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Top Choice Seafood in Naro Moru

Trout Tree Restaurant

Inhabiting a marvellous fig tree overlooking the Burguret River, alongside colobus monkeys and tree hyraxes, this is one of the most original places to eat in Kenya's Central Highlands. It doesn't do much else, but …
Top Choice Farm in Thika

Karunguru Coffee Estate

This estate has been cultivating coffee since 1928, and its five-hour tours (which must be pre-booked) are outstanding, taking in an explanation of the estate's history, a tour of the various stages of coffee produc…
National Park in Mt Kenya Region

Meru National Park

Marred by serious poaching in the 1980s and the subsequent murder of George Adamson in 1989, Meru National Park fell off the tourist map and has never quite managed to struggle back on. This is a pity, because it ha…
National Park in Mt Kenya Region

Mt Kenya National Park

Africa’s second-highest mountain is also one of its most beautiful. Here, mere minutes from the equator, glaciers carve out the throne of Ngai, the old high god of the Kikuyu. To this day the tribe keeps its doors o…
Cave in Mt Kenya National Park

Shipton's Caves

Just before Shipton's Camp, along the Sirimon Route, you will find Shipton's Caves. You'll likely spend a night here to acclimatise, so ask your guide if they can take you to explore the caves, which are named after…
Waterfall in Thika

Chania Falls

The Chania Falls tumble over a rocky, tree-lined cliff, just in front of the restaurant of the Blue Post Hotel. The scene is delightfully appreciated from the porch of the restaurant with a stiff drink in one hand a…
National Park in Meru National Park

Rhino Sanctuary

A signposted hard right not long after entering Murera Gate takes you to Meru’s 48-sq-km Rhino Sanctuary, one of the best places in Kenya to see wild rhinos. At last count, this fenced portion of the park was home t…
National Park in Mt Kenya Region

Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park

This tiny park covers little more than 20 sq km and is built around the summit and slopes of Ol Donyo Sabuk (2146m), known by the Kikuyu as Kilimambongo (Buffalo Mountain). The name fits, as buffaloes are one of the…
Waterfall in Thika

Thika Falls

Smaller than Chania Falls, Thika Falls are still impressive to watch. Located on the Blue Post Hotel grounds, you can watch the falls while your kids play on the large field next to the lookout. There are also barbe…
National Park in Mt Kenya Region

Mwea National Reserve

In contrast to the rich greens that characterise so much of the highlands, this reserve is set in a dry depression that is nonetheless beautiful in a stony-scarp, thorn-bush and aloe-field kind of way. Kamburu Dam, …