While many competitors will be excited to camp for the weekend at Borana Race Village, some may prefer a different accommodation experience. There are a number of options in and around the area and we will continue to update the list below with further suggestions. Please plan ahead and book early to avoid disappointment.
Daigas Edge - Lodge
This resident-only lodge, nestled in a serene part of Mukima area in Nanyuki, has capacity for 10 guests.
To reduce foot-print, guest rooms are built from recycled 20ft shipping containers. All five rooms are en-suite and have a private verandah with shade canopy. They are 100% off-grid, powered by a solar inverter.
There is a mess tent with cash bar, lounge and restaurant area.
Daigas Edge is 10km from Cedar Mall, Nanyuki and an hour and 15 minutes to Borana Lodge according to Google Maps.
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Stay @Altitude, Nanyuki
Private room in Farm stay. This is a beautiful spot considered 'out in the bush' for many, but only 10km out of Nanyuki town.
This is an incredibly tranquil place to stay, with good walks/rides in the local area and/or take lessons on horseback riding.
The farmhouse upstairs is especially geared for guests, with a shared guest bathroom for the two lovely bedrooms, from which you can see (or visit!) Mount Kenya/Llodaigas and Aberdares.
Le Rustique Hotel is set in a Zen garden atmosphere in the quiet suburbs and slopes of Mt. Kenya, offering 10 spacious cottages for your luxurious stay within a reasonable budget.
In addition to our lavish outdoor swimming pool, you will be spoilt for choice at our delightful gift shop, deeply relaxing massage parlour and the exquisite yoga studio.
Set in a beautiful garden, with plenty of tables outside and cosy indoor seating in front of fireplaces, our elegant restaurant boasts an extensive menu catering to all tastes and providing a comfortable & memorable dining experience.
Phone: +254 721 609 601
Riverstone Cottage, Nanyuki
Entire Guest House - 2 guests/ 1 bedroom / 1 bed 1.5 bathrooms
Perched on a quiet bend of river, this beautiful log cabin is a perfect getaway. It is light, cosy and comfortable. There is a kingsize bed, a tea/reading corner, a workspace, a bath, a private veranda overlooking the river where you can lounge and eat and prepare meals and an ensuite shower and toilet. With nothing but the river between you and the Lolldaiga game reserve you have all the comforts of home whilst elephants grumble and hyenas laugh not far away.
Shephards Huts & The 100 Year Old House @ One Stop Nanyuki
All our accommodation is within the beautiful gardens of One Stop Nanyuki, conveniently located 10kms out of Nanyuki town, right opposite the airstrip with magnificent views of Mt Kenya. Our accommodation at One Stop provides all the joys of the great outdoors whilst still providing the home comforts. A stay here offers a perfect base from which to explore the Mount Kenya region or, for those wishing to explore further afield, a stop off en route to Laikipia and Northern Kenya.
Soames Hotel Kenya
Well-spaced from one another, Soames Hotel has 12 garden rooms (within 6 separate cottages) and can accommodate up to 24 guests. Each room has a double or twin bed configuration with the option of adding an extra bed for a child. Rooms are furnished with pure cotton linen and tastefully styled with natural colours and simple furnishings. Each room has a flat-screen TV with many DSTV channels. The en-suite bathroom facility has a hot power shower. There is a dressing room which can also be used as workspace, with good wifi connection. All rooms have tea and coffee facilities. Outside each room is a deck, which is an ideal space to relax and enjoy the garden, and the sunrise views of Mount Kenya that dominates the horizon.
Phone: (+254) 0711 100891 / 0738 733323
This list will be updated regularly so please check back.