Kitale Town Kenya Guide


Kitale Town - Kitale Kenya
Kitale Town – Kitale Kenya

Kitale Kenya: Kitale town is an agricultural town in western Kenya situated between Mount Elgon National Park and the Cherengani Hills Forest at an elevation of around 7,000 feet (2,100 m).

Kitale Kenya is the administrative centre of the Trans-Nzoia county. The main cash crops grown in the area are sunflower, tea in Kenya, coffee in Kenya, Pyrethrum farming, seed beans and seed maize. It is a market town for the local agricultural area and is known for the Kitale Museum and an agroforestry centre. Saiwa Swamp National Park lies near the Kitale Kenya.

Coordinates: 1°01′N 35°00′E
Country Kenya
County Trans-Nzoia County
Elevation 1,900 m (6,200 ft)
Population (2009)
• Total 107,806
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Kitale is an agricultural town in northern rift valley Kenya situated between Mount Elgon and the Cherangani Hills at an elevation of around 1,900 metres (6,200 ft). Its population is 106,187 as of 2009.. Kitale is the capital town of Trans Nzoia County.

The National Museum of Western Kenya is located at Kitale. It is a natural history museum and was originally created by Lt Col. Hugh Stoneham in 1926

History of Kitale Town

Kitale town was founded in 1908 by white settlers. A branch line of the Uganda Railway from Eldoret reached Kitale Kenya in 1926 which promoted growth of the town. It is among the most diverse towns in the country.

Things To Do While in Kitale Town

Attractions in Kitale Kenya

Kitale Kenya is smaller than Eldoret and not much more exciting, but has more going for it from a traveller’s point of view, primarily as the base for visits to Mount Elgon, Kenya’s second giant volcanic cone and the superb, very underrated hiking country in the area. It’s also an obvious springboard for the Cherangani Hills and a straightforward departure point for trips to the west side of Lake Turkana. There’s a national park nearby – the little-known but easily accessible Saiwa Swamp, which can only be explored on foot. In addition, the town also has two museums and a couple of other sites to visit.

Kitale Town People

Kitale town present population is a mix of tribes, including Nandi, Pokot, Marakwet, Sabaot and Sengwer, as well as a few Luhya tribe, Kisii tribe and Kikuyu tribe and an influential Asian community. Like most towns in the Rift Valley and Western provinces, it was seriously affected by the post-election clashes of 2007–8, but managed to make a swift recovery.

Population of Kitale Kenya

According to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Kitale had a population of 106,187 people in 2009.

Transport in Kitale Town

Transport in Kitale Town includes air transport through Kitale Airport, road and railway. There are buses, minibuses and bicycle taxis.

The National Museum of Western Kenya is located at Kitale. It is a natural history museum and was originally created by Lt Col. Hugh Stonehouse in.

Night Clubs and Nightlife in Kitale Town

  1. Kitale club
  2. Club Timberland
  3. Makuti Restraunt
  4. Wino Pub & Restaurant
  5. Makuti Club & Discotheque
  6. Klub Lips
  7. Swara Resort Club

Kitale Town Health Facilities

Cherangany Nursing Home
Kitale-Eldoret Road , P.O. Box 1881, Kitale

Kitale Nursing & Maternity Home
Kitale , P.O. Box 1825, Kitale

Moi’s Bridge Maternity & Nursing Home
/Eldoret Rd, 482-30200 , Kitale

Mount Elgon Hospital Ltd
Box 339-30200, Kitale

Ortum Mission Hospital

Sister Fredas Medical Services
Webuye Rd, 696-30206 Chemiron, Kitale


Kenya Union of Domestic Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals & Allied Workers
684-30200 , Kitale

Kitale District Hospital
Kitale , P.O. Box 98, Kitale

Mt Elgon Hospital Ltd
Hospital Rd, 339-30206 Chemiron, Kitale

Accommodation and Hotels in Kitale

  1. Elgon View Hotel
  2. Sinendeet Hotel
  3. Muremba Retreat Kitale
  4. Bridgestone Inn
  5. Trans-Nzoia County Resort Hotel
  6. Super Break Hotel
  7. Chorlim Wildlife Sanctuary Mount Elgon
  8. Transzoia County Resort
  9. Easysleep Guest House
  10. Super Break
  11. Skynest County Hotel
  12. Cranes Suites
  13. ViPark Hotel
  14. Le Voyage Resort
  15. Engo- Airport Hotel
  16. Cranes Haven
  17. Aturukan Hotel
  18. Poa Place Resort
  19. Sirikwa Hotel
  20. Hotel Baron
  21. Hotel Winstar
  22. Boma Inn Eldoret
  23. The Gables Home Stay
  24. Salmond View Hotel
  25. La Crane Home Stay
  26. Soin Hotel
  27. Jaybee’s Resort
  28. Josani Guest Home
  29. Meg’s Guest House
  30. Asis Hotel

Trans Nzoia County Map

Trans Nzoia County Map
Trans Nzoia County Map

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