Thika Town special visit - Half day




Thika town is only 40kms away from Nairobi, its famous for the vast pineapple plantations. Thika has a population of 88,265 (1999 census)[ and is growing rapidly, like the entire greater Nairobi area. The elevation of Thika is 1531 meters (5026 feet) in altitude. The town has a railway station, but there is only limited passenger service. The town is headquarters of the Thika District. The district is the prime pineapple-growing region in Kenya. Thika was formerly a center for light industry, but the focus has shifted to the Athi River. Thika is externally serviced by a dual carriage way to Nairobi, a highway to Garissa and also a railway line. Internally, the town has a well-maintained road network. The economic activities of the town include agriculture, particularly in the horticulture (exports mainly to Europe) and coffee industry (exports mainly to the USA and Europe). Other industries include textile (cotton), food processing (pineapples, macadamia nuts, and wheat), tannery, motor vehicle assemblies and cigarette manufacturing. About one hundred small scale industries and about twenty major factories exist in and around the town. The decline of the textile industry has hit local firms, including Thika Cloth Mills (TCM), which is cotton to fabric manufacturer that competes against Egyptian & Chinese manufacturers.


Thika is close to "Fourteen Falls" which is a popular picnic site. Thika is home to the Chania Falls and the Thika Falls, while Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park lies to its south east.


The Blue Posts Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Thika town, over looking the water falls of the Chania and Thika rivers. There are 32 bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom facilities. There is a nature walk set out along the rivers.




Drive to Thika located some 45 km from the city centre to arrive at Blue Posts Hotel, established in 1908 as a stop over for white settlers who farmed and lived in central Kenya. Two rivers namely, Thika and Chania Rivers surround the hotel each with a natural waterfall. These rivers originate from the Aberdare Ranges, in the Aberdare National Park. A visit to the nearby pineapple plantation will be done. Lunch at the hotel, after which, you will be driven back to Nairobi where the tour ends.


Cost: In US$


Price Per Person in US$
I Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
7 Pax
Validity 1 Jan - 31 Dec


Cost Includes:


  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • Lunch and soft drinks supplied on this trip
  • Transport based on a safari Minivan  vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing Or a Small Car
  • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver where applicable
  • Any applicable taxes


Cost Excludes:


  • Park entrance fees where applicable
  • Extras  -tips, drinks or any other personal expenses

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