The mist feeds the dense forest below and visitors can view the falls from above, nature trail down
This is a 74 m scenic waterfall at the Ewaso Narok river, which drains from the Aberdare Mountain Ranges. It is situated near Nyahururu Town in central Kenya, and was discovered in 1883 by Joseph Thomson, a Scottish Geologist and naturalist who was the first European to walk from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in the early 1880s. The mist feeds the dense forest below and visitors can view the falls from above. There is also a nature trail down to the bottom of the ravine. Up stream from the falls is one of the highest hippo pools in Kenya. The Thompson Falls are popular with campers, picnickers, day trippers and travelers on transit to points north. The falls are located 3 hour drive from Nairobi and neighbors Lake Ol Bolossat, numerous wetlands and swamps. In this park you can watch hippos, enjoy picnics and wetland trekking. The park is also rich in bird species.