Top 10 Things To Do In Eldoret, Kenya - Updated 2021

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Eldoret, Kenya, is the gateway to the incomparable Rift Valley accented by towering acacia hills. It overlooks fast-flowing waters filled with hungry crocodiles. While exploring this agriculturally rich centre, leave the golden wheat fields behind for cascading Koromosho Falls. Visitors will have their senses charmed at Poa Place Garden’s amusement park and nature preserve. Encountering the amazing variety of birds, wild cats, howling monkeys, etc., at Naiberi Campsite, will leave everyone speechless. In order to experience the most of Eldoret’s awe-inspiring natural beauty and attractions, please check out the list of the top 10 things to do in Eldoret, Kenya.

1. Experience serenity at Poa Place Gardens

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Poa Place Resort on Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Before arriving in Kasane, Kenya, it would be advisable to add the stunningly beautiful Poa Place Gardens to your itinerary. The property contains luxurious guest rooms to retire to after a day out on safari chasing Kenya’s wondrous wildlife across the grasslands. Families can enjoy the heart-pumping attractions at the thrilling theme park before dining at one of the many restaurants. Then there is the chance to encounter fearsome lions, cheetahs, and other wildlife while strolling through the exotic garden habitat.

Poa Place Gardens

Address: Kapsoya Poa Place Gardens, Kasane, Kenya

Website: Poa Place Gardens

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 8am - 5pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 12pm (closed on Sun)

Price: 59 - 72 USD

2. Chant mantras at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Eldoret Temple
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During their in culturally rich Eldoret, travellers may desire to drop in at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Established in the early 1700s, this branch of Hinduism was established with an emphasis on spiritual enlightenment for the benefit of the community. Those who walk through the ornate stone temple archways can be enlightened by the teachings while worshipping alongside Hindu adherents. Revered gurus will provide lessons explaining how to apply and benefit from spiritual teachings individually and communally.

BAPS Shri Swaminarayn Mandir

Address: Kago Street, Eldoret, Kenya

Website: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Price: Free entry

3. Indulge in Guinness at The Well Irish Pub & Restaurant

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The Well Irish Pub & Restaurant provides a warm, casual atmosphere where diners can indulge in traditional Irish cuisine. The friendly staff is eager to please those dining at this lively Irish Pub featuring live music. Be sure to order a pint of Guinness to accompany a serving of iconic Shepherd’s Pie. The menu is filled with authentic Irish favourites including a hearty lamb stew, Guinness beef stew, potato and leek soup, etc.

The Well Irish Pub & Restaurant

Address: 1st Floor, Saito Centre, Elijah Cheruiyot Street, Eldoret, Kenya, 30100

Website: The Well Irish Pub & Restaurant

Opening hours: 10am - 12pm (daily)

4. Shop till you drop at Rupa's Mall

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Posted by RUPA's Mall on Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Rupa’s Mall provides the ideal outing for families, singles, and couples spending time in the city of Eldoret. Visitors enjoy a leisurely day of retail therapy as they browse the shopping mall’s numerous shops. Why not spend a day and sign off by dining at one of the many restaurants before viewing a film at the cinema? Rupa’s Mall provides visitors with grocery stores where they can pick up necessary items or products.

Rupa's Mall

Address: Malaba Road, Eldoret, Kenya

Website: Rupa’s Mall

Opening hours: 6am - 10pm (daily)

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5. Witness a race at High Altitude Training Centre Iten

Iten, Kenya (4201358841)
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Visitors staying in Eldoret won’t have to skip their exercise routine while vacationing in Kenya’s Rift Valley region. They can enjoy working out on cardio machines and weight machines before relaxing in the sauna. Fitness enthusiasts can also take advantage of the strength and conditioning sessions where they can train alongside local athletes. If only a short routine is manageable, there are free weights, medicine balls, and steps to climb as well. Also, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for goats wandering across the track to prevent serious injury while working out.

High Altitude Training Centre Iten, Kenya

Address: High Altitude Road, Iten, Kenya

Website: High Altitude Training Centre

Opening hours: 8am - 9pm (daily)

6. Experience Chepkiit Waterfall's wondrous beauty

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Those looking for an adventure full of majestic waterfalls will only have to drive 30 minutes from Eldoret to Chepkiit Waterfall. Visitors can discover the impressive falls on their own or with a local tour company. During the rainy season, Chepkiit Waterfall can become extremely dangerous with its slippery rocks and powerful cascading waters. While standing on the observation deck to admire the thunderous waters, watch for monkeys, snakes, chameleons, and other native wildlife.

Chepkiit Waterfall

Address: Eldoret, Kenya

Opening hours: 8am - 6pm (daily)

Price: 2 USD

7. Listen to Koromosho Falls' thunderous applause

Koromosho waterfall in Kenya
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Those hoping to experience Kenya’s phenomenal natural landscape should make a trip to legendary Koromosho Falls. Located in Uasin Gishu County, the falls are a 12-mile (20-kilometre) journey west of Eldoret. Eldoret tour companies also voyage out to the landmark waterfall for guests who’d rather not drive. Upon arrival behold the awesome power of the waters rushing over the River Sosiani embankment while monkeys squeal up above.

Koromosho Falls

Address: Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

Opening hours: 8am - 6pm (daily)

Price: Free

8. Admire the picturesque panorama of Iten View Point

Iten, Kenya (4201362247)
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Don’t leave Eldoret without hiring a minibus tour or driving the steep, winding road up to the hilltop town of Iten. After conquering the labyrinth of hairpin turns, wander over to Iten View Point to behold the picturesque Rift Valley. The valley stretches from the Middle East’s Kingdom of Jordan to South Africa. As you stand at the precipice, behold the acacia covered Tugen and Cherangani Hills looming over the crocodile-filled Kerio River below.

Iten View Point

Address: C51 Road, Iten, Kenya

Opening hours: 8am - 6pm (daily)

Price: Free

9. Sleep in Kenmosa Gardens' luxurious suites

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Kenmosa Gardens is a secluded compound with its own security detail located 10 minutes from Eldoret. Here guests can retreat to their richly decorated suites each evening after trekking under the blazing African sun. Following a dinner consisting of local specialities, retire to your private balcony to experience the garden’s beauty and tranquillity. The grounds are ideal for family vacations and celebrations with manicured lawns surrounded by avenues of hardwood trees.

Kenmosa Gardens

Address: Kenmosa Village estate on Kaptagat Road, Eldoret,Kenya

Website: Kenmosa Gardens

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: 5 - 520 USD

10. Join festive sing-a-longs at Naiberi Campsite (from USD 49)

Guests adventurous at heart will jump at the chance to experience the wonders of Africa while staying at Nairberi Campsite. They can choose from shared bunk bed accommodations, rustic cabins, or luxurious suites with animal print bedding. There are also tents lined alongside the Naiberi River where visitors can fall asleep to the river’s rushing waters. While dining in at Stone Cavern bar, diners can listen to the native calls of birds and the Colobus monkey hidden in the forest. After an adrenaline-pumping adventure safari, cool off in the pool’s refreshing waters before heading to the bar for a drink.

Naiberi Campsite

Address: Kipkenyo Eldoret Kaptagat Highway, Kenya

Website: Naiberi Campsite

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: 68 - 80 USD

Naiberi River Campsite & Resort

Address: 20km From Edoret along Eldoret ,Kaptagat, Edamaravine Highway

Experiencing Kenya's rich Rift Valley

Those venturing out to Kenya’s Rift Valley commercial hub will experience its dense green forests filled with monkeys, toothy crocodiles, and native aviators. Between exciting adventures, they can enjoy the local entertainment and markets where they can acquire rainbow-coloured knitted textiles. Visitors will depart Kenya’s emerald forests highly charged and ready to return for more of Eldoret’s exceptional sights.

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