Muchiri’s Resort Ndakaini

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Muchiri's Resort Ndakaini – Thika

Muchiri’s Resort Ndakaini is a countryside resort located on the shores of the spectacular Ndakaini Dam and overlooks the glorious Aberdare Ranges. It is 80 kilometers away from Nairobi about 1 hour & 15 minutes’ drive from Nairobi. It is Northwest of Thika on the Thika Gatanga-Ndakaini Road.)

Muchiri’s Resort Ndakaini is situated 1 hour and 15 minutes away drive from Nairobi city centre past the busy and vibrant Thika town in Muranga county. The retreat offers a unique combination of peaceful refreshing countryside ambiance with all the modern amenities that today’s traveler requires at work and leisure.

The resort is situated on eight acres on the shores of Ndakaini Dam, about 80 kilometers north of Nairobi. Ndakaini Dam was funded by the World Bank and is managed by Nairobi City Council (NCC).

Guests will stay at the lovely timber cottages that offers sitting areas, fireplaces and hot water showers. The cottages are self-catering and meals can be arranged for groups. Enjoy a picnic from the campsites, where panoramic views of the Aberdare ranges and the serene environment will refresh the soul.

The hotel offers friendly, affordable and scrumptious meals. The average cost for breakfast, lunch or dinner ranges between 400 Kenya Shillings – 1,000 Kenya Shillings per meal per person. Popular dishes include salad and your choice of either rice and beans or mashed potatoes, beef, chicken, roast potatoes, Ugali e.t.c

Muchiri’s Resort offers acceptable alternatives for vegetarians and a healthy option of a vegetarian diet includes fruits, vegetables, beans, grains, dairy products and eggs. For camping Muchiri’s Resort allows guests to bring their foods which can be easily prepared. The hotel is also relatively close to the Ndakaini shopping centre where some basic food stuffs can be bought.

Muchiri’s Resort Ndakaini provides a small gas cooker for camping for cooking and also for those using the cottages and wish to prepare their own meals for a small fee. Large groups that wish to stay for long periods and wish to have their foods (menu) prepared, can communicate their needs in advance so that the resort can organize for them. Laundry services are available.

Muchiri’s Resort Ndakaini is ideal for team Building activities, within sights of Sagana Water Rafting, sports training, Nature walks, hiking and a gateway in to the greater Aberdare Ranges. It is located in Bird Important Areas in Thika.

Muchiri's Resort Ndakaini Prices

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* All rates are inclusive of taxes
* Picnic ground is available from 8am – 6pm
* The price quoted for the cottages are per night with no meals
* Breakfast is served between 8am to 10am, lunch between 12pm to 2pm and dinner from 7pm to 9pm
* The prices quoted for camping are ground fees, i.e. one has their own camping equipment, such as tents, sleeping mats etc

Ndakaini Half Marathon

Ndakaini is home to theNdakaini Half Marathon held annually.

The Ndakaini Half Marathon event, which includes a 21km race, 10km race, and a 5km family fun run, is held every year in September around Ndakaini Dam, the source of over 70% of Nairobi’s water supply. Started 10 years ago, this event has steadily grown.

It’s organizers use the event to sensitive the public on water conservation, with most of the proceeds raised going towards planting more trees in the catchment area around this vital resource, and maintenance of the dam.

For recreational runners, the hills, river crossings, and forests along the Ndakaini Half Marathon course make this race a uniquely enjoyable experience. Its beautifully green surroundings and views of the blue waters of the Dam make it so pleasantly different from any other run in the city, while the challenging hills are hard to resist taking on.

The undulating course fluctuates at an altitude of between 1950m and 2150m above sea level, with an elevation gain of over 400m over the distance. Some of the climbs and drops on the course have gradients of about 30 degrees, providing an excellent test of strength and endurance for runners.

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