Nanyuki Travel Guide

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Nanyuki Things to Do

  • Monkeys, and Maasai and Waterfalls.. Oh...

    Nanyuki is a tiny town you could easily drive through without stopping, but it's worth stopping if you know what to look for. Located just 2-3 miles past the big Catholic Cathedral is Thompson's Falls, a thundering and tall waterfall located in a lush tropical forest. For those who like a good workout (and it's A WORKOUT) you can hike the narrow...

  • The equator

    You have to stop to the equator sign (you can't miss it, just look at the dozens of shop nearby). If you pay Ksh 200 they'll show you how the water runs right on the equator, 20m to the north and 20m to the south.Yes, I know, very touristy...

  • The Chimp Sanctuary

    Chimpanzees are not native to Kenya. Their home is Central Africa where numbers of wild chimpanzees are steadily decreasing. As Kenya has the advantage of being more easily accessible and being visited by more tourists, the sanctuary was set up here with the help of Jane Goodall in order to attract greater attention from visitors. Most of the...


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    The Buccaneer: The Buccaneer

    by Krumel Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    We spent a few very interesting hours in the Buccaneer in Nanyuki. We were the only white people in there, and were mostly girls. As soon as we showed up on the dancefloor the local male population closed in on us like sharks for the kill, and the two trackers that accompanied us were very busy trying to keep them at bay. The bar is actually behind bars throuh which the money and the drinks are passed, and when I went to the toilet and opened the cubicle door there was only a hole in the floor behind it. The music was very good, though, mostly from the 80s, and we had a great laugh that night.

    You should definitely go and see the Buccaneer if you're in Nanyuki, it's an interesting experience, although one you probably will not repeat. And if you're female you should make sure you're going there with male company.

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  • Handmade Woolly Stuff

    The Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers are a women's self-help initiative. They will give you a tour of their workshops where you can see how their products are made, starting from carding, spinning and colouring the wool to the making of carpets, wallhangings and other things. All of which you can buy of course at the end of the tour in their shop.

  • Beautiful and for a good cause

    Nanyuki Spinners & Weavers is a women's craft cooperative (sponsored by the British and Canadien government) who manufacture woollen carpets, shawls, ... I bought myself a heavy woollen shawl that costed Ksh 1800 = sooooo cheap!

  • Wood Carvings

    If you take the turn in Nanyuki for the Sweetwaters Game Reserve you will soon pass the entrance to a little workshop on the left hand side where you can watch how wood carvings are made. It's really amazing to see a giraffe slowly emerge from a block of wood. The wood that is used here is specially grown behind the shop for this purpose, so it's...


Nanyuki Off The Beaten Path

  • Queen and donkey

    The small church on the banks of the Naromoru river on the Nyeri/Nanyuki highway, prides itself of having the express permission of Her Majesty to hung a replica of her Coat-of-Arms - "Hon Soit ut Mai Pense". The item was made in silk from a picture supplied by Westminister Abbey.A plaque at the bottom reads: "Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth...

  • Mau Mau Caves

    A bit outside Nanyuki you can visit caves in which the Mau Mau rebels were hiding. They are very difficult to find (obviously, as they were a hiding place), and I would suggest you get a guide in Nanyuki. This way you will also have someone to tell you about the Mau Mau. The cave is situated in the forest by the side of a lake, and is really just...

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    Wildlife rules

    by Krumel Written Feb 25, 2003

    Fondest memory: Walking through the bush, knowing that it is one of these rare places where animals still have the right of way. People are just tolerated visitors, and only if they behave accordingly and respect the wildlife. Absolutely amazing feeling.

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