Thika is one of the most recognisable names to emerge from colonial Kenya, thanks to the eloquent memoir The Flame Trees of Thika (Memories of an African Childhood) by Elspeth Huxley. These days, in this sprawling modern city you'd be hard-pressed to find a tree, let alone a flame tree, but there is an opportunity to indulge in a little nostalgia before getting back on the highway and continuing on your way.
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