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Outspan Hotel Nyeri

Location: Nyeri Town, Kenya Safari

Outspan Hotel Nyeri is in the heart of the highlands. This is a green scenery of tea and coffee trees that give a spectacular breath of fresh air. It has great ambience, vibrant gardens and verdant green lawns where peacocks roam at will.
In 1926 Major Eric Sherbrooke Walker and his wife Lady Bettie chose the perfect spot between the Aberdare Mountains and Mount Kenya to build their dream Hotel in Nyeri. After purchasing land from the government, they built a new four-bedroom hotel with private baths and running water.
The Walkers offered a bottle of champagne to whoever suggested the best name for the new hotel. It went to Grace Barry, a saw-miller who suggested “Outspan” meaning the place where the traveler un-harnesses his weary oxen at the end of the day’s journey. Outspan was officially opened to the public on New Year’s Day 1928 with ten rooms.
Lord Baden-Powell, the Scouts Movement founder, and a friend of Walker spent the last years of his life at the Cottage within the Outspan compound.


  • 162 kilometers from Nairobi
  • 1 kilometer from Nyeri town
  • 20 kilometers from Mweiga Airstrip

Amenities at the Outspan Hotel, Kenya Safari

  • Laundry Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Rooms and Cottages at the Outspan Hotel, Kenya Safari


The Outspan Hotel Nyeri cottages are uniquely designed for a group of friends and families seeking the best accommodation Nyeri has to offer since they are spacious enough to accommodate many people comfortably. The main bedroom is fitted with a double bed while the separate room has a single bed.

The cottage offered for your accommodation in Nyeri is well furnished with comfortable seats, satellite TV, tea making facilities and has a glass door that opens to a balcony with scenic views to the garden.

Deluxe Rooms:

The Outspan deluxe room accommodation in Nyeri offers a private relaxing space, has a fireplace and private balcony. It is furnished with a queen-sized bed for a comfortable and memorable stay at the Outspan Hotel. Each deluxe room has been fitted with a bathtub walk-in shower.

Outspan deluxe room accommodation in Nyeri hotel features satellite TV, tea making facilities and telephone in case any visitor needs help settling down in the rooms. Our visitors also have a direct view of the great scenery that is the Outspan garden.

Standard Rooms:

Reminiscent of the 1920’s, The Outspan Hotel standard rooms are spacious and are built with wooden floors and a fireplace. They are furnished with a double bed or twin bed. For special cases where visitors need Nyeri County accommodation in one room, an extra bed can be provided. The standard room bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub with some rooms having both a tub and a shower. Our Nyeri County accommodation also features satellite TV, tea making facilities, telephone and a great view of the garden.

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What to do at the Outspan Hotel, Kenya Safari

  • Paxtu Museum: Go back in time to the place where Lord Baden Powell, the founder of the Worldwide Scout Movement spent his last days together with his wife Olave. Here, you will see lots of memorabilia that Scouts and Guides from all over the world left to decorate the museum. The place will be a big hit for Scouts and Guides seeking inspiration from Baden Powell’s life
  • Game Drives: Enjoy a 2 hour’ game drive in the Aberdare National Park situated only 17km from Outspan. The park is home to 2000 elephants and is the last remaining habitat of the elusive bongo antelope and the giant forest hog. Other animals to be seen include black rhinos, buffaloes and spotted hyenas among others.
  • Nature Walks: Outspan is famed for its expansive grounds, beautiful gardens and over 300 bird species. As you unwind during the guided walk along River Chania, our naturalist will identify the flora& fauna, and a waterfall gorge where the river squeezes between black rocks.