Attractions

Green Hills Hotel is situated in Nyeri town in the Central Highlands of Kenya, The town is situated about 150 km (a two-hour drive) north of Kenya's capital Nairobi, in the country's densely populated and fertile Central Highlands. It lays between the eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the western slopes of Mount Kenya.

Nyeri is served by a reasonably well-maintained tarmac road network connecting it to Nairobi, Nakuru, Nanyuki, Two airstrips serve the town: one at Mweiga (about 15 Kilometers out of town towards Nakuru) and another at Nyaribo, off the Nanyuki - Naromoru highway.

Game Drives Nature Walks and Trout fishing to the Aberdares.

The Aberdares is about fifteen Kilometers from Nyeri town on the opposite side to Mt. Kenya is the Aberdare National Park. The Aberdares is an older volcanic mountain range with shorter peaks due to longer erosion. It offers views of Mount Kenya and the Great Rift Valley. Its unusual vegetation, rugged terrain, deep ravines cutting through its forested eastern and western slopes, clear water streams and waterfalls combine to create an area of great scenic beauty.

Its major attractions include the Lesatima and Kinangop peaks and many waterfalls, including the magnificent Karuru falls which drop 272 meters,zaina falls which drops about 140meters and the Gura Falls which drop 305 meters The park is home to many endangered species including the rare bongo, giant forest hog, packs of the now very rare wild dogs, and endemic mole-rat and mole shrew.

Other game include a large population of black rhino, leopard servile, endemic bird species, reptiles and insects. Activities include game drives and nature walks. Both brown and rainbow trout abound in the cool mountain streams and provide excellent angling.The park is also known for the Kimathi hideouts, the Mau Mau Caves, and the Kimathi "post office" where agents used to drop messages for Mau Mau fighters during the guerrilla wars for Kenyan independence.

Baden Powell Museum (PAXTU HOUSE).

Nyeri is the burial place of Lieutenant-General Lord Baden-Powell, a commander in the Boer War and the founder of the Scouting Movement, who once wrote "the nearer to Nyeri the nearer to bliss".[16] He and his wife, Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, G.B.E., are buried in the town cemetery. Lord Baden-Powell, often referred to simply as B-P, had a cottage built, which he called "Paxtu".Nyeri remains a place of pilgrimage for the worldwide Scouting and Guiding Movements, with members congregating in the town from time to time for various activities and functions.

Golfing

For those who love a game of golf can be arranged at the neighbouring 9 hole Nyeri Golf Club.

Mt.kenya

Mt.Kenya

Quick Facts about Nyeri
Population 125,357 (2009 est)
Location 150km North of Nairobi
Time zone Nairobi: EAT (UTC+3)
 
Mountain Hiking

About twenty kilometers out of town is the Mount Kenya National Park. Mount Kenya is an imposing extinct volcano lying strategically astride the Equator. The mountain has two main snow-covered peaks - Batian (5 200 m) and Nelion (5 188 m). It is the highest mountain in the country and the second, after Kilimanjaro, in Africa.

Its slopes are cloaked in forest, bamboo, scrub and moorland giving way on high central peaks to rock, ice and snow. Its U-shaped glacial valleys, rugged snow-capped peaks, Afro-alpine desert, thirty lakes and eight different natural forest types and a variety of wildlife species make it a convergence of natural attractions. The wildlife found in the park include giant forest hog, tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, black leopard, bongo, elephant, black rhino, suni, black-fronted duiker, mole-rat and over 130 species of birds. Activities carried out in the park include game drives, nature walks, mountain climbing, wildlife viewing, camping and cave exploration.


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Private Ranches

Close to the town are several privately owned ranches, many of which also serve as private wildlife sanctuaries like Solio Ranch and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Solio ranch is 25km away and is famous for the rare white rhinos. Other animals found on the Ranch include Zebras, Impala, Thomson Gazelle and Oryx. Golfing. For those who love a game of golf can be arranged at the neighbouring 9 hole Nyeri Golf Club.


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