How to get to Nyandarua
For a traveler, the most common & easiest way to reach Nyahururu is from Nakuru. You can also get here from Nairobi, Nyeri, Nanyuki, or Naivasha as there numerous matatus plying these routes from different towns. The county is growing & well connected with a road network will take you anywhere in the county by car. From Nairobi, the journey takes about two and a half hours and vehicles are usually boarded at the Nyamakima bus stop near River Road. Nyandarua is also accessible from Nyeri town, via the 82-km Nyeri-Nyahururu road, and from Nakuru town via the 80 km-Nakuru-Dundori-Ol Kalou road.
There are currently no direct flights to Nyandarua.
How to Get Around Nyandarua
Major towns in Nyandarua including Nyahururu, Engineer, and Mairu Inya & Ol Kalou are all linked by a good road network with a steady stream of matatus. Most of the roads are in good tarred condition with a few occasional potholes. Self-driving is also a good option in this region if it’s not your first time; distances between the towns and sights are relatively short and there are plenty of places to stop for petrol, lunches or take a break.
Driving around the region gives a good opportunity to enjoy the rich farmlands and especially the thrilling majestic forests across the county.
How to Travel
- Bus & Matatus – Operated by independent companies, buses, and matatus are the most affordable means of transport around the County. You can take a matatu from a town within the region.
- Taxi – Available in all parts of the region. From a town, homestay or hotel, you can have them call a local taxi. Don’t expect something fancy though.
- Car – Rental cars are easy to get. Once in the main towns like Machakos, or any other you can request the service of car rentals.
- Boda-bodas – The best way to get around the most interior and inaccessible parts of a region.