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Top Choice International in Nanyuki

Le Rustique

This one-time Nairobi favourite has upped sticks and headed north to Nanyuki. The fare, overseen to every last detail by owner Maike Potgieter, is superb, with pizzas, crêpes and an excellent wine list. But the atmo…
Indian in Nanyuki

Kongoni Camp

One of the top restaurants in Nanyuki with a large variety of international dishes – hamburgers, steak, pizza – though its speciality is Indian food. With a proper tandoor oven, this place can cure any naan bread an…
Zoo in Nanyuki

Mt Kenya Wildlife Conservancy Animal Orphanage

It may come off a little zoo-like at first but this orphanage is one of the few places in the world to have successfully bred the rare mountain bongo. Its success is such that there are now plans to release some of …
International in Nanyuki

Tusks Restaurant

If you are looking to splurge then this place at the Mt Kenya Safari Club is the place to do so. Sink back into a sofa in the drawing room or saunter over to the pool and take in the vista. The buffet lunch is varie…
International in Nanyuki

Cape Chestnut

This coffee garden is a terrific place to come to eat, a little removed from the Nanyuki scrum. The menu is always changing so check the board when you arrive. The atmosphere is relaxed and popular with local expats…
Clothing in Nanyuki

Nanyuki Spinners & Weavers

Started in 1977 and now providing employment to 107 women, this craft cooperative specialises in high-quality woven woollen goods. The women will show you the process of spinning, cleaning and dyeing the wool before…
Bar in Nanyuki

Painted Dog

In the space where Lily Pond Arts Centre used to be, the Painted Dog is now a full-on expat bar, complete with happy-hour specials (5pm to 7pm), movie night (Tuesday) and chicken wings. The outside patio overlooks t…
International in Nanyuki

Barney's Bar & Restaurant

If you are a plane enthusiast, then this is the place for you. Located inside the Nanyuki Airport, next to the runway, you can enjoy a pizza from the wood-fired oven or a plate of ribs while you wait for your flight…
Cafe in Nanyuki

Coffee Shack

This family-run hip and artsy place across from Barclays offers a large variety of milkshakes and smoothies, along with the essential burgers and Kenyan cuisine.
Kenyan in Nanyuki

Kungu Maitu Hotel & Butchery

Friendly and utterly local, this simple place serves up Nanyuki's best barbecued meats. Choose your cuts of meat, order a chapati or samosa to go with them and wait for it all to appear at your table. We found the t…