The "Trans-Rift Trail" is a trekking route across Kenya's Rift Valley region which echoes some of the old migratory routes of the Tugen peoples.
It is also the route that Africa‚Äôs great explorers used as they searched for the source of the Nile including James Hannington, Joseph Thompson, and Count Teleki von Szek.
It is a new tourism product developed principally by the efforts of William Kimesop, Game Warden of Lake Bogoria National Reserve. Some more information about the trail may be gleaned from the websites Wildlife Direct and the Kenya Land Conservation Trust.
As the product is in active development we would particularly welcome feedback and experience gained at our open Forum website. The trek may be undertaken in sections but it is not clear to what extent organized guides are essential or not. It is probably true to say that some experience of trekking is desirable for those wishing to attempt it.
The itinerary detailed below would require to be booked through the Equator Tourism Information Centre and interested parties should contact Betty Kibet at 0721 294341 or Kimesop at email@example.com
THE TREK ITINERARY
Day 1 ‚Äď Depart from The Equator Tourism Information.
Proceed to Nyalilpuch Trail Base Station and Outpost for the night.
Day 2 - Morning Ridgewalk and descent to the shores of Lake Bogoria on the Hannington Trail. Explore Emsos and overnight at Fig Tree Camp. (Support vehicle leaves for the overnight camp at Maji Moto)
Day 3 - Morning take off along the Greater Kudu Trail to arrive at Maji Moto Village Camp.
Overnight at Kudu Campsite. Tugen Traditional dance. (Support vehicle leaves for the Overnight Camp Maji Moto)
Day 4 ‚Äď Depart for Kamar via the Siewa Donkey Trail
Overnight at The Crocodile Dam. Evening stroll in the Village overnight film show.
Day 5 - Depart Kamar on the Honey Trail and the Molo River.
Explore the River and the Little Lake Kamnarok. Transport by the support vehicle for overnight camping at Perkerra River.
Day 6 - Drive to Tenges via Tugen Ritual Camp for a short ridge walk along the Mountain club of Kenya 1969 hiking route. Afternoon exploration at the Tabagon Rock Tower. Late afternoon swim at Sacho High School Pool. Supper and overnight at the Royal Camp Sacho. Evening meal at Sigowo restaurant.
Day 7- The Kerio Descent.Turukwei Trails Torok Cliff Face and the Tambach Cliff face exploration drive along the Escarpment and enter the Chororget descent.
Day 8- The Sego Trail descent
The ‚Äúfull stop party‚ÄĚ at the Sego Swimming pool.
REQUIREMENTS for TREKKERS
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Total Distance approximately 155km