How to get Elgeyo Marakwet
Road and Air travel are most viable methods to get to Elgeyo Marakwet, the latter being the fastest. With Eldoret International Airport being 50km away, visitors can take a taxi from the airport and then connect directly from Eldoret using a matatu to Iten in Elgeyo Marakwet.
However, it is important to note, flying may be the easiest and the fastest way to get there, though not the cheapest. The next best option is to take a matatu (shuttle van 14 passengers) from Nairobi to Eldoret, then catch another Matatu to Iten.
If you are traveling from Kitale, one can get to Elgeyo Market via Kapenguria by heading North-East passing through fertile farms and then, beyond Kapenguria, dropping down through beautiful scenery to Chepareria. Beyond Chepareria, heading towards the Marich Pass and beyond, tarmac becomes rare utility; but turnoffs from the A1 are generally marram of good quality. 4WD vehicles are not essential but are always preferable, especially during the rainy seasons.
Getting Around Elgeyo Marakwet
The public transport system is the most viable & cost-friendly option to explore different parts of the Elgeyo-Marakwet. Alternatively, hotels and tour operators can also organize your transfers and tours within most regions of Iten and Kapsowar. The county capital Iten offers some fairly priced nice accommodations, where you can savor some fresh, healthy food. Here, you can comfortably unwind and engage in outdoor activities or just interact with the locals.