Embu Travel Guide

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Embu is located on the southeastern slopes of Mt Kenya.  It is a commercial hub and serves as the provincial headquarters of Eastern Province. It’s home to the Embu people, related very closely to the Mbeere and Chuka, and a bit less closely to the Kikuyu and Meru. The language (Kiembu) has similar grammar to Kikuyu.

Tourists can either travel to Mt Kenya forest through Irangi route or visit the Seven Folks Hydro-Power project about 50 Kms away in neighbouring Mbeere district. There are good local sceneries as well. If you’re looking for a good meal while you’re in town, the Arkland Cafe near the roundabout exists no longer, alas. The Rehana café has good and fresh Indian food, excellent samosas. The refurbished and enlarged Tavern restaurant (club & disco) immediately adjacent to the Izaak Walton is considered the best eatery in Embu (250/300 for a good lunch).

There are also some good supermarkets in the town such as Magunando, which sell a wide range of food stuff. There are also bicycle shops, such as B.L. Gami, which sell a wide range of bicycles ranging from racing to mountain bikes if you want to nick out to have a ride into the town.

 

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February 12, 2005 change by pnyash

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