Nandi Hills Kenya
Nandi Hills is an urban settlement in Nandi County, Kenya and also forms a constituency by itself. Other Towns in Nandi county Kenya are Mosoriot and Kapsabet. The name also refers to the general area of Nandi County, where the urban settlement is located.
The small town named Nandi Hills, is often referred to as the “cradle land of Kenyan running”. The area is home to many world-renowned athletes including Kipchoge Keino, Wilson Kipketer, Janeth Jepkosgei, Augustine Choge, Wilfred Bungei, Henry Rono and Mike Boit. The area is mostly inhabited by the Nandi people.
Nandi Hills Kenya Climate
Nandi Hills has a cool and wet climate with two rain seasons during the equinoxes. Temperatures vary between 18 °C and 24 °C which coupled with the rich volcanic soils make the area ideal for growing tea. The scenic area is known for its many tea estates. There is also a golf course, Nandi Bears Club, where several annual tournaments are held annually such as the Gill Trophy, the Kenya Ladies’ Golf Union and the prestigious Kenya Breweries Festival of Golf besides rally and cross countries.
Economic Activities in Nandi Hills Kenya
The economy of Nandi Hills relies mainly on surrounding tea in Kenya estates. Many people work on tea farms as pluckers, managers, field maintenance, factory service works, official duties and business. Nandi Hills town has barely a tarmac street despite a lot of taxes accrued from tea farms.
Transport in Nandi Hills, Kenya
The transport system in Nandi Hills is mainly land-based via tarmac. The Nandi Hills road network connects it to major Kenyan cities including Eldoret town in Kenya, Nakuru town in Kenya, Kericho town in Kenya, Kisumu town in Kenya and, ultimately, Nairobi town and Mombasa town.
Places To Visit While in Nandi Hills Kenya
Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple
Tipu Sultan’s Fort
Things To Do While in Nandi Hills Kenya
- Watch sunrise/sunset.
- Visit the must-see place, the Tippu’s drop, breathtaking view from the cliff which is at least 600 metres in depth.
- Challenge yourself on a one-day trek from the foot of the hills to the top.
- Enjoy a bicycle ride(where you can stop and take in nature’s beauty enroute) till the top.
- For adventure enthusiasts, try paragliding from the top of Nandi Hills (with necessary precautions and preferably with a professional co-glider).
- Stay in the Traveler’s bungalow.
- Pay a visit to the farms, vineyards and nurseries which you can find enroute to Nandi hills.
Hotels and Accommodations in Nandi Hills Kenya
Kounty Lodge and Hotel
Starlink Hotel & Guest House
Blue Hills Hotel
Mount Palazzo Resort
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