A Taste of Nyahururu: Nyahururu mini guide

Hello, friends, and Happy New Year! I visited Thomson’s Falls during the December holidays and thought of sharing something short and sweet about Nyahururu town.

Thomson’s Falls

One can hardly mention Nyahururu without talking about its crown jewel, Thomson’s Falls. These spectacular falls bring life to the small town and is a must-visit whenever passing by or travelling to Nyahururu.

Thomson’s Falls, Nyahururu

Visitors can savour the view of the falls from the view point or get in on the action by descending to the river below. If you have the time and energy, do follow the trail to the river and make sure you are wearing comfortable attire that you would not mind getting wet.

Weekends and holidays are packed, do expect lots of activity and noise around the area. There are also curio shops and vendors around the area. If someone asks if you would want to take a picture with them, note that you have to pay for that. I noticed some children holding a chameleon and taking photos with it after which the person who pointed it out to them asked them to pay for holding the chameleon. Mind you the chameleon was in a bush-its habitat. So be wary of that.


Adult citizens pay shs 50 to see the falls which is very affordable. They do not take cash, payment is done via MPesa.

Getting there

If driving, use the Naivasha-Gilgil route which is shorter. Alternatively, you can access it from the scenic Nyeri- Mweiga route.

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If using public transport from Nairobi, the Matatu stage is at Nyamakima in downtown CBD.

Where to stay in Nyahururu town

Panari Resort Nyahururu and Thomsons Falls Lodge are great options. Check out more hotel options and if you prefer to stay at villas check out these Airbnbs.

A hidden gem

Nyandarua County also boasts of having the only lake in the central province, Lake Ol Bolossat. The lake is the source of the Ewaso Nyiro River and an important bird and wildlife habitat. Accessing the lake is currently free as it is not legally protected.

When you get the chance do visit Nyahururu town and enjoy the raging sounds of the falls and the scenic Aberdare Ranges in the backdrop.

Catch up on previous posts here.

Until next time, Bye!


  1. Richard

    15 January 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Affordable place 😁

    1. Ivy Miricho

      17 January 2020 at 9:36 am

      Yes very. There’s no excuse for not visiting TFalls when in Nyahururu.

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