The old Naivasha highway in Kenya is just northwest of bustling Nairobi. Most of us who live in Kenya know this road that starts in Naivasha town, passes Mt. Longonot, through the town of Mai Mahiu, and ascends up the escarpment to rejoin the main highway back to Nairobi. After years of traveling this road I am still captivated by the view, one of the best of this section of the Great Rift Valley.
As with most roads in Kenya, there can be challenges. The escarpment road is used by many trucks, the steep inclines causing them to crawl at low speeds. A breakdown, road repair, or rain causes a standstill in mere minutes, so it’s no easy ride, and no alternatives. Just enjoy the view.