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Nanyuki: Gateway to Mount Kenya and nearby conservancies.

Here is a brief overview of what the Nanyuki, the pleasant gateway to Mount Kenya and the spectacular surrounding conservancies has to offer. Lying at the country’s base of Mt. Kenya, which is the second tallest mountain in Africa, Nanyuki excels in breathtaking vistas and high-octane adventures. There are preserve conservancies such as Ol Pejeta and the Lewa Conservancy which will offer you a better view of the other animals such as the rhinos, elephants, and many others. There are things like game drives, nature walks, bird watching, and photo safaris, and for the more adventurous, there are horseback tours. Being a natural perfection masterpiece, Nanyuki is also a perfect cultural hub for the local people that perfects the experience for tourists and nature enthusiasts. Nanyuki is a very amazing place to visit so come along and explore the magic of this town.


This itinerary offers a blend of wildlife, nature, and cultural experiences, making for an enriching visit to Nanyuki.

Day 1: Arrival and Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Arrive in Nanyuki, either by road from Nairobi (about a 3-hour drive) or by a short flight. Check in at your chosen lodge or camp. After settling in, head to Ol Pejeta Conservancy for an afternoon game drive. Ol Pejeta is renowned for its rhino sanctuary and a diverse range of wildlife, including the Big Five. Visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and learn about the conservation efforts. Return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Mount Kenya National Park and Nanyuki Town

Start your day with a hearty breakfast before heading to Mount Kenya National Park. Enjoy a scenic drive through the park, with opportunities for short hikes and bird watching. Visit the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy and Animal Orphanage. Return to Nanyuki town for lunch. In the afternoon, explore Nanyuki’s vibrant markets and shops, or visit the Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers cooperative to see local artisans at work. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant or your lodge, followed by an overnight stay.

Day 3: Cultural Experiences and Departure

After breakfast, visit the Ngare Ndare Forest, known for its canopy walk and stunning waterfalls. Take a guided walk through the forest, where you can swim in the natural pools and spot various bird species. After your forest adventure, return to Nanyuki for lunch. If time permits, visit a local Maasai village to learn about their traditions and lifestyle. Check out from your lodge and prepare for your departure, either back to Nairobi or to your next destination.

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Important Information

Packing Tips:

  • Comfortable hiking shoes and clothing.
  • Warm layers for the cooler mountain climate.
  • Binoculars and a good camera.
  • Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  • Insect repellent.

Additional Notes:

  • Ensure you have adequate water and snacks for day trips.
  • Follow the guide’s instructions and respect wildlife and local customs.
  • Consider hiring a local guide for a more enriching experience.

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