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Nyeri is in Southern Rift Valley.



Get in


Many buses and matatus go from

  • Nyahururu 102 km (2 hours)
  • Nanyuki 60 km (1½ hours) 14 seat minivan ksh300.
  • Thika 113 km (2 hours)
  • Embu 75 km (1½ hours)
  • Nairobi 155 km (3 hours) ksh400 on a 11 seat minivan.

By rail


The railway line between Nairobi and Nanyuki has been rehabilitated and 2x weekly passenger trains have return. However, travelling by train is still slower compared to taking the bus. The station is located in the village of Kiganjo, about six kilometres northeast of the city.

  • 1 Kiganjo railway station.

Get around

Map of Nyeri


  • 1 Baden-Powell grave. The graves of Baden-Powell and his wife, Olave, are in Nyeri, near Mount Kenya. Lord Baden-Powell was buried in 1941 in St. Peter's Cemetery in the Wajee Nature Park. His gravestone bears a circle with a dot in the center, which is the trail sign for "Going home", or "I have gone home." Kenya has declared Baden-Powell's grave a national monument.
  • 2 Wajee Nature Park. A bird conservancy and nature park in Mukuruwe-ini, central Kenya.
  • 3 Baden Powell Museum (1 km west of town in the grounds of the Outspan Hotel). Open on request. Entrance Ksh 250.




  • Naivas Department store & Supermarket, Gakere Road. 6:45AM-8:30PM. biggest department store and supermarket in Nyeri. Has their own restaurant. low price.
  • Mathai Supermarket, Gakere road. 7AM-9PM.
  • Ecobank, Gakere Road.. 24-hour ATM. Has a no fee Master Card/Visa Card ATM.
  • Khetias Supermarket, Chania Bride Road. 8am-08.30pm. large supermarket with lower prices. lower prices.
  • Cooperative Bank, Kenyatta Road. 24 hours atm.. mastercard visa card atm.


  • Sullivan Cafe, off Gakere Road (near Maru B Court hotel). 7am-8pm. great value for money. breakfast. low price.
  • Raybells Cafe, Kimathi Way. Sells pizza. low price.




  • 1 The White Rhino Hotel, Kenyatta Rd, +254 726 967315.
  • Maru B Count Hotel, Gakere Road. Check-in: 11AM, check-out: 10AM. clean single room with own hot water bathroom. TV. Free soap. from Ksh 1000.
  • Ibis Hotel, Kanisa Road, +254 61 2034858. Check-in: noon, check-out: noon. Single/double rooms with own hotwater bathroom. breakfast ksh300. Ksh from 1400.
  • Iperial Guest House, Kimathi Way. single double rooms with own bathroom. all rooms have a tv. free breakfast. from Ksh1300.
  • Mountain Palce Hotel, Gakere Road (off Kimathi Way). 35 single double rooms with own bathroom. hot water. free wifi. free breakfast. from Ksh1400.



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