Geographical feature

Thomson's Falls

A breathtaking waterfall located in Nyahururu, Kenya.

Kenya
Location
Dry season
Best Time to Visit
2,360 m
Altitude

About Thomson's Falls

Thomson's Falls is a scenic waterfall on the Ewaso Ng'iro River, located near Nyahururu Town in central Kenya. The falls plunge 74 metres (243 feet) over a cliff, creating a dramatic and picturesque scene that is a major attraction for visitors to the region. The area around Thomson's Falls is known for its lush vegetation and offers several walkin...

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Seasons

July - September
Best time to go
Optimal conditions for sightseeing.
July - September
High Season
Dry weather, clear skies, and minimal rainfall make this the best time for hiking and photography.
October - November
January - March
Shoulder Season
Moderate weather with occasional showers, fewer tourists, and lush surroundings.
April - June
Low Season
Heavy rains can make trails slippery but also increase the volume and beauty of the falls.

What to do

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Visitors should consult a travel health clinic for all necessary vaccinations, including yellow fever, and take precautions against malaria. The area is generally safe, but it's advisable to remain cautious and respect any safety barriers or signs.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Thomson's Falls is most easily reached by road from Nyahururu, which is approximately 3 hours drive from Nairobi. Public transport and private car hire options are available.
Getting Around
Walking is the primary way to explore Thomson's Falls and the surrounding areas. There are several trails with varying degrees of difficulty.
Visas
From 1 January 2024, visitors to Kenya will need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) instead of a traditional visa. The eTA system simplifies entry for tourists, requiring an application to be submitted at least 3 days in advance of travel. Most countries are eligible, with certain exemptions in place.
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