Mau Mau Caves

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Location: Aberdare National Park. On the Burguret River, in the foothills of Mt. Kenya. 180 km from Nairobi. 3 h walk from the lodge.
Open: All year daily.
Fee: Kenya Citicens: Adults KES 300, Children KES 100, Students KES 100.
Kenya Residents: Adults KES 1000, Children KES 500, Students KES 200.
Non-Residents: Adults USD 50, Children USD 25, Students USD 15.
Non-Residents: Adults EUR 40, Children EUR 20, Students EUR 10.
Non-Residents: Adults GBP 25, Children GBP 15, Students GBP 10.
Car KES 300.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: bring torch.
Guided tours:
Address: Senior Warden, Aberdare National Park, P.O. Box 753, Nyeri, Kenya, Tel: +254-171-55645, Tel: +254-171-55201. E-mail: contact
Kenya Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 40241-00100, Nairobi, Kenya, Tel: +254-20-600800, Fax: +254-20-603792. E-mail: contact
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1959 destroyed by the Royal Air Force during the Mau-mau rebellion.


Mau Mau Caves may have been the hideout of Mau Mau freedom fighters. Thats the reason why they were destroyed in 1959. Because of their historic relevance, they are today on the schedule of nearly all safaris into the Mt. Kenya region. But the three hours walk to the cave is a drawback, so most tour operators offer the caves only as an optional highlight.