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Nanyuki is in Southern Rift Valley, north-west of Mount Kenya.


Get in[edit]

Map of Nanyuki

By air[edit]

There's daily flights from Nairobi.

  • 1 Nanyuki Airport. Nanyuki Airport (Q2877625) on Wikidata Nanyuki Airport on Wikipedia

By bus[edit]

There are buses and minivans to/from

  • Nairobi (3 hours, Ksh 600) (DEC 2020)
  • Nyeri (1 hour) Ksh 200 for a 14 seat mimivan.
  • Meru (1½ hours) Ksh 280 for an 11-seat minivan.
  • Nyahururu (2 hours) Ksh450 for an 14-seat van.
  • Isiolo (1½ hours)
  • Nakuru (3 hours)

By rail[edit]

The railway line from Nairobi has been rehabilitated and a weekly passenger train is departing Nanyuki Railway station every Sunday at 10:30AM. the fare too Nairobi is 200 Ksh and the trip takes (six hours). However, travelling by train is still much slower compared to taking the bus. the train fare is half the bus fare.

  • 2 Nanyuki railway station.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 St. Georges Church. Anglican church built during the colonial period, in 1932.
  • Mt Kenya Wildlife Animal Orphanage. (Mt Kenya Safari Club). 8AM-5:30PM. Ksh 1500 per person.
  • 2 Equator Mark (Along the road from Nyeri, just south of the city). Nothing more then a sign next to road from Nyeri, but a convenient spot for a photo opportunity to prove you've crossed the equator.



Malls & supermarkets[edit]

  • Nanyuki Mall, Nyeri-Nanyuki Road. 8AM-8PM. has a large Quick Mart supermarket.
  • [dead link] Cedar Mall, Rumuruti Road. 8AM-6PM. The largest shopping mall in Nanyuki. Has a Chandarana foodplus supermarket.
  • Chieni Supermarket, Market Road, +254-711-362721. 8AM-8PM. Large supermarket with a fast food café.

Banks & ATMs[edit]


  • KFC, Cedar mall. 8AM-9PM.



There are many more lodging options available at nearby Mount Kenya.

  • 1 Le Rustique Hotel, Mt Kenya Rd, +254 721 609601.
  • 2 Joskaki Hotel, Lumumba Road, +254 62 176-2181. Huge budget hotel with more than 100 rooms. Single/double rooms with own hot water bathroom. Has own bar and restaurant. from Ksh 800.
  • Nanyuki 1950 lodge, Hospital Rd (near town center). Check-in: 11AM, check-out: 10AM. Double room with own bathroom and net and cable TV. Ksh 1300.
  • Safari lodge, Hospital Rd, +254 62 2022334. Check-in: 9AM, check-out: 8AM. Single or double rooms with own bathroom. Has 38 rooms. balcony Ksh 1400.
  • Jazza Pub Hotel, Lumumba Rd. Check-in: 9AM, check-out: 8AM. Double room with own bathroom net and TV, free buffet breakfast. Ksh 1700.
  • Ibis Hotel, willy Jimmy Road (opp park), +254 714420888. Check-in: noon, check-out: noon. Single/double rooms with own bathroom. from Ksh 2000.


  • Peak Internet Cafe, Lumumba Road (2nd floorBidhaa bora bldg). 9AM-9PM. Ksh 60 per hour.

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