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At times, a moment of solitude is all we cherish; when it’s just you!
So when I need time for myself, when I need to get away from the whole world , I know where to go. Sometimes back I used to cherish sunsets whenever I wanted such a moment but since I came to know of Ruiru falls, I shifted my preference.
So Ruiru Falls….
WHERE ARE YOU?
The falls are located on the outskirts of Ruiru Town , in the Jerusalem area. It only takes 7-10minutes if you’re using a motorcycle from Ruiru Town to get there ; or 20-30 minutes if you’ll consider walking.
I usually walk from Greenbelt, where I stay, past Santa Ana Calm Waters Academy and straight to Jerusalem. Once you spot a bridge on your way, then know that you have reached the falls.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST ME TO BE HERE?
It will only cost you at most 100 shillings to reach the site from Ruiru Town if you’ll opt for a motorcycle. Though it will only cost you your energy if you consider walking to the site.
There is no point near the falls where any eateries are offered so if you’ll consider eating, please buy some junks or snacks that you’ll need during the visit.
It is also advisable to carry your own clean drinking water when visiting.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR ME TO VISIT?
The most suitable time to visit the falls is during the dry season in Ruiru; this is especially in January and February, June , August, October and November. In some instances, December is also fine to be here. During this season, the rocks are more visible and the place is accessible since it floods during the rainy season.
WHAT ARE THE TOP ACTIVITES TO DO HERE?
Most people visit the falls when they are considering a nature getaway for that moment alone or with a loved one; otherwise, the place is a nice spot for taking photos. I’m especially a fan of taking photos here.
WHAT DO I WATCH OUT FOR WHEN HERE?
There is a cute cave to really watch out for when here; it is curtained with grass that bears flowers during the rainy season while waters splash atop of the cave. It is just gorgeous!
The bare rocks are also a cute sight; you can sit here and take photos here.
A large cute heap of sand is also visible at the middle of where the waters fall during the dry season.
The clear shallow waters flowing from beneath rocks provide a nice sight where many like to waddle in.
WHAT SHOULD I NOT DO HERE?
Never attempt swimming at the site; the falls have not been approved for swimming.
Walk on the rocks bare footed for a firmer hold since the rocks are at times slippery and you might slide and drown away; unless you wanna take pictures with your shoes..hehe!
HOW I WORE?
I embraced light clothing when I went to the falls because it was during the dry season. I paired a metallic top with animal print tights then layered over a chiffon duster before finishing off with a pair of boots.
Whole Outfit- Thrifted
Photo credits – Rich Photography @richphotographyexclusive
And yeah, the Ruiru falls are just a majestic sight that you’d want to visit during time alone.
And I had so much time alone; listening to the waters roar…
And the birds chirp , the frogs croak and the trees dance ; I swear this is nourishing!