List Of Best Places To Visit Along Namanga Road

Here is a list of the Best Places to visit along Namanga Road. Namanga is a border town between Kenya and Tanzania. From Nairobi, you drive through Kitengela, Isinya, and Kajiado to the border. The road offers an excellent driving experience with very few speed pumps.

The larger part of the trip is traversing Kajiado County through Namanga Road. Kajiado is typically a semi-arid area with a series of hills decorating the landscape. You will always want to take a few pictures as you drive through. With relatively low traffic along this route, the tarmac adds to the scenery decoration for photo sessions with your friends and family. Along this road, several noteworthy destinations offer unique experiences and attractions. Here are some of the best places to visit along Namanga Road.

Best Places To Visit Along Namanga Road

1. TLV Rooftop Lounge

TLV Rooftop Lounge is about 3.5km from Namanga Border on the Tanzania side as you drive towards Arusha, Tanzania. A timely stopover for lunch with friends if you have time to spare. They have great food, ambient spaces both on the ground floor, a rooftop, and a back garden that has a swimming pool. When at the club, you enjoy a spectacular view of Mt OlDonyo Orok, Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru. Local beers at TLV costs an average of Ksh 150 and you don’t have to worry about currency barriers, they accept payment in Kenyan shillings. They also have a Lipa na M-PESA Till.

But before you proceed to TLV, please note that you are not allowed to use professional cameras on the clubs’ premises. To use it, you will have to part with 100 USD. Also, if you plan on having a cake-cutting party there, you must pay for it if the cake was not purchased on the premises. The cake rates are about Ksh 1,000 for a 1kg cake.

The Lounge is generally beautiful with good services. Save for border control processing, you can set off from Nairobi, have lunch there and make it back home in good time.

2. Tandala House

Tandala House in Bisil is a unique bush home just 100 km from Nairobi in the rolling Mparasha Hills. Owned by an old Kenyan family, this incredible house has five bedrooms and a gorgeous swimming pool, set on a huge plot where you can climb the hills to admire even more of a view. Two of the double en-suite bedrooms connect to two twin bedrooms, making it a great family destination. The third double bedroom lies “under” the swimming pool. A rooftop terrace provides a wonderful sundowner spot with views over the beautiful African landscape, and throughout this wonderful family home are spaces to relax. Next to the pool, a small gazebo and barbecue area make a great spot to gather and cook together unless you want to take advantage of the chef or fully equipped kitchen. The minimum stay is two nights, but we are sure that’s going to seem too short. There is also a spa room at Tandala and you can either request a masseuse to come to the house as you book or convert into another twin for a bigger group.

Nearby activities include visits to Amboseli National Park, known for large herds of elephants and striking views of Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro.

3. Maasai Ostrich Farm

The Maasai Ostrich Farm, East Africa’s largest commercial hub for ostrich farming, was established in 1991. Named after the semi-nomadic ethnic group living in the area, the farm ships feathers, meat, skins, and ostriches throughout Kenya and abroad. Around 1000 birds of two breeds are maintained: the blue-neck or Somali ostrich and the Maasai ostrich, which has a pink neck and legs.

The first thing you do when you visit the ostrich farm south of Kitengela town is pick up an egg and marvel at its heaviness. You’ll get to watch these birds grow up from tiny hatchlings to mighty avian titans in one powerful thwack. The tour concludes with an optional ostrich ride around the farm. Unfortunately, the restaurant has been closed for quite some time, so you won’t be able to have an ostrich steak for lunch. Plans are for it to reopen in the fall, making it more accessible for day trips. A tour of the farm costs Ksh 300 per person, and an ostrich ride costs Ksh 500

4. Fred’s Ranch and Resort, Isinya

There are a few places to eat down this way, but Fred’s Ranch in Isinya (look for signs on the left as you head south from Isinya) makes an effort to be appealing. Everything is ranch-style, even the waiters who wear rancher hats. Tables are set up in a lovely garden, with a children’s playground nearby. They also provide lead-rein pony rides. It can get busy on weekends and is a good place to get some nyama choma, but it’s worth calling ahead to make sure it’s not booked out for a wedding.

5. Tumaini Gardens

Tumaini Gardens is a hotel in Kajiado with a 24-hour front desk, free public Wi-Fi, a restaurant, and room service. This B&B provides air conditioning for those cooler evenings, in addition to a common lounge, a bar, and an outdoor pool. Guests can unwind in clean, comfortable rooms while enjoying a continental breakfast and views of the surrounding area. Tumaini Gardens’ playground, which is well-equipped with various eye-catching play items, is suitable for children of all ages.

6. Olpopongi Maasai Cultural Village

Olpopongi Maasai Cultural Village & Museum is the first genuine Maasai Boma in Kenya, and it also features a Maasai Museum and accommodations near the Tanzanian border.“Olpopongi ” is a one-of-a-kind Maasai and wildlife safari in West Kilimanjaro.

In the traditional Maasai village of Olpopongi, you can spend a full day and night mingling with locals. Enjoy a museum and village tour, a traditional Maasai lunch, a walking safari across Maasai territory, a lesson in Maasai hunting skills, a look at some remarkable natural and herbal medicine, an evening programme complete with Maasai rites, a campfire and barbecue, and a hearty breakfast the following morning.

7. Lerruat Log Resort

This is a bit of an unusual find. On the Namanga road between Kajiado and Bisil, take a very steep road to this Swiss-style cabin hotel. The location is extraordinary, with one of the best views we’ve seen in the area. Accommodation is in cottages or rooms, either with their own or a shared outdoor deck. The interior decor, though, is a little unimaginative – gaudy wallpaper, brown bed throws and tiled floors. Nevertheless, it’s a fun place to visit, even if just to ogle the view, and the unlikely log pile structure. The restaurant is open all day. Rooms start from Ksh16,500 full-board.

8. Ol Doinyo Orok Mountain

It’s about 170 kilometres south of Nairobi in the town of Namanga, which also serves as the country’s border. It is located 2,548 meters above mean sea level. It also has a diverse flora and fauna, with plants, herbs, and hundreds of animal species. The Ol Doinyo Orok Mountain is ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, nature walks, wildlife viewing, and bird watching, making it ideal for nature lovers.

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