While many competitors will be excited to set up camp with family and friends 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.

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tents4events @ Borana Race Village

If you need something a bit fancier than the usual camping spot for those with their own tents and equipment, tents4events will be offering fully equipped tent accommodation, each with bed (or beds), bedding, towels, drinking water and glasses, basin and soap, solar light, and tea and coffee. There will also be shower and toilet facilities for the exclusive use of tents4events guests.

For more details: or 071 3373 276 (Nicola)

Borana Lodge

Offering six unique cottages at the heart of Borana Conservancy, only 20 minutes from the Race Village. Why not make a weekend of it and enjoy the activities which Borana Lodge has to offer such as game driving, bush walks and sundowner excursions. Borana Lodge will organise transfers for you and your bikes to and from the start and finish.

For more details: or email

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.

For more info:

Chui House

Chui House is situated near Borana and Ngare Ndare with stunning panoramic views of Mt. Kenya. The house has two large ensuite bedrooms with each a fireplace and large terrace facing Mt Kenya which provide comfy outdoor lounge areas. Each bedroom has a double bed and a single bed. You can dine inside or outside on the main terrace which has a barbecue.

There is a table tennis table on the back terrace. There are trails on the hill that give you access to a beautiful picnic spot for your sundowner. In the evenings you can enjoy the home theatre. Bring your favorite movies.

Book through airbnb:

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.

Book through airbnb:

Le Rustique
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.

Contact Details:
Phone: +254 721 609 601

Riverstone Cottage

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.

Book through airbnb:

OneStop house
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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.

Contact Details:
Phone: +254 700 888 646, 0722 612 840

Bessotted Farmstay white

Bessotted Farmstay is a rustic, cosy, eco- friendly farmstay, set in the footlhills of Mt. Kenya, in a rural and pristine farming community in Gatune, Narumoro.

It is about 14 Kms from Nanyuki and has a total of five ensuite rooms elegantly and uniquely put together.

Bessotted Farmstay has a resident chef who offers tailormade meals, , depending on guest's wishes.

While with us enjoy, hiking, playing pool,table tennis, volleyball, or just laze around, taking in the stunning views of Mt. Kenya, the surrounding forest and the Aberdare ranges.

Contact Details:
Tel: 0792 282022 or 0721836790
Instagram: bessotted_ farmstay

Ole Samara

We are 13 km south of Nanyuki town and located just off the Nyeri-Nanyuki highway at the same entrance off the tarmac as the well-known Trout Tree Restaurant. Ole Samara has three luxury tents with large showers, bath tubs, very spacious bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, dinning areas and living rooms with fireplaces. It also has six guest suites - Gardenia, Fuchsia, Jasmine, Lavender, Bamboo 1 and Bamboo 2 of which Lavender, Gardenia and Fuchsia have kitchens. Each of the units has a private entrance and is uniquely designed.

Ole Samara is a tranquil 12 acre compound which includes nature trails leading down to the year round Burguret river with lots of indigenous vegetation and prolific bird life.  It’s a lovely serene place to relax, reflect, re-energize and enjoy nature.

Contact Details:
Phone: (+254) 0712426034 or 0712426034


Soames Hotel Kenya - FULLY BOOKED (but maybe worth seeing if they have a cancellation)

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.

Contact Details:
Phone: (+254)  0711 100891 / 0738 733323

Regency Hotel

The Regency Hotel, Ethi

3-star hotel in Ethi with outdoor pool and restaurant.

This list will be updated regularly so please check back.