Nanyuki Travel Guide

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Bantu  Lodge a leisure Paradise place

Bantu Lodge a leisure Paradise place

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Nanyuki is a medium sized town northwest of Mt Kenya. The town has one of the most beautiful views of the mountain, and is a hub for trekkers climbing the Sirimon and Burguret routes.

There are many hotels in and around Nanyuki. For a bottom-end hotel, try the Joskaki Hotel (# (0176) 2181) which has singles/doubles with attached bathrooms and hot water for KSh 400/600 including breakfast. Cheaper but not as nice is the Jambo House Hotel (# (0176) 22751) which offers singles/doubles for KSh 140/250 and KSh 380 for a triple.

If you have a bit more to spend, try the Nanyuki River Lodge (# (0176) 32523) in the middle of town. Singles/Doubles including breakfast cost KSh 550/850. One step up is the Sportsman’s Arms Hotel (# (0176) 22598) across the river in the eastern end of town. It has several kinds of cottages costing between KSh 1100/1500 to KSh 2500/4500 for a single/twin. There is also a swimming pool, three bars, a fitness club and a nightly disco.

There are also several nice lodges outside of Nanyuki town. Mt Kenya Safari Club, the Ol Pejeta Ranch and the Sweetwaters Tented Camp. They all have nice facilities and offer different kinds of safaris. Singles/Doubles cost fro US$ 64/120 in the low season up to US$ 239/310 in the high season. The only more affordable place is the El Karama Ranch (# (02) 340331). It’s a campsite with bandas with all necessary supplies either provided or available to rent. Beds cost KSh 500 per night. Bring your own food, as meals are not available. Plenty of bird watching trips and excursions can be arranged. Call +(254) 722 640 379. Some of the African species that can be seen include Hadada Ibis, Red-eyed Dove, African Green-pigeon, Speckled Mousebird, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, White-headed and Spot-flanked Barbets, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Mountain Wagtail, Grey-olive Greenbul, Black-throated Wattle-eye, Grey-capped Warbler, Variable, Collared and Scarlet-chested Sunbirds, Holub's Golden-weaver, Baglafecht Weaver and African Citril 

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