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Town Profile

Nanyuki Town is currently the administrative capital of Laikipia County, located 200 kilometers north of Nairobi on the equator. The county is unique; encompassing both dry grassland plateaus and tropical forests towards Mount Kenya. It has an overall temperate climate with both rainy and dry seasons. With a population of just over 500,000 people, it is richly multi-cultural and diverse. Laikipia is definitely a must visit with must-see attractions including Ol Pejeta Conservancy that has one of the last two white Rhinos alive, the African chimpanzee and a rich diverse collection of wild animals and birds. Ngari Ndare Conservancy is your nature’s seekers paradise that treats you to forest nature walks, different wild animals and birds, natural swimming pools and waterfalls, and canopy crossing walks. Last but not least is the prestigious Mount Kenya. For Mountain peak achievers, this is definitely a challenge that is worth your while. Climbing through the different vegetative stages of the mountain, while enduring the different climatological changes as you ascend to the peak. Mount Kenya has three unique peaks namely Batian, Lenana and Nelion, all names from the Maasai tribe.


Nanyuki can be accessed by road that is all on tarmac to the town, a journey that should take you 3 hours from Nairobi. For those seeking a more relaxed way to get there, it can also be accessed by train. This is an interesting 6 hour ride that will take you through the country side right up to Nanyuki town. Finally, you can access Nanyuki by air. It’s a 40 minute journey on a chartered 4-6 seater airplane right to the Nanyuki Airstrip where one can get a taxi into town. Getting around Nanyuki if one is not driving can be done by taxi or motorbikes (boda bodas).