The 10 Best Things to Do in Central Province, Kenya

November 26, 2017 Almeta Stockton

Discover the best top things to do in Central Province, Kenya including Kiambethu Farm, Aberdare National Park, Thomson's Falls, Thomson Falls, Bongo Asili Cultural travels ltd, Subukia Shrine, Evergreen Park, Solio Game Reserve, Gatamaiyu Forest, Karunguru Coffee Estate.
Restaurants in Central Province

1. Kiambethu Farm

Girls School Rd, Limuru 00217, Kenya +254 729 290894
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5 based on 160 reviews

Kiambethu Farm

Come and enjoy a lunch time tour of the farm with Fiona... Arrive at 11am and over a cup of tea or coffee the history of the farm and process of making tea is informally explained, followed by an opportunity to see tea in the field. Then take a walk in the indigenous forest with our resident Kenyan guide who will identify the plants and explain how they are traditionally used. Look out for the Colobus monkeys close up and wander in the Gardens which are home to a wide variety of birds and flowers. Return to the house to enjoy a pre-lunch drink on the verandah with sweeping views across the tea fields to the Ngong Hills. Enjoy your three course buffet lunch from our set menu prepared with vegetables from the garden and desserts are topped with cream from our herd of Channel Island cows. Advance booking is essential, cost is Kshs.3,300 per person all inclusive, children under 12 are half price.

Reviewed By Xcleeglee2015 - Bellingham, Washington

What a wonderful experience to see such a beautiful farm and spend some time with the owner, the third generation of farmers on the land. She is well versed on her presentations and makes you feel welcome in her home. Informative presentation and then a delicious lunch on white table clothes on the lawn. A true treasure and much enjoyed by all.

2. Aberdare National Park

Nyeri, Kenya
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4.5 based on 87 reviews

Aberdare National Park

Reviewed By africanman_840 - Nairobi, Kenya

I just spent 2 days camping in Aberdares National Park. It is a beautiful,green place and I loved visiting the Waterfalls. I saw colobus monkeys, skyes monkeys, blue monkeys, warthogs,a nutria, a hyena,buffalom warthogs, and even giant forest hogs. The birding was just spectacular as well.
I have to say though that my visit was spoiled by the sight of three elephant carcasses which had their faces hacked off. I saw the bodies of the three only a few minutes from the front gate of the park. I heard two different exuses as to why their bodies were lying there; I found neither of them very convincing.

3. Thomson's Falls

on the Ewaso Narok river | Mageso, Aberdare National Park 00200, Kenya +254 720 650869
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3.5 based on 176 reviews

Thomson's Falls

Reviewed By 35Russell - Warminster, United Kingdom

Really love this waterfall, you can hear the rumble as you get closer to the vantage points. Spectacular views, but not much else to do once you’ve seen the Falls. The is a restaurant nearby and a number of the expected stalls for snacks souvenirs and food. Is it a whole day excursion? Not really, but definitely have a look if passing or nearby. Costs 200 shillings for non-residents, 50 for residents and cheaper for all kids.

4. Thomson Falls

Near Ole Ngare Nare River, Nyahururu 20300, Kenya +254 800 597 000
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3.5 based on 56 reviews

Thomson Falls

Reviewed By S0nki - Nairobi, Kenya

The view from our hotel was amazing. The sounds of the waterfall are serene and loud. Though there are lots of vendors there, who bother you, you can go see the falls from a different angle and trek it too.

5. Bongo Asili Cultural travels ltd

Nyeri 10100, Kenya +254 61 2030884
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5 based on 6 reviews

Bongo Asili Cultural travels ltd

Nyeri is the green heart of Kenya. The busy town is the centre of one of the most fertile regions of the world and surrounded by the majestic mountain ranges of the Aberdares and Mt Kenya. Nyeri is the perfect destination for a family holiday; It is ideally located for Day Trips to Abercare NP, Mt Kenya Solio ranch and Ol Pejeta conservancy.

Reviewed By sloanagi - Estero, Florida

Bongo Asili put together a great package for a small group of us traveling from the Fort Myers, FL area to central Kenya. Our hotels were incredible, the pricing was terrific and our driver were beyond reproach. Our experience was so rich thanks to the...MoreDear Sloan, Thank you so much for your kind words and we hope to welcome you back in East Africa in the future Kind Regards Eugene

6. Subukia Shrine

Nyahururu, Kenya
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Subukia Shrine

Reviewed By Peter K - Nairobi, Kenya

Subukia Shrine is the Village of Mary, Mother of God. It is a National Marian Shrine. The Shrine belongs to the Kenya Episcopal Conference. It is entrusted to the care of Conventual Franciscan Friars. It is a place of prayer, peace, reconciliation and rest.
At the Subukia Shrine, I found out that a shrine is “a holy or sacred place, which is dedicated to a specific, martyr, saint, or similar figure of awe and respect, at which they are venerated or worshipped. Shrines often contain relics, or other such objects associated with the figure being venerated. Shrines are found in many of the world's religions, including Christianity.”
Being in Nakuru, around Bahati meant I was very near Subukia. I headed to Subukia on a Sunday morning. At the shrine, I found a little chapel of Mary Mother of God at the foot of the hill. This is where to confess your sins. Don' worry about mine.
I ventured up the hill and found another chapel with the statue of Mary holding baby Jesus. There was a “miraculous” spring of water. I found a people, some drunk the spring water and carried a few litres of the “holy waters”. They informed me the water was refreshing, both physically and spiritually. I didn't need refreshing this morning.
Location
Subukia town, 40 km from Nakuru town, Kenya. This is about 211 km from Nairobi on A2 off Nakuru – Nyahururu Road on B5.
Subukia
"Subukia" is a Maasai word pronounced "isupuku," for "higher grounds." It aptly describes this location. It is high.
Subukia is a meeting place of two hemispheres, north and south. The equator slices the town into two, unseen.
Attraction
The prayerful environment and the serene nature of the place helped me find a deep relationship with my God. On completion the Church (capacity 4500 seats) will resemble the image of the Crown of Mary. It is a beautiful House of God.
The Spring of Water
Water is symbolic for Christians, as a form of blessing, as a symbol of our cleansing from sin in Baptism, and the giving of new life.
Among worshippers and prayers, I found myself praying, for these were my most trying periods. I came out sobered up.
My visit was due to my curious nature. A sighting of the Virgin Mary had been claimed around 2014. I had come to sniff out miracles.
I didn't see any.
Would you care to come and confirm my findings, probably I missed out some.

7. Evergreen Park

Kiambu, Kiambu 64105, Kenya +254 733 441552
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4 based on 7 reviews

Evergreen Park

Reviewed By HCShah - London

This is a good family or friends day out spot. This place has greenery, small lakes, horse and camel rides as well as boat rides. Once in, you select a spot to sit and cook your meal.
There is a small fee to enter and also you need to pay for the boat ride or camel/horse rides. The charges are very reasonable.

8. Solio Game Reserve

Solio Ranch, Nyeri, Kenya
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Solio Game Reserve

Reviewed By Mari H - Stockholm, Sweden

We went on a group safari , payed 70 $ per person for a 4 hour visit. Its a great place with huge amounts of rhinos. Its a private reserve so theres not that many vehicles. The rangers showed us where the lions were hiding out. The environment is magnifique and well worth a visit . Besides the rhinos we saw a lot If wildlife but missed the leopards.

9. Gatamaiyu Forest

North of the Nairobi-Naivasha Highway | Kikuyu Escarpment Forest, Kikuyu, Kenya
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5 based on 2 reviews

Gatamaiyu Forest

Reviewed By James H - Nairobi, Kenya

This beautiful area of forest marks the southern most point of the Aberdares range, and is a large expanse of relatively undisturbed rainforest. It's only 45 minutes drive from Nairobi so ideal for a day trip. It's a community based set-up in collaboration with Kenyan Forestry Service and they have recently opened a number of hiking trails within the reserve that range from a couple of hours to up to six hours (we did a 6 hour hike to a stunning waterfall deep in the forest). Wildlife abounds, and our guide Steven (highly recommended) was excellent on the birds. All-in-all highly recommended.

10. Karunguru Coffee Estate

Ruiru 00232, Kenya +254 724 420110
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5 based on 1 reviews

Karunguru Coffee Estate

Karunguru coffee and Tours is a company which produces and packages single origin coffee directly from Karunguru coffee farm. The Karunguru coffee farm is located 9.1 kilometers in kenyatta Road off Thika super Highway. We welcome you to come and enjoy our coffee tasting tour which include; a tour of the farm, a fun day for the kids, a three course meal and of course coffee coffee and more coffee.

Reviewed By Artyom198

As real coffee addicts my wife and me always wanted to see coffee growing and processing stages. So when we went to Kenya visit to a coffee farm was an important part of our tour. We selected Karunguru coffee farm as it is not a kind of attraction for tourists but a real farm where real coffee farmers are ready to show you and explain every stage of their work. When we arrived to the farm we were warmly welcomed by Mr. Gitau, who is one of the farm managers and member of the family that owns the farm. Mr. Gitau kindly showed us the whole farm as a guide and explained us everything. The farm has lovely sights so you will definitely be impressed if you are interested in coffee. After the walk round the farm we had a very good homemade lunch at the mansion. We had a great time at the farm and recommend everyone who loves coffee to visit Karunguru Coffee Estate.

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