9 Things to Do in Nanyuki Town That You Shouldn't Miss

September 9, 2017 Franklyn Hardiman

Discover the best top things to do in Nanyuki Town, Kenya including Odyssey Safaris, Ahambi Tours, Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy, Ngare Ndare Forest Reserve, African Ascents, Tropic Air, Miti Mayo Craft Shop, Mount Kenya Safaris.
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1. Odyssey Safaris

Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400, Kenya
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5 based on 60 reviews

Odyssey Safaris

Odyssey Safaris began as a local safari operator in Kenya, in 11 years has added tours in east & southern Africa. Our local presence and US office gives the traveler access to accurate information and the people who will eventually execute their safari. We strive to offer our travelers a high level of customer support with tours at a fair price; our reviews are testimony to our success.

Reviewed By avharris2

Excellent Guide, Excellent Travel Company, Excellent trip.
Wonderful choice of hotels and food. Emirates was a great choice of airline - customer oriented, which helped to make a long trip bearable. Simon, our guide, was terrific in locating the big five, and many other animals, for us and we would highly recommend him to anyone else planning this trip.
Everyone we met in Kenya was friendly and helpful.

2. Ahambi Tours

Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality, Kenya
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5 based on 14 reviews

Ahambi Tours

Ahambi Tours is a private tours and travel Company that is driven by passion on hospitality to millions of visitors visiting Central Kenya and Kenya through all seasons. The Company is an officially registered entity under the Company’s ACT 2015.

Reviewed By Tommy S - Parma, Italy

I think top-quality is the best way to describe Ahambi tours. They take care of every need of the group for whom they work (in my case students conducting field work). Always ready at short notice and incredibly valuable know how when organising a field-trip. Let alone the quality of the food prepare (no matter where or when they end up having to prepare it).
If you go around with them you will enjoy a lot of good company, a lot of good food and an amazing service. Highly recommended!

3. Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy

Mount Kenya Safari Club Road | Mount Kenya Safari Club, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400, Kenya +254 701 856942
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy

The Mt Kenya Wildlife Conservancy seeks to prevent the extinction of endangered wildlife species by breeding the animals with a view to returning them to their natural habitat. It was set up by internationally acclaimed movie star the late William Holden, TV personality and conservationist, the late Don and his wife Iris Hunt. At the heart of MKWC is the Animal Orphanage.

Reviewed By chotu6277 - Nairobi, Kenya

I loved this place like no other. The colobus monkeys came and sat on our shoulders to eat maize from your hand, fantabulous........We got to feed the llamas, the monkeys, ostriches, crown birds and the bongos.......We even got to pet the cheetahs, although they no longer allow that coz they are now grown ups....

4. Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy

Naibor-Rumuruti Road | Ol Jogi Limited P.O Box 259, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400, Kenya +254 62 2031650
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy

Under our Conservation Education Program, groups of students and school children can arrange private daytime visits to our Wildlife Rescue Centre where they will learn about wildlife conservation, rescue and rehabilitation. Visitors can see our monkey enclosures, cheetah pen, elephant house, aviary and hippo pools.

Reviewed By blacktraveler1 - Nairobi, Kenya

I had the privilege to visit Ol-Jogi some years back and i can say i have never seen that much wildlife in an orphanage.Lions,elephants,cheetahs,leopards,black panther,rhinos,bear,monkeys, owls, toucans, parrots etc
The owners and staff have done a wonderful job maintaining this place and keeping the wildlife safe and well looked after.

5. Ngare Ndare Forest Reserve

Mt. Kenya, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality, Kenya +254 722 886456
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4 based on 16 reviews

Ngare Ndare Forest Reserve

Reviewed By pollockGordon - Oban, United Kingdom

Having travelled for an hour from Nanyuki then 45 min down what is loosely described as a road( only suitable for the most serious of 4x4) we arrived to be greeted by a couple of shady characters, who were reluctant to engage. After some questioning, we were led along the forest walk which was pleasant enough. We unfortunately just missed elephants in the river . From this viewing platform the website implies "and one can enjoy a drink or a meal at the lofty leafy deck" Only if you have brought food and drink yourself. Having arrived around lunch time, without provisions, we declined the 3.5km walk to the Waterfalls, although another couple did travel to them in their land-rover. What happened next has made me question the whole project, we were walked back to the entrance, on the ground, within view of the tree top walk, which surely negates the whole point of it, allowing people to enter the forest without disturbing the wildlife.Then on departure we were asked for usd20 per person, no receipts or tickets available! No armed person around despite just walking through the area where we could see the Big 5 on a daily basis.

6. African Ascents

2 Cape Chestnut, Cottage Hospital road off the A | African Ascents office, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400, Kenya
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5 based on 5 reviews

African Ascents

An outdoor adventure company that specializes in offering trekking Safaris on Mt Kenya, Kilimanjaro and the Rwenzoris. As well as day trips and shorter climbing trips around the country.

Reviewed By intrepidtraveller174 - London, United Kingdom

During September 2017 6 of us(age range 55 to 66) climbed Mount Kenya led by Julian Wright and his African Ascents team. The experience was awesome and exhilarating. This wonderful trip was booked in the first instance through Bill Adams of Safari Consultants.Both organisations provided excellent guidance in helping us plan the expedition.There is a lot to this ranging from fitness to having the right gear. After flying from London, and then staying overnight in Nairobi, we headed to the Soames Hotel in Nanyuki where we met with Julian and his team.We spent 5 days on the Mountain with the final ascent to Point Lenana taking place early on the morning of the 5th day. We could not fault the expertise and support provided by African Ascents The food was remarkably good considering the cooking constraints and the camp facilities fit for purpose. The support team numbered 15 in total and, whilst invidious to single out individuals, no review would be complete without mentioning our super attentive guide Japhert, Michael the cook and Abu our camp manager in addition to Julian himself.
The mountain is beautiful with an amazingly diverse range of flora and fauna. We even caught trout in Lake Michelson which were expertly turned into delicious sashimi by our camp kitchen ! One word of caution...the challenge is not for the faint hearted and you must prepare well. The weather can be very variable and the nights extremely cold. In this respect sleeping in small 2/3 person tents provides its own challenges especially when there is a blizzard blowing and one's bladder needs emptying !! Acclimatisation is essential if you are to mitigate the risks of altitude sickness. The African Ascents team ensure that this is factored into ascent planning and the time spent at various altitudes.
If you are thinking of doing something like this we could not recommend both African Ascents and Safari Consultants more highly. In terms of how to prepare and what to bring just follow their comprehensive guidance notes. If you are up for a challenge and adventure you will really enjoy this experience of a lifetime !
Six middle aged mountaineers.

7. Tropic Air

Naro Moru Road, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400, Kenya
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5 based on 7 reviews

Tropic Air

Tropic Air is an air service provider, offering exciting tailor made flying Safaris throughout East Africa. We operate both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. We also offer air charters throughout Kenya, and support aerial filming and geothermal tasks in East Africa.

Reviewed By Robyn F - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

What an amazing way to explore Kenya and other parts of East Africa. An upmarket helicopter safari which enables to to reach incredibly remote and beautiful destinations. A very romantic holiday with wonderful photographic opportunities.

8. Miti Mayo Craft Shop

Nanyuki Mall | Ground Floor, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400, Kenya +254 722 342172
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Miti Mayo Craft Shop

Reviewed By PolarPuffin - Rockhampton, Australia

This was one of the best souvenir shops we visited, with a big range of cute and beautiful gifts packed into a small, clean and well presented store. There's some nice lower cost gifts available such as a gorgeous black and white spotted hippo soapstone statue in a little paper gift bag, "Lion in a box" and other assorted carved animals in small banana leaf presentation boxes, fridge magnets, etc.
Where this shop really shines though is in the pricier but classy range, including beautiful animal print silk scarves, statues, beaded belts, and a range of dark wood items such as jewelry boxes and photo frames with golden metal cut-outs of animal and tree silhouettes on top, which make wonderful gifts. These aren't cheap, but if they were sold in a shop in Australia you'd pay four times the price or more. Our safari group visited twice and we bought some wonderful gifts - on the second visit our safari group bought a large jewelry box with an acacia tree and elephant silhouettes on the top, as a thank-you gift to Chris and Jess Bray, our safari tour leaders.
While the souvenir shop is small, you may need about half an hour just to take in everything in there before you decide what you want to buy. Prices are clearly marked on most items. Pay by cash or card.
Its on the ground floor of Nanyuki Mall, in Nanyuki. Park inside the mall's secure carpark, and you can also visit the banks, ATMs, grocery store, and other shops in the centre. Fairly clean toilets are available on the ground floor at the far left end as you're facing the centre, for 10 ksh.

9. Mount Kenya Safaris

Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality, Kenya
Mount Kenya Safaris

Mount Kenya is the 2rd highest mountain in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro. Most of the peaks,Batian,Nelion,Lenana have been summited.Mount Kenya offers a wealth of excellent diverse climbing possibilities on rock, snow and ice Your Climbing Guide on Mount Kenya,Trekking information ,Mt Kenya Climbing Rates, Climbing Routes

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