Paradise Lost is one of the few destinations near Nairobi that has a diverse range of attractions and activities for the entire family. It’s a lovely paradise nestled in the center of a coffee field near Kiambu Town, around 10 kilometers from Nairobi. When you arrive, you can’t help but be struck by how different this hidden jewel is from the surrounding scenery.
The labyrinth of tunnels worn by the waters of the neighboring Gichi River, with its entrance concealed by a stunning waterfall, is perhaps the most popular feature at Paradise Lost. Based on obsidian rock objects recovered within, the caverns are believed to be 2.5 million years old.
A few meters inside the caverns, artificial lighting has been put up to a vast cavern within.
Boating and fishing on Paradise Lost’s little lake are other popular hobbies, particularly on weekends when most city inhabitants arrive.
Other activities include feeding ostriches, horseback riding, camel riding, bird viewing, picnicking around the lake, camping, and walking on the property’s nature trail.
How to Get There
If you’re taking public transportation, take matatus number 100 from the Central Bus Station. You may either take a boda boda (motorbike) ride or walk the remaining distance after alighting at the Kiambu Road junction for Paradise Lost.
If you’re driving, use Muranga Road until you reach the Muthaiga roundabout, then turn left onto Kiambu Road. Take a left turn on to the road with a Paradise Lost sign board around 8 kilometers further on, and follow the directions to their entrance.