City

Eldoret

Kenya's champion city with a rich athletic heritage and agricultural prosperity.

Kenya
Location
500,000
Population
2,100 m
Altitude

About Eldoret

Eldoret, nestled in the heart of Kenya's Rift Valley, is renowned for its agricultural wealth and as a cradle for world-class long-distance runners. This dynamic city, sitting at an elevation of over 2,000 meters, boasts a temperate climate that, alongside its high-altitude terrain, provides optimal training conditions for athletes, earning it the ...

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Seasons

June - September
Best time to go
Ideal for experiencing Eldoret's outdoor activities and athletic culture in comfortable weather.
March - May
Low Season
The rainy season may hinder some outdoor activities but the region's natural beauty is at its peak.
January - February
June - September
High Season
Dry weather perfect for exploring the countryside and outdoor training.
October - December
Shoulder Season
Short rains bring cooler temperatures and lush scenery, with fewer tourists.

What to do

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Eldoret is generally safe for visitors, with standard travel precautions recommended. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever, along with malaria prophylaxis, are advised for travelers to Kenya.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Eldoret is well-connected by road and air, with daily flights from Nairobi and good road links to other parts of the country.
Getting Around
Local taxis, matatus (minibuses), and rental cars are available for getting around the city and exploring the surrounding areas.
Visas
Visitors to Kenya need to obtain a visa, which can be done on arrival or online through the eVisa system, making travel to Eldoret and other parts of Kenya accessible for many nationalities.
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