10 Must See Places of Murang’a County.

10 Must See Places of Murang’a County.

Located in central Kenya, Murang’a County embodies the essence of natural beauty and cultural heritage. With tea plantations, historic landmarks, and vibrant communities, it offers a rich tapestry of experiences to explore. Below is a list of places to visit in the County.

Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga Shrine

Murang’a County holds a mythical significance as the revered ‘Garden of Eden’ for the Agikuyu community, believed to be the ancestral homeland of Gikuyu and Mumbi. Delve into the rich tapestry of Kikuyu culture by visiting this sacred site, where you can learn about their traditions and heritage. Immerse yourself in the vibrant history of the Agikuyu people and gain insight into their way of life. Explore traditional artifacts, hear ancient stories, and experience the deep-rooted connection to this legendary land, offering a captivating glimpse into the cultural essence of the Kikuyu community. It’s located 3km off ha Kamama BodaBoda stage.

Ndakaini Dam

Situated in Gatanga constituency 50km from Nairobi, the picturesque dam serves as the primary water source for the Nairobi Water Company, ensuring a vital supply to residents of Nairobi County. With a vast reservation, it plays a crucial role in sustaining the region’s water needs. Notably, the Ndakaini half marathon, established by the Ndakaini Dam Environment Conservation Association, showcases the community’s commitment to environmental conservation while promoting health and wellness through sport. This iconic dam stands as a symbol of both natural resource management and community engagement.

Tuthu Catholic Church Mausoleum

Founded by Consolata missionaries in Kangema, Tuthu Catholic Church holds historical significance. The church encompasses Chief Karuri wa Gakure’s mausoleum, honoring the paramount chief pivotal in welcoming the initial missionaries to Central Kenya. Chief Karuri generously provided the missionaries with a compound, where they conducted their inaugural mass beneath a sacred Mugumo tree. This symbolic act solidified the church’s roots in the local culture. The church compound also features a shrine, further reflecting the intersection of Catholicism with the traditional beliefs of the Agikuyu community, making Tuthu Catholic Church a testament to the enduring blend of spirituality and history in the region.

Kimakia Fishing Grounds

Renowned as one of the premier fishing destinations in the central region, located on the ridge between the Chania and Kimakia rivers at the edge of Aberdare forest, the Kimakia Stream offers unparalleled adventures. This stream teems with opportunities for angling enthusiasts. Surrounded by lush greenery and abundant wildlife, it provides an idyllic setting for a tranquil fishing experience. Whether casting a line for relaxation or seeking the thrill of catching local fish species, Kimakia Stream promises unforgettable moments amidst the natural splendor of Murang’a County.

 Aberdare Cottages

Nestled in Gacharage-ini Village off Njumbi-Mioro road, this destination stands out as a haven for adventure seekers. From exhilarating hiking trails to serene fly fishing spots, and from thrilling mountain biking routes to tranquil boat rides, there’s something for every outdoor enthusiast. Moreover, the luxury cottages provide a perfect retreat, offering breathtaking views of the lush Murang’a scenery. Whether seeking adrenaline-fueled activities or simply unwinding amidst nature’s beauty, this destination promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of Murang’a County.

Sagana Getaway Resort

Situated in the heart of Makuyu, this esteemed luxury hotel epitomizes elegance and comfort. Guests are treated to luxurious accommodations in a variety of spacious guest rooms, including superior rooms, executive family suites, deluxe rooms, and executive suites. The hotel boasts a range of amenities, including a sparkling swimming pool, inviting bar/lounge, state-of-the-art conference facilities, and an onsite restaurant offering delectable local and international cuisine. Whether indulging in leisurely relaxation or hosting important events, this hotel provides an unparalleled experience of luxury and hospitality amidst the scenic beauty of Murang’a County.

Mathioya River

Located within Mathioya constituency, this river is renowned as one of the most challenging rafting destinations in Kenya. With thrilling rapids and tumultuous waters, it promises adrenaline-pumping experiences for rafting enthusiasts. Moreover, the river provides excellent opportunities for kayaking, allowing adventurers to navigate its tumultuous currents with skill and precision. For those seeking a more leisurely experience, the river also offers refreshing swimming adventures in its pristine waters. With its combination of excitement and natural beauty, this river in Mathioya constituency stands as a premier destination for water-based adventures in Kenya.

Jangwani Camp Sagana

Along River Sagana in Kimathi lies Jangwani Camp, a hidden paradise waiting to be discovered. Our eco-friendly camp sits proudly in front of four captivating waterfalls, seamlessly connected to the adventurous Sagana River, renowned for its exhilarating white water rafting experiences. Amidst the breathtaking scenery, guests can indulge in camping experiences like no other, accompanied by nature walks that unveil the area’s natural wonders. For thrill-seekers, we offer adrenaline-pumping activities such as rafting, kayaking, and archery, ensuring an unforgettable adventure in the heart of nature. At Jangwani Camp, every moment is an opportunity to connect with the wild beauty of Murang’a County. Prices vary according to tents taken where own tents cost ksh.2,000 and tent plus cost ksh.5,000 per night. The luxury units cost ksh.12,000 per night whereas dome tents cost ksh.3,000.

Stanley’s Haven

Tucked away in the lush, serene suburbs of Murang’a County that is along Kenol_Murang’a highway, 500 metres off the tarmac, Stanley’s Haven stands as a hidden gem, offering an exclusive retreat for discerning guests. Our guesthouse provides a haven of luxury, privacy, and security, ensuring a tranquil and rejuvenating experience. Perfect for a variety of occasions, from weekend getaways to wedding receptions, conferencing, and camping adventures, our venue caters to every need. With amenities such as swimming pools, children’s activities, and scenic spaces for photo shoots, Stanley’s Haven promises unforgettable moments for all.

Rapids Camp

Located at Sagana town along Sagana _Murang’a road Rapids camp offers a thrilling escape for outdoor enthusiasts, our camp boasts an array of exhilarating activities amidst nature’s splendor. From heart-pounding white-water rafting on the Sagana River to exciting kayaking adventures and tranquil camping experiences, there’s something for every adventurer. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Murang’a as you navigate the raging rapids, embark on nature walks, or simply relax by the riverside. With its perfect blend of adrenaline and serenity, Rapids Camp invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey in the heart of Kenya’s wilderness.

Murang’a is renowned for its lush tea plantations, scenic landscapes, and cultural heritage, making it a captivating destination for travelers seeking authentic experiences.

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