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William Hill Swing

⚠️⚠️⚠️ Although government regulations now allow the sitting of PSVs to capacity, we shall be maintaining 50% vehicle occupancy until the end of 2021. We understand the weight of responsibility placed upon us to ensure you get to enjoy the great outdoors safely.

William Hill: an underestimated gem on the Rift Valley escarpment. It is located approximately 75km from Nairobi CBD. The hiking trail starts at the old Italian Church along the Mai Mahiu highway, starting with an initial 10km trek along a dusty murram road, before taking a steep 3km ascent up the Kikuyu escarpment.
This is a moderate, beginner-friendly, child-friendly hike. The terrain is fairly flat, with a few steep rocky stretches. You get to enjoy amazing views of some features of the rift valley, such as Mt. Longonot, Kijabe Hills and Forest, and Mt. Margaret, as you ascend the one-way trail.

William Hill Hike Distance and Stats

Distance: 14km

Maximum Elevation Gain: 622m

Duration: 5-6 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Beginner-friendly: Yes

Child-friendly: Yes, 7 years and above

William Hill Hike Itinerary

5:15 a.m Meet up at International House Parking, City Hall Way. Boarding opens.

5:30 a.m Departure for Mai Mahiu.

07:15 a.m Arrival at Traveller’s (Italian) Church, Mai Mahiu

07:30 a.m Hike starts.

EST 03:00 p.m Departure for Nairobi

 

Itinerary Notes:

  • Please be punctual; latecomers will be left behind and forfeit the entire amount paid up.
  • Pickups should be requested by 10 a.m on the eve of the event. Pickup stops will be no longer than 5 minutes. Only pickup is guaranteed; drivers use the best route based on traffic conditions on the return commute.
  • There will be no shopping stops during the commute. Please stock your supplies by the eve of the event.
  • Please adhere to the set turn-back time (where applicable). Punctual departure for Nairobi means everyone gets back to Nairobi in good time. 

 

Book William Hill Hike Online

 

Charges

Adult residents: 2,700/=

Kids (7-14 years): 2,500/=

Self-drive: 1,600/= *Bring a driver with you. This is a one-way trail.

Non-Residents: 5,750/=

How to Book the William Hill Hike

Pay at least 1,750/= to Mpesa buy goods till 989985 and clear the balance before boarding.

 

Booking Notes:

  • Reservation will be made on a first-pay-first-reserved basis.
  • Your ticket gives you 5% off purchases from Outdoorer Shop until the end of the quarter. Proof of booking confirmation may be required.

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From your ticket payment, Outdoorer guarantees:

  • 10:1 hiker to community guide ratio -- because getting lost is never funny.
  • Additional guidance and support from Outdoorer staff team (at least 4 per event). 
  • At least one skilled paramedic (up to 4 depending on the group size).
  • Other ticket-includes as detailed below.

 

TICKET INCLUDES

- Transport from Nairobi and back

- Park fees & charges

- Armed ranger fees

- Guide services

- Paramedic services

- A liter of water (bring your reusable water bottle), glucose, and 4 fruits

 

PREPARING FOR THE HIKE

  • Engage in active cardio exercises such as aerobics, walking, running, cycling, and swimming among others the week prior to the event.
  • Set aside the day before the hike for resting -- take a break from exercises.
  • Increase your hydration by at least two days to the hike.
  • Purpose to get enough rest the night before the hike. 
  • Increase your carbohydrate intake two days before the hike. This helps boost your energy reserves. If on intermittent fasting or on a diet, take a break in the period one day before and after the hike.
  • Cut your toe nails, please, cut your toe nails!
  • Have a generous breakfast before stepping out of the house -- or at least 3 hours before the start of the event. This ensures that most of the food has been digested by the time you begin the hike, giving you the much-needed energy while ensuring your stomach is not too full for comfort.
  • Use the bathroom before leaving the house. This avoids unnecessary bathroom breaks on the commute and during the hike.
  • Set your mind up for conquering yourself. Hiking is 90% mindset, 10% physical preparation. Once you win the battle in your mind, everything else contributes less than 10%. You can do it!

 

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MUST CARRY

– Valid identification document
– Comfortable sneakers, hiking boots, or other appropriate shoes.
– Comfortable hiking clothes: quick-dry pants/shorts, quick-dry t-shirt, light jacket, and a baseball cap or sun hat. Jeans and cotton materials are highly not recommended.
– Snacks e.g lunchbar, crisps, nuts, dates, raisins, or fruits.
– Enough water (at least 2L)
Raincoat or rain jacket and pants.

*** Note: Plastics are prohibited. Please carry your supplies and water in reusable containers.

Click here for a quick gear guide

 

OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED

- Marvin hat or baseball cap
- Sunscreen
- Hiking pole

 

COVID -19 PROTOCOLS

- For your and others' protection, we shall require you to wear a face mask while riding the bus on the to and fro commute. Please bring enough masks with you.

- It is your responsibility to protect yourself before you require the enforcement of COVID-19 protocols. If you can hike in a mask, by all means do it. Otherwise, we urge you to ensure you are socially distanced on the trails.

 

CANCELLATION & REFUNDS POLICY

– Where cancellation is requested more than 48 hours before the event date, a 50% refund of the booking confirmation deposit will be issued. The excess paid above the booking confirmation deposit will be refunded in full.

– Where cancellation is requested 48 hours or less before the event date, no refund will be issued on the booking confirmation deposit. The excess paid above the booking confirmation deposit will be refunded in full.

– Latecomers and no-shows forfeit the entire amount paid up.

The event is finished.

The Kenyan Citizen/Resident ticket sales has ended!
The Kenyan/Resident Child ticket sales has ended!
The Non-Resident ticket sales has ended!
The Group Booking ticket sales has ended!
The Self-Drive ticket sales has ended!

Date

02 Oct 2021
Expired!

Time

*End time is an estimate.
5:15 am - 6:00 pm

Cost

KES 2,700.00

Location

Rift Valley
Rift Valley, Nakuru County
Category

Organizer

Outdoorer Excursions
Phone
+254 727 001 289
Email
hello@outdoorer.ke
Website
https://instagram.com/outdoorer.ke
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