Nyeri county has over the years enjoyed a lot of attention as a tourist destination due to its close proximity to major attractions like Mt. Kenya National Park, the legendary Mau Mau caves, Aberdares National Park and some world-class hotel & lodges.
Down the years, Nyeri has retained its scenic beauty and a serene, homely atmosphere recently being a firm frontier of sustainable tourism where the focus is majorly on protecting the environmental health and socio-cultural distinctiveness while contributing to the economic vitality of the region.
Nyeri is predominantly occupied by the Kikuyu Ethnic community where most of the residents are farmers growing tea and coffee as cash crops alongside food crops such as maize, potatoes, and assorted vegetable. Most people living in this region are Christians.
- Area: 3,337 km²
- Population: Over 800,000
- County Governor: Mutahi Kahiga
- Capital Town: Nyeri Town
- Languages spoke: Kikuyu, Kiswahili & English
- Internet Access: Internet speed in Nyeri is on average 5.0 Mbps.
- Electricity: 220/240 Volts AC, 50Hz
- Best time to visit: All year long
Nyeri is home to some of the world’s most famous legends including the former President Mwai Kibaki, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai and renowned Olympic, Boston and Chicago marathon Gold & Silver medalist Catherine Ndereba.