Nanyuki - The new place to be

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Nanyuki is the capital of Laikipia County. The town and its surrounding area connect Mount Kenya in the South East to the edge of the Great Rift Valley in the West, known as 'Kenya’s high country’.


Founded in 1907 by British settlers as a small market town, Nanyuki soon grew commercially and economically. By 1930, Nanyuki’s potential justified the construction of a railway line linking the town to Nairobi. Presently a base for the Kenya Air Force and a training area for the British Army, Nanyuki continues to be an administrative and supply centre for farms, ranches, game parks and conservancies in the region. Nanyuki lies along the Equator, in the centre of the nation, and at an elevation of 1,947m above sea-level, is the 14th highest town in Africa.


Nanyuki has a wide range of hotels, tented camps, ranch houses and lodges ranging from luxurious to budget. Click here for a list of accommodations available in Nanyuki, categorised according to the hotel rates.


There are various places of interest in Nanyuki. Find out more about the places of interest in Nanyuki