Best Caves In Kenya

What is a Cave?

A cave or cavern is a natural void in the ground, specifically a space large enough for a human to enter. Caves often form by the weathering of rock and often extend deep underground.

Best Caves In Kenya

  1. Paradise Lost Cave.

Paradise lost cave is located in Kiambu County. The cave was discovered in 1996 by Coffee farmers. The Paradise Lost cave bears Stone Age artifacts such as obsidian rocks that were used for hunting during the early years.

The cave offers other activities such as horse riding, camping, birdwatching and coffee farm visiting. The cave has the largest underground Lake ever discovered. The cave has electric lighting for easy navigation of the tourists inside the cave. Paradise Lost Cave is made up of different chamber walls that are covered in Crystals, Stalactites, and Stalagmites as well as fossilized Fish.

2.Kitum Cave.

Kitum Cave is situated at Mount Elgon National Park in Kitale. The cave was formed from volcanic eruptions. The walls of the cave are rich in Sodium which is attractive to wild animals, especially the Elephants that break the pieces of the rock and lick it during the night to supplement their diets. Inside the caves, there are different species of Bats.

The caves are strategically positioned inside a National Park that is rich of wildlife including Elephants, Buffaloes, Bushbuck, Monkeys, and birds

3.Chyulu Cave.

The Chyulu cave is located in Chyulu Hills National Park in Taita Taveta County and was discovered in 1975. It is the longest and deepest Lava tube cave in Kenya. Inside the tube, there are the Leviathan Cave, Grotte de Leviathan Cave, and Kisula Cave. The cave is divided into two sections the upper Leviathan which has a depth of 408 meters and a length of 9152 meters.

The lower Leviathan has a depth of 70 meters and a length of 2071 meters. Tourists enjoy the diverse colors on the cave walls and features on the cave roofs. The National Park offers employment opportunities to highly skilled hospitality experts to work in the camps as tour guides at the caves, equipping yourself with hospitality skills will offer a great chance to work here and have unforgettable adventurous experiences around the park.

4. Suswa Cave

Suswa Cave is located at Mount Suswa in Narok County. The cave was formed due to volcanic activities. The cave has over 30 entrance points across the mountain. Suswa cave is a traditional shrine for the Maasai community, it is where young men spend nights before initiation.

The cave is a home to Bats and Baboons. Every night a flock of Bats go hunting while Baboons settle in. The cave is decorated with Maasai art which provides an depth adventure of the Maasai culture.

What is the largest cave in Kenya?

Leviathan Cave, also known as the Grotte de Leviathan, is a lava tube in eastern Kenya first discovered in 1975. Although it has been segmented by the movement of tectonic plates, the overall length of the lava tube spans a distance of 11.5 km (7.1 mi). It is the longest and deepest known lava tube in Africa.

Which cave in Kenya has diseases?

Kitum Cave

Kitum Cave is located in Mount Elgon National Park, Kenya. In the 1980s, two European visitors contracted Marburg virus disease there. It is one of five named “elephant caves” of Mount Elgon where animals, including elephants, “mine” the rock for its sodium-rich salts.