The awe-inspiring landscapes of Kirinyaga are some of the most beautiful destinations in central Kenya. Yet swiftly passed through, in favour of exploring its more well-known neighbors. Enjoy the breathtakingly scenic road trips across the countryside, a mix of high adrenaline activities in Sagana and a selection of unique historical and cultural gems. Trek the rugged ranges, visit the simple cultural hubs and bargain pishori rice in a maze of open-air markets.
Set on the foothills of Mount Kenya, about 112km from Nairobi, Kirinyaga was named after Mount Kenya which was originally known as “Kirinyaga”.
ESSENTIAL INFORMATIONFind More
Kirinyaga County is one of the 47 counties in Kenya which borders three counties namely Nyeri, Murang’a and Embu. It covers an area of 1,478.1 square kilometers and lies between 1,158 meters and 5,380 meters above sea level in the South and at the Peak of Mt. Kenya respectively. It is endowed with a forest cover of 350.7 Km2 and …
Directions & Maps
By Road The fastest and most convenient route to travel from Nairobi to Kirinyaga is Makutano – Mwea Road. Makutano, meaning Junction, is where the county begins and is the meeting point of Nyeri, Machakos and Murang’ counties. It takes about 1.5 hours by road to drive this 110km road from Nairobi to Kirinyaga. There’s the famous 2NK public transport …