Nyeri in Kenya is a small place and you can explore in a day. There are attractions and things to do. Though a small town, it is worth taking a quick stop as a break from your journey. It will ensure to be a memorable trip.

Places of attraction

Aberdare National Park

This park is a habitat for wildlife and abundant birdlife. There are leopards, elephants, buffalos, black rhinos, warthogs, colobus monkeys, spotted hyenas, bushbucks, and olive baboons. It offers game viewing, camping, bird watching, and nature walks.

Solio Ranch

This is a private ranch established for rhino conservation. In Kenya, this is the successful breeding ranches of rhino. The ranch is inhabited with other wildlife such as zebras, buffaloes, waterbucks, antelopes, giraffes, warthogs, and oryx. Visit the ranch for nature walks and viewing activities.

Baden Powell Museum

The museum acquired its name after the Boy Scout Movement Association founder, Lord Baden Powell. The museum features attires and scouting scarfs.

Thunguma Museum

This museum preserves communicates and informs about the origin of the Kikuyu culture. The museum features Kikuyu traditional artifacts and live animals such as porcupines, crocodiles, and tortoise.

Italian War Memorial Catholic Church

Built by the Italian soldiers during WWII is this church presenting beautiful architectural design. It has the fallen soldiers’ names on the walls inscribed. There are a shrine and a tomb. In November an annual mass is held to commemorate the Italian fallen soldiers.

Nyeri Museum

This is a national monument museum housed in 1924. It was used to deal with customary law cases, as a native law court. Now you can visit the museum and know about freedom fighters, and their tools used.

Rhino Watch Camp

The watch camp is set in 30 acres. It is enveloped by wildlife reserves providing an ideal base to view Mount Kenya and the safari game drives. There are other facilities such as watching camp for rhino, bush meals, an art gallery featuring traditional artifacts, luxury accommodation for visitors, and game walks.

Things to do

How to access

There are 4 ways to reach from Nairobi to Nyeri such as by bus, car, plane or taxi

Best time to visit

The best time to visit is purely based on the point of view based on the climate diagram.

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