenya .We drove towards upper Imenti up Marania forest (ever heard of the famous Marania extreme challenge? That’s the place) but now branched before we got to Kenya School of Adventure (KESAL).Getting to Rutundu from here was easy in a landrover bringing our drive to an end at Kathita gorge which we crosssed and walked to the cabins.From here we could clearly see Lake Rutundu which is a staggering distance from the cabins.
Thanks to twitter i discovered lake Alice on a personal level and to my friend K for the challenge. A colleague of mine had talked me into going there but things kept on popping up but K’s challenge worked,i finally made it.
Lake Alice was named after the Duchess of Gloucester, who visited Kenya just after the lake was discovered. The walk to Lake Alice is a true test of stamina, the final haul to the crater rim is steep, but in no time the pain melts away as the extraordinary blue of Lake Alice unfolds beneath you. That’s my experience,i hope after reading this you’ll feel the urge to go have a similar experience.