Nanyuki Rift Valley Kenya: A Small Market Town Getaway
#5 in Best Places to Visit in Kenya - Nanyuki is a small market town in the Rift Valley of Kenya. Like many of the small towns in the Rift Valley, wild life and immersing oneself in nature is what is at offer here. A unique attraction in Nanyuki is the Chimpanzee Reserve. To see these apes in the wild you have to go beyond Kenya. Another reason tourists visit Nanyuki is to cross the equator. The line passes very close to the town.
Thompson Falls Nanyuki
Another attraction in the area, Thomson’s Falls gets its water from Ewaso Narok River. It takes a steep fall of 72 m, landing on rocks and as a result covering the forest below in water mist. If you are lucky you will see the colobus monkeys or baboons along the trails to Thompson Falls.
The best place to stay in Nanyuki is at the Thomson’s Falls Lodge. Not only will you enjoy the stay, the lodge is located in close proximity to trails that take to the falls. On a hot day you can cool off in the pool.