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Kabarnet is a town in the Northern Rift Valley region of Kenya, close to Lake Baringo.

Get in[edit]

You can get in by public transport. Get a bus from Nairobi to Nakuru and then board a matatu to Kabarnet. However, public transport to and around Kabarnet is infrequent and it is advisable to hire or bring your own car. Driving from Nakuru, take the B4 north-bound towards Marigat. About 95 km from Nakuru you will get a right turn off towards Kabarnet. Drive on through the scenic Tugen Hills for about 38 km and you will get to Kabarnet town. Both the B4 and the road leading to Kabarnet (C105) are in good condition and have appropriate road signs.

You can also drive from Nakuru to Nabarnet through Eldama Ravine. You will take Saos-Tenges-Kabarnet Road (all paved)

According to the Kenyan Tourism Board, there is an airstrip near the town.

Get around[edit]

As mentioned, most roads are in good condition. However, public transport is scarce and infrequent. Best means of getting around is to hire a car or bring your own.


  • Lake Bogoria, where visitors can see boiling geothermal pools, hot springs and steam jets. Take a natural steam baths near the steam jets (but at an adequately safe distance). Lake Bogoria Hotel has a natural spa that might interest some visitors.
  • Lake Baringo, offers boat rides to view the wildlife around the lake mainly Hippos, Crocodiles and Fish Eagles. The rides can also be taken to the islands on the lake. One of the islands has an exclusive resort, Island Camp. There are several mid-range hotels around the shores where a visitor can eat, drink, swim or stay.





Kabarnet Hotel offers the best view of Kerio Valley as you take your drink. Here you can get Kenyan beer (Tusker) and imported wines and spirits.


  • Kabarnet Hotel. This is a budget hotel within Kabarnet run by the Kenya Tourist Development Corporation. It is slightly out of the town, about 1½ km on the Kabarnet - Kabartonjo road. Prices as of April 2007 are Ksh 1200 for a single and Ksh 1800 for a double per night including breakfast.
  • Sinkoro Hotel. This hotel is privately and is in the town centre. Prices are Ksh 600 for a single and Ksh 1000 for a double per night including breakfast. There is limited parking so if you have your own car, it is advisable not to stay here.
  • Island Camp, Lake Baringo, +254 724 874 661, e-mail: . Exclusive resort US$550-740.

Go next[edit]

  • Kerio Valley is outside of Kabarnet on the road towards Eldoret through Iten.

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