The beauty of road trips is that most of the times you don’t even need a destination. A friendly bunch of friends, a fire playlist and the snacks are probably the only ingredients to a whole bunch of memories. So here is a list of paths to follow on this journey.
Isiolo to Marsabit to Moyale (ABC)
Since the Isiolo-Marsabit Road was constructed, it is easier to access this route because, a few years back, only trucks and lorries would manage to use the rough road. There are many hills in the landscape, and it is a different experience for those who are used to the hustle and bustle of the city. If people are lucky, they can even spot some wild animals. This route would take three days but now takes about 10 hours. The road eventually takes you to Ethiopia (if you are feeling adventurous).
Western Highlands – Kericho, Tugen Hills, Cherang’any Hills (F)
Kericho is such a beautiful place, and it is a favorite for many because of the beautiful tea farms, and the Mau Forest. It is also an area with beautiful rolling hills. There are some winding turns after Kapsoit that are awe-inspiring. The road network here is favorable, and people can drive to the farms in the north or south. The escarpments and highlands of the North Rift Valley and the Elgeyo Escarpment are also a must-see. Nyaru is the best place to view this, and it is even known as the “World’s End” viewpoint. There are also waterfalls in the western highlands. In Cheploch, people can visit the valley floor where streams flow in different natural gorges. Another fascinating place to drive is near Tugen Hills where people can have more views. In the western highlands, people can proceed to the Cherang’any Hills to soak in even more views.
Nyeri to Nanyuki to Timau to Isiolo to Meru (I-B-C-D)
This is one of the best routes. After crossing the very scary winding roads on the Nyeri-Kiganjo route, you can stop over and soak in all the views of valleys. This route is very beautiful when it rains because of the greenery. After Nanyuki to Timau, you get to see big wheat fields that mimic soft silk with every soft breeze. Nothing beats this view over sunset. Behind the wheat farms are views of mountain ranges and escarpments.