The Banda School chooses El-Paraíso campsite for its case study on the Aberdares. Which included a river study on the Kititiri river.
To get to the camp
Leave from Nairobi head on the upper road to Naivasha. Before you get to Naivasha you will come to a Caltex gas station, After this you will see a junction on your right saying North Kinangop. Turn here and head up this road. Past the NYS and up the hill to a place called Kirima, You will to a Y junction head left here through the cop check. Follow this road to where you will come to a place where there are 2 bridges that are close to each other. Then you will come to a single bridge that goes up small hill, This place is called Ndinda, Make sure to go right here on the new road. From here you will travel 500mt to a T-junction with a cop check on it. Head left here where the Aids kills’ board is. Follow this through the town of Ndunyu Njeru on continue on for 20 minutes to where you will come to a tarmac road. We are on the right.
Via Njambini (South Kinangop)
Go out of Nairobi on the Naivasha road. Go past Limuru to the Great Rift Valley viewpoint. Drive along for a while till you get to Soko Mjinga which is an open market on both sides of the road. After this you shall come to Flyover. This is the last flyover on this road hence the name.
Come off the main road here to the left onto the flyover. Head down this road to a T-junction. Take a left to Njambini. There is also a sign to the Aberdare National park.
You will drive through Haraka town, to Njambini, the road is not good and it does seem to take a while.At Njambini head left towards a town called Engineer. This is all new tarmac. When you get to Engineer go through the town and follow the tarmac right towards Ndunyu Njeru.
After you cross a bridge on a steep dip you will come up to Kinangop Dairy that is on your left and the Ndunyu Njeru junction on your right. Get off the tarmac take right and follow that through Ndunyu Njeru and continue on for 20 min on the dirt road till you get to another tarmac road, the camp is on your right, El-Paraiso camp.