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Unveiling Kenya’s Eastern Region: Adventures in the Heart of the Country

Kenya's Eastern Region

✈️ Airport: Jomo Kenyatta  Airport.
💵 Currency: Kenyan Shillings (Kes)
🗣️ Language: English and Swahili are the national languages
⏰ Time Zone: East Africa Time (GMT+3)

Mpesa mobile money: This is the main payment mode in Kenya everyone and every business uses it. Payment for government services requires this too

💳 Credit Cards & ATMs: In Nairobi, many establishments, including shops, restaurants, and hotels, accept credit cards. However, it’s always a good idea to carry some cash with you, as is the case in many other destinations. These ATMs can be easily found at banks, airports, streets, and shopping centers throughout the city.
🔌 Electricity Socket: Kenya associated plug type is G, which is the plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Kenya operates on a 240V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Where is Eastern Region Located?

The Eastern Region of Kenya is situated in the eastern part of the country, bordering Somalia to the east and Tanzania to the south. It consists of several counties, including Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Kitui, and Machakos. The region is known for its diverse landscapes, economic activities, and cultural attractions

Eastern Kenya Travel Map

Here are some notable tourism attractions in the Eastern Region:

Known for its diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, and rhinos, Meru National Park offers a unique safari experience. Visitors can explore the park’s lush landscapes and the Tana River.

The eastern slopes of Mount Kenya fall within the Eastern Region. This iconic mountain is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular destination for trekkers and climbers.

Chogoria Route

Chogoria is one of the routes used to climb Mount Kenya. It is renowned for its scenic beauty, including the Gorges Valley and Lake Michaelson.

Tharaka Nithi County Cultural Festival

The Tharaka Nithi Cultural Festival showcases the traditions, music, dance, and crafts of the Tharaka people. It provides visitors with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture

Mwea National Reserve

Located along the Tana River, Mwea National Reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including crocodiles, hippos, and various bird species. Boat safaris on the Tana River are popular activities.

Embu Town

Embu, a major town in the region, offers a taste of local life and culture. The town has markets, historical sites, and opportunities to engage with the community

Kitui Craft Market

Kitui is known for its traditional crafts, including basketry. The Kitui Craft Market is a great place to explore and purchase handmade crafts.

Ngomeni Rock Art Site

Located in Tharaka Nithi County, the Ngomeni Rock Art Site features ancient rock art paintings, providing insight into the region’s prehistoric past.

Machakos People's Park

The Machakos People’s Park is a recreational facility in Machakos town with a dam, gardens, and various recreational activities. It’s a popular spot for locals and visitors alike.

Situated along the Tana River, the Kora National Reserve is known for its wildlife, including elephants and buffaloes. The reserve offers a wilderness experience and is named after the famous Kora Rocks

Masinga Dam

Masinga Dam is the largest of the Seven Forks hydroelectric power projects on the Tana River. It provides a scenic environment and opportunities for water-based activities.

Tana River Primate Reserve

This reserve is home to various primate species, including the Tana River red colobus monkey. It’s a haven for nature enthusiasts and bird watchers.