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Nanyuki Town in Laikipia County

Category: Towns & Cities in Kenya
Population: 31826
Features : Mt Kenya View, Ranches, Farms
Economy : Ranching, Horticulture, Tourism
To Visit : Mt. Kenya, Sweet Waters Game Reserve
Nearest Major town: Nyeri, 60km
Nearest Airport : JKIA & Wilson Airports , NAIROBI 198km

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Nanyuki is a multicultural town formerly called the sweet waters Game reserve. Nanyuki has one of the most beautiful views of Mt. Kenya. There is a park in the town center, the Nanyuki and Liki Rivers pass through the park.

 

 It is the base for the Kenya Air Force in the Country. The town was founded by white settlers during the colonial period. It is the market centre for farms, ranches, game parks and wildlife conservancies in the region.

 

The road from Nairobi to Isiolo passes through Nanyuki town and is in good conditions. There is also an airstrip in Nanyuki.


Economic activities

Trading is the main economic activity in Nanyuki. Most of the shops in Nanyuki were formerly owned by Indians. A little large-scale industry is also practiced in Nanyuki. There was a textile factory, Mount Kenya Textile (Mountex) Mills. There is also a few sawmills in Nanyuki, however, with the ban on tree felling on Mount Kenya, the sawmills have slowly closed down. Nanyuki is now becoming a base for large horticultural operations.


Attractions in Nanyuki

  • Sweet Water Game Reserve
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • The Equator
  • Williams Holden
  • Chimpanzee sanctuary
  • Wildlife conservancy
  • El Karama Ranch_ 2 kilometres from Nanyuki town


Hotels in Nanyuki

  • Fairmont, Nanyuki
  • ·         Sportsman’s Arms Hotel
  • Oskaki Hotel
  • Sweetwaters tented
  • ·         Nanyuki River Lodge
  • Mt Kenya safari club


Banks in Nanyuki

  • Equity Bank
  • Standard Chartered
  • Barclays
  • KCB
  • K-Rep Bank
  • KCB

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