Outspan is located in Nyeri town, right in the heart of Kenya’s tea and coffee growing highlands. Nyeri is 197 km north of Nairobi (a 3 hour 30 minute drive). The hotel stands above a gorge through which flows the Chania River.
Set in rolling gardens, it features numerous ancient trees and flowering shrubs. It is an Eden of vibrant gardens and verdant green lawns and the peacocks that roam at will add to the charming ambiance.
Traditionally the gateway to Treetops lodge, the Outspan is located in the centre of the busy agricultural town of Nyeri, just a short drive from the Aberdare National Park.
The hotel was built in 1926 and was once home to Lord and Lady Baden Powell, founders of the Scout and Girl Guide movements. Their cottage Paxtu is now a museum that is open to our visitors, and to scouts and guides from all over the wor
Accommodation in Outspan Hotel
The Outspan hotel has 42 rooms and 3 cottages. All offer kingsized beds, large bathrooms, fireplaces, internet access points, satellite TV and balconies. The new Chania Wing also offer 8 rooms, which have more modern bathrooms and also offer minibar facilities. The pretty cottages stand in a row overlooking and have their own small gardens.
Dining and bars at the Outspan Hotel
The dining room features Chippendale styled furniture, crisp white linen and silver service. There is also a charming lounge, an elegant ‘Sherry Bar’ and a rather more relaxed ‘Kirinyaga Bar’. Breakfast and lunch are served on the wide verandah which looks out over the grounds and has a view of Mount Kenya.
What to see and do while staying at the Outspan Hotel
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, a snooker room, squash and tennis courts, billards and badminton. In the grounds there is also a replica Kikuyu Village where dance displays are given.
Nature walks can also be taken in the gorge of the Chania River. Fishing expeditions can be arranged as can tours of coffee farms or golf at the nearby scenic Nyeri Golf Course.