Geographical feature

Nyahururu Forest

A serene, biodiverse forest near the Thomson's Falls in Kenya.

Kenya
Location
Dry season
Best Time to Visit
2,360 m
Altitude

About Nyahururu Forest

Nyahururu Forest, located near the town of Nyahururu in central Kenya, is an ecologically rich area that provides a refreshing escape into nature. This verdant forest is known for its scenic beauty, encompassing a diverse ecosystem with indigenous trees, a variety of bird species, and several walking trails that meander through the woodland. Adjace...

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Seasons

June - September
Best time to go
Best time to visit with dry conditions allowing for easier access to trails and ideal hiking conditions.
April - May
Low Season
The rainy season can make paths muddy but also revitalizes the forest's flora.
June - September
High Season
Dry weather allows for easier access to trails and pleasant hiking conditions.
January - March
October - November
Shoulder Season
Intermittent rains with sunny periods, fewer tourists, and lush landscapes.

What to do

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Visitors should ensure they're up-to-date with routine vaccinations and consult a travel health clinic for specific advice. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended. The area is generally safe, but visitors should stay on designated paths and observe local guidelines.
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
Nyahururu Forest is easily reachable by road from Nyahururu town, which is well connected to major cities like Nairobi and Nakuru.
Getting Around
Walking is the best way to explore the forest and its trails. Signage and maps are available at entry points to guide visitors.
Visas
From 1 January 2024, foreign visitors to Kenya must apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) in advance, replacing traditional visa requirements. The process is streamlined, and applications should be made at least 3 days before travel. Ensure compliance with health documentation if required.
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