Set in the foothills of the Aberdare Mountain Ranges, tourism and agriculture are the backbones of the town’s economy. Visitors are attracted to the town to experience the majestic Aberdare National Park as well as the imposing Mount Kenya adventure.
Visitors to Nyeri would be mesmerized by the historic Italian War Memorial church, the Mau Mau Caves in Narumoru forest and the Solio ranch and Game Sanctuary. Mountain climbers will enjoy tackling Mount Kenya from Nyeri using three distinct routes: Narumoru, Sirimon, and Chogoria.
Mount Kenya is an imposing extinct volcano lying strategically astride the Equator. The snow-capped mountain has two major peaks – Batian and Nelion. Mt. Kenya is the highest in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa after Mt. Kilimanjaro. The mountain features U-shaped glacial valleys, 20 lakes, 8 different types of natural forest, rugged snow-capped peaks, Afro-alpine desert and a variety of wildlife species make it a convergence of natural attractions. Visitors can also experience Trout rearing around the base of Mt. Kenya, which is along the Chania and Gura rivers.
Dairy farming and fish keeping in Tetu, Aguthi and China Dam areas are unique agro-tourism and eco-tourism activities that visitors would love to experience. Other attractions in the county include: Tafaria Castle and Game Lodge, Giraffe Ark, Sangare Farm House-Mweiga Vilas, Solio Ranch, Aberdare National Park, Lord Baden Powell Grave and Italian War Memorial Church.