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    Tourists Guide To Eldoret & General Information

    Eldoret is the largest city in the Province of Uasin Gishu County, and is situated in the upper reaches of Midwestern Kenya, when the elevation rises to roughly 2700 meters. By population, Eldoret is the fastest growing town in Kenya.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Eldoret

    The name Eldoret is derived from the local Maasai word “eldore”, which means “stony river”. This is because the riverbed of the Sosianin River that runs through the town is made up of a gravel and stony bed.

    What You Need To Know About Eldoret

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Eldoret.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Eldoret?

    Eldoret has a stable climate and can be visited throughout the year, with the months of November to February being the warmest. The temperatures, on average, range between 10 and 24 degrees throughout the year.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Eldoret?

    Depending on your age, and what Country you reside in will determine whether or not you need a Visa to visit Eldoret.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Eldoret?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Eldoret will influence what you need to pack. Generally warmer clothes, lightweight and waterproof jackets are the items of clothing needed; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Eldoret?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Eldoret in Kenya. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.

    Transport & How To Get Around Eldoret?

    Eldoret has an international airport that is very well maintained, and is a popular bus route stop over. The Kenya-Uganda Railway is served here as well, and one can get around the town in a rental car or taxi.

    Attractions and places to visit in Eldoret

    Eldoret is a stunning large principle city of western Kenya. This city is elevated about 2700 meters above sea level and lies on the south side of the Cherangani Hills, which is known as on of Kenya’s five main forests. This forest is home to the rare De Brazza’s Monkey so make sure to keep a look out for one of these wide spread African primates that inhabit this magnificent forest.

    Where to go when visiting Eldoret?

    Edoret is known as the fastest growing town in Kenya and is home to over 290 000 local residents so you can be sure to see many new faces while on your travels in and about the city of Eloret. This beautiful country has not been known as a booming tourist destination but because of the size of this city being much larger, as it is the fifth largest city in comparison to other Kenyan cities there is some stunning accommodation available for guest’s and some nearby reasonably close notable attractions to go and visit.

    As mentioned above, some stunning hotels and accommodation such as the Sirikwa Hotel, Poa Place and stunning modernized Boma Inn can be some excellent places to stay at while in the city. The nightlife in this city can be entertaining with a few restaurants to see and a few places to keep you active.

    Some interesting places to go and visit while in the city of Eldoret are the Nandi Hills, this area is home to many world renowned athletes such as Wilson Kipketer, Janeth Jepkosgei and Augustine Choge to name a few. Due to the lush greenery and wet-warm climates and high altitude, this place makes for the perfect conditions for middle or long distance running.

    This is a beautiful city with numerous natural lands surrounding it which will be sure to give you a ease of comfort and tranquility while visiting in Eldoret.

    How old it the city of Eldoret?

    The city of Eldoret has been inhabited since the 17th century.

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