William's Hill Hike

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Brief
Distance – approximately 75 km and it takes about 1.5 hours’ drive from Nairobi
Walking/Hiking duration-  5 hours in total
Terrain- rough trails, tough grass/shrubs/bush, steep & rocky along the way
Level of difficulty- Moderate

Details
William’s Hill is located about 75 Km North West of Nairobi. It is part of the Kikuyu Escarpment and lies south west of it. It’s mainly flora that comprises both indigenous as well as exotic plant species enriched with avi fauna. The climate here is generally warm and dry but it receives rainfall of about 1000 mm on average per year. It is mainly known for hikes, however it is home for wild animals such as the black and white colobus monkey, Sykes monkeys, forest hogs, antelopes, bush babies, porcupine, mongoose and civets. However these are mostly seen at night and during the day on very few occasions.
We will start trekking from the AIC Church Osotua, Namcha ranch, just after crossing the river, cover some distance on the floor of the Rift Valley before hiking up the William Hill, named after one of the earlier settlers in the country. The trek and hike will take about 5 hours. The path is flat at the beginning and hilly with bushes/scrub, woodland along the way. Before getting to the end point which is upland Nyambana-Ndiuni area, we will be able to have a panoramic view of the Great Rift Valley where we will have had our picnic lunches/snacks. 
Williams Hill stands at  2300M ASL

Other attractions include;
• Olonana boundary 
• Mount Suswa
• Mt. Margaret
• Mt. Longonot 
• Osotua camp.

What to carry
Extra drinking water, picnic lunch, binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and comfy hiking shoes.

Cost
Residents Ksh 3,800
Included: Transport in a tour van, Community entry fees, local guide & a bottle of water.