Green Hills Hotel is situated in Nyeri town in the Central Highlands of Kenya,
The town is situated about 150 km (a two-hour drive) north of Kenya's capital Nairobi, in the country's densely populated and fertile Central Highlands.
It lays between the eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the western slopes of Mount Kenya.
Nyeri is served by a reasonably well-maintained tarmac road network connecting it to Nairobi, Nakuru, Nanyuki, Two airstrips serve the town: one at Mweiga (about 15 Kilometers out of town towards Nakuru) and another at Nyaribo, off the Nanyuki - Naromoru highway.
Game Drives Nature Walks and Trout fishing to the Aberdares.
The Aberdares is about fifteen Kilometers from Nyeri town on the opposite side to Mt. Kenya is the Aberdare National Park.
The Aberdares is an older volcanic mountain range with shorter peaks due to longer erosion. It offers views of Mount Kenya and the Great Rift Valley.
Its unusual vegetation, rugged terrain, deep ravines cutting through its forested eastern and western slopes, clear water streams and waterfalls combine to create an area of great scenic beauty.
Its major attractions include the Lesatima and Kinangop peaks and many waterfalls, including the magnificent Karuru falls which drop 272 meters,zaina falls which drops about 140meters and the Gura Falls which drop 305 meters The park is home to many endangered species including the rare bongo, giant forest hog, packs of the now very rare wild dogs, and endemic mole-rat and mole shrew.
Other game include a large population of black rhino, leopard servile, endemic bird species, reptiles and insects. Activities include game drives and nature walks. Both brown and rainbow trout abound in the cool mountain streams and provide excellent angling.The park is also known for the Kimathi hideouts, the Mau Mau Caves, and the Kimathi "post office" where agents used to drop messages for Mau Mau fighters during the guerrilla wars for Kenyan independence.
Baden Powell Museum (PAXTU HOUSE).
|Quick Facts about Nyeri|
|Population||125,357 (2009 est)|
|Location||150km North of Nairobi|
|Time zone||Nairobi: EAT (UTC+3)|
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