The Central region of Kenya incorporates Meru, Nanyuki, Nyeri and Thika.

The climate in the Central area is a lot cooler than the rest of Kenya due to its higher altitude.  Having fertile volcanic soils and plenty of rainfall, the central highlands is the most populated and cultivated regions.  The region is planted with papayas, bananas, coffee and other crops.  

Accommodation in Central Province

There are many accommodation options available in this area for visitors.  There are hotels, lodges and self-catering units, as well as bed and breakfasts.  Please view our accommodation directory for more information on places to stay.

Businesses in Central Province

The business community of the Central area is doing very well thanks to its tourism industry and tourist attractions. You will find many local products, shops, stalls and great local restaurants to choose from.

Please go to our business directory for a list of businesses in the province, or add your own free business listing.

There are various activities and attractions in the Central region.  Some of which include:-

  • Meru National Museum
  • Bird watching
  • Hiking and walks
  • Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy
  • Mount Kenya Safari Club
  • Aberdare National Park
  • Forest walks and hikes
  • Chania river
  • Kikuyu cultural village - daily dance performances
  • The Chania and Thika rivers
  • Blue Posts Hotel - small zoo on the grounds which has crocodiles and several species of monkey as well as it being the one place in Kenya where one can see a porcupine

Please see our activities directory for a complete list of things to do in the area.