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Cities and Towns in Kenya



Towns in Kenya: Apart from the cities of Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya has other major towns each a unique representation of the country’s striking abundance in flora and fauna. Most of these towns are headquarters in their respective counties or major economic bases in their regions. Luxury hotels and lodges located here provide good accommodation and conferencing facilities for guests who dare to try out a taste different from the capital or the coast.

Cities in Kenya: Nairobi City

The capital, Nairobi, from the Maasai word Nyrobi meaning “Place of Cool Waters,” also known as the “Green City in the Sun” and “Safari Capital of the World,” has a population of around 3.2 million people (the unofficial figure is closer to 4 million). It came into being in May 1899 as a supply depot created by the European builders of the East African railway, located at “Mile 327” from the coast, high enough above sea levels to avoid the malaria mosquito. The largest city in East Africa, it is also one of the youngest, the most modern, the highest at 3,600 ft (1,700 m), and the fastest growing.

Nairobi is a charming, cosmopolitan city, blessed with the most wildlife in the world, making it a great safari destination. Known as the ‘Green City in the Sun’, Nairobi is the largest city as well as the capital city of Kenya. Nairobi is the main commercial center of Kenya. lt has got  a well developed infrastructure with  modern equipments and systems.  The Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) is one of the Africa’s largest stock exchanges and is officially recognized as an overseas stock exchange by the London Stock Exchange. NSE ranks fourth in Africa in terms of trading volumes and fifth in terms of Market Capitalization.

Cities in Kenya: MombasaCity

Mombasa is Kenya’s main port and popular holiday city. It is situated on an island in a natural sheltered inlet. It is the only port that serves not only Kenya but land locked countries like Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Southern Sudan.

Cities in Kenya: Kisumu City

Kisumu is the third largest city in Kenya, is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Set on the shores of Lake Victoria, Kisumu is hot and humid with a good and well developed road transport connecting the city to other major towns in Western Kenya. The tourism industry in Kisumu revolves around Lake Victoria. Visitors can tour interesting sites such as Hippo point, the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, Kisumu Museum and Dunga village, which is primarily a fishing village. This part of Kenya boasts of rich cultural heritages, with most of them carrying fascinating stories that portray the past lives, times and beliefs to the people living in these regions. Sites such as Kit Mikaye, Hamogi Hills and The Stone of Lwanda Magere are a must visit for every tourist. It can also be noted that Kogelo village, President Barrack Obama’s ancestral home is in Kisumu. The tiny village has gained overnight fame with visitors streaming in from various parts of the world to see for trace the roots of the American president. Kisumu is a good place to hold a conference with a wide range of accommodation options suitable for any budget.

Towns in Kenya: Nakuru Town

Nakuru is Kenya‘s 4th largest city, only slightly smaller than Kisumu. It is an important agricultural city, trade center, and transportation hub, and the capital of Rift Valley Province. Visitors to this town can catch glimpse of the Menengai Crater or Lake Nakuru National Park, where your chances of seeing a rhino are better than any other park in Kenya. Lake Nakuru National Park is relatively small has a large variety of animals and is located just 10km from city centre. Nakuru is home to Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes, which forms part of the Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is famous for the vast numbers of flamingoes that can be seen foraging in the shallow lake.

Towns in Kenya: Eldoret Town

Lying south of the Cherangani Hills, Eldoret is Kenya’s fifth largest town. Its name was derived from “eldare”, a Maasai word which means “stony river”. Eldoret is the hometown of numerous legendary Kenyan runners, the most renowned of whom is Kipchoge Keino. lt is also the bread basket of Kenya and predominately a farming region where maize, wheat farming and ranching take place on a large scale. The town is served by a modern fully fledged airport [Eldoret international Airport] which opens up the town to other domestic as well as international regions. The town is an excellent location for sightseeing with breathtaking sceneries such as the Kerio Valley. Excursions, bird watching and camping are some of the other activities that can the town is known for

Towns in Kenya: Naivasha Town

Naivasha is a town in the Rift Valley Province whose main industry is agriculture, especially floriculture. The town located 100 km northwest of Nairobi, sits halfway between the capital and Nakuru Town. Interesting places to visit include Hell’s Gate National Park, Longonot National Park, Mount Longonot and of course Lake Naivasha. The Lake is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five meters.

Visitors can enjoy boat trips on the lake which is also a perfect spot for bird watching and one can also see the famous hippos of Lake Naivasha. Main road access to Naivasha is directly from Nairobi by bus/Matatu or private transport. The main highway continues from Naivasha to Nakuru.

Towns in Kenya: Nyeri Town

Nyeri is the administrative headquarters of Central Province. During the colonial days, Nyeri was a barracks but it later became a trading centre for the white farmers who produced wheat, coffee and cattle. There are banks, shops, bookstores, hardware stores and a vibrant market. The town is also the gateway to the Aberdares National Park and on a clear day you will see the majestic face of Mt. Kenya on the horizon. Nyeri town has many accommodation options, from pristine tourist hotel’s to smaller budget hotels. Nearby is Nanyuki, a medium sized town northwest of Mt Kenya. The town has one of the most beautiful views of the mountain, and is a hub for trekkers. There are many hotels and lodges in and around Nanyuki, is the Chief Port city on the shores of lake Victoria. It serves western Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Towns in Kenya - Cities in Kenya

Towns in Kenya – Cities in Kenya

Other Major Towns in Kenya

  1. Archerspost Town
  2. Bahati Town
  3. Baragoi Town
  4. Baringo Town
  5. Bissil Town
  6. Bomet Town
  7. Bumala Town
  8. Bungoma Town
  9. Busia Town
  10. Butere Town
  11. Cheptais Town
  12. Chogoria Town
  13. Chuka Town
  14. Daadab Town
  15. Dundori Town
  16. Eldama Ravine Town
  17. Eldoret Town
  18. Embu Town
  19. Endarasha Town
  20. Funyula Town
  21. Garbatula Town
  22. Garissa Town
  23. Gatundu Town
  24. Hola Town
  25. Homa Bay Town
  26. Isiolo Town
  27. Iten Town
  28. Juakali Town
  29. Kabarnet Town
  30. Kabati Town
  31. Kabuti Town
  32. Kagio Town
  33. Kagumo Town
  34. Kajiado Town
  35. Kakamega Town
  36. Kakuma Town
  37. Kaloleni Town
  38. Kandara Town
  39. Kangari Town
  40. Kangema Town
  41. Kangundo Town
  42. Kapcherop Town
  43. Kapenguria Town
  44. Kapenguria Town
  45. Kapsabet Town
  46. Kapsokwony Town
  47. Kapsowar Town
  48. Karatina Town
  49. Kathiani Town
  50. Kericho Town
  51. Keroka Town
  52. Kerugoya Kutus Town
  53. Kiambu Town
  54. Kibwezi Town
  55. Kilifi Town
  56. Kimilili Town
  57. Kinamba Town
  58. Kinna Town
  59. Kiria-Ini Town
  60. Kisii Town
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  62. Kitale Town
  63. Kitui Town
  64. Laisamis Town
  65. Lamu Town
  66. Lare Town
  67. Limuru Town
  68. Lodwar Town
  69. Loiyangalani Town
  70. Lokichogio Town
  71. Lolgorian Town
  72. Lungalunga Town
  73. Machakos Town
  74. Machinery Town
  75. Magarini Town
  76. Majimazuri Town
  77. Malindi Town
  78. Mandera Town
  79. Maralal Town
  80. Marereni Town
  81. Maseno Town
  82. Masii Town
  83. Maunarok Town
  84. Mazeras Town
  85. Mbita Point Town
  86. Merti Town
  87. Mitunguu Town
  88. Mogonga Town
  89. Mogotio Town
  90. Molo Town
  91. Mombasa Kenya
  92. Mtito Andei Town
  93. Muhuru Bay Town
  94. Muranga Town
  95. Mwatate Town
  96. Mweiga Town
  97. Mwingi Town
  98. Nairagieenkare Town
  99. Nairobi Kenya
  100. Naivasha Town
  101. Nanyuki Town
  102. Narok Town
  103. Naromoru Town
  104. Ndori Town
  105. Ngong’ Town
  106. Njabini Town
  107. Nyahururu Town
  108. Nyakach Town
  109. Nyamache Town
  110. Nyamarambe Town
  111. Nyamira Town
  112. Nyansiongo Town
  113. Nyeri Town
  114. Ogembo Town
  115. Olenguruone Town
  116. Ol Kalou Town
  117. Othaya Town
  118. Rongai Town
  119. Ruiru Town
  120. Runyenjes Town
  121. Salgaa Town
  122. Siakago Town
  123. Siaya Town
  124. Sindo Town
  125. Sololo Town
  126. Sultan Hamud Town
  127. Taveta Town
  128. Thika Town
  129. Timboroa Town
  130. Tongaren Town
  131. Ugunja Town
  132. Ukunda Town
  133. Voi Town
  134. Wajir Town
  135. Watamu Town
  136. Webuye Town
  137. Wote Town
  138. Wundanyi Town
  139. Yala Town

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