Where is Kitale Located?
Our next destination on the Tour was the Kitale Region. The Barnley’s Guest House camp site, located 8 km from Saiwa Swamp National Park and below the Cherangani Hills, was an ideal starting point for our planned activities. 230 km of asphalt road lay ahead of us. The first kilometers went south. After Marigat we turn west on the C51 towards Eldoret.
What Country is Kitale in?
Initially, the road led up to the ridge of the Tugen Hills in some bends about 800 meters of altitude. The Tugen Hills were built at the break-in of the East African trench. However, it is not a volcanic mountain, but a huge rock plate from the bottom of the burrow, which tilted to the side and has stood up steeply. In the centre of the Tugen Hills lies the mountain town of Karbanet. It is the home of Ex-President Moi. In the course of the course, the mountain road again led down to about 600 meters of altitude into the Kerio Valley. The Valley extends for 80 kilometers in north-south direction. Water from the Cherangani Hills has probably been used here for about 500 years in a sophisticated channel system for irrigation of the fields.