John Mason, Tom Lancashire, Colm Sheahan and I decided to make a little adventure out of a Sunday run. Last year I saw a sign “Torok Waterfall Tourist Attraction 2km” about 19km from camp. So we headed out that way with a matatu (hired van) in search of a waterfall.
I was only running 13km (as I did my long run Saturday) and jumped in the matatu as the other guys added on to get in 26km.
When I was waiting at the junction in Kapkoi curious kids kept coming out of the woodwork. This little village of Kapkoi is 20km from Iten and over 10km in the other direction to the small town of Kaptagat. And the road is rough so not much traffic goes through there.
Once we were at the end of drivable road there was a 1km hike to the falls. At this point a few people became our tour guides. Brian and Edwin were good, but Peter Rono was really drunk and annoying. We only paid two of them.
The view from the falls was awesome but the view of the actual falls was obscured by trees. Most people visit the falls by the road at the bottom of the valley.
After the main view point we hiked over to the side to take pictures of the actual falls.
Below are pictures from below and from the sky I found on google