Eldoret is one of the major towns in Kenya and the fifth most populous according to the 2019 census. The Capital of Uasin Gishu County, Eldoret is a cosmopolitan town with a rich history of large-scale agriculture, manufacturing, and athletics.
Popularly referred to as the home of champions, Eldoret is home to world-renowned athletes such as Kipchoge Keino, Ezekiel Kemboi, Asbel Kiprop, Vivian Cheruiyot, Ednah Kiplagat, Julius Yego, among many others.
There are plenty of places to visit both in Eldoret and the surrounding areas. After all, it borders interesting counties such as Nandi, Elgeyo Marakwet, Transzoia, with Baringo county not being too far away.
Best Places to Visit in Eldoret
Eka Hotel is located on one of the most popular malls in Eldoret, Rupa Mall. It boasts excellent conference facilities, accommodation, a restaurant, and other great facilities. Get an incredible view of Eldoret from their rooftop swimming pool.
5 mins away from Eldoret CBD is POA place resort. You can easily book accommodation on their Executive and Deluxe VIP, family, and Safari suites. There’s also an amusement park, swimming, and spa for the whole family. Visit Club Rumours for excellent music and drinks.
Rupa Mall is one of the most popular malls in Eldoret and plays host to Eka Hotel, BigSquare, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Rupa Cinema, Eka Hotel, among many other cafes, restaurants, and shops.
There’s ample parking, a well-equipped gym, car wash services, etc.
Rimoi Game Reserve
Interested in a game drive? Rimoi National Reserve is the ideal place to go from Eldoret. Catch interesting herds of Elephants in the park as well other wildlife.
The park is 73 kilometers away from Eldoret along the scenic Iten Kabarnet road. You’ll love the Kerio Valley Escarpment before you descend to the park.
Other interesting places to visit
Besides the expansive wheat and maize farms around Eldoret, there are quite a number of interesting places you could visit while staying in Eldoret both within Uasin Gishu and the neighboring counties.
Some of these include:
- Nandi Hills
- Mt. Elgon National Park
- Chpkiit Falls
- Kapsimotwo Gardens
- Kerio Valley and Rift Valley
- Kapsait Nike Training Camp
Take advantage of the AnCHOR Conference to explore some of these interesting places around Eldoret.