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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



Kericho is known for its vast tea estates.



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


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


Get around


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


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).


  • Walk around town.
  • Swimming pool, Tea Hotel.
  • 1 KNLS Library - Kericho (on Busia Road opposite South Western College (former Mid West Hotel)), +254 52 30536, .
  • 2 Kericho Golf Club, Nairobi Rd, Londiani Kipkelion (from the Hass petrol station on Busia Road take the side road, the club house is the first right turn.), +254 722110493. Private club with a nine-hole golf course, a bar and limited accommodation facilities.
  • Wessyde Lounge (rooftop on Green Square Mall on Busia Road), +254 703 100555. Night club open on most days.


  • 1 Green Square Mall (Green Mall) (on Busia Road across the road from Kericho Police Station).
  • Quick Mart Supermarket, corner of Kenyatta Road & Temple Road, +254-5320048. 8AM-9PM.
  • Cooperative Bank, Temple Road. 24 hour visa Mastercard ATM. Has a Mastercard/Visa Card ATM.
  • Naivas Supermarket, Uhuru Road. 8AM-8:30PM.


  • 1 Kimugu River Lodge (on the side road opposite Shell petrol station on Busia Road), +254 733 504942, +254 720 861079. The menu here is mainly Punjabi Indian and there is a good is a good view of the Kimugu River.


  • Drink tea.


  • 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 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, Kunyak B1, +254 795508898, . Bar and restaurant available.
  • Saiga Lodge, John Kerich Road (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.
  • Rex Lodge, Temple Road, +254 36131323. Single/double rooms.
  • Kericho Garden Lodge, Moi Highway, +254 36120878. Camping/single/double rooms.
  • New Sunshine Hotel, Tengecha Road, +254 721700358, . Clean single/double rooms. Hot water. It has a restaurant.
  • Mwalimu Lodge, Moi Highway, +254 722733663. Has 36 single/double rooms with own bathroom.
  • Simmass Hotel, Temple Road.. Single/double rooms with own bathroom.
  • Lenox Hotel, Temple Road. Check-in: noon, check-out: noon. Double room with own bathroom. 2500.



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

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