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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 700) for a 11 seat minivan (June 2023)
  • Nyeri (1½ hour) Ksh 300 for a 14 seat mimivan.
  • Meru (1½ hours) Ksh 300 for an 14-seat minivan.
  • Nyahururu (3 hours) Ksh450 for an 14-seat van.
  • Isiolo (1½ hours)
  • Nakuru (3 hours) ksh700 for a 11 seat minivan

By rail[edit]

The railway line from Nairobi has been rehabilitated and a twice-weekly passenger train is departing Nanyuki Railway station every Wednesday and Sunday at 9:30AM. The fare to Nairobi is Ksh200 and the trip takes 6 hours. However, travelling by train is still much slower compared to taking the bus. The train fare is less than 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. It has a large Quick Mart supermarket.
  • [dead link] Cedar Mall, Rumuruti Road. 8AM-8PM. The largest shopping mall in Nanyuki. It has a Chandarana foodplus supermarket.
  • Chieni Supermarket, Market Road, +254-711-362721. 8AM-8PM. Large supermarket.
  • Road Map Supermarket, Nanyuki-Rumuruti Road (town center.). 8AM-8PM.

Banks & ATMs[edit]

  • Cooperative bank, Nyeri-Nanyuki Road. 24-hour ATM. An ATM that accepts Visa card and Mastercard with no withdrawal fee.
  • GT Bank, Nanyuki - Nyeri Road. 24 hour ATM. An ATM that accepts Visa card and Mastercard with no withdrawal fee.


  • KFC, Cedar mall. 8AM-9PM. large chicken & chips Ksh420.
  • Shades Coffee Lounge (Lumumba Road). 8AM-8PM. one of the best and cheapest cafes in Nanyuki. Chips Ksh150, tea Ksh60.
  • Chicken Inn & Pizza Inn, Peak Place Nanyuki. Kenyatta Highway. 9AM-9PM.
  • Railsend Hotel Restaurant, Kimathi Road (near Nanyuki mall). 7AM-9PM. low price clean place to eat.



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

  • 1 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.
  • Mercure Nanyuki lodge, Hospital Rd (near Cedar mall.). Check-in: 11AM, check-out: 10AM. Double room with own hot water bathroom and net. Ksh 800-1400.
  • 62 Paradise hotel, Kieni Rd, +254 62 2022334. Check-in: 11AM, check-out: 10AM. Single or double rooms with own hot water bathroom. free wifi. from Ksh 1200.
  • Nanyuki Simbas Lodge & Restaurant, Nanyuki Law courts Road (over the street from Nanyuki Law courts), +254 711 784552. Check-in: 11AM, check-out: noon. very clean room with own hot water bathroom, free wifi, pool table and bar. from Ksh 1200.
  • Ibis Hotel, willy Jimmy Road (opp park), +254 714420888. Check-in: noon, check-out: noon. Single/double rooms with own bathroom. from Ksh 2000.


  • Airtel shop, The cedar mall. 8AM-8PM. SIM card free. 3Gb of data for Ksh300. 5Gb of data Ksh500.
  • Safaricom Shop, Nanyuki mall. 8AM-8PM. SIM card Ksh100.

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