Eldoret, known as ‘Sisibo,’ is a quickly growing metropolis has become a tourist favorite. Being one of the fastest populating and modernizing towns in Kenya, this place has a lot to offer. Listed below are five places that you must visit here!
- Rift Valley
Ranking on the top of the list is Rift Valley. This lowland, lineal-shaped, region dotted with brown mountains is Eldoret’s pride. It is located between the highlands created by a geographical fault, hence its name ‘rift.’ The valley has some of the most photogenic lakes and plains. This mountainous region is best for adventure seekers as the bumpy roads are made for cycling and long hikes.
- Eldoret Nature and Culture Centre
Eldoret’s Nature and Culture Center is something you don’t want to miss. The serene park with greenery that soothes the eyes and the soul is truly bliss. It’s ideal for families with small kids, as the beautiful flora and fauna are seen from a safer distance. The cultural center hosts wild animals such as lions, cheetahs, and crocodiles. It also consists of a Snake Park and a part that displays the lovely heritage of Kalenjin’s traditional homestead culture.
- The Eldoret Club
Located in the fertile grounds, on what was initially farmland, on the outskirts of the town, is The Eldoret Club. The club offers top-notch recreational activities with an excellent Clubhouse. The clubhouse offers bar and restaurant services where you can unwind, relax and take in the beautiful, fresh surroundings. With twenty-four cottages and double bedrooms that face the lush greenery with huge glass windows, this place makes for an amazing romantic spot for you and your significant other. One of the major attractions of this place is the vast golf course.
- Lake Bogoria National Reserve
The home of the Flamingos, Lake Bogoria, is a wonderful destination. Located just one hour away from Eldoret, this gorgeous national reserve speaks for itself. Book yourself a boat ride in the lake and get up-close and personal with the vibrant pink birds. With wildlife such as crocodiles, hippos, and Nile monitor lizards, the reserve is a great place for photographers to shoot nature at its finest.
Kenya is home to multiple religions, and Hinduism is one of them. Eldoret being a cultural and historical hub, has many temples within it. The famous ‘Shree Swami Narayan Mandir’ is an architectural masterpiece. These ancient worship spots are visited most by tourists as they are extremely photogenic and provide an insight into the rich and diverse Kenyan heritage. Stop by any of these temples and experience the true Kenyan-Hindu hospitality while soaking in the marvelous sculptures and statues.
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Eldoret and have a great time exploring the beautiful town! Don’t forget to check out the Comprehensive Safari Guide for Kenya while you’re still there.