PLACES TO VISIT IN KARATINA-HAVING FUN
Karatina is a town located in Nyeri County that is simply an amazing place.Karatina university being located in the outskirts of the town, offering a good environment for studies. Students have a lot of free time especially in the weekends whereby they opt for adventure or something fun to do away with the boredome.Besides the large coffee and tea plantations the town has fun places to visit, things to do and nice places to stay.
KARATINA OPEN AIR MARKET
This market is the East Africa’s largest open air market. Many people just pass by the market without any idea of the activities ongoing in there. It’s fun to go in there and have a look at many varieties of farm produce in the market. It’s believed that no farm produce can lack in that market. Its size will amaze you and the energy in the stall sellers .There are also some businesses too that take place in the upper floors in the market. A stroll in that market is really worth the visit.
Why not for a hike this weekend?Hikes are just the perfect thing for university students to do.Ragati forest are located around Karatina main campus. In a group, you can pay a Kenyan Wildlife guide whereby maybe in a group of 30 you can pay around 50 shillings each, for him to take you into the forest as a guide and protection from wild animals like the elephants. This thick forest has got a big water catchment area located in that forest. Due to safety measure by the government, people are not allowed to do fishing activities or swim on that dam. Deeper into the forest, there is a large waterfall; its view is just really amazing and way better when you go down the fall. A hike around this place cannot disappoint
OLDOIYO LENGAI RESORT -Bar, gym, spa and a swimming pool waiting for you
Why not take her for a swimming?This is resort located in the outskirts of karatina town. This place has a bar, gym, spa and a swimming pool. In a sunny afternoon, the swimming pool charged at only 200 bob is the best get away. With a couple of friends, or alone, swimming and basking around the sun is just a relaxing thing to do.Incae of any questions, the receptionists are really friendly and will answer your questions. Food too is also available if one wants to eat.
THE TEA COTTAGE
This cottage is located at the outskirts of karatina, a 10 minutes’ drive to the town. This beautiful farm cottage stays in the middle of a private tea farm overlooking the magical Mt Kenya. It’s the best place for relaxing and outdoor activities. It’s built in an attic design with attic rooms. As a guest, you get to prepare your own food of your liking, with the availability of hot shower and electrified blankets for warmth as karatina is a cold place. The road to the cottage is tarmacked and accessible by all kinds of vehicles.
This hotel is situated on the Nairobi-karatina highway .This hotel has a bar, shared lounge and a garden. This property provides a playground for its guests as they have a kid’s fun place. Swimming pool is also available at the cost of 200 shillings per session. If one is interested in booking a room this hotel has elegant windows that give an awesome view of the highway and free Wi-Fi and a 24hr reception service. It also offers gym services at an affordable price, if one wants to keep fit, it’s just the perfect place to go for training as well as recreate oneself through swimming.
Treating yourself ones in a while is the best thing to do. A visit to Ibis or Old Oyo lengai is the perfect place for fried, minced or stewed meat.
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Visit the above places we have listed for we promise more fun for you