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Kericho is in Kericho County, on the edge of the Mau Forest within the highlands west of the East African Rift.

Tea fields in Kericho County

Understand[edit]

Kericho is known for its vast tea estates.

Climate[edit]

Kericho has a warm and temperate climate throughout the year with sunny days preceding rain in the evening and on occasion hail and thunderstorms.

Get in[edit]

Kericho is on the B1 Road which connects Nakuru via Mau Summit to Kisumu and Busia on the Kenya-Uganda border.

From Nairobi Easy Coach, +254 738200316. Ksh 1400. operates two buses daily to Kericho. Alternative public transport includes 11-seater shuttle vans and informal 7-seater bush taxis which link Kericho to Nairobi, Kisumu and other towns in the region.

Shuttle vans[edit]

Get around[edit]

Kericho town can be covered easily on foot or on bodaboda motorcycle taxis.

See[edit]

Guru Nanak Nishkam Sevak Jatha Gurduara (Sikh temple)
  • Tea estates. Guided tours can be arranged directly with the factories.
  • Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha, +254 721 297135, +254 733525770, . The largest Sikh place of worship in Africa
  • 1 Sacred Heart Cathedral. This is the second largest Catholic Church in Kenya.
  • 2 Chagaik Arboretum (3 km from Brooke Center on the B1 Busia Road.). A restful garden surrounded by trees within the tea plantations leading down to a small dam.
  • 3 Unilever Arboretum (On the outskirts of Kericho town on C23 Kericho-Kapsuser Road).

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • 1 Green Square Mall (Green Mall) (On Busia Road across the road from Kericho Police Station). has a large Tuskys supermarket
  • Tuskys Supermarket, crn Kenyatta Road & Temple Road, +254-5320048. 8AM-9PM.
  • Choppies Supermarket, Moi Road, +254-706729760. 8AM-9PM.
  • Equity Bank, Temple Road. 24 hour ATM. Has a Mastercard/Visa Card ATM.
  • Naivas Supermarket, Uhuru Road. 8AM-8:30PM. lower prices.

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

  • Drink tea.

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Ivys Inn and Guesthouse (formerly Teavale Cottages) (From Kericho Toyota take the side road down, the gate is right at the intersection.), +254 711860777, . Clean rooms, food is available on order and wifi is available.
  • 2 Rays Place (From Nairobi direction, it is located 500 m before Brooke Center with a sign board indicating the turn off.), +254 710407933. The gardens at the back open up to a great view of the surrounding tea estates.
  • Saramek Villa Inn, +254 795508898, . Bar and restaurant available.
  • Saiga Lodge, John Kerich Road (Some two minutes walk from the Matatu Station), +254 518011711. The small entrance from the street opens into a surprisingly large courtyard. Has clean rooms with mosquito nets and okay bathrooms. from Ksh 1200.
  • Rex Lodge, Temple Road, +254 36131323. Single/double rooms. from Ksh 1200.
  • Kericho Garden Lodge, Moi Highway, +254 36120878. Camping/single/double rooms. from Ksh 1000.
  • New Sunshine Hotel, Tengecha Road, +254 721700358, . Clean single/double rooms. Hot water. has a restaurant. from Ksh 1500.
  • Mwalimu Lodge, Moi Highway, +254 722733663. Has 36 single/double rooms with own bathroom. from Ksh 1200.
  • Simmass Hotel, Temple Road.. Single/double rooms with own bathroom. from Ksh 1000.
  • Lenox Hotel, Temple Road. Check-in: noon, check-out: noon. Double room with own bathroom. Ksh 1400.

Connect[edit]

There is a "Cyber" (Internet Cafe) next to Saigo Lodge, and some more Cybers all over town.

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Kericho County